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Wondering what became of the fluoroscopy safety rule?
AHEC
The Texas Administrative Code Part 289.227 went into effect on May 1, 2013 requiring classroom training for physicians performing Fluoroscopically Guided Interventional procedures because of the increased use of fluoroscopy and the resultant radiation injuries.

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  UVA scientists create novel imaging technique with potential for medical diagnostics
University of Virginia
A unique new imaging method, called "polarized nuclear imaging" – combining powerful aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray imaging and developed by physicists in the University of Virginia’s departments of Physics and Radiology ­­– has potential for new types of high-resolution medical diagnostics as well as industrial and physics research applications.

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Risk-based mammo screening misses almost 60 perecent of cancers
AuntMinnie
A risk-based breast cancer screening protocol for women younger than 50 could miss almost 60 percent of detectable cancers, compared with an age-based strategy, according to a presentation given at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.

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  Special report: Insured patients flock to freestanding EDs while hospital EDs feel the financial pressure
Emergency Medicine News
The researchers found that these EDs in the three states with the highest concentrations of freestanding EDs were located in areas with population growth, higher incomes, a higher proportion of the population with private insurance, a lower proportion of the population with Medicai, and more hospital EDs.

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  Attention must be paid to high abnormal-interpretation rates in modern screening mammography
HealthImaging
Most radiologists performing digital screening mammography in U.S. community practice are meeting or exceeding most of the American College of Radiology's performance recommendations. However, almost half have higher abnormal interpretation rates than established benchmarks and ACR's recommendations on that metric — and that's a serious problem calling for a concerted effort to solve.

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Pediatric MRI sedation alternatives studied
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Hospitals should consider mock magnetic resonance imaging sessions, MR-compatible audiovisual systems and feed-sleep manipulation strategies before sedating pediatric patients preparing for MR procedures. The importance of assessing alternatives to sedation and general anesthesia before MR procedures, the effectiveness of sedation alternatives and an analysis of their cost savings are among the topics covered in a literature review published in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists' scientific journal, Radiologic Technology.

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  The modern-day doctor-patient relationship goes beyond the practice
Advanced Healthcare Network
Effective doctor-patient communication is the foundation of patient satisfaction, and that will never change. In fact, managing the patient experience is now more important than ever.

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AHEC News
Great news, we just unpacked our newest addition to our sim lab. A brand new thoracentesis simulator trainer. This will be a great addition to our emergency medicine and point of care classes. With the variable fluid levels, lung, and diaphragm interfaces, learning how to use ultrasound to guide needle placement just got a lot more comprehensive at AHEC.
We started the holiday season off with our Annual Mammography and Mistletoe Miniconference Live class and Simulcast today! Pictured below are three outstanding faculty members: Dawn McNeil, MSM, RT(R)(M), RDMS, RVT, CRA, FASRT, Tanya Moseley, M.D., and Deborah Thames, RT(R)(M)(QM).
 
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