Evidenced-based radiology? A single-institution review of imaging referral appropriateness including monetary and dose estimates for inappropriate scans

ConclusionA significant amount of inappropriate radiographs continue to be requested and performed, exposing patients to needless ionizing radiation and wasting staff members time at a financial cost. Interventions are needed to decrease inappropriate referrals.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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This article describes the combined use of the immediate dentoalveolar restoration (IDR) technique and the osseodensification implant site preparation method to improve immediate implant primary stability in periodontally compromised extraction sites. Positioning of soft and hard tissues was evaluated in two clinical cases in which the IDR technique and the osseodensification implant site preparation method were used to replace teeth at sites with severe alveolar bone loss. The results were analyzed by clinical assessment, photography, radiography, and computed tomography scans. Based on this preliminary study, the use of ...
Source: International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Tags: Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent Source Type: research
Condition:   Fracture Interventions:   Device: Tomo-E scan;   Device: Radiograph Sponsors:   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill;   North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: There is a high frequency of IFs, yet not all of them require immediate medical attention. The low prevalence of threatening IFs emphasizes that CBCT should not be considered a substitution for conventional radiographs, but when used, the scans should be evaluated by a maxillofacial radiologist. PMID: 31216179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Dentomaxillofac Radiol Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: Human Pathology: Case Reports, Volume 17Author(s): Whitney L. Reid, Jesse L. Cox, Karen L. Pennington, Philip McCarthy, Vishal M. Kothari, Samuel M. CohenAbstractSmall bowel obstruction (SBO) is a commonly encountered medical condition, typically a result of extrinsic causes, including post-operative adhesions. Less frequently, intrinsic and intraluminal factors may cause obstruction. Barium sulfate is a widely used contrast agent for radiography of suspected SBO, though it is rarely encountered in histologic sections and is an uncommon cause of SBO. Here, we present a case of a pati...
Source: Human Pathology: Case Reports - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
ConclusionPer-visit out-of-pocket expenditure increases for private insurance ED visits were predominantly related to overall increases in per-visit total expenditure.
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyze the primary stability of dental implant in maxillary and mandibular anterior and posterior regions using a finite element analysis.Materials and methodsCBCT images of maxillary and mandibular regions were collected from patients’ radiographic data and transformed to 3D models. A Straumann Dental implant was inserted in each bone model and then pulled-out, where amount von-Mises stress was obtained and analyzed for each. A comparison between the insertion and the pull-out was evaluated.ResultsTwenty-four images were randomly selected for analysis from 122 scans. In both the insertion and th...
Source: The Saudi Dental Journal - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsPersistent oral N-acetylcysteine may be an alternative treatment option for secondary PAP.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
This study included a series of imaging data from 129 patients who had visited our orthopedic clinic from January 2011 to December 2014. First, we prepared a test to measure orthopedic practitioners' reading ability. Second, educational material was created. Third, the effectiveness of the educational material was verified by having orthopedic trainees take a pre-test and post-test. The test contained plain radiographic data of 12 patients with lesions and 6 without lesions. The educational material included plain radiographic data from 30 patients with typical findings of bone metastasis and diagnostic magnetic resonance ...
Source: Journal of Nippon Medical School - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: J Nippon Med Sch Source Type: research
This study analysed the prevalence of cervical spine instability in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients following at a single centre in Basrah.Patients and methodsData were collected directly from patients through cervical spine examinations. Each patient was sent for dynamic (flexion and extension) lateral cervical radiographic imaging to assess the presence of atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS), superior migration of the odontoid (SMO) and sub-axial subluxation (SAS). Patients with positive radiographic findings were sent for MRI scans of the cervical spine to assess neurological compression.ResultsThe prevalence rate of cerv...
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionPrimary adenocarcinoma of the jaw is extremely rare, except for 2–3% central mucoepidermoid carcinomas. The possibility of a metastatic tumor should be a consideration when encountering unusual histomorphology of an adenocarcinoma in the jaw bone.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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