Interruptions in the form of telephone calls increase the possibility that radiology residents can make mistakes in creating preliminary reports, according to an article published online in Academic Radiology.
Back in the 1990s the American College of Radiology began a huge project to define the appropriate use of different imaging technologies. This effort--the ACR Appropriateness Criteria--is continually updated and covers all medical procedures, helping healthcare providers conduct the most appropriate medical imaging exam for a patient's clinical condition.
Recent research shows us, however, that some work still needs to be done when it comes to the use of appropriateness criteria. Read more...
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Children with concussion symptoms are still undergoing too many CT scans according to a study out of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Center.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins are combining a PET scanner with a chemical tracer to detect and monitor, in real time, dangerous bacteria inside the body.
Researchers at Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering are investigating how ultrasound can be used to study abdominal aortic aneurysms, the 13th leading cause of death in the U.S.
A review of appropriateness criteria of outpatient abdominal and pelvic CT and MRI exams published in Academic Radiology has found that of the exams matched with American College of Radiology appropriateness criteria, a high percentage were appropriate and more likely to lead to significant results than inappropriate studies.
Engineers at Stanford University are working on ways to use ultrasound to send power--safely and wisely--to "smart chips" programmed to monitor a person's health or treat pain.
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