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2012-05-03 13:55:07

Cervical spine CT examinations are unnecessary for emergency department (ED) patients who are a victim of "simple assault" or who have a "ground-level fall", unless the patient has a condition that predisposes the patient to spine fracture, a new study finds. The study, conducted at Grady Memorial Hospital by researchers from the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences of the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, found that out of 218 exams for simple assault, there were...

2012-05-03 05:23:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — X-rays have changed the way we look at medicine and strong technology is allowing us to make the process safer each year. A new study shows Cone beam CT is superior to mutidetector CT for detecting a small hole in the bony wall of the inner ear bone that can cause dizziness and hearing loss, and it uses half the radiation dose. The study, conducted in Bruges, Belgium, included 21 patients who had both a cone beam CT and a multidetector CT examination of their...

2012-05-02 13:09:20

Cone beam CT is superior to mutidetector CT for detecting superior semicircular canal dehiscence or the so called third window (a small hole in the bony wall of the inner ear bone that can cause dizziness and hearing loss) and it uses half the radiation dose, a new study shows. The study, conducted in Bruges, Belgium, included 21 patients who had both a cone beam CT and a multidetector CT examination of their right and left temporal bones, said David Volders, MD, one of the authors of the...

2012-05-02 11:43:50

Low dose whole body CT is nearly four times better than radiographic skeletal survey, the standard of care in the U.S., for determining the extent of disease in patients with multiple myeloma, a new study shows. The study, conducted at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, included 51 patients who had both a radiographic skeletal survey as well as a low dose whole body CT examination. The total number of lesions detected in these patients with low dose whole body CT was 968 versus 248...

2012-05-01 13:48:39

The use of a dedicated pediatric imaging department (with dedicated pediatric computed tomography (CT) technologists) for pediatric CT scans significantly reduces the radiation dose delivered to the patient, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. When performed and monitored properly, the benefits of CT scans outweigh the potential long-term risk of radiation. To minimize the potential adverse effects of radiation exposure to pediatric...

2012-05-01 11:37:34

Using a decision support system for ordering chest CT examinations translates into positive examinations three-quarters of the time, a new study shows. The study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, of 93,818 chest CT examinations done with the assistance of a decision support system, found that 76% of patients had a positive finding on their CT. "Rising concerns about radiation risks, imaging growth and reimbursement costs has highlighted inappropriate imaging use,"...

2012-04-29 15:16:07

As more patients are referred to tertiary care center with previous images, a new study from researchers at the Westchester Medical Center shows how radiologists are tackling the challenges of interpreting outside studies and reviewing discordance opinions. "Outside studies were becoming a problem in our institution," said Dr. Zvi Lefkovitz, co-lead for this study. "We were receiving a lot of disjointed, fly-by-night examinations, and we had no formalized policy for reviewing these exams."...

2012-04-27 23:02:18

Anyone thinking of becoming an x ray technician should read the latest resource by MedicalSchoolsinUsa.com. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 The leading online resource for anyone considering a field in the medical profession has launched a new section for those looking to become an x ray technician, Medicalschoolsinusa.com announced. With demand for radiology technicians on the rise, more students are looking to get their foot in the door and start a career in this growing filed. The...


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