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Digital X-Ray Okay for Black Lung Screening
The federal government’s rules would allow physicians to use digital radiography instead of film-based methods for testing under the Federal Black Lung program.
Inverting radiographs from having the bones viewed as white to having them view as black may help radiologists detect abnormalities.
Intraoperative Cholangiography Does Not Reduce Common Duct Injuries
Intraoperative cholangiography use during cholecystectomy does not reduce the incidence of common hepatic duct or common bile duct injuries.
Low Risk Ankle Rule Reduces Pediatric Ankle X-Rays
Ankle radiographs performed on children presenting with acute ankle injuries dropped by almost 22 percent in emergency rooms that implemented the Low Risk Ankle Rule.
Viewing Radiographs as ‘Bones Black’ Helped Detect Lung Nodules
The Rising Use of X-Ray for Pediatric Asthma in the ED
X-ray use for diagnosing pediatric asthma in the emergency department increased over the last few decades.
Image Quality Improves With Web-Based Reporting System
Web-based quality control system results in significantly fewer common image quality errors radiographs, CTs and MRIs.
Swallowed Toothbrush on X-Ray? Could Signal Eating Disorder
Swallowed toothbrushes and other foreign bodies may alert radiologists to the possibility that the patient may have an eating disorder.
Imaging Reveals Common Features of Bird Flu
Chest radiographs and CT can identify unique features of the H7N9 virus which may assist in the proper initiation of treatment.