AHRA: Most practices still use CR, despite pay cut

The AHRA has released results from its 2017 survey on the use of computed radiography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AHRA hosts clinical decision-support summit AHRA, Canon award grants for patient initiatives MICI Q4: Political concerns don't roil admins' outlook Medicare to cut analog x-ray payments starting in 2017
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We present an unusual case of scimitar syndrome with associated recurrent pneumonia. We will briefly review the literature on scimitar syndrome as well as discuss how a predisposition to recurrent pneumonia may develop in this unusual variant of a rare clinical entity. PMID: 30775240 [PubMed]
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respir Med Case Rep Source Type: research
ConclusionThe lack of a strong correlation between dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and bone health index suggests that they may be assessing different parameters.
Source: Pediatric Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The objectives of this study were to define the role for surgery in the treatment of chronic low back pain (cLBP) and to develop a new classification of cLBP based on the pattern of injury.HypothesisSurgery may benefit patients with cLBP, and a new classification based on the injury pattern may be of interest.MethodA systematic literature review was performed by searching Medline, the Cochrane Library, the French public health database (Banque de Données en Santé Publique), Science Direct, and the National Guideline Clearinghouse. The main search terms were “back pain” OR “lumbar” OR &...
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
AbstractWe aimed to evaluate the identification performance achieved using biological fingerprints extracted from averaged chest radiographs and template-matching techniques for the prevention of left –right flipping mistakes. We produced averaged chest radiographs for each sex by averaging 100 posteroanterior chest radiographs. Further, 400 and 566 chest radiographs were used in consistency and validation tests, respectively, and they were flipped horizontally to produce flipped chest radiogra phs under the assumption that the left–right flipping mistake occurred. The correlation values obtained with chest rad...
Source: Radiological Physics and Technology - Category: Physics Source Type: research
zgerald The lack of a quantitative method to adequately assess fractured bone healing that has undergone fixation limits prognostic capabilities on patients’ optimal return to work. This paper addresses the use of vibrational analysis to monitor the state of healing of a plate-screw fixated femur and supplement the current clinical radiographic assessment. This experimental study involves an osteotomised composite femur specimen enclosed by modelling clay to simulate the damping effect of overlying soft tissues. Epoxy adhesives are applied to the fractured region and to simulate the healing process. With the ...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionDiagnostic accuracy of smartphone screens was similar to that of computer monitor for marginal gap detection.Clinical relevanceSmartphones are becoming a common daily tool. In this sense, it might be an important new aid in Dentistry, including radiographic evaluation, which could benefit patients and dentists.
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionPresently, unstable intertrochanteric femur fractures are treated commonly with intramedullary nailing devices. Various designs of intramedullary nail are introduced. The conventional Proximal Femoral Nail has given diverse outcome. Complications have also been noted with this implant. Newer designs like Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation-2 have been introduced for Asian population. The aim of our study was to compare the radiological and functional outcome of unstable intertrochanteric femur fracture treated with conventional Proximal Femoral Nail and Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation-2 in osteoporoti...
Source: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe impact of radiographic examination on changes in the treatment decision of primary molars made with visual inspection is modest. Changes are more frequent in children with higher caries experience and in proximal surfaces.Clinical relevanceThe benefits of the radiographic method for detecting caries in children, as a protocol in the diagnostic process, seem to be overestimated; the impact of this method on changes in treatment decision made by visual examination alone is low. Radiographs could be, however, useful in particular conditions, such as in children with high caries experience.
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Diagnosis of mortise instability in the apparent isolated lateral malleolus fracture can be challenging and often relies on stress radiography. Michelson, et al. first reported the utility of gravity stress testing to find mortise instability in a cadaveric study in which 8 cadavers underwent fibular osteotomy with deep deltoid transection.[1] When gravity stress was applied with the specimens mounted horizontally, lateral talar translation and tilt were noted. Three clinical series of supination external rotation ankle fractures have all separately demonstrated the effectiveness of manual external rotation stress testing ...
Source: Injury - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Technical Note Source Type: research
Authors: Siebuhr AS, Hušaková M, Forejtová S, Zegzulková K, Tomčik M, Urbanová M, Grobelná K, Gatterová J, Bay-Jensen AC, Pavelka K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Non-radiographic (nr-axSpA) and radiographic (AS) forms of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) share clinical features, but have different radiographic patterns. Radiographic progression is not associated with the current disease activity biomarkers. We investigated a matrix metalloproteinase mediated metabolite of C-reactive protein (CRPM) and two biomarkers of citrullinated vimentin (VICM and anti-MCV) as novel biomar...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
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