Posts In Category "Radiation"

Evaluating Risk of Repeated Gadolinium Use

  Jul 30th, 2015   -     News, Radiation   -  

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating the risk of gadolinium based contrast agents (GBCAs) leaving brain deposits with repeated use. GBCAs are used to help detect abnormalities in organs, tissues and blood vessels in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans. Recent studies and publications have reported deposits remain in the brain of patients that have received four or more MRI scans using GBCAs years after receiving the last dose…

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CMS is proposing cuts to Radiation Therapy and Oncology by 3-9%

  Jul 16th, 2015   -     News, Radiation   -  

On July 8, 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule that updates payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2016. The rule also finalizes changes to the quality reporting initiatives associated with PFS payments, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)…

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How to Begin and Advance Your Radiology Career

  Jun 11th, 2015   -     MRI Safety, News, Radiation   -  

An associate’s degree is the most common degree to begin a radiologic or MRI technologist career however bachelor’s and advanced degrees are available to further your medical imaging career. Important qualities outlined by the U.S.Board of Labor Statistics include:  Detail oriented: to produce high quality images to diagnose and treat the patient while maintaining patient safety. […]

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RSNA Conference 2014

  Oct 24th, 2014   -     Radiation   -  

Come visit us at booth 5807! The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference is celebrating 100 years. This year’s theme is “A Century of Transforming Medicine” and will highlight some of the advancements of the past 100 years. Come and join us at the event or check in here for daily updates as we […]

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Cardiologists Should Mind Radiation Doses

  Jan 22nd, 2014   -     Radiation   -  

The radiology community has been taking the lead on educating the public and healthcare professionals on radiation exposure and dosing. However, according to a document from the European Society of Cardiology, cardiologists may not be as aware as radiologists and other radiology healthcare professionals of the risks of radiation dosing.   Here’s more: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Atherosclerosis/43712  

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