Trump Administration Hits Brakes on Law to Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs Trump Administration Hits Brakes on Law to Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs

Critics worry the delays come at a steep cost: Medicare paying for millions of unnecessary exams and patients subject to radiation for no medical benefit.Kaiser Health News
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The "Optimum Volume" of Acrylic Cement Filling for Treating Vertebral Compression Fractures: A Morphometric Study of Thoracolumbar Vertebrae. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2019 Aug 20;: Authors: Dzierżanowski J, Winklewski PJ, Skotarczak M, Baczkowska-Waliszewska Z, Szmuda T, Zdanowski S, Radkowski M, Łuczkiewicz P, Czapiewski P, Słoniewski P, Szurowska E, Demkow U, Szarmach A Abstract Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a treatment option in vertebral compression fractures (VCF). The aim of the study was to propose the mathematical calculation of the "optimum volume" of acrylic cement filling of...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our study indicates that solid nodules have the highest risk of malignancy. Furthermore, the cytological evaluation of subsolid and partially calcified nodules is crucial for the accurate diagnosis and appropriate clinical management of lung nodule patients.
Source: CytoJournal - Category: Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
We report a case of a 46-year-old Chinese male who presented with six months history of abdominal pain, weight loss and rectal bleeding. Diagnostic colonoscopy revealed multiple aphthous ulcers within the ileo-caecal region and distal transverse colon, separated by normal mucosa, mimicking skip lesions of Crohn's colitis. Computer topography (CT) scan of the abdomen showed multiple circumferential thickenings involving predominantly the right colon. A clinical diagnosis of colonic Crohn's disease with possible perforation was made. An extended right hemicolectomy was performed due to uncontrolled rectal bleeding. Histopath...
Source: Malaysian Journal of Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Malays J Pathol Source Type: research
DiscussionMalignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) are uncommon sarcomatous tumors that are believed to be derived from Schwann cell or neighboring cells with perineurial differentiation. MTT is rarely reported in mediastinum, lung and heart (
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionRetrosternal goiter causes airway compromise in most patients. Surgery for such cases is a challenging procedure with higher rate of complications, CT-scan is the most single valuable tool in selecting patients for sternotomy before surgery but the final decision for sternotomy is best done during surgery. A team work between a thyroid surgeon and a thoracic surgeon will have better results.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionWe report a rare case of patient with synchronous liver metastases from gastric cancer who experienced stable disease for 7 years and 3 months following multidisciplinary modalities. Future trials are required to prospectively investigate the established regimen of multidisciplinary treatment.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and ImagingAuthor(s): Angi M. Christensen, Gary M. HatchAbstractFractography is the study of fracture surface morphology and its relationship to crack propagation. Recent work has demonstrated the utility of fractography for interpreting crack propagation and impact direction in fractured bones as part of forensic anthropological trauma analyses on skeletonized remains. In this proof-of-concept work, we assess whether the science of fractography can be applied using CT scans of bone fractures. For CT scans to have practical potential for...
Source: Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We present a case of a 60-year-old male patient presented with bilateral inguinal swelling associated with urinary hesitancy and intermittency. He had undergone transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair for a left inguinal hernia 8 years ago. CT scan confirmed the presence of a bilateral hernia with the bladder herniating bilaterally. He underwent an elective bilateral open Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionBased on the results of the meta-analysis, MRI may be the first choice for the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant salivary gland tumors for its relatively high diagnostic value. PET/CT tends to have greater accuracy than CT. Ultrasonography and RTE may help achieve better diagnostic outcomes if they are used in conjunction.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsSDC exhibits some specific CT features, and multiphase CECT imaging is useful in the differential diagnosis of salivary gland malignancies.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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