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  • "Mint with a hole" in Radiology

    Sumer's Radiology Blog
    Sumer Sethi
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    The polo mint sign is a description given to a venous thrombosis on contrast enhanced CT imaging. When viewed in the axial plane, a thin rim of contrast persists around a central filling defect due to thrombus. This gives an appearance like that of the popular mint sweet, the polo, also referred to as the 'mint with a hole'.Case courtesy of Dr Ian Bickle, - view the whole case here ( Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at…
  • CT measures potentially dangerous arterial plaque in diabetic patients

    Radiology News
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Imaging of the coronary arteries with computed tomography angiography provides an accurate assessment of arterial plaque and could have a dramatic impact on the management of diabetic patients who face a high risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, according to a new multicenter study published online in the journal Radiology .
  • Facial color processing in the face-selective regions: An fMRI study

    Human Brain Mapping
    Kae Nakajima, Tetsuto Minami, Hiroki C. Tanabe, Norihiro Sadato, Shigeki Nakauchi
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Abstract Facial color is important information for social communication as it provides important clues to recognize a person's emotion and health condition. Our previous EEG study suggested that N170 at the left occipito-temporal site is related to facial color processing (Nakajima et al., [2012]: Neuropsychologia 50:2499–2505). However, because of the low spatial resolution of EEG experiment, the brain region is involved in facial color processing remains controversial. In the present study, we examined the neural substrates of facial color processing using functional magnetic resonance…
  • Per Lesion Ultrasound in Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance

    Medscape Radiology Headlines
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    For prostate cancer patients followed with active surveillance, the addition of monitoring with per lesion transrectal ultrasound could help identify patients who need intervention. Medscape Medical News
  • For active monitoring of prostate cancer, non-invasive imaging can be used instead of repeated biopsy

    Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Your body's cells have two major interconnected energy sources: the lipid metabolism and the glucose metabolism.
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    MedPage Today Radiology

  • Hot Topics: High and Low CSF Pressure Headaches

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    (MedPage Today) -- How do you diagnose and treat high and low cerebrospinal fluid pressure headaches? Three clinicians provide a primer: lumbar puncture is key to diagnosing both conditions but treatment strategies differ considerably.
  • Morning Break: US Doctors Killed at Afghan Hospital

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    (MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
  • How Big the Breast Ca Risk After Radiation as Child?

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    (MedPage Today) -- Women who survived childhood cancers treated with chest radiotherapy had a 20 times greater risk of breast cancer than women in the general population, a study of 1,230 patients showed.
  • OncoBriefs: Chemo for Bladder Cancer, Myeloma Care (CME/CE)

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    (MedPage Today) -- The vast majority of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer do not receive chemotherapy, despite evidence of a significant survival benefit, investigators concluded after a 2,000-case review.
  • Vegetative State: Clues from Imaging?

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    (MedPage Today) -- Comatose patients who appeared vegetative in clinical exams, but who later recovered full consciousness, could be identified in many cases with FDG-PET or active functional MRI scans.
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    American Journal of Neuroradiology current issue

  • Spontaneous Lateral Sphenoid Cephaloceles: Anatomic Factors Contributing to Pathogenesis and Proposed Classification [EDITOR'S CHOICE]

    Settecase, F., Harnsberger, H. R., Michel, M. A., Chapman, P., Glastonbury, C. M.
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    SUMMARY: Spontaneous lateral sphenoid cephaloceles arise from bony defects in the lateral sphenoid, in the absence of predisposing factors such as trauma, surgery, mass, or congenital skull base malformation. We reviewed CT and MR imaging findings and clinical data of 26 patients with spontaneous lateral sphenoid cephaloceles to better understand anatomic contributions to pathogenesis, varying clinical and imaging manifestations, and descriptive terminology. Two types of spontaneous lateral sphenoid cephaloceles were identified. In 15 of 26 patients, a type 1 spontaneous lateral sphenoid…
  • MR Imaging Evaluation of Inferior Olivary Nuclei: Comparison of Postoperative Subjects with and without Posterior Fossa Syndrome [PEDIATRICS]

    Patay, Z., Enterkin, J., Harreld, J. H., Yuan, Y., Lobel, U., Rumboldt, Z., Khan, R., Boop, F.
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Posterior fossa syndrome is a severe postoperative complication occurring in up to 29% of children undergoing posterior fossa tumor resection; it is most likely caused by bilateral damage to the proximal efferent cerebellar pathways, whose fibers contribute to the Guillain-Mollaret triangle. When the triangle is disrupted, hypertrophic olivary degeneration develops. We hypothesized that MR imaging patterns of inferior olivary nucleus changes reflect patterns of damage to the proximal efferent cerebellar pathways and show association with clinical findings, in…
  • Diffusion Imaging for Tumor Grading of Supratentorial Brain Tumors in the First Year of Life [PEDIATRICS]

    Kralik, S. F., Taha, A., Kamer, A. P., Cardinal, J. S., Seltman, T. A., Ho, C. Y.
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Supratentorial tumors in the first year of life are typically large and heterogeneous at presentation, making differentiation of these CNS neoplasms on pre-operative imaging difficult. We hypothesize that the ADC value can reliably differentiate high- versus low-grade supratentorial tumors in this patient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A blinded review of ADC maps was performed on 19 patients with histologically proved supratentorial brain tumors diagnosed within the first year of life. Minimum ADC values obtained by region of interest from 2 neuroradiologists were…
  • Time-Dependent Structural Changes of the Dentatothalamic Pathway in Children Treated for Posterior Fossa Tumor [PEDIATRICS]

    Perreault, S., Lober, R. M., Cheshier, S., Partap, S., Edwards, M. S., Yeom, K. W.
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Injury to the dentatothalamic pathway that originates in the cerebellum has been suggested as a mechanism for neurologic complications in children treated for posterior fossa tumors. We hypothesized that time-dependent changes occur in the dentatothalamic pathway. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diffusion tensor evaluation was performed in 14 children (median age, 4.1 years; age range, 1–20 years) who underwent serial MR imaging at 3T as part of routine follow-up after posterior fossa tumor resection with or without adjuvant therapy. Tensor metrics were obtained in the…
  • Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging of the Developing Brain [PEDIATRICS]

