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Technology and medicine continue to collide with a new app that was just cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is called Mobile MIM and it can turn an iPhone or an iPad into a handy diagnostic instrument. It allows practitioners to view CT scans, MRIs, and other technologies when they are away from their work stations. It can also ...
It is with great anticipation that many Americans welcome
opening day of the 2012 NFL Season. With all of the fun that comes with
tailgates and parties, the health of these athletes must not be overlooked. The
American Academy of Neurology just released a study that confirms previously held
beliefs “… that head injuries cause neurologic ...
Jon Bachman is a 66 year old man who lives in Virginia and
owns a dinosaur egg as part of his fossil collection. He bought it at a rock
show for $600 in 1984. The egg is said to be 70 million years old and from the
Hunan province of China. He has had it for almost 30 years and has always
wondered what’s inside. He figured the only way to find ...
As the NFL preseason gives way to the regular season, we are
reminded of the important role that imaging plays in sports. Michael Vick, of
the Philadelphia Eagles, injured his ribs and left thumb in his last two games.
He received x-rays of his ribs and his thumb while still at the stadiums. Both
came up negative.
Later in the week Vick ...
Wherever athletes go radiology is sure to follow. Whether
it’s an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI, practitioners rely on this technology for
diagnosis and treatment.
Men’s cycling at the 2012 Olympics saw an injury to one of the
Swiss cyclers. Fabian Cancellara “hit the deck with about 15 km to go in the
race, leaving him with a bloodied arm and ...
The world news often displays images of people living in countries with less than desirable conditions. This can include sub-par medical care. A diagnostic Radiologist and his wife visit Kenya as often as possible to help change this. Dr. Read Vaughan ''...taught ultrasound and computerized tomography scan techniques to between 30 and 35 medical ...
It is estimated that up to 1% of all cancers in the United States can be linked to medical radiation. This means with each x-ray or CT scan the risk increases. A recent study in The Journal of Cancer found a link between dental x-rays and brain tumors called meningiomas. The majority of the tumors are benign but depending upon their location they ...
A recent article in the Chicago Tribune discusses recent fines that were assessed on a surgical center and two of its nurses for operating x-ray equipment without the proper license. The violations involved a fluoroscope machine. In the state of Illinois and many other states, radiologic equipment must be operated by health professionals licensed ...
While colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States and third most frequently diagnosed cancer, many people are reluctant to have a colonoscopy. Colonoscopies are procedures that look for pre-cancerous growths or polyps, cancer, or other diseases of the large intestine. While cost and lack of access to ...
As the NFL playoffs continue this weekend, I did some research to find out if all NFL stadiums are equipped with x-ray machines. This is something I have always wondered about and found the answer today. The year was 1973 and Dale Hackbart was playing in the first regular season game for the Denver Broncos against the Cincinnati Bengals. Just ...