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Alessandra Simmons's Blog – September 2015 Archive (3)

Diagnostic Imaging May Be Safe for Pregnant Women

Some radiologic imaging can be safe for pregnant women who have sustained traumatic injuries, according to a review article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). 

Researchers from the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, and the Garden State OB/GYN Associates in Voorhees, NJ reviewed the diagnostic dilemma that confronts emergency room physicians when pregnant women present with traumatic…


Added by Alessandra Simmons on September 17, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Fate of PACS

Since May, there’s been ongoing debate about one of your most significant, frequently-used tools – your PACS. Has it, in fact, outlived its original purpose only to be replaced by a sleeker, more versatile system? 

At this year’s SIIM conference, Donald Dennison, director-at-large of the SIIM Board of Directors and chair of the ACR…


Added by Alessandra Simmons on September 15, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Q&A: Will Neuropsychiatric Imaging Lead to Overdiagnosis?

Overdiagnosis is commonly discussed in areas like breast imaging, where screening is widely conducted and media interest is high. While it’s under the radar for other diseases, it’s a big enough topic in the medical world to warrant a dedicated issue in Academic Radiology. Its August 2015 issue is devoted to overdiagnosis, a term used for disease that’s correctly…


Added by Alessandra Simmons on September 1, 2015 at 4:38pm — No Comments

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