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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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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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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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The standard of care for post-lumpectomy breast cancer patients has been the delivery of whole breast radiation in the supine position. However, there is significant evidence that the heart and lungs are organs at risk (OAR) for radiogenic problems in long term...
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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 well as...
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There has been much debate in the last few years regarding the use of positive oral contrast for patients with acute abdominal pain in the ED setting. Typically, radiologists want oral contrast as it helps with the speed and accuracy of their diagnosis. The ED physician...
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When the FDA approved the first digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) unit (Hologic-Selenia Dimensions) in February 2011, it was mandated that a two-dimensional (2D) mammogram was acquired along with the three-dimensional (3D) tomographic slices of the breast.   Why 2D...
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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...