    Paydar, A., Fieremans, E., Nwankwo, J. I., Lazar, M., Sheth, H. D., Adisetiyo, V., Helpern, J. A., Jensen, J. H., Milla, S. S.
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Diffusional kurtosis imaging is an extension of DTI but includes non-Gaussian diffusion effects, allowing more comprehensive characterization of microstructural changes during brain development. Our purpose was to use diffusional kurtosis imaging to measure age-related microstructural changes in both the WM and GM of the developing human brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diffusional kurtosis imaging was performed in 59 subjects ranging from birth to 4 years 7 months of age. Diffusion metrics, fractional anisotropy, and mean kurtosis were collected from VOIs within multiple…
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    Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology

  • Radiotherapy in fascial fibromatosis: A case series, literature review and considerations for treatment of early-stage disease

    Solveig Grenfell, Martin Borg
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Abstract IntroductionPalmar and plantar fascial fibromatoses are benign hyperproliferative disorders of the deep fascia of the palm and sole. This study seeks to examine the role of radiotherapy in the management of fascial fibromatosis. MethodSix consecutive cases of early-stage fascial fibromatosis treated with radiotherapy at the Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre between July 2008 and May 2011 were analysed. The results of the case series were compared with a systematic review of the literature. ResultsAll six cases regressed or showed a reduction of symptoms following radiotherapy. Treatment…
  • Bone complications after pelvic radiation therapy: Evaluation with MRI

    Gamze Ugurluer, Tugana Akbas, Taner Arpaci, Nazli Ozcan, Meltem Serin
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
    Abstract IntroductionThe purpose of this study was to assess the incidence, distribution and MRI characteristics of pelvic bone complications after radiation therapy. MethodsThe medical charts of 345 patients who received pelvic radiation therapy were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 122 patients, 99 women and 23 men, with a mean age of 57 (range 32–87 years) were included in this study. The MR images were retrospectively reviewed by two radiologists. ResultsFatty replacement of bone marrow was seen in all patients. Pelvic bone complications and focal red marrow changes were identified…
  • External evaluation of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group brachial plexus contouring protocol: Several issues identified

    Myo Min, Daniel Roos, Elly Keating, Michael Penniment, Scott Carruthers, Lydia Zanchetta, Karen Wong, John Shakeshaft, Siddhartha Baxi
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    Abstract IntroductionThe aims of the study were to evaluate interobserver variability in contouring the brachial plexus (BP) using the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)-approved protocol and to analyse BP dosimetries. MethodsSeven outliners independently contoured the BPs of 15 consecutive patients. Interobserver variability was reviewed qualitatively (visually by using planning axial computed-tomography images and anteroposterior digitally reconstructed radiographs) and quantitatively (by volumetric and statistical analyses). Dose–volume histograms of BPs were calculated and…
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    1 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
  • Utility of hCRH-stimulated (18) F-FDG PET-CT scan in localisation of pituitary microadenoma in Cushing's disease

    HP Patt, V Lele, A Lila, T Bandgar, N Shah
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
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    BMC Medical Imaging - Latest Articles

  • Assessment of the level of agreement in the interpretation of plain radiographs of lumbar spondylosis among clinical physiotherapists in Ghana

    Ajediran Bello
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Background: Objective physical assessment of patients with lumbar spondylosis involves plain film radiographs (PFR) viewing and interpretation by the radiologists. Physiotherapists also routinely assess PFR within the scope of their practice. However, studies appraising the level of agreement of physiotherapists’ PFR interpretation with radiologists are not common in Ghana.MethodForty-one (41) physiotherapists took part in the cross-sectional survey. An assessment guide was developed from findings of the interpretation of three PFR of patients with lumbar spondylosis by a radiologist. The…
  • Animal study assessing safety of an acoustic coupling fluid that holds the potential to avoid surgically induced artifacts in 3D ultrasound guided operations

    Asgeir Jakola
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Background: Use of ultrasound in brain tumor surgery is common. The difference in attenuation between brain and isotonic saline may cause artifacts that degrade the ultrasound images, potentially affecting resection grades and safety. Our research group has developed an acoustic coupling fluid that attenuates ultrasound energy like the normal brain. We aimed to test in animals if the newly developed acoustic coupling fluid may have harmful effects. Methods: Eight rats were included for intraparenchymal injection into the brain, and if no adverse reactions were detected, 6 pigs were to be…
  • Mammographic images segmentation based on chaotic map clustering algorithm

    Marius Iacomi
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Background: This work investigates the applicability of a novel clustering approach to the segmentation of mammographic digital images. The chaotic map clustering algorithm is used to group together similar subsets of image pixels resulting in a medically meaningful partition of the mammography. Methods: The image is divided into pixels subsets characterized by a set of conveniently chosen features and each of the corresponding points in the feature space is associated to a map. A mutual coupling strength between the maps depending on the associated distance between feature space points is…
  • The diagnostic validity of musculoskeletal ultrasound in lateral epicondylalgia: a systematic review

    Valentin Dones
    2 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Ultrasound is considered a reliable, widely available, non-invasive and inexpensive imaging technique for assessing soft tissue involvement in Lateral epicondylalgia. Despite the number of diagnostic studies for Lateral Epicondylalgia, there is no consensus in the current literature on the best abnormal ultrasound findings that confirm lateral epicondylalgia. Methods: Eligible studies identified by searching electronic databases, scanning reference lists of articles and chapters on ultrasound in reference books, and consultation of experts in sonography. Three reviewers (VCDIII,…
  • Intelligent neonatal monitoring based on a virtual thermal sensor

