Avoiding Multiple Needle Passes During IR Biopsies
In October 2021, technologists in Interventional Radiology across the United States responded to a blind market survey and shared how they localize needle entry sites for biopsy. According to survey...
What is Your Contingency Plan for the Iohexol Shortage?
If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it revealed how fragile our supply chain systems really are. As of this writing, the US is experiencing a critical shortage of the contrast medium Iohexol.
Reducing Risk of Patient Falls in Interventional Radiology
Hundreds of thousands of patients fall in the hospital setting each year, with 30 to 50% of those patients sustaining an injury. Patient falls are largely preventable. In fact, the Joint Commission...
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) department...
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 artifact,...
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 same...
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