What Would You Do? Stop Shielding Your Patients?

Recently, a radiologic technologist working in a hospital in Aurora, Colo. reported the adoption of a new NO shielding policy for patients including NICU babies and pregnant women. This has set off a firestorm of controversy via our community regarding the efficacy of patient shielding.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Radiology Fact Of The Month
AHEC

Based on recent statistics, 31% of radiologists can expect to be involved in a lawsuit during their careers. Diagnostic errors are the most common trigger for malpractice lawsuits against radiologists in the United States. Seventy-five percent of claims stem from failure to diagnose a disease or communicate a possible diagnosis to a patient or that patient's physicians. The most frequent missed diagnoses are: Breast cancer Non-spinal fractures Spinal fractures Lung cancer Vascular disease Diagnostic...

Study Shines Light On Alternative Medical Imaging Techniques
Phys.org

With a thin probe and a burst of microwaves, doctors can eradicate cancer cells without opening up a patient for surgery.

Hospitals Warn Patients: Your Lululemon Yoga Pants Could Burn You During MRIs
Market Watch

You already know that wearing yoga pants can help you burn fat, if you do the work. What you may not know: They can also burn your skin.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

Can Oxygen "Microbubbles" Make Radiation Therapy More Effective?
National Cancer Institute

A new study in mice raises the possibility that microscopic, oxygen-carrying bubbles may help to improve the treatment of breast cancer.

Healthcare Habit: 15 Best Things To Eat After A Workout
Advance Healthcare Network

After an intense workout, you may want to reward yourself with a nice, tasty treat. But your post-workout snack or meal can make all the difference in your weight loss and energy levels.

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