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...
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...
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...
Localization of Needle Entry Point For CT Guided Interventions
Since first suggested in 1976, CT guidance during interventional procedures has become indispensable.
Reducing Risk Factor of Repeated Pleural Punctures in CT-Guided Transthoracic Needle Biopsy
Transthoracic needle biopsy (TTNB) is integral in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. 
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