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Reimbursements will be reduced if CT equipment is not compliant with new standards.
Difficulty Opening Mouth
Case History: 10-year-old male child presents with six-month history of difficulty opening mouth.
CT for Suspected Renal Colic Yields Incidental Findings
Non-enhanced CT scans for suspected renal colic often detect incidental findings.
Imaging Increasing for Headaches, Despite Recommendations
Advanced imaging may not be necessary for many people with headaches, but clinicians are ordering them for their patients.
Case History: 36-year-old Asian male presented with complaints of a first episode of generalized tonic-clonic convulsions
Weight Can Be Used to Calculate Pediatric CT Dose
Dose for CT examination of children can be calculated by the children’s weight rather than torso diameter measurement.
Imaging Guidelines Not Followed, Strokes Missed
Despite recommendations not to perform imaging for patients with peripheral vertigo, up to one-fifth of patients had a head CT while in the ED.
Radiologists Often Right When Recommend Follow-up Chest CT
Chest CT follow-ups recommended by radiologists following chest radiograph result in clinically relevant findings.
Podcast: A Conversation about Lowering Radiation Dose
Diagnostic Imaging spoke with Dr. Johnsey Leef III, a radiologist with Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV, about how the industry is responding to the call for lower dose imaging and what his department is doing to address the issue.
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