What a year it’s been!
We continue to be amazed by the imaging teams around the country who commit so much of themselves to improving patient outcomes. It’s why we remain honored to help you celebrate your teams with free resources for National Rad Tech Week and Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month, and it’s why we strive every day to find solutions that will make your lives easier as imaging professionals.
As we reviewed our most popular publications of 2023, it became clear that many of you continue to rethink the limits of your profession. Insights into technology and what the future holds for MRI, CT and more were among our most viewed articles by far.
We’ll continue to bring you these insights and many more in 2024. Keep reading to see what caught the eyes of imaging pros around the country, and don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments if there’s something you’d like to see more of.
What’s New in MRI Technology — 2024 Edition
With so many technological advancements happening across all of healthcare, it’s easy to lose sight of the incredible evolution happening to one of the cornerstones of the hospital imaging experience: MRI.
2024 will continue to see a number of improvements to the MRI patient experience, the workflows of imaging teams and the systems that are crucial to ensuring the image is of the highest quality necessary to aid in a successful diagnosis.
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What’s New in Ultrasound Tech – 2023 Edition
While you weren’t looking, a lot has been happening in the field of ultrasound!
New technologies, new workflows, new best practices. Over just a few short years, the potential uses of ultrasound have grown exponentially, and that means exciting things for you and your imaging team.
Join us as we take a look at the latest developments in ultrasound you may have missed, even if you’re working on equipment that’s just a couple years old.
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How Much Does an MRI Scanner Cost?
Purchasing a new MRI scanner can be a lengthy, daunting process. Making the right decision means considering multiple options, features, and capabilities, then choosing the one system that is just right for your needs. You’ll likely consider a number of MRI vendors, each of whom claim to have the best technology, service and support.
What’s New in CT Systems and Scanner Technology: 2023 Edition
If it’s been a few years since your team has opted for a new Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, you might be surprised by the progress the technology has made.
New best practices that seek to enhance the patient experience like never before are being deployed regularly not just in large health systems, but even in smaller facilities where a state-of-the-art experience was once out of reach. And brand-new scientific breakthroughs have redefined the traditional limits of CT systems.
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Flat Panel Detector vs. Image Intensifier: What to Consider in a C-arm
From system features to equipment size, there are strengths for each of these technologies. If you’re in the market for a mobile surgical C-arm, the following information will help inform your research and your purchase decision as you look to expand the size or scope of your practice.
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Forensic Radiology: A Path Forward in Strengthening Forensic Science
Forensic science plays an increasingly significant role in the investigation and resolution of criminal activities.
As modern technology advances, it presents new opportunities for solving complex cases and enhancing the efficiency of forensic investigations. One of the most revolutionary developments in contemporary forensic science is the utilization of imaging techniques, particularly forensic radiology.
AUC Program Penalty Phase Suspended Indefinitely: We Answer Your Frequently Asked Questions
The penalty phase of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) program has been suspended until further notice.
CT and Cone Beam CT – What’s the Difference?
Both traditional computed tomography (CT) scanners and cone-beam CT (CBCT) scanners produce pictures of internal body structures. The x-rays use radiation from a radioactive contrast injected into the body to make cross-sectional images.
While both scanners undertake the same primary function, there are technical differences and outcomes that influence whether a standard CT or CBCT would be the best choice for a particular procedure, such as a lung tissue biopsy in interventional pulmonology.
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Top 10 Best Practices For Gender-Affirming Care
A significant number of gender-diverse individuals report having aversive experiences in healthcare settings. These include being provided inappropriate care, receiving unnecessary referrals to “gender specialists” (hint: there is no such thing) or outright being denied care.
We can all become gender-affirmative providers by becoming educated on what it means to identify as gender-diverse, making ourselves aware of barriers to care, and striving to be conscientious of creating a welcoming environment. In doing so, we can intentionally collaborate with our colleagues and places of employment to ensure excellent physical and mental healthcare is provided to our gender-diverse community.
MAGNETOM Free.Star .55T MRI System Cleared By FDA
Siemens Healthineers announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the MAGNETOM Free.Star, a cost-effective whole-body magnetic resonance (MR) scanner designed to help improve patient access to MRI. The second scanner on the High-V MR platform following the MAGNETOM Free.Max, the MAGNETOM Free.Star has a 60 cm patient bore and combines a 0.55 Tesla (0.55T) field strength with deep learning technologies and advanced image processing.
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