Author | C. P. Kaiser

Articles

Malpractice awards vary widely for thoracic/GI imaging

February 19, 2008

Cancer of the lung is overwhelmingly the most common cause of U.S. lawsuits involving thoracic disease, outdistancing by far any other condition within the confines of the thoracic cavity. Conversely, failure to diagnose gastrointestinal conditions is an uncommon cause of suits against radiologists, but perforated viscus awards are much higher than those for other gastrointestinal conditions.

Portable CT KOs doubt of brain injuries in boxers

February 07, 2008

Researchers aligned with the Nevada State Athletic Commission have found that use of a portable CT scanner can effectively screen professional boxers for intracranial hemorrhage following matches.

Chocolate 'offenders' teach sweet lesson

January 01, 2007

Some chocoholics who couldn't give up their favorite treat to comply with a study to test blood stickiness have inadvertently done science a big favor.

Careful fine art selection stimulates patient healing

January 01, 2007

Experts say fine art collections in hospitals can go beyond their decorative role and stimulate healing of body, mind, and spirit. The proper selection and placement of art can reduce patient stress, create a sense of security for patients, promote a bond between patient and care giver, and perpetuate an image of excellence for the facility, according to Kathy Hathorn, president of American Art Resources in Houston.