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Did you know that close to 2 million MRI exams are aborted each year due to patient anxiety or claustrophobia across the globe?   That's a lot of lost scans resulting in $1 billion annually in lost productivity to the imaging facility, not to mention a poor, and...
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What makes for an "aha" moment?   For Dr. David Gruen, Director of Women's Imaging for Stamford Health (Stamford, CT), it was the realization that he and his team were working up more patients for architectural distortion in 3D Mammography (Digital breast tomosynthesis...
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The challenge every radiation oncology department faces is to destroy cancer cells and stop the growth of the tumor while limiting harm to nearby healthy tissue. Accuracy is measured in millimeters, and the precision of the CT simulation will affect subsequent...
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The goal of the radiation therapist is to accurately locate the central axis or zero slice on the tumor field for treatment planning. A skin marker with a distinct shape that clearly defines the area of focus as you are scrolling through the images can save you time and...
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Temporary marks are an important part of CT simulation, allowing for accurate and reproducible set-ups for treatment. However, temporary marks are only helpful if they stay on the patient. Otherwise, the patient will need to be re-simulated before receiving or...
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Artifact can be an unavoidable obstacle for the radiation oncology team. In radiation therapy, no one knows this more than the medical dosimetrist who is responsible for interpreting the images taken during CT simulation and determining the appropriate dose and...
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Dawn Herzog, Breast Center Supervisor at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL had a dilemma. She, her staff, and her patients had high levels of satisfaction with the receptor plate covers her center used on every mammogram, but with an average 20-35 patients per day, the...
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"If only I knew then what I know now." A common refrain as more and more imaging centers are moving towards offering digital breast tomosynthesis or 3D mammography. Despite the amount of literature available from equipment manufacturers and industry publications on the...
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  Customer Case Study: Cleveland Clinic's Imaging Institute is one of the leading radiologic academic centers in the world as well as one of the busiest clinical departments in the country.   The CT department at Cleveland Clinic performs over 100 enterography exams per...