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Pink ribbon season is almost here. Yet, despite all the millions spent on breast cancer awareness, women are still reluctant to go for annual screening mammography. And when they do go, many see it as an unpleasant task rather than an important step in their personal...
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It has been shown that mammography is the most effective screening modality for the detection of breast cancer, reducing mortality by 20-30%.1 Despite this, there are limitations that have radiologists and researchers looking for the next best alternative. Primarily the...
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Moms-to-be experience many emotions when laboring. Feeling scared, anxious, and overwhelmed is normal… but overall, if the baby is healthy – the parents will feel joy. The birthing center within a hospital is where the family’s care begins. Since moms are considered the...
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News about artificial intelligence (AI) is filling everyone’s inbox. It seems like every university and medical college is investing money into research on algorithms and data mining to develop the next leap in AI for treating cancer. Depending on who you ask, we are...
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In the day to day role of a radiologist, the ability to read thoroughly and accurately is an expectation. I recently spoke with Dr. Jean Weigert, a dedicated breast radiologist with Jefferson Radiology, an affiliate of MEDNAX, who in between reading over 100 cases a day...
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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 exquisite...
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Sleep is necessary to keep us alert, elevate our mood, steer off illness, improve our health, and of course… to make us look well rested and encourage “beauty”.  Just as we need water to survive, we need sleep to help us heal both emotionally and physically.  Many...
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A mammographer’s goal is to produce the best clinical images while providing the patient with a positive experience. The perfect image combines the science of imaging technology and the art of positioning.  Mammography is considered one of the most challenging...
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Every hospital has its own set of protocols to address the needs of their patient population. When it comes to diagnostic CT, drinking protocols for oral contrast can vary from facility to facility. While oral contrast plays a critical role in obtaining a diagnostically...