Ideas in Cardiac Care: Denmark ACS Management

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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

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Continuing Ed: Review of Radiopharmaceutical Use in Medicine

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By: Jennifer Gutiérrez, BS, CNMT, RT(N)(CT) Radioisotopes, also known as radionuclides and radioactive isotopes, are used in both therapeutic and diagnostic applications in the medical field. According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, approximately a third of all patients in the U.S. admitted to hospitals will be diagnosed or treated using radioisotopes. A radionuclide is an

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Benefits of gamma camera rentals: from start-up assistance to interim solutions to keep your practice running smoothly

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Who can benefit from nuclear gamma camera rentals? Imaging Startups Imaging companies in the early stages of their business may not have the history of income necessary to secure a loan or lease for imaging equipment; camera rentals are a great alternative to camera leasing, with month-to-month agreements and without many of the qualifications necessary

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Survey on Radiology Technologist job market blames imaging schools over economy

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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

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Review of the FDA’s 510(k) approval process for medical devices

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By Ryan Hamilton, PhD The process by which the FDA reviews medical devices has recently come under increasing criticism. Both consumer and manufacturing groups are frustrated with the slow pace and nature of the medical device review process. In 1938, Congress first regulated medical products for safety and effectiveness, although at the time these were

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Google announces the end of Google Health

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By Paul Dow, BS, RT(R)(CT) The Good and Bad of the Situation Google has announced in their official blog that their Personal Health Record (PHR) experiment is coming to an end on January 1, 2013. If you have data entered on their site there will be enough time to safely export the data to another

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