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Infection Prevention and Measures in the Radiology Department for COVID-19

Infection Prevention and Control Measures for COVID-19

In December 2019, a cluster of patients with pneumonia associated with a novel coronaviruses were registered in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. This virus was officially named by the World Health Organization…

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January 12, 2022
The Role of Chest Radiography in the Diagnosis of COVID-19

The Role of Chest Radiography in the Diagnosis of COVID

Chest radiography (CXR) is a widely available baseline radiological modality in evaluating symptomatic patients with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Serial changes can help in monitoring the patients…

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January 10, 2022

MR-Linac: Advances in Radiation Therapy

It is critical for RTTs to keep up with advances in technology in the field in order to provide the best quality care to patients. In this article, we introduce the MR-linac, a powerful tool that has allowed for unprecedented…

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November 12, 2021

Portable CT Scanner: An Overview for RTs

CT scanner technology has evolved so much, not only does it allow for higher-quality multi-functional imaging and easier transport to the patient’s point of care, but these days, mobile healthcare units even offer…

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November 12, 2021
Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medical Imaging

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medical Imaging

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), which are commercially accessible for the entertainment and gaming industries (and quite fun!), are coming to medicine, and to medical imaging and radiology…

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November 12, 2021
artificial intelligence breast cancer

Helping to Detect Breast Cancer with Artificial Intelligence

Digital mammography is currently the standard modality for early breast cancer detection, but as with every screening tool, it has its limitations. In an effort to reduce and overcome those limitations. In an effort to reduce and…

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October 6, 2021
Rad Techs in Lebanon Face Unprecedented Crises

Rad Techs in Lebanon Face Unprecedented Crises

RTs struggle to keep themselves going and to provide patient care as Lebanon’s fuel, electricity, and economic crises throw the country and its hospitals into darkness. We are aware that all healthcare staff are affected…

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August 24, 2021
Dedicated CT Imaging of the Breast

Dedicated CT Imaging of the Breast

This article is part of our series on computed tomography (CT). Here, we address breast anatomy, physiology, and pathologies, as well as the history of dedicated breast CT imaging systems. This article also includes an overview of…

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March 30, 2021
Radiologic Technologists (Rad techs): The Most Important Health Care Professionals

Radiologic Technologists: The Most Important Health Care Professionals You’ve Never Heard Of

Radiologic technologists: they are the third largest group of healthcare professionals in the nation, and you’ve probably never even heard of them. Maybe you’ve met one before when you broke your arm or when you went for…

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March 15, 2021
Low-Dose Radiation Therapy: A New COVID-19 Treatment

Low-Dose Radiation Therapy: A New COVID-19 Treatment

This article is part of our series on radiation therapy. It describes an experimental treatment for COVID-19 that uses low-dose radiation techniques, discusses the possibility of treating patients with lung inflammation…

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January 25, 2021
Coping with Stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Suggestions for Rad Techs

Coping with Stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Suggestions for Rad Techs

The United States has rung in the new year with surging numbers of coronavirus cases. Hospitals in many states, particularly in the West and South, are overwhelmed by patients in need. The situation is dire and worsening…

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January 7, 2021
RSNA 2020 Virtual Conference

Low Attendance at RSNA 2020 Virtual Conference: Losses for RSNA and the Field of Radiology?

On November 29, 2020, the 106th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) kicked off—in cyberspace. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the RSNA canceled its in-person annual…

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December 9, 2020
Radiologic technologists (Rad techs): guarding the frontlines during COVID-19

Radiologic technologists: Guarding the Frontlines during COVID-19

There’s a line of patients waiting for you, and it’s not certain if one, some, or all are infected with COVID-19. But it is suspected that they have it. That’s why they’ve been sent to you. You have to touch them, position their bodies…

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October 7, 2020
Mammography Technologists (mammographers) during the COVID-19 Pandemic

What It Means to Be a Mammography Technologist during the COVID-19 Pandemic

When you think about the medical professionals at high risk of contracting COVID-19, mammography technologists probably don’t come readily to mind, if they come to mind at all. . You probably think of doctors…

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October 7, 2020
ARRT® guidance and COVID-19 Pandemic

ARRT® Guidance & COVID-19: Important Updates For RTs

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT®) is keeping a close watch on the situation to take measures that would reduce the impact on its community of radiologic…

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October 7, 2020