Report: Ky. black lung law targets 1 radiologist

A law passed in Kentucky earlier this year that stripped radiologists of the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ky. bill lets radiologists again read black lung x-rays Federal bill promotes x-ray screening for black lung X-ray detects resurgence of black lung in coal miners Report: Federal black lung fund running low on cash Miners propose state-run black lung program in W.Va.
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SHIMADZU MobileDaRt Evolution (MX8 Version), Mobile X-Ray System Product Usage: This device is intended to be used to take a film, CR or general radiography of patients in the hospital who cannot move and/or of outpatients in emergency. Exposure can be captured on film, CR or Digital Radiography (DR).
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Feeding Tube Metric, disposable, sterile, 100 eaches per sales unit. Labeled as: xray CH05/40CM and xray CH08/40CM Product Usage: Duodenal and Stomach Gastroenterology Tubes are sterile disposable devices which may be inserted through the nose or mouth via the esophagus into the stomach or duodenum to assist in the drainage of gastric contents, decompression of the stomach or duodenum, or for obtaining a specimen of gastric contents. The device is intended to administer medication or fluids, and enteral feeding.
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Rayfield Byrd knows when it’s time to wake up every morning. The 68-year-old Oakland, Cal., resident hears a voice from the living room offering a cheery good morning. Except Byrd lives alone. A little after 8 a.m. each day, a small yellow robot named Mabu asks Byrd how he’s doing. Byrd has Type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, and about three years ago, he had surgery to implant a microvalve in his heart to keep his blood flowing properly. To stay healthy, he takes four medications a day and needs to exercise regularly. To make sure his heart is still pumping effectively, his doctor needs to stay on to...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Life Reinvented medicine Source Type: news
Conclusion: In conclusion, this study provided a “normal” range for the relationship of the proximal lateral tibial plateau relative to the lateral femoral condyle. The lateral femoral epicondyle is generally aligned with the lateral tibial articular margin. The relationship between the lateral tibial plateau, lateral femoral epicondylar surface, and lateral femoral articular surface is constant from side to side. This technique is reproducible in the setting of fracture, and templating off of the contralateral uninjured knee may be beneficial in tibial plateau fracture surgery.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionTraumatic peri-implant fractures can occur, even 2  years after arthroscopically assisted ACJ reconstruction. This needs to be considered when planning for surgical intervention in acute ACJ disruption, especially in a high-risk population.Level of evidenceTherapeutic study, Level IV.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Abstract Currently, most of the X-ray spectral detectors can extract signals in a fixed number of energy bins, which inevitably reduces the dynamic range and energy resolution of the imaging system. Inspired by the idea of dynamic thresholding, we previously proposed a pixel architecture and the energy-resolving method for layered edge-on detector. However, the complicated energy exchange mechanism of X-rays in the detector had not been considered, which affects the practical application of the layered detectors. In this paper, we modify the energy-depositing model of X-ray photons and propose a reconfigurable ene...
Source: Physics in Medicine and Biology - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Phys Med Biol Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeVarious spinal and rib cage parameters measured from complex examinations were found to be correlated with preoperative pulmonary function tests (PFT). The aim was to investigate the relationship between preoperative rib cage parameters and PFT using biplanar stereoradiography in patients with severe adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.MethodsFifty-four patients, 45 girls and nine boys, aged 13.8  ± 1.2 years, with Lenke 1 or 2 thoracic scoliosis (>  50°) requiring surgical correction were prospectively included. All patients underwent preoperative PFT and low-dose biplana...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusion Conservative treatment of the distal radioulnar joint allowed an almost ad integrum recovery, concerning strengths and range of motion. It allows a better functional recovery, without increasing the risk of recurrence. [...] 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
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Radiation Physics and ChemistryAuthor(s): S. Kaewjaeng, S. Kothan, W. Chaiphaksa, N. Chanthima, R. Rajaramakrishna, H.J. Kim, J. KaewkhaoAbstractThe La2O3 added in (80-x) B2O3:10SiO2:10 CaO:xLa2O3 glass (where x = 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 mol%) were prepared by melt-quenching technique have been investigated for x-ray shielding, physical and optical properties. The density of the glass samples found to increase which increasing La2O3 concentrations. The transmission spectra result demonstrated that the glass samples had high transparency similar with commercial wind...
Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry - Category: Physics Source Type: research
Recently we had a patient admitted for a diagnosis that did not really fit his problem representation. The diagnosis was a convenient one, and easily treated. He initially responded to treatment and we discharged him. The diagnosis assumption nagged at me, but I did not push forward with a test that my mind wanted. A week later he returned (the dreaded readmission), with the same symptoms. The admitting resident expanded the treatment for the same diagnosis. The next morning on seeing the patient we were even more uncomfortable than on the first admission. As often happens, this is a story of community acquired p...
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