Archive for the ‘radiology’ Category

Radiology swing arm shield

Radiology swing-arm shield 12 lbsSwing-Arm™ Scatter Shield® provides lower extremity protection for personnel close to the tube. 24″ W x 32″ L lead shield swings 180° along table. Ideal for cardiac cath, special studies, electrophysiology and the O.R. Available with mounting block for radiology tables or without block to mount on O.R. tables with standard [...]

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PACS radiology table

PACS Radiology Table PACS Radiology Table  Heavy-duty, tubular steel construction with tilting front and large concave waterfall surface to eliminate sharp edges and corners. 78″ x 46″ adjustable, split work surface goes from 24″ to 50″ w/height memory. Weight capacity of 300-lbs per work surface. Heavy-duty, tubular steel construction. Adjustable split work surface. Weight capacit [...]

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PET Scan,diagnostic role

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a unique type of imaging test that helps doctors see how the organs and tissues inside your body are actually functioning. The test involves injecting a very small dose of a radioactive chemical, called a radiotracer, into the vein of your arm. The tracer travels through the body [...]

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MSCT matches cardiac MRI for emergency myocardial infarction assessment

Multislice CT is just as accurate as MRI in assessing myocardial infarct size in an emergency setting, according to a recent study conducted by researchers in France and the U.S. The latest data validate previous findings suggesting delayed-enhancement myocardial CT correlates well with measures of infarction size done with cardiac MR. Infarct size is one [...]

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Safety: Radiation Exposure in X-ray Examinations

This information is reviewed by a physician with expertise in the area presented and is further reviewed by committees from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), comprising physicians with expertise in several radiologic areas. What are x-rays and what do they do? X-rays are forms of radiant [...]

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Ultrasound of Kidney with Hydronephrosis

Hydronephrosis [water - kidney condition] refers to a kidney with a dilated pelvis and collecting system. It can be caused by obstruction of the ureters or bladder outlet. Hydronephrosis can also result from reflux (retrograde leakage of urine from the bladder up the ureters to the renal pelvis. Rarely, some children have hydronephrosis without either [...]

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Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines

Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut could have serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because of these problems, you might not notice a [...]

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What is a pneumothorax? A pneumothorax is a collection of free air in the chest outside the lung that causes the lung to collapse. What are the types of pneumothorax? A spontaneous pneumothorax, also referred to as a primary pneumothorax, occurs in the absence of a traumatic injury to the chest or a known lung [...]

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Treating Acute Hemorrhagic Stroke

While there has been a virtual revolution in the treatment of ischemic stroke thanks to the advent of tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA), the options for reducing the potential for damage in hemorrhagic stroke are more limited. Nonetheless, progress is being made here, too — especially in the area of prevention. In addition, new research provides [...]

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Neuroimaging in Leukodystrophies: Conventional Brain MRI

Owing to its high sensitivity, MRI is the primary neuroimaging modality used to detect and characterize white-matter abnormalities in patients with leukodystrophies.[8,9] Several important contributions of MRI have been recognized.[7] First, MRI shows gross morphology and involvement of different brain structures or tissue classes. Typically, leukodystrophies are associated with increased T1 and T2 relaxation times [...]

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