    Abbas Abbas
    1 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Temperature measurement is a vital part of daily neonatal care. Accurate measurements are important for detecting deviations from normal values for both optimal incubator and radiant warmer functioning. The purpose of monitoring the temperature is to maintain the infant in a thermoneutral environmental zone. This physiological zone is defined as the narrow range of environmental temperatures in which the infant maintains a normal body temperature without increasing his or her metabolic rate and thus oxygen consumption. Although the temperature measurement gold standard is the skin…
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    Cardiovascular Ultrasound - Latest Articles

  • Arterial stiffness in adult patients after Fontan procedure

    Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pajak
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ObjectivesIncreased arterial stiffness is a risk factor of atherosclerosis and cardio-vascular complications. The aim of the study was to determine whether peripheral vascular function might be an early marker of impaired health status in patients with a single ventricle after Fontan procedure.Methods and resultsTwenty five consecutive adults (11 women and 14 men) aged 24.7 ± 6.2 years after the Fontan procedure and 25 sex, age and BMI match healthy volunteers underwent physical examination, blood analysis, transthoracic echocardiography and noninvasive assessment of aortic stiffness.
  • Predictors and prognosis of early ischemic mitral regurgitation in the era of primary percutaneous coronary revascularisation

    Jimmy MacHaalany
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Background: Studies assessing ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) comprised of heterogeneous population and evaluated IMR in the subacute setting. The incidence of early IMR in the setting of primary PCI, its progression and clinical impact over time is still undetermined. We sought to determine the predictors and prognosis of early IMR after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods: Using our primary PCI database, we screened for patients who underwent ≥2 transthoracic echocardiograms early (1–3 days) and late (1 year)…
  • Echocardiographic follow-up of patients with systemic sclerosis by 2D speckle tracking echocardiography of the left ventricle

    Sebastian Spethmann
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Background: Subclinical myocardial involvement is common in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and associated with poor prognosis. Early detection, particularly during follow-up, is important. Two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has already been shown to detect early left ventricular systolic impairment in SSc patients with advanced disease. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of STE to diagnose changes in left ventricular function in patients with SSc with preserved LV ejection fraction (LVEF) and normal pulmonary pressure over time. Methods: This single-center pilot…
  • Coronary artery occlusions diagnosed by transthoracic Doppler

    Johnny Vegsundvåg
    14 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Background: Our aim was to assess whether anterograde flow velocities in septal perforating branches could identify an occluded contralateral coronary artery, and to assess the feasibility and accuracy of diagnosing occlusions in the three main coronary arteries by the combined use of several noninvasive parameters indicating collateral flow. Methods: A total of 108 patients scheduled for coronary angiography because of chest pain or acute coronary syndromes were studied using transthoracic Doppler echocardiography. Results: Anterograde peak diastolic flow velocities (pDV) in septal…
  • Increased longitudinal contractility and diastolic function at rest in well-trained amateur Marathon runners: a speckle tracking echocardiography study

    Sebastian Schattke
    25 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Regular physical activity reduces cardiovascular risk. There is concern that Marathon running might acutely damage the heart. It is unknown to what extent intensive physical endurance activity influences the cardiac mechanics at resting condition. Methods: Eighty-four amateur marathon runners (43 women and 41 men) from Berlin-Brandenburg area who had completed at least one marathon previously underwent clinical examination and echocardiography at least 10 days before the Berlin Marathon at rest. Standard transthoracic echocardiography and 2D strain and strain rate analysis were…
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    Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Articles in Press

  • SUPERA Interwoven Nitinol Stent Outcomes in Above-Knee IntErventions (SAKE) Study - Corrected Proof

    Jon C. George, Eric S. Rosen, Jonathan Nachtigall, Aaron VanHise, Richard Kovach
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Abstract: Purpose: To report experience with the novel interwoven-wire self-expanding nitinol SUPERA stent (IDEV Technologies, Inc/Abbott Laboratories, Inc, Webster, Texas) for the treatment of severely diseased superficial femoral and popliteal arteries.Materials and Methods: Consecutive patients with severely diseased superficial femoral and popliteal arteries who received SUPERA stents (n = 80 patients [98 limbs]; mean age, 70.8 y; 80% male) were retrospectively identified. Patients were followed for an average of 14.3 months after intervention.Results: Total occlusions were present in 39%…
  • Technical Details and Clinical Outcomes of Transpopliteal Venous Stent Placement for Postthrombotic Chronic Total Occlusion of the Iliofemoral Vein - Corrected Proof

    Kaichuang Ye, Xinwu Lu, Mi’er Jiang, Xinrui Yang, Weimin Li, Ying Huang, Xintian Huang, Min Lu
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the technical aspects and early clinical results of stent placement for managing postthrombotic chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the iliofemoral vein through ipsilateral popliteal access.Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 110 patients (44 men; mean age, 51 y; 118 limbs; 102 left limbs) with postthrombotic CTO of the iliofemoral vein treated with stent placement in a single institution from January 2007–December 2011 was conducted. All occlusions were initially accessed via ipsilateral popliteal veins under the guidance of venography or…
  • Endovascular Procedures versus Intravenous Thrombolysis in Stroke with Tandem Occlusion of the Anterior Circulation - Corrected Proof

    Serdar Tütüncü, Jan F. Scheitz, Georg Bohner, Jochen B. Fiebach, Matthias Endres, Christian H. Nolte
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Abstract: Purpose: Stroke with tandem occlusion within the anterior circulation presents a lower probability of recanalization and good clinical outcome after intravenous (IV) thrombolysis than stroke with single occlusion. The present study describes the impact of endovascular procedures (EPs) compared with IV thrombolysis alone on recanalization and clinical outcome.Materials and Methods: Thirty patients with symptom onset less than 4.5 hours and tandem occlusion within the anterior circulation were analyzed retrospectively. Recanalization was assessed per Thrombolysis In Cerebral…
  • Transcatheter CT Arterial Portography and CT Hepatic Arteriography for Liver Tumor Visualization during Percutaneous Ablation - Corrected Proof

