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I continue to be intrigued by stories that discuss CT scans
on unusual subjects. The most recent article I read talks about the dental and
sinus health of a young man who was mummified and lived about 2,100 years ago
“He had numerous abscesses and cavities, conditions that
appear to have resulted, at some point, in a sinus ...
An unusual story came out of Richmond, VA this week. A woman
who had a CT scan for abdominal pain with both PO and IV contrasts had an odd
reaction. She claims the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet turned
orange and became very dry about 15-20 minutes after the scan.Several days after the scan she went back to the hospital
for some ...
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 ...
We all know about the dangers of radiation from CT scans but
what about the radiation that is emitted from our cell phones. Many of us have
our phones on us at all times and we feel as if we can’t live without them.
What if they are causing us more harm than good.
Previous studies have shown that there is such a small
amount of radiation ...
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 ...
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 ...
This subject matter is near and dear to my heart because my father suffered from lung cancer. He spoke to me about having chest x-rays and nuclear medicine tests but I'm not sure if he ever had a CT scan.
The study shows that ''...79% of the cases diagnosed through annual repeat CT scan were detected at clinical Stage 1, the earliest and ...
Having worked in an emergency room of a level 1 trauma center I saw my fair share of traumas. Patients were usually in the trauma bay for 5-10 minutes and then immediately brought next door to CT. A new study out of Germany recommends that emergency room doctors wait 30 minutes before ordering CT scans on trauma patients.
If the scan ...
The non-traditional applications for CT scan continue to astonish archaeologists and those of us fascinated by this technology. The head of a British man from 100AD was found in 1958 in Salford, England and was preserved in peat bog. He was a murder victim who lived during the Iron Age. Experts have been divided for years about how he died ...
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 ...