The European Society of Cardiology calls it “the best ACS management in all of Europe” – Aarhus, Denmark’s cardiac care unit at Aarhus University Hospital has a fascinating system in place to facilitate triage, optimize resource allocation and decrease time-to-response for cardiac patients. Dr. Steen Kristensen gives an overview and a look inside their department
We asked 135 radiology professionals their opinions on the current job market for radiology technologists, an issue that seems to be weighing heavy on the profession, and has cultivated some pretty strong opinions about the politics involved in imaging schools and accreditation bodies. 53% of our survey participants attributed the main cause of job shortages
The first NMAA exam was administered in June of this year at the SNM Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Four candidates sat for (and passed) the exam after completing an MIS (Master of Imaging Science) from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Collaborating with UAMS in this advanced degree program are Georgia
The investigational radioisotope, F-18 FLT (fluorothymidine), is showing promise in clinical trials in the ability to assess response to cancer treatment. Research into the clinical applications of the FLT radiotracer has been underway for over 10 years. After FDA approval for use in clinical trials, the molecular imaging community is holding much promise in the
A recent NIH study has found PEM to have greater specificity than Breast MRI in detecting cancerous and benign lesions of the breast, and with a 26% higher Positive Predictive Value than Breast MRI, PEM could result in a reduction in unnecessary breast biopsies. This results in reduced patient trauma as well as lower costs associated with breast cancer detection and staging.
The job market for radiology techs has been pretty bleak across the country over the past few years, and many technologists are looking for ways to move into other areas of the industry, either for more opportunities, or just a change of pace. The hard thing we find as radiology professionals, holding degrees with titles
Communicating with our patients is a huge part of our job and our responsibility as medical professionals. When we’re unable to tell our patients what we need from them, and are unable to find out what they need from us, it puts not only the diagnostic quality of their tests at risk, but could put
Global shortages of Tc-99m have had an impact on the nuclear medicine industry for the past few years. This is a result of the shutdown of at least 2 nuclear reactors, located in Ontario, Canada and Petten, Netherlands, due to safety issues. The Ontario reactor (Chalk River Labs) is where North America gets most of