CT-Scan
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%, and when each 60-minute time slot with a physician...
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CT-Scan
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 same time period, the prevalence of severe obesity (BMI...
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CT of Abdomen/Pelvis
Patients who have had an abdominal CT scan say that drinking the contrast before the procedure can be the worst part of the whole process because of the texture and/or flavor. However, this is a very important step in getting the best images possible...
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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 predominantly used to diagnose small bowel diseases....
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Artifact is a hurdle imaging departments avoid if possible and for good reason. Artifact could compromise a study, make an accurate diagnosis difficult to obtain, or create the appearance of a false positive.  In a retrospective study, radiologists...
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Using the right tool can impact the whole job.You don’t use a hammer where you need a saw. And you don’t use duct tape when you should be using a nail. Using the right tool ensures a job well done, whereas using the wrong tool could mean the start of...
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CT of Abdomen/Pelvis
Hospitals and imaging centers are looking for ways to limit exposure and potential transmission of the coronavirus between their patients and medical staff. One way is to limit their interaction with one another. While hospitals work diligently...
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When radiologists introduce a new procedure into their institution, or they want to improve an existing protocol, it’s common practice to turn to those that live and breathe that procedure for advice. To that end, in 2014, the Society of Abdominal...
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With heightened awareness of pathogenic spread and the call for social distancing, we are being reminded daily that direct contact is not the only way to infect people; indirect contact is another. This is especially true in healthcare. Indirect...
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