Mistakes can (and will) occur even if you are aware of the pitfalls of traditional approaches for placing central lines.
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Cost-effective imaging
Health Data Management
The rapid movement toward value-based reimbursement systems is creating new pressures for imaging departments at provider organizations-and that will have a downstream effect as these organizations choose and use imaging-related information technology in the next few years.

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  Tracking multiple single molecules in living cells
SPIE
A three-camera microscope without moving parts enables fast and accurate tracking of individual enzyme molecules, their regulators and catalytic product molecules simultaneously in the nuclei of living cells.

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Don't rely on one method for central line placement
Emergency Medicine News
Mistakes can (and will) occur even if you are aware of the pitfalls of traditional approaches for placing central lines. A carotid artery puncture sounds like a disaster, but this may not cause a significant complication if it is recognized before insertion of the dilator. Traditional methods, such as analysis of the pulsatility and color of the blood obtained on aspiration, however, may be inaccurate and misleading.

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DBT finds 54 percent more cancers than mammography
Aunt Minnie
Digital breast tomosynthesis finds 54 percent more cancers than 2D mammography and reduces recall rates by almost 20 percent, according to a new study published in Radiology. Even better, the technology identifies lesions in dense breast tissue, which mammography tends to miss.

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Blunt chest trauma in ED does not always require CT
Diagnostic Imaging
Emergency department physicians could safely cut the use of CT scans by one-third among patients older than 14 presenting with blunt trauma to the chest, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine. Researchers from California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts performed an observational study to assess two decision instruments for selective CT in adults with blunt trauma.

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PET/CT predicts stem cell transplant success in lymphoma
Aunt Minnie
The presence of lesions on FDG-PET/CT scans prior to stem cell transplantation can help predict survival for patients with aggressive lymphomas, according to a study published in the November issue of Radiology.

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