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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The optimal management of patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) is controversial. The study by Klarin et  al1 provides important novel information that challenges the theory claiming that medical treatment (MT) alone is adequate for the management of all patients with ACS and that prophylactic carotid endarterectomy is not justified in any of these patients.2 Klarin et al1 showed that 112 of 219 pat ients (50%) with radiographically confirmed first-ever carotid-related strokes did actually receive antiplatelet therapy before their stroke, and 121 of 219 patients (55%) received lipid-low...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
This study examined the diagnostic utility of MRI and radiographs among children with suspected sacroiliitis.Arthritis Research &Therapy
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news
Authors: Figliuzzi MM, Altilia M, Mannarino L, Giudice A, Fortunato L Abstract AIM: Combined surgical-orthodontic treatment of impacted maxillary canines has developed significantly in the last few years, regarding management of both hard and soft tissues and forces of traction. The aim of this report is to describe a combined surgical-orthodontic approach used to treat an impacted maxillary canine and to value the functional and esthetic results after 5 years of followup. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 13-year-old boy had been seen by surgeons in the Operative Unit of Orthodontics of Policlinico Tor Vergata in Rome....
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
ConclusionSupercharging the cancellous bone graft with bone marrow granulocytes precursors protect the site of infected non-union from recurrence of infection and bone resorption of the graft.
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionShort- to midterm outcomes of MoPyC prostheses are satisfactory and complications associated are low. The use of stem auto-expansion as a mode of obtaining primary fixation in radial head arthroplasty appears to be an effective solution for reducing the risk of painful loosening.
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Authors: Takahashi N, Lee C, Da Silva JD, Ohyama H, Roppongi M, Kihara H, Hatakeyama W, Ishikawa-Nagai S, Izumisawa M Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic property of intraoral bitewing radiographs (BTW) for early stage interproximal caries, and to compare them with periapical radiographs (PA) at different levels of caries progression. METHODS: A total of 241 interproximal surfaces of BTW and corresponding PAs were used. Seven teaching faculty consisting of 3 oral and maxillofacial radiologists, 2 operative faculty, and 2 prosthodontists evaluated the images. The observers ...
Source: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Dentomaxillofac Radiol Source Type: research
Authors: Xie Y, Xiang Y, Zhang D, Yao X, Sheng J, Yang Y, Zhang X Abstract Sarcomatoid carcinoma (SC) is an extremely rare and complicated malignant neoplasm that consists of both malignant epithelial components and atypical spindle cells that express an epithelial phenotype. The presents study reported a case of SC of the pancreas (SCP), along with a brief review of the literature. A 63‑year‑old man was admitted to The Second Hospital of Jilin University hospital with complaints of epigastralgia and jaundice of one month in duration. Based on preoperative laboratory blood tests and radiography, a mass at the d...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
AbstractCalvarial lesions are often asymptomatic and are usually discovered incidentally during computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. Calvarial lesions can be benign or malignant. Although the majority of skull lesions are benign, it is important to be familiar with their imaging characteristics and to recognise those with malignant features where more aggressive management is needed. Clinical information such as the age of the patient, as well as the patient ’s history is fundamental in making the correct diagnosis. In this article, we will review the imaging features of both common and unc...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated a new software scheme for scatter correction based on a simple radiographic scattering model where the intensity of the scattered x-rays was directly estimated from a single x-ray image using a weightedl1-norm contextual regularization framework. We implemented the proposed algorithm and performed a systematic simulation and experiment to demonstrate its viability. We also conducted some clinical image studies using patient ’s image data of breast and L-spine to verify the clinical effectiveness of the proposed scheme. Our results indicate that the degradation of image characteristics b...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Conclusion Distal radioulnar joint replacement with a semiconstrained prosthesis was an effective method to restore the function of the wrist and forearm. As the surgical anatomy and soft tissue envelope were compromised in these patients, additional surgical exposure is necessary, adding to the complexity in these patients. No radiographic loosening Level of Evidence This is a therapeutic level IV study. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Wrist Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research
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