Stabilizing the Hard to Position Patient in Interventional Radiology
As the population’s BMI increases, imaging departments try to find different ways to image patients and provide the care they need. Eric, the supervisor of an interventional radiology (IR)...
Patient Callbacks in MRI Due to Miscommunication Largely Preventable
Patient callbacks are sometimes unavoidable in MRI, but a majority of callbacks are preventable. Improving communication between clinicians and technologists could decrease patient callbacks for a...
Imaging Professionals Discuss Patient Stabilization, Motion Artifact, and Infection Control in CT and MRI
The goal for every imaging department is to obtain an optimal patient image for accurate diagnosis. Involuntary patient motion becomes the department’s enemy as the slightest wiggle causes...
How Oral Contrast Affects Departmental Throughput in Enterography
Radiology is one of the most affected hospital departments by patient cancellations according to the article, "The Financial Burden of Missed Appointments: Uncaptured Revenue Due to Outpatient...
Time Lost is Brain Lost. How Mobile Stroke Units Deliver Better Outcomes, Improved Quality of Life
Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke. It’s the fifth leading cause of death and the top contributor to long-term disability.
Sealing the Leaky Revenue Bucket in Small Bowel Enterography
No-show patients and cancellations cost the health care system $150 billion a year, according to a study from SCI Solutions. Nationwide, no-show patients and cancellation rates are as high as 30%,...
Challenges of Imaging Obese Patients
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 1999 to 2018, the prevalence of obesity (defined as a BMI of 30-39) in the United Sates increased from 30.5% to 42.4%. In that...
Current Trends in Small Bowel Imaging
Enterography studies (in MRI and CT) are a specialized tool for a specific patient population. While it can be used to diagnose problems such as bleeding, inflammation, and obstructions, it is...
The Unavoidable Stress of Prostate Cancer Treatment
Stress and anxiety are unavoidable for cancer patients. From diagnosis to treatment to survivorship, patients may experience varying levels of stress. In fact, studies show that up to 49% of...
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