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Obesity Increases Risk for Cancer from Higher Radiation Exposure
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New research shows that obese patients require higher radiation exposure during radiology exams leading to cancer risks associated with radiation exposure.

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Radiology Conundrum: Removing the Fluoro Spacer
AHEC
Recently, the online radiology communities have been debating the problems the fluoroscopy spacer meant to keep the distance of the X-ray source consistent on each patient and each procedure.

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What Do the Texas Regulations Require for Fluoroscopic Spacers?
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Below is the regulation for the State of Texas. Basically, it says that you can remove the spacer cone for specific surgical applications that would be otherwise prohibited at the SSDs specified by the regulation.

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Welcome to Advanced Health Education Center
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Advanced Health Education Center is located in Houston, TX, and has been a leading provider of continuing education for healthcare professionals in the imaging sciences since 1988. Our mission is to provide you the radiologic technologist, physician, sonographer, nurse, etc. with evidence-based education and training that will increase your knowledge, enhance your competency, and improve patient care.

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Q&A: Medical Physicists Explain Why It's Time to Stop Patient Shielding in Radiology
Radiology Business
It surprised some imaging professionals when a recent analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology called for the decades-old practice of patient shielding during medical imaging examinations to come to an end.

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How Clean Are Endovaginal Ultrasound Probes?
Aunt Minnie
Are endovaginal ultrasound probes being correctly disinfected? Not as they should be — and this poses a health risk to women, according to a review published in the January issue of Israel Medical Association Journal.

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Going for an MRI Scan with Tattoos?
Medical Xpress
Tattoos are increasingly popular. Every eighth person in Germany has already felt the sting of a tattoo needle. Yet, examining tattooed people via magnetic resonance imaging could possibly by risky.

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JAMA Opinion Piece Slams Our Addiction to 'Unnecessary' MRIs, CT scans
The Washington Post
When the Food and Drug Administration approved magnetic resonance imaging scanners in 1984, the machines seemed incredible. They offered an inside view of the human body, making it easier to diagnose disease, injuries and physical abnormalities.

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Radiology Fact of the Month
AHEC
Bizarre X-rays — The biggest challenge was to get the gun out without the damn thing discharging. They had to sedate the patient and she was taken to the OR for an exam under anesthesia. They put a bulletproof vest over the patient's body to protect the anesthesiologist in the event the gun went off, and had general surgery standing by. The OB-GYN who did the extraction reported a very tense moment when he perceived that the hammer was cocked and there appeared to be a shell in the chamber. An uneventful removal was followed by a moment of letdown when they realized that the device was not, in fact, a gun, but rather a butane torch/cigarette lighter shaped like a gun. This actually makes sense when you look at the X-ray and realize that the other item in her vagina is a glass crack pipe and its rubber tubing.

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