A 68-year-old amateur weightlifter presented with a history of chronic left shoulder pain. He said the pain was constant, worsened over time and with activity, occurred at night and was associated with popping, clicking and weakness. This condition limited the patient’s ability to exercise at the gym, where he has needed to reduce his workload to lifting 80-pound dumbbells.
Patients who used to travel hundreds of miles for specialized imaging can now get it in Quincy at the Blessing Health Center, according to Blessing Health System.
The photo gallery shows the variety of radiological presentations of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in medical imaging, including computed tomography (CT), radiograph X-rays, ultrasound, echocardiograms and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Doctors from the Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University published a new article on Dynamic Digital Radiography
Vertical integration, where healthcare systems acquire physician practices, has driven the number of monthly diagnostic imaging exams up for Medicare patients, and with it, caused spending for such beneficiaries to rise by $40 million over a four-year period, according to a new study.
DDR allows clinicians to observe movement like never before. This enhanced version of a standard digital radiographic system can acquire up to 15 sequential radiographs per second resulting in 20 seconds of motion and multiple individual radiographic images. DDR is not fluoroscopy; it is cineradiography, or X-ray that moves. The resulting images provide clinicians with a 4-D data set (a video) that depicts physiological movement.
With the ever-changing imaging environment and the move to patient consumerism you must ask yourself: Are you providing true patient-centered care in your imaging department? But what exactly is patient-centered care in imaging?
Nurse-initiated protocols (NIPs) have been found to be beneficial in emergency department settings. Nurse-initiated x-rays for ankle and foot injuries can reduce patients’ length of stay while improving staff satisfaction. Utilization of NIPs in an urgent care setting can bring positive benefits to patients, staff, and the organization.
Radiologists more accurately spotted major abnormalities on chest X-rays with the help of a deep learning-based detection system, according to results of a new randomized study.
In a viewpoint perspective published in JAMA on March 9, 2021, a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and two other experts endorsed the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) requirement for a patient and their doctor to engage in a shared discussion of benefits and harms before proceeding with a low-dose spiral computed tomography (LDCT) scan as a method for preventing lung cancer death.