The ER and Imaging Relationship

Often times there are variations in the world of emergency diagnostic imaging. The variations were at times attributed to factors related to the physician. The factors that were often brought up were gender, experience, and training. It’s fair to assume that training...

Let’s Look in your Stomach

A common and sometimes complex ailment is Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Often times, physicians rely on diagnostic imaging to diagnose and treat IBD or other issues regarding the gastrointestinal system. Diagnostic imaging is not used for the purpose of a stomachache...

The Viral Encephalitis Equation

What do we know about viral encephalitis? We know viral encephalitis is a life threatening disease that can occur at any age. Viral encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that’s caused by a virus. So it’s fair to ask: How exactly do we treat Viral Encephalitis?...

The Athlete and the MRI, Bit of an Odd Couple

For the last two years, there has been a big discussion with regards to the effectiveness of the MRI in athletics. The MRI is often times a major tool in diagnosing and helping treat complex conditions. While diagnostic imaging has the potential to help solve many...

Meditation, More than Just a Way to Relax

Meditation often helps us in our daily pursuits. With as much stress as we deal with on our daily lives, it’s fair to say that meditation is a necessary action we need to engage in. So, does meditation really make that difference? If you ask a person considered...

Radiopharmaceuticals and Cancer

Radiopharmaceuticals and Cancer: One Trying Hard to Beat the Other Cancer is the one constant battle that health care has. Prior to AIDS becoming the major disease, cancer was the one major battle that was fought with sometimes dismal results. Today cancer is still a...

3D The Next Big Thing

When you think of 3D the first thing that comes to mind is those old time glasses, one side red and one blue. The great thing about 3D was that it never seemed to get old even though it had been around forever. Over the last 50 years, 3D has become something of a...

Dosage Standards for the Computed Tomography Scan

The one problem with diagnostic imaging is that fear of safety for the long term. Patients normally don’t have anything to worry about but occasionally, given the condition and a number of other factors, there is the minimal possibility of some future fallout. The...

A Special Look at Demand in Healthcare

The world of healthcare is constantly changing. Sometimes the changes in healthcare revolve around policy and drivers and other times they revolve around improvements in technology. No matter what the change is, it’s fair to assume that going forward changes are...

Game Changing Cost Caps

The one thing that’s been hurting patients, creating friction with the healthcare industry, is cost. Procedures vary in costs throughout hospitals and while quality is not necessarily a variant, the cost can be a crippling problem. The patient often times ends up...

Need a Doctor? There is an App for that!

As the world of wireless communications advances more and more, phones have ceased to serve the purpose of simple communication. Today you can access your bank account, a rerun of your favorite TV show, your social networking media of choice, and some sort of Tetris...

How Well do you Know the MRI Machine?

Do you ever sit back and wonder who did what? Sometimes people will look at something like their television set and wonder who they owe it to. Every major inventor and key figure in the Industrial Revolution did something to change the way we live life today....

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