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The American College of Radiology (ACR), recently, amended their Practice Parameters for the Performance of Screening and Diagnostic Mammography with a recommendation that: “Facilities should require consistent use of radiographically distinct markers to...
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Since first suggested in 1976, CT guidance during interventional procedures has become indispensable. Common procedures that utilize CT guidance and can benefit from a localization device include biopsies, drainages, cryoablation, celiac plexus, and other...
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According to The Society and College of Radiology (SCoR), as a best practice, anatomical side markers should be included on all images at time of exposure for legal documentation and safety. In addition, if a side marker is not used, and there is any anatomical doubt,...
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In a review of one million mammographic studies, key weaknesses in positioning were found based on Volpara® Enterprise™ software that uses data points to determine quality metrics. The most common issues in positioning detected by Volpara Enterprise were: MLO view:...
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It is no secret that the healthcare sector has had an increased focus on the patient experience and their satisfaction. Hospitals, especially, are always considering ways to improve the patient experience as reimbursements are based on patient HCAHPS survey scores....
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Dr. Douglas Housman is a radiation oncologist previously with Memorial Sloan-Kettering in NY,  and now at the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center in CT. In his many years of experience, there’s one thing he can attest to: you can’t always see scars in CT images during...
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Detecting breast cancers in their earliest stages is every radiologists’ mission. Having the right tools to help them do it, is ours. I recently attended an imaging conference sponsored by a renowned breast center in New York City and had the opportunity to speak with...
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The Department of Radiology at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center compared two neutral oral contrast agents and published their findings (Comparison of Two Neutral Oral Contrast Agents in Pediatric Patients: A Prospective Randomized Study) in the May 2018...
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Approximately 2 million MRI procedures cannot be completed worldwide due to patient anxiety disorders or claustrophobia. With an average reimbursement of $500 (U.S.) per MRI scan, this is equal to $1 billion in lost productivity. On average, 2.3% of patients scheduled...