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July 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Senators Send ACR Backed Letter to President Obama: No More Imaging Cuts!

Senators Send ACR Backed Letter to President Obama: No More Imaging Cuts!



A bipartisan group of senators, including John Kerry (D-MA), Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN), sent a letter to the Obama Administration, protesting inclusion of any diagnostic imaging cuts in legislation to raise the debt ceiling. The ACR and the ACR-cofounded Access to Medical Imaging Coalition (AMIC) worked to gather… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 21, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Radiology FDA Drug Safety Communication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public; in particular, the medical imaging community; about the potential for inadvertent, increased radiation exposure in patients who underwent or will be undergoing cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scans with rubidium (Rb)-82 chloride injection from CardioGen-82 (manufactured by Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.). A CardioGen-82 PET scan is one of a variety of nuclear medicine scans that use radioactive drugs to evaluate the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 19, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments

GENERAL ELECTRIC 1.5 T MR 450 W

06/2011

1. IMPRESSIVE IMAGE QUALITY AND FAT SUPPRESSION HOMOGENEITY

IN ABDOMINOPELVIC STUDIES 

 

2. WE HAVE JUST ADDED ASL CAPABILITY IN NEUROMR

4MN SEQUENCE COVERING THE ENTIRE BRAIN AND POSTERIOR FOSSA

GOOD SPATIAL RESOLUTION   / DETECTION OF CORTEX PERFUSION DEFECTS

CLINICAL IMPACT ++

 

 

Added by BERNARD WIRTH on July 9, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Teleradiology - Love or Hate?

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING -- Teleradiology: Love, Loathe, or Laissez-Faire?)



There are few buzzwords likelier to get a strong reaction from radiologists than the one mentioned above. Bring it up, and folks can get animated, agitated, or downright angry. Terms like “commoditization” and “predatory competition” follow, and the tone is often one of us-versus-them.



Part of what makes this such a tinderbox is that “teleradiology” refers to a heterogeneous group of entities, and it’s… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 3, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Day in Life of VA Radiologist

Transcript of Karen Shoffner, Chief of Radiology:



"I've been with the VA since 1994. I came here in, actually I came here straight from my training, and to be honest with you, I wasn't sure I wanted to stay. And that's because I really didn't know anything about the VA. And little did I know that I was about to embark on probably the best career move of my life.



We have seen tremendous improvements in the way that the VA provides and delivers healthcare for their veterans.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 2, 2011 at 10:21pm — No Comments

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