    Aukje A.J.M. van Tilborg, Hester J. Scheffer, Karin Nielsen, Jan Hein T.M. van Waesberghe, Emile F. Comans, C. van Kuijk, Petrousjka M. van den Tol, Martijn R. Meijerink
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility of combining transcatheter computed tomography (CT) arterial portography or transcatheter CT hepatic arteriography with percutaneous liver ablation for optimized and repeated tumor exposure.Materials and Methods: Study participants were 20 patients (13 men and 7 women; mean age, 59.4 y; range, 40–76 y) with unresectable liver-only malignancies—14 with colorectal liver metastases (29 lesions), 5 with hepatocellular carcinoma (7 lesions), and 1 with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (2 lesions)—that were obscure on nonenhanced CT. A catheter…
  • Selective Arterial Embolization with Ethylene–Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer for Control of Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Feasibility and Initial Experience - Corrected Proof

    José Urbano, J. Manuel Cabrera, Angeles Franco, Alberto Alonso-Burgos
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and clinical outcomes of superselective embolization using ethylene–vinyl alcohol copolymer (Onyx Liquid Embolic System; ev3 Neurovascular, Irvine, California) as the primary treatment for acute and massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB).Materials and Methods: Between January 2008 and October 2013, all patients with focal massive LGIB who were treated by embolization were retrospectively analyzed. The study was approved by the hospital’s ethics committee; informed consent was obtained in all cases. Onyx was chosen as the embolic…
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    Human Brain Mapping

  • Facial color processing in the face-selective regions: An fMRI study

    Kae Nakajima, Tetsuto Minami, Hiroki C. Tanabe, Norihiro Sadato, Shigeki Nakauchi
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Abstract Facial color is important information for social communication as it provides important clues to recognize a person's emotion and health condition. Our previous EEG study suggested that N170 at the left occipito-temporal site is related to facial color processing (Nakajima et al., [2012]: Neuropsychologia 50:2499–2505). However, because of the low spatial resolution of EEG experiment, the brain region is involved in facial color processing remains controversial. In the present study, we examined the neural substrates of facial color processing using functional magnetic resonance…
  • Cortisol administration increases hippocampal activation to infant crying in males depending on childhood neglect

    Peter A. Bos, Estrella R. Montoya, David Terburg, Jack Honk
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Abstract Animal studies show that exposure to parental neglect alters stress regulation and can lead to neural hyposensitivity or hypersensitivity in response to cortisol, most pronounced in the hippocampus. Cortisol, the end product of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, has also been related to parenting more directly, for example, in both sexes, cortisol levels increase when listening to infants crying, possibly to activate and facilitate effective care behavior. Severe trauma is known to negatively affect the HPA-axis in humans; however, it is unknown whether normal variation…
  • Analyzing task-dependent brain network changes by whole-brain psychophysiological interactions: A comparison to conventional analysis

    Martin Fungisai Gerchen, David Bernal-Casas, Peter Kirsch
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:27 am
    Abstract While fMRI activation studies contrasting task conditions regularly assess the whole brain, this is usually not true for studies analyzing task-dependent brain connectivity changes by psychophysiological interactions (PPI). Here we combine standard PPI (sPPI) and generalized PPI (gPPI) with a priori brain parcellation by spatially constrained normalized cut spectral clustering (NCUT) to analyze task-dependent connectivity changes in a whole brain manner, and compare the results to multiseed conventional PPI analyses over all activation peaks in an episodic memory recall task. We show…
  • Shape analysis, a field in need of careful validation

    Yi Gao, Tammy Riklin-Raviv, Sylvain Bouix
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Abstract In the last two decades, the statistical analysis of shape has become an actively studied field and finds applications in a wide range of areas. In addition to algorithmic development, many researchers have distributed end-user orientated toolboxes, which further enable the utilization of the algorithms in an “off the shelf” fashion. However, there is little work on the evaluation and validation of these techniques, which poses a rather serious challenge when interpreting their results. To address this lack of validation, we design a validation framework and then use it to test…
  • Multi-atlas based representations for Alzheimer's disease diagnosis

    Rui Min, Guorong Wu, Jian Cheng, Qian Wang, Dinggang Shen,
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    Abstract Brain morphometry based classification from magnetic resonance (MR) acquisitions has been widely investigated in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and its prodromal stage, i.e., mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In the literature, a morphometric representation of brain structures is obtained by spatial normalization of each image into a common space (i.e., a pre-defined atlas) via non-linear registration, thus the corresponding regions in different brains can be compared. However, representations generated from one single atlas may not be sufficient to reveal the underlying…
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    International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Articles in Press

  • Dose-Escalation Study for Cardiac Radiosurgery in a Porcine Model - Corrected Proof

    Oliver Blanck, Frank Bode, Maximilian Gebhard, Peter Hunold, Sebastian Brandt, Ralf Bruder, Martin Grossherr, Reinhard Vonthein, Dirk Rades, Juergen Dunst
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Purpose: To perform a proof-of-principle dose-escalation study to radiosurgically induce scarring in cardiac muscle tissue to block veno-atrial electrical connections at the pulmonary vein antrum, similar to catheter ablation.Methods and Materials: Nine mini-pigs underwent pretreatment magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of heart function and electrophysiology assessment by catheter measurements in the right superior pulmonary vein (RSPV). Immediately after examination, radiosurgery with randomized single-fraction doses of 0 and 17.5-35 Gy in 2.5-Gy steps were delivered to the RSPV…
  • Clinical Evaluation of Normalized Metal Artifact Reduction in kVCT Using MVCT Prior Images (MVCT-NMAR) for Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning - Corrected Proof

    Moti Raj Paudel, Marc Mackenzie, B. Gino Fallone, Satyapal Rathee
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Purpose: To evaluate the metal artifacts in diagnostic kilovoltage computed tomography (kVCT) images of patients that are corrected by use of a normalized metal artifact reduction (NMAR) method with megavoltage CT (MVCT) prior images: MVCT-NMAR.Methods and Materials: MVCT-NMAR was applied to images from 5 patients: 3 with dual hip prostheses, 1 with a single hip prosthesis, and 1 with dental fillings. The corrected images were evaluated for visualization of tissue structures and their interfaces and for radiation therapy dose calculations. They were compared against the corresponding images…
  • Variability of Target and Normal Structure Delineation Using Multimodality Imaging for Radiation Therapy of Pancreatic Cancer - Corrected Proof

