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The Role of a Medical Physicist in a Radiotherapy Center

Medical physicists apply their knowledge of physics and technical methods to all parts of medicine to conduct research, establish or refine theories, and solve problems related to human disease diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. A medical physicist brings…

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May 20, 2024
Digital Subtraction Angiography and CT Angiography

Digital Subtraction Angiography and CT Angiography

Subtraction is a post-processing technique that is used to eliminate high-density structures, such as bone, from CT images. A subtraction dataset is obtained by subtracting a non-contrast acquisition known as a mask image..

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May 2, 2024

Integration of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an umbrella term that includes the theory and development of computer systems that perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and prediction…

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April 19, 2024
Exploring Radiologic Technologists Careers: Options and Education in Radiology

Exploring Careers for Radiologic Technologists

Radiologic technologists, play a crucial role in the healthcare industry by operating on different imaging equipment and using various imaging techniques to diagnose and treat patients. Although radiologic technologists’ primary education…

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April 4, 2024
Stereotactic Radiosurgery - SRS and SBRT Techniques

Stereotactic Radiosurgery – SRS and SBRT Techniques

Radiation therapy is one of the most common methods used to treat cancer. It involves the use of high-energy radiation to destroy cancer cells. One of the radiation therapy techniques used is stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).

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March 18, 2024
Anatomical Variations Found in Cardiac CT

Anatomical Variations Found in Cardiac CT

Embarking on our exploration of the intricate marvel that is the human heart, we can’t help but ponder upon a fundamental inquiry: What is this vital organ, and where does it reside within the intricacies of our thoracic cavity?

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February 21, 2024
Innovations in Radiation Therapy: Current Advances and Impacts

Innovations in Radiation Therapy: Current Advances and Impacts

Cancer is a multigenic and multicellular disease that can arise from all cell types and organs. It remains the leading cause of death globally. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently estimated that 7.6 million deaths…

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February 6, 2024
A Rad Tech Guide to Effective Communication with Patients

A Rad Tech Guide to Effective Communication with Patients

Effective patient communication is a vital component of patient care that is sometimes overlooked and devalued. Communication is both an art and a science, with the art being the establishment of a human connection…

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January 22, 2024

Bariatric Procedures in CT

Obesity is a disease that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and around the world. Statistics show the percentage of adults aged 20 and over with obesity was 41.9% during the period of 2017-March to 2020…

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January 5, 2024
Rad tech - the Unsung Heroes in the Patient Care Process

Rad Techs – The Unsung Heroes in the Patient Care Process

Every patient who suffered from an illness will always remember his specialist and the nurse who supported him/her for the heroes they were and for the care they provided. There is no doubt that they deserve that recognition…

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November 9, 2023

Patient and Family Education in Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that involves the use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. It works by damaging the DNA inside cancer cells, which stops their ability to grow and divide. Radiation oncologists work with the other…

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November 3, 2023

3D FLAIR vs. 2D Dual echo T2/DP in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is considered as an autoimmune chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). It is one of the most common causes of disability in young adults. The cause of MS remains unknown despite many years of research .Its development, however, is…

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October 16, 2023

Brain Imaging in Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, has become an alarming public health concern as the global population continues to age. Characterized by cognitive decline, memory loss, and a host of behavioral changes…

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September 20, 2023

From Patient to Technologist: A Serious Case of Scoliosis

Born and raised in sunny Jamaica, Kamala Anderson grew up learning the importance of community and helping others. Her journey as a young girl suffering from scoliosis delved her into a medical world she has never quite departed…

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September 7, 2023

Unveiling “Verheij Syndrome”: MRI Findings Illuminate a Unique Clinical Feature

In the vast and intricate realm of human genetics, there exists a myriad of rare disorders that continue to challenge researchers and medical practitioners alike. One such puzzling condition is Verheij syndrome, a rare genetic disorder…

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August 21, 2023

Facility Safety Management in Radiation Therapy

For more than a century, radiation has been used safely to treat cancer patients. The potential dangers of ionizing radiation were recognized early on, leading to procedures that minimize worker and public exposure to radiation…

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August 8, 2023

Advantages of Virtual Reality for patients requiring an MRI exam

Among medical imaging techniques, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been shown to be the safest and most precise. Nonetheless, despite its non-invasive and painless nature, an MRI exam remains troublesome and unpleasant…

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July 11, 2023

Dr. Alan L. Hart: The forgotten hero in the history of Tuberculosis screening

Medical journals