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April 2008 Blog Posts (84)

Bone scans find pain source in cerebral palsy patients

April 1, 2008 Bone scans find pain source in cerebral palsy patients CLINICAL ADVANCES James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whole-body technetium-99m bone scans are helping orthopedic surgeons locate the source of unexplained pain for children with cerebral palsy who cannot describe where their discomfort resides. A retrospective study published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics (2008;28[1]:112-117) determined that three-phase… Continue

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Ask if teleradiology is your friend or your foe

April 1, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Ask if teleradiology is your friend or your foe European Perspective Stephen Davies, MRCP, FRCR -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Teleradiology provides an intriguing snapshot of the development of radiology. Its use reflects the changing world of clinical practice, technology, and service delivery. It challenges conventional models of care and is leading to a globalization of radiology. Is this a change for better… Continue

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Apologizing when things go wrong could backfire

April 1, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Apologizing when things go wrong could backfire Emily Hayes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Googling the words "Sorry works" takes you to a website that exemplifies a movement for apologies and disclosure to patients, plus upfront compensation after adverse medical events. At www.sorryworks.net, physicians are advised that the medical malpractice crisis is actually a customer service issue that has been "miscast… Continue

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A cardiac CT battle is won, but struggle has just begun

April 1, 2008 A cardiac CT battle is won, but struggle has just begun James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Medicare's decision against a national coverage determination for cardiac CT is not the end of conflict for the modality. It is just the beginning. The next battle involves fulfilling the promises the multisociety alliance made to assure the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that its acceptance of CCT will not turn into a… Continue

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