    Entesar Dalah, Ion Moraru, Eric Paulson, Beth Erickson, X. Allen Li
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Purpose: To explore the potential of multimodality imaging (dynamic contrast–enhanced magnetic resonance imaging [DCE-MRI], apparent diffusion-coefficient diffusion-weighted imaging [ADC-DWI], fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography [FDG-PET], and computed tomography) to define the gross tumor volume (GTV) and organs at risk in radiation therapy planning for pancreatic cancer. Delineated volumetric changes of DCE-MRI, ADC-DWI, and FDG-PET were assessed in comparison with the finding on 3-dimensional/4-dimensional CT with and without intravenous contrast, and with pathology specimens…
  • Direction-Modulated Brachytherapy for High-Dose-Rate Treatment of Cervical Cancer. I: Theoretical Design - Corrected Proof

    Dae Yup Han, Matthew J. Webster, Daniel J. Scanderbeg, Catheryn Yashar, Dongju Choi, Bongyong Song, Slobodan Devic, Ananth Ravi, William Y. Song
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Purpose: To demonstrate that utilization of the direction-modulated brachytherapy (DMBT) concept can significantly improve treatment plan quality in the setting of high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy for cervical cancer.Methods and Materials: The new, MRI-compatible, tandem design has 6 peripheral holes of 1.3-mm diameter, grooved along a nonmagnetic tungsten-alloy rod (ρ = 18.0 g/cm3), enclosed in Delrin tubing (polyoxymethylene, ρ = 1.41 g/cm3), with a total thickness of 6.4 mm. The Monte Carlo N-Particle code was used to calculate the anisotropic 192Ir dose distributions. An…
  • Stereotactic Radiation Therapy for Benign Meningioma: Long-Term Outcome in 318 Patients - Corrected Proof

    Emmanouil Fokas, Martin Henzel, Gunar Surber, Klaus Hamm, Rita Engenhart-Cabillic
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Purpose: To investigate the long-term outcome of stereotactic-based radiation therapy in a large cohort of patients with benign intracranial meningiomas.Methods and Materials: Between 1997 and 2010, 318 patients with histologically confirmed (44.7%; previous surgery) or imaging-defined (55.3%) benign meningiomas were treated with either fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (79.6%), hypofractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (15.4%), or stereotactic radiosurgery (5.0%), depending on tumor size and location. Local control (LC), overall survival (OS), cause-specific survival (CSS),…
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    Journal of Clinical Ultrasound

  • Fetal intracardiac rhabdomyoma in beckwith-wiedemann syndrome

    Ann Carolin Longardt, Andreas Nonnenmacher, Luitgard Graul-Neumann, Bernd Opgen-Rhein, Wolfgang Henrich, Christoph Bührer, Dieter Hüseman
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:24 pm
    ABSTRACT Fetal cardiac tumors are a rare finding in prenatal ultrasonography. Most of them are rhabdomyoma, which are thought to be pathognomonic for tuberous sclerosis complex. We present an infant with prenatally diagnosed cardiac rhabdomyoma (CR), who was found to suffer from Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS). This congenital overgrowth syndrome is characterized by macrosomia, macroglossia, omphalocele, hypoglycemia, and hemihypertrophy. BWS patients have an increased risk for formation of benign and malignant tumors, typically intra-abdominally located, but, to the best of our knowledge,…
  • Evaluation of retrobulbar blood flow with color doppler ultrasonography in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy

    Cihad Hamidi, Fatih Mehmet Türkcü, Cemil Göya, Mehmet Güli Çetinçakmak, Harun Yüksel, Memik Teke, Salih Hattapoğlu, Aslan Bilici
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:22 pm
    ABSTRACT BackgroundTo compare retrobulbar blood flow in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) and healthy subjects using color Doppler ultrasonography. MethodsThirty patients (age 23–54 years) with a first episode of acute CSC and 30 healthy controls (age 30–44 years) were evaluated. The peak systolic blood flow velocity, end-diastolic velocity (EDV), resistance index (RI), and pulsatility index (PI) were measured in the ophthalmic, posterior ciliary, and central retinal arteries. ResultsThe posterior ciliary and central retinal artery EDV were lower in the patient group…
  • Contrast-enhanced ultrasound characterization of renal mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma: Report of two cases

    Lixia Yan, Beijian Huang, Liyun Xue, Qing Lu, Jiexian Wen, Wenping Wang
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    ABSTRACT Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma of the kidney is a relatively rare pathologic entity that has recently been described in the World Health Organization 2004 renal cell carcinoma classification. We report two cases of mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma in which contrast-enhanced ultrasound was used. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2014
  • Solitary osteochondroma of the distal radius: A rare cause of carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosed using ultrasound

    Torsten Franz, Franck Marie Leclère, Marcel Gregor Rees
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    ABSTRACT Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy in the upper extremity. A rare case of carpal tunnel syndrome due to solitary osteochondroma arising from the metaphysis of the distal radius is presented. Preoperative diagnosis was suspected by physical examination and high-resolution sonography and confirmed by radiographs. Surgical treatment consisted of extended open carpal tunnel release and excision of the tumor. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2014
  • Thyroid tuberculosis mimics cancer on grayscale sonography and elastography

    Jian-hong Wang, Chun-ping Ning, Shi-bao Fang, Wei-wei Fu
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
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    Radiation Oncology - Latest Articles

  • Toxicity and cosmetic outcome of hypofractionated whole-breast radiotherapy: predictive clinical and dosimetric factors

