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What's All This Noise About Radiation Safety Training?
AHEC
I have been frequently heard to say that among the things you are never supposed to debate with your friends and family are sex, money, religion, and Radiation Hazards!! It is a very controversial subject with social, theoretical, and political consequences.

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Avoidance of Serious X-Ray-Induced Skin Injuries to Patients During Fluoroscopically-Guided Procedures
FDA
An increasing number of invasive procedures, primarily therapeutic in nature and involving use of devices under fluoroscopic guidance, are becoming accepted medical practice.

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FDA Approves First Drug Comprised Of An Active Ingredient Derived From Marijuana To Treat Epilepsy
AHEC
On June 25, 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex (cannadbidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastuat syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age or older.

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'The End': Care Workers Who Mocked Stroke Victim In Snapchat Video Face Charges
USA Today
Their patient — just off camera — had just suffered a stroke, but three employees of a Georgia assisted living facility made a video of themselves cussing and joking that's she about to die. Now they're facing possible prison time.

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How AI and Deep Learning Will Enable Cancer Diagnosis Via Ultrasound
Imaging Technology News
Viksit Kumar didn't know his mother had ovarian cancer until it had reached its third stage, too late for chemotherapy to be effective. She died in a hospital in Mumbai, India, in 2006, but might have lived years longer if her cancer had been detected earlier. This knowledge ate at the mechanical engineering student, spurring him to choose a different path.

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ABUS: An Important Companion To Traditional Mammography
Imaging Technology News
Research shows that automated breast ultrasound is a strong companion to traditional mammography, particularly for patients with dense breast tissue. The comprehensive scan provides a better interpretation than traditional mammography, enabling radiologists to catch cancers that might not otherwise be visible.

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Chest X-Ray Interpretation: Radiographers And Radiologists Compared
Health Management
Chest x-rays are one of the most frequently requested imaging examinations and are fundamental to many patient pathways. New research examining the diagnostic accuracy of CXR interpretation by reporting radiographers shows they are able to interpret CXRs at a level comparable to consult radiologists.

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Easing The Pain, Slowing The Progress
Rehab Insider
This year, some 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. Additionally, just over 600,000 people will die of cancer during 2018. Morbid statistics, to be sure, but according to the American Cancer Society, those numbers are considerably better than what could have been expected.

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Compression: Another Critical Factor In Image Quality
FDA
Many factors contribute to the image quality of mammograms. In a previous article, we discussed the importance of patient positioning by the radiologic technologist (RT). Another factor which plays an important role in quality imaging is breast compression.

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Radiology Fact Of The Month
AHEC
The first x-ray was produced in the United States by the scientist Nikola Tesla. Tesla was a good friend of Mark Twain, the author. Mark Twain was the subject in the x-ray which failed and only recorded the screw adjustment to the camera lens.


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