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To drink or not to drink? That is the question radiologists have been struggling with when it comes to positive oral contrast. To the patient it may seem like an arbitrary question but there are real consequences to not using an oral contrast agent to opacify the...
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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 see where there is a...
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Yes, there is something up our sleeves!  Beekley Medical customers will start seeing their dispensed product arrive in smaller boxes. However, unlike the food industry, we didn't shrink the volume of the product, we shrunk the volume of the protective packing material....
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Breast Biopsies can be very stressful for patients. Although it is a minor procedure, it is a major event to the patient. Many patients are mothers or grandmothers and worry about their family’s fate if a cancer is detected.  In their April 10, 2017 issue, Worldviews on...
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MQSA’s Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program (EQUIP) initiative prepares breast imaging facilities to address image quality on a continual basis and hold the lead interpreting physician and/or interpreting physician as the person ultimately responsible for the...
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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 is difficult as...
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“We want that body contour to be as accurate as possible. That is what we have to plan through to get to our target – the patient's cancer.” Beth Kelly, Dosimetrist and Chief Therapist, Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC Accuracy Is Key In Radiation Therapy Optimal...
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Two recent events reminded us that despite the advances of technology, old challenges remain current challenges in breast health, particularly when it comes to localizing breast lesions for surgical excision. Both events involved the movement or migration of the guide...
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Treatments, regular testing, coping with symptoms of the disease, and side effects from medication can drain cancer patients both physically and emotionally. Radiation oncology providers are keenly aware of this and strive to help reduce the stress, anxiety, and...