    Patrizia Ciammella
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Purpose: The objective of this study is to evaluate toxicity and cosmetic outcome in breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant hypo fractionated radiotherapy to the whole breast, and to identify the risk factors for toxicity.Methods and materials: Two hundred twelve women with early breast cancer underwent conserving surgery were enrolled in the study. The patients received 40.05 Gy in 15 daily fractions, 2.67 Gy per fraction. The boost to the tumor bed was administered with a total dose of 9 Gy in 3 consecutive fractions in 55 women. Physician-rated acute and late toxicity and cosmetic…
  • Absorbable hydrogel spacer use in men undergoing prostate cancer radiotherapy: 12 month toxicity and proctoscopy results of a prospective multicenter phase II trial

    Matthias Uhl
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Background: Radiation therapy is one of the recommended treatment options for localized prostate cancer. In randomized trials, dose escalation was correlated with better biochemical control but also with higher rectal toxicity. A prospective multicenter phase II study was carried out to evaluate the safety, clinical and dosimetric effects of the hydrogel prostate-rectum spacer. Here we present the 12 months toxicity results of this trial. Methods: Fifty two patients with localized prostate cancer received a transperineal PEG hydrogel injection between the prostate and rectum, and then…
  • A comparison of long-term survivors and short-term survivors with glioblastoma, subventricular zone involvement: a predictive factor for survival?

    Sebastian Adeberg
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    ObjectiveLong-term survival is rare in patients with glioblastoma (GBM). We set out to determine prognostic factors for patients with favorable and poor prognosis in regard of tumor localization to the subventricular zone (SZV). Methods: We reviewed the clinical records, pre-operative and post-operative MRI imaging of 50 LTS long-term survivors (LTS) (>3 years) and 50 short-term survivors (STS) (<1 year) with glioblastoma. These groups were matched for clinical characteristics being consistently associated with prolonged or shortened survival. All patients had undergone initial surgery…
  • Dosimetric advantages of a ¿butterfly¿ technique for intensity-modulated radiation therapy for young female patients with mediastinal Hodgkin¿s lymphoma

    Khinh Voong
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Purpose: High cure rates for Hodgkin's lymphoma must be balanced with long-term treatment-related toxicity. Here we report an intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) technique that achieves adequate target coverage for mediastinal disease while minimizing high- and low-dose exposure of critical organs.Methods and materials: Treatment plans for IMRT and conventional anteroposterior-posteroanterior (AP-PA) techniques, with comparable coverage of the planning target volume (PTV), were generated for 9 female patients with mediastinal Hodgkin's lymphoma assuming use of inclined positioning,…
  • Influence of body mass index and periprostatic fat on rectal dosimetry in permanent seed prostate brachytherapy

    David Tiberi
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Purpose: We examined the influence of body mass index (BMI) and body fat distribution on rectal dose in patients treated with permanent seed brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer.Methods and materials: We analyzed 213 patients treated with I125 seed brachytherapy for localized prostate cancer. BMI and rectal dosimetry data for all patients were available. Data on visceral and subcutaneous fat distribution at the level of the iliac crest (n = 140) as well as the distribution of periprostatic and subcutaneous fat at the symphysis pubis level were obtained (n = 117). Fat distribution was…
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  • Exercise and Breast Cancer Risk (Again?!?!)

    Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A.
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:45 am
    Photo credit: Dr. Tricia McGhie Guess what! Breast cancer risk goes down with exercise. We’ve mentioned this in the past for premenopausal women. We’ve mentioned that a healthy BMI (body mass index) reduces risk. We’ve suggested going for a nice walk… but it gets better! You can do push-ups or go for a nice sprint! In a recent study, it was shown that exercise reduces breast cancer risk. Period. For all women, all risk levels, all ages – everyone. It’s just plain good for you! And if you’re an active mom – you’ll have healthier kids too – beat that! So in…
  • Resource for imaging guidance

    28 Mar 2014 | 2:35 am
    This is another nice little resource for guiding you on when to order imaging and which investigation to order. I wouldn’t say it is 100%, as with more specialization or with more complicated cases there are certain tests that are not included here, but it is fairly comprehensive. There is also a great little module, quiz included, on radiation protection that anyone who is involved in ordering diagnostic imaging should complete.   If it is some education you require then here are some…
  • Ultrasound and Pregnancy: The Third Trimester

    Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A.
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Whoa. Third trimester! The third trimester of pregnancy can be a kick in the ribs – literally! As the newest member of your family grows and moves, the closer the crown of the head moves toward the birth canal. This is something of a slow somersault. Often times, it’s noticeable by the kicking-in-new-places. But sometimes it’s not readily obvious. This doesn’t necessarily mean anything is wrong, but that may be a moment when your doctor would order a third trimester ultrasound. Here’s What To Expect: Third trimester ultrasounds are less common but not unheard of. Just as during…
  • Armstrong Diagnostic Imaging 6ed 2009

    27 Mar 2014 | 5:15 am
    100% Free Download Armstrong Diagnostic Imaging 6ed 2009 Format: pdf     Size: 76.2 mb
  • MRI Improves Detection of Higher Risk Prostate Cancer

    William C. Waller Jr., MD
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:19 am
    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) andMRI-guided prostate biopsy can greatly reduce the detection of low-risk prostate tumors while increasing detection of intermediate- and high-risk tumors, according to the findings of a recent study. Leslie C. Thompson, MBBS, FRACS, a consultant urologist at The Wesley Hospital and Wesley Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia, and colleagues compared multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) followed by MRI-guided biopsy (MRGB) with transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy (TRUSGB) in the detection of prostate cancer (PCa) in 223 biopsy-naïve men referred by urologists…
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  • Web Browsers did you know, from site point

    Dave Woeber
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Louis Lazaris Managing Editor SitePoint SitePoint Newsletter We all know that web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer are free to download and use, right? Leaving privacy and spying issues aside, while it is true that such software is free from a monetary perspective, the vendors producing the software are benefiting immensely. Here are some things you might not be aware of when it comes to browser software: Google pays browser vendors (like Mozilla) “search royalties” to include Google as the primary search engine on the browser. (source) In 2012 Mozilla had a…
  • Radiation Dose You Get When Holding the IR for a Swimmers Exposure

    Dave Woeber
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    This is a very important article for Radiographer’s and student’s. It was written by Dennis Bowman, radiographer at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. You can access this article here:  Radiation Dose You Get When Holding the IR for a Swimmers Exposure. Thank you Dennis for sharing this article.
  • CT in pregnant patient, From CTisus on Facebook

    Dave Woeber
    7 Feb 2014 | 5:42 am
    CT in pregnant patient This a very interesting case, see it on CTisus on facebook. Post by CTisus: Cutting edge information on body CT (Computed tomography).
  • News Details | Joint Commission

    Dave Woeber
    7 Feb 2014 | 4:52 am
    Joint Commission Announces New and Revised Diagnostic Imaging Standards Changes to be implemented in two phases beginning in July 2014 December 20, 2013 Read the report:   News Details | Joint Commission. Are you ready to comply with new radiation safety rules? By Neomi Mullens, contributing writer
  • Becoming a Radiologic Technologist: A Student’s Guide: from Choosing the Right School to Jump Starting Your Career

    Dave Woeber
    3 Feb 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Jeremy Enfinger RT(R) (Author) This book is intended be used as a resource for people interested in becoming a Radiologic Technologist. There are many aspects to researching schools, the health care job market, and keys to success within the field of radiology. There are also many pitfalls like non accredited institutions that claim to qualify students to be able to work in a hospital as an x-ray tech after completion of their program, but do not meet accreditation standards needed to acquire the necessary credentials. This guide will provide everything the potential x-ray student needs to…
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  • In which I take you on a tour of my apartment

    2 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    So I have alluded to my apartment and decorations many times. I have been told it looks like a combination yoga retreat, gypsy caravan, mad scientist lab, and healing shaman hut. I am very pleased by that comparison. I hear, despite my freaky shit, my apartment is very calming to be in. I thought since I just had my apartment re-done and am feeling particularly pleased with it, I would share some of my favorite things with you. It is obviously a work in progress. I still have X-Ray shadowbox nightlights to build. And I didn’t take pictures of the necklaces on every doorknob or the pictures…
  • my knee

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:48 pm
    These are X-Rays I got one time to get out of work because my knee was actually sore but I felt that I couldn’t get away with saying “Hey I can’t come in to work today because my knee hurts.” I don’t feel like that’s very convincing. So, I went and got X-Rays to legitimise my sick day and as a result was gifted with a day off to rest my knee and cool photos of my bones to add to my bone collection. Copyright 2014 Emrah Istrefi
  • It's X-ray day

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:29 pm
    today was appt day with the surgeon good news all around. just a sneak peek of what I’m working with i nabbed pics of my X-rays in the first pic we have obviously a side view of my patella (i know it’s hard to see because of the wire wrapped job going on) but it’s there and healed for the most part. June is the month where that wire comes out..yay!! In the second pic is a full aerial view of my femur bone The surgeon says it’s fully healed, yay!! In the bottom pic we have a close up pic of the aerial where you can see exactly where the break was.. the two screws will…
  • How to grill a lobster?

    2 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm
    How do you like your lobster?  I like them scientifically of course!  Did you really think I could talk about cooking?  The idea did come at a dinner though, last Saturday Charles and I were invited to eat some delicious crustaceans.  And once again, that made me wonder, what have we learned from them?  There must be something! We learned something from their eyes. Lobster, shrimp, and crayfish, have a special visual system adapted to their environment.  Living in the deep water, they need to be able to see in water with poor visibility.  Indeed, it appears that their eyes are well…
  • Dogs Are a WOman’s Best Friend: Breast Cancer and Canines

    Diagnostic Imaging Centers, P.A.
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Poodle and pink soccer ball by miriamwilcox via Flickr Copyright Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) With so much attention given to the fight against breast cancer, we constantly look for rays of hope – be they research, nonprofits, or people… This story provides hope in the form of a homeless dog. You may be surprised to learn that breast cancer occurs in unspayed female dogs. When a dog is not spayed they have extra estrogen in their systems and an increased risk of developing breast cancer. And just like in people, there is an…
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  • MRI of fruits and vegetables-Tasty!

    Sumer Sethi
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:34 am
    MRI technologist Andy Ellison used his professional training and access to advanced medical technology to capture cross-sections of various types of fruits and vegetables just like he normally would a human brain. Link Here: What Fruits and Vegetables Would Look Like Under an MRI ScannerFrom Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at Mail us at
  • Connecting the Dots Finally

    Sumer Sethi
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    DAMS SKY : India's First Medical Satellite Based Classroom NetworkConnected the almost entire country via satellite link for medical students for intensive discussion, something never been done before , thousands of students came to attend this session. Like Steve Jobs would have said: "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful that's what matters to me."From Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at Mail us at…
  • "Mint with a hole" in Radiology

    Sumer Sethi
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    The polo mint sign is a description given to a venous thrombosis on contrast enhanced CT imaging. When viewed in the axial plane, a thin rim of contrast persists around a central filling defect due to thrombus. This gives an appearance like that of the popular mint sweet, the polo, also referred to as the 'mint with a hole'.Case courtesy of Dr Ian Bickle, - view the whole case here ( Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at…
  • Reasons Physicians Commit Suicide

    Sumer Sethi
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    For every doctor who dies by suicide, friends, family, and patients are left to wonder why; may be super ego, super brain, super careerist lead some people to very high expectations for themselves which are bound to go unmet at some point and  lack of real, long term coping mechanisms for all their uber-realism of pain, suffering, sickness, aging and death.References:Pamela Wible MD, Why Physicians Commit SuicideHat tip Kevin MD BlogFrom Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at…
  • Radiology Joke- Not Satisfied with your report?

    Sumer Sethi
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Radiology Joke: A patient complained to the radiologist, "I've been to three other doctors and none of them agreed with your diagnosis." The radiologist calmly replied, "Just wait until the autopsy, then they'll see that I was right."Enough of clinicians judging our reports, we want to be checked only with the final confirmation. :-) :-)From Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at Mail us at
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  • Radiologic Technologist Job Hunt

    29 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    Today I went to Twitter and posted a slew of jobs I found in the San Diego area.  I know my fans aren’t all from around here, so I thought I would start a weekly regional job hunt covering a different region every Saturday morning from 7:00 a.m. to approximately 9:00 a.m. (or until I […]
  • #FreeJustina

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:32 am
    About 14 months ago at Boston Children’s Hospital, a teen named Justina Pelletier was removed from her parents’ custody and was moved from a traditional hospital room to a psychiatric ward.  The parents were accused of “medical child abuse”, or harming a child by pushing for unnecessary medical treatments.  She was initially brought to Boston Children’s for […]
  • An Open Letter to the California Radiation Health Branch

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Dear California Radiation Health Branch, I did some research yesterday on your website about the requirements for renewing my CA x-ray license and fluoroscopy permit, and found a couple of new requirements I was previously unaware of.  Thank goodness I happened upon this because I’m not due until September to renew and submit my continuing […]
  • Fukushima Fallout: Why is there no Awareness?

    9 Feb 2014 | 9:40 am
    When the nuclear power plant began to melt down in Fukushima after the devastating tsunami swept through the Japanese coast line, the US was there to provide relief efforts, as we should be.  But after initial assessments of the safety of the fallout zone provided by the Japanese government (according to the video below), it […]
  • Custom X-Ray Marker Giveaway!

    20 Dec 2013 | 9:30 pm
    a Rafflecopter giveaway To enter for your chance to win a free set of x-ray markers from Karmamarkers, simply do one or more of the following: Tweet about the giveaway (one entry per day) Like Karmamarkers on Facebook (one time only) Like Topics in Radiography on Facebook (one time only) Follow @Karmamarkers on Twitter (one […]
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  • The Top Accredited Sonography Schools in Crown Point, Indiana

    Lisa Parmley
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Crown Point, Indiana claims a hometown atmosphere and has carefully preserved many of its historical buildings. The ornate buildings in the Downtown Square and the old County Courthouse are filled with unique shops, small businesses and museums. Residents also focus on healthy outdoor lifestyles, swimming at Lake Michigan beaches and spending time in one of […]
  • 5 Accredited Ultrasound Technician Schools in Modesto, California and Nearby

    Lisa Parmley
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    Modesto is a city in California that has successfully blended urban living with small town charm. Located in the San Joaquin Valley, residents enjoy activities like rafting on the Stanislaus River and horseback riding at one of the many ranches. The food options cover the spectrum from meals at four-star restaurants to an abundance of […]
  • How to Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Infographic)

    Lisa Parmley
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:05 am
    Embed this infographic on your blog or website by copying the following code: Via: Ultrasound Technician Embed this infographic on your blog or website by copying the following code: Via: Ultrasound Technician Steps: How to Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer? 17 Sonography Scholarships
  • Associates Degree in Sonography Guide in 2014

    Lisa Parmley
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Sonographers perform diagnostic medical procedures that produce sonographic images of tissues, organs, and blow flow using high frequency sound waves. The Associates degree in sonography is a two-year post-secondary program and is the most common degree earned in this profession. The program curriculum represents a blend of hands-on laboratory work and coursework and required credits […]
  • Best Accredited Ultrasound Technician Schools in Fort Myers FL and Nearby

    Lisa Parmley
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Fort Myers, Florida has four large hospitals and medical centers within a 13-mile radius, presenting excellent employment opportunities for ultrasound technicians. There are plenty of ways to stay active, and many art and music events are held in the River District. Inland waterways make it possible for boaters and sportspeople to reach the Gulf of […]
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  • Radiology Technician Salary : How Much Can You Earn?

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Before we go into details about a radiology technician salary you may be interested in the following facts regarding this particular health profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the employment opportunities in the field of radiology is growing well above average.According to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) this career choice offers a promising future, job stability and a good salary The ASRT also say there is growing demand for services of radiology technicians and technologists and this is expected to increase as the human populations ages. As with…
  • Radiology Technician Job Overview

    23 Dec 2013 | 3:06 am
    If you want to become a radiology technician, you must be aware of the duties and responsibilities involved in a Radiology technician job. You need to evaluate and review the developed x-rays, computer generated information, or video tapes for determining whether the images can be used for diagnostic purposes or not. In order to ensure the safety of patients, you and the other staff, you must strictly follow the radiation safety measures and should use the protection devices. You need to observe patients during scanning and explain them its procedures for ensuring their safety and comfort.
  • Radiology Technician – Career , Scope, Job Description , Salary

    23 Dec 2013 | 2:41 am
    If you’re interested in working in the medical field, but only have a limited amount of time and money to invest in your education, one job which may interest you is that of radiology technician. You may also hear radiology technicians referred to ad radiologic technologists or medical radiation technologists, and sometimes “radiographers.” This is a job which only requires an associate’s degree, pays reasonably well, and offers many opportunities for advancement. Furthermore, those opportunities are only expected to increase over the coming years. In a world where many other fields…
  • Education & Certification Requirements for Ultrasound Technicians

    27 Oct 2013 | 11:37 pm
    Whether you are just starting your journey in the healthcare industry, or looking to explore a new direction in your field, the choice to become an ultrasound technician is a rewarding adventure. Performing an ultrasound is a science as much as it is an art. It requires the knowledge, technique, and creativity to diagnose pathologies efficiently and effectively. A career as an ultrasound technician will offer you the opportunity to challenge yourself with every procedure while also interacting closely with patients. Education Requirements Ultrasound Technicians perform an integral function in…
  • Ultrasound Technician Schools in California

    9 Sep 2013 | 11:28 am
    California the nation’s largest state provides plenty of opportunity for ultrasound technicians starting out in the state. At the present, there is high demand for trained sonographers so there has never been a better time for attending one of the ultrasound technician schools in California and experiencing what this excellent career has to offer. To become an ultrasound technician you will need to attend a college or certificate program that typically lasts two years. Most commonly, ultrasound technicians entering the field have earned an associate’s degree from one of the sonography…
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