Somebody Stop Me! Post Processing Radiographic Images

Somebody Stop Me! Post Processing Radiographic Images

Digital Radiography brought us many features and most are an improvement from where we were with film. The DR dark side began to show almost immediately upon implementation.


What's Happening at AHEC!

What's Happening at AHEC!

Advanced Health Education Center was awarded it's fifth — five year contract to teach the Nuclear Regulatory Commission courses for Medical Imaging Technology in Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy in 2018. We began 2019, with the Nuclear Medicine course in March and the Radiation Therapy course in April. Both courses were attended by radiation...

Ultrasound Tip of the Month

POCUS Conquers: Auricular Block — Local at the Lobule (aka Ear Lac. Analgesia) Ultrasonic Solution: The torn ear lobe or the embedded earring. How do you anesthetize that? Landmark based field blocks provide spottier coverage than a low-cost cellular plan — not to mention multiple injections. The solution? A success rate of 100% in identifying the greater auricular nerve using POCUS with a block success rate of near 100% with a single injection. Effective volumes as low as 1 mL...

UC Davis Medical Center Warns 200 People of Possible Measles Exposure
ABC News

A California hospital sent a warning to 200 people who may have been exposed to measles in the waiting room of its emergency department. A patient who was diagnosed with measles was treated at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California, on March 17, according to a statement from Dean A. Blumberg, the chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children's Hospital.


Emergency Rooms Push Medicaid Patients Out More Often Than Privately-Insured People
Popular Science

Uninsured patients or those on Medicaid who come to the emergency department with pulmonary conditions like pneumonia or asthma are more likely to be transferred to another hospital than patients on private insurance, a new study found.

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Manipulate Medical Images Well Enough To Kill People
Joseph Steinberg

Sometime in the early 2000s, while sitting in my dentist's chair, I began to wonder about the potential real-world pain that someone could potentially inflict on another human being simply by hacking the new digital x-ray system that the dentist had installed.

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