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Reimbursements will be reduced if CT equipment is not compliant with new standards.
Head CT Not Always Necessary in ED
Head CTs may not always be necessary for patients who present to the emergency department with complaints of dizziness or syncope.
Report of Decreased Growth in ED Imaging
Decreases in imaging growth and CT/MRI use in the ED can be achieved.
Elbow Swelling After Trauma
Case History: 22-year-old patient presented with complaint of swelling of elbow for six months following trauma.
Most Patients with Acute Pancreatitis Don’t Need Imaging
Computed tomography and MRI may not be necessary for most patients who present to the emergency department with acute pancreatitis.
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.
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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