CT-Scan
Healthcare associated infections (HAI) will account for 1.7 million infections this year and cause up to 99,000 patient deaths in the United States alone. Bacteria, fungus, and viruses are typically responsible for infection, and bacteria alone is...
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CT-Scan
Reducing patient exposure to radiation is a high priority for any imaging department. Groups like Image Gently champion facilities that practice safe imaging. Safer imaging and patient care are a foremost concern for Agnieszka Dziubinski, Manager of...
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CT-Scan
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...
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Anxiousness
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...
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Breast Imaging
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...
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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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