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The applications of CT continue to unfold and in the process save lives. Scientists are now using scans to study the development of insects in the place of dissection which is time consuming and kills the specimens. Think of how many tiny lives could be saved. Insects make up between 50% and 85% of the animals on this planet, but not much is ...
There’s that famous saying, “Some are born great, some
achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” I think it can be
applied to any quality, especially leadership. As a kid, I always thought it
was something people were just born with in the same way that some people are
just athletic and others are just funny. I think we all ...
In what has to have been one of the most fun research studies in the history of academia, 21 surgical residents had to play video games on the Nintendo Wii “for an hour a day, five days a week, for four weeks” during their residency. In an article on NPR, a group of Italian researchers fostered the project and then had the residents ...
In what has to have been one of the most fun research
studies in the history of academia, 21 surgical residents had to play video
games on the Nintendo Wii “for an hour a day, five days a week, for four weeks”
during their residency. In an article
on NPR, a group of Italian researchers fostered the project and then had the
residents perform ...
Since many people don’t know the difference between CT and MRI, I was wondering if patients who get a CT even know about the radiation risks. I found a study that addresses this issue. A large medical center surveyed 235 patients who underwent either a CT or PET-CT. Researchers found that one third of patients receiving scans did not realize ...
Many people don’t know the differences between CT and MRI and when each should be used. I have to say I was one of those people until I attended the proper schooling. Patients often mistake the two machines upon entering the CT room, reaching quickly for their metal objects. This would give us all a little laugh. Most trauma patients go right ...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been researching hospitals that order too many CT scans. They particularly looked at the ordering of “double scans” or two scans ordered for the same patient; one with a contrast agent and the other without. “Such double scans are rarely necessary, and expose patients to 700 times as much ...
technology are quickly replacing the concept of the one-man show. A recent news
briefing noted on the major differences between Baby Boomer Physicians and
even the doctors of Generation “X” versus the new hires of Generation “Y,” but
who will bridge the transitional gap? As younger physicians and pathologists continue
to join the ...
The May/June 2012 CT Edition of the Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists has an excellent article about stroke and CT perfusion. The information outlined is invaluable to any technologist who has to perform perfusion scans. When they started doing them at my former hospital I received very little training on how to ...
Spring Break has come and gone, and now I'm preparing for
both the AudiologyNOW! conference in Boston, MA,
as well as the home stretch of the semester. What did I do during my break? I
will confess that I slept eight hours nearly every night. Most every evening
was spent bar and club hopping. Sounds fun, right?
It was actually part of my ...