Communicating Areas of Concern
Skin marking in MRI has evolved over the years in an attempt to keep up with the technology it supports. With recent advancements in hardware and improved sensitivity of surface coils, imaging in a small field of view is producing images with...
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Communicating Areas of Concern
“Skin marker placement can aid in detection of clinically important imaging finding and technologist training aids increased rates of marker placement and improved correlation. Therefore, marker placement can potentially improve the clinical...
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Best Practices: Imaging
The use and benefits of MR-specific skin markers in orthopedic MRI are well known but we often receive questions with regard to their use in breast MRI. Technologists and radiologists often ask about the situations where a skin marker is helpful as...
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Communicating Areas of Concern
Twenty years is a lot of time. Twenty years ago Celine Dion and Cher were at the top of the charts. Titanic won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Seinfeld aired its last season. A lot can happen in twenty years. In MRI, the magnet has become...
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Communicating Areas of Concern
When it comes to communicating the location of a palpable mass, point of pain, or even a thoracic level in MRI, most radiologists and technologists use a skin marker.  “Skin markers serve an important purpose: marking the anatomy so the doctors can...
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Communicating Areas of Concern
There are multiple cases in the medical-legal literature where wrong site T-spine surgeries have been performed or aborted after it was discovered that the wrong level had been identified. Establishing the proper level on an MRI thoracic spine study...
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