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2008-10-16 06:00:31

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the greatest medical discoveries took place on Nov. 8, 1895, when physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray. This discovery led to what has become one of the most important diagnostic and therapeutic tools used in nearly every area of modern medicine. To commemorate the anniversary, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is sponsoring the 29th annual National Radiologic Technology Week, Nov. 2-8, 2008. NRTW...

2008-10-05 03:00:08

By Wallenmeyer, Mark A year ago, the Technologist section adopted a strategic plan endorsing specific goals to be implemented over the next one, three, and five years. These strategic actions were designed to be a guide as we address a variety of issues, including education, advocacy, and positioning SNMTS as the leader in providing a safe, painless, and noninvasive alternative for diagnosing and treating patients. Briefly, the strategic plan calls for the Technologist section to continue...

2008-07-30 15:01:16

FARMINGTON - Desarae Olsen RTR(M), mammography technologist at Franklin Memorial Hospital's Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, has been certified in mammography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. ARRT's credential assures patients that registered technologists who conduct medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures have completed prescribed educational preparation, passed the appropriate exam, and pledged to abide by stringent ethics requirements. To maintain her...

2008-07-28 09:00:31

BROOK, Ill. -- The simple application of a pain-relieving gel may reduce the breast discomfort some women experience during mammography exams, according to the results of a clinical trial published online in Radiology. "We now have something that we know reduces discomfort with screening mammography in women who expect higher discomfort -- lidocaine gel," said the trial's principal investigator, Colleen Lambertz, a nurse practitioner at St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise,...

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2008-07-23 09:05:00

Over-the-counter anesthetic gel puts the squeeze on mammogram pain The simple application of a pain-relieving gel may reduce the breast discomfort some women experience during mammography exams, according to the results of a clinical trial published in the online edition of Radiology. "We now have something that we know reduces discomfort with screening mammography in women who expect higher discomfort"”lidocaine gel," said the trial's principal investigator, Colleen Lambertz, F.N.P., a...

2008-07-02 06:01:01

By Lyons, Kevin J This issue will be my last as Editor of the Journal of Allied Health. When my term ends this month, I will have served as Editor for 10 years, which will be the longest tenure of any editor of the Journal. It has been a great ride. When I first assumed the job, my greatest concern was whether I would be able to maintain the work of previous Editors in building our Journal. I hope I have succeeded. It has been an interesting time and one that has been very fulfilling to me,...

2008-06-24 15:03:07

By GARETH ROSE BREAST cancer cases have reached a record high in the Lothians, new figures have revealed. A total of 678 women were diagnosed by doctors in 2005, the most recent figures available. Cases have almost doubled in the 20 years since they were first collated in 1985. However, overall, cancer rates fell among both men and women in the year up to 2005. NHS Lothian believes its breast cancer awareness and early diagnosis is improving all the time, which could be why...

2008-06-18 09:01:17

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight PLC (AIM: MDST), a subsidiary of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (the "Company"), and an industry leader in the development of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and image analysis software, today announced that data presented at the recent European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) in Istanbul showed that the use of the Medicsight Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) helped radiographers to detect 100% of cancers when...

2008-06-18 00:00:30

A hospital apologised yesterday after a patient overheard medical staff calling him a fat f*** when he went for a scan. Gary Barton, 48, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, was stunned to hear a radiographer at the town's Good Hope Hospital make the comment as he lay waiting for an MRI examination on his knee. Father-of-four Mr Barton, who is 6ft 6in and 19 stone, is registered disabled. He was about to go into the scanner when he heard the radiographer say to a colleague: "I thought...


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