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Innovations in CT imaging of acute stroke

I found this article very informative and educational, and I wanted to share it.

Innovations in CT imaging of acute stroke: Adding value, reducing dose, improving consistency, by Anne Marie McLellan, DO, Idoia Corcuera-Solano, MD, and Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR.

Stroke remains a leading cause of mortality and permanent disability worldwide. Brain imaging plays a crucial role in early diagnosis and yields essential information regarding tissue integrity, a factor that is determinant in identifying patients likely to benefit from thrombolytic therapy. Readily available in most settings, computed tomography (CT) maintains a dominant role in the evaluation of patients with acute stroke. In this paper, we discuss several innovations in per- fusion and CT angiography of acute stroke, which have an impact on quality, consistency, and radiation dose.

Radiologists hit hard by CT code bundling!!

Shared Story from the Auntminnie CT Community

Radiologists hit hard by CT code bundling By Kate Madden Yee, staff writer

April 29, 2014 — When reimbursement codes for CT of the abdomen and pelvis were bundled in 2011, there was a dramatic 29% reduction in imaging payments for these procedures, according to a study in the May issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Radiologists were the most affected, concluded the researchers from Thomas Jefferson University.

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Bras help cut chest CT radiation dose.

After all the years of  in CT, I always thought this was true. Now we have a study.

Brassieres help cut chest CT radiation dose
By Eric Barnes, staff writer

May 5, 2014 — Wearing a bra during a chest CT scan can significantly reduce dose to radiosensitive tissues by holding breast tissue within the lower-dose region created by tube-current modulation techniques, concludes a new study in the May issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology

Read the entire article at CT Community Auntminnie

Leading Radiological Technologist gets Punishment for Falsifying 1,300 Mammogram Reports



Authorities have announced up to six-month sentence in a state detention center for a former radiology technician after she admitted falsifying nearly 1,300 mammogram reports at a Georgia hospital.

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I don’t understand how someone in our profession could put patients at risk!!

My recommendations for the ARRT CT Registry

My recommendations for the ARRT CT Registry:

These are the materials I’ve gathered as resources for the ARRT CT registry. If you are looking for material from the ARRT about the registry,  you need to download these pdf files from the ARRT site.

If your a member of the ASRT here are probably the best study guides for the registry $$$$ ASRT CT Registry Review

Best Study Review book: Mosby’s Exam Review for Computed Tomography, 2e [Paperback] by Daniel N. DeMaio BS RT(R)(CT) $$$$ Amazon

Online CT Review Courses: CTtutor $$$$ I just added this site, and highly recommend that you visit and check it out.

Medical Imaging Consultants MIC $$$$ ( There have been very many technologists who have had success with this course, including tech’s that I worked with in the past).

Outstanding online learning web sites: CTisus Multi-slice helical CT physics and technology, (older information, but a good resource)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Contrast (From CTISUS)

If you have any questions about the registry or these web sites please let me know, I would by happy to try and answer them for you.

Dave’s Places in Radiology is now offline.

Attention to the followers of my website Dave’s Places in Radiology.

After nearly 18 years of being online with my website, Dave’s Places in Radiology, it with deepest regrets that I have closed the site due to low volume, and competition with search engines, social and new radiology sites. The domain name license for the site will expire next year March 2015, you can contact AT&T Yahoo webhosting, if you would like to buy the domain name.

I would like to thank the hundreds of friends from around the world that I’ve met over the years, your support has been tremendous, and to the hundred of thousands of radiographers, student radiology students, and radiologists that used the site for research and resources on the field of radiology.

I have listed the most important sites here on the radiology portal, that were on my old site, I hope you’ll find them useful, and if you have any comments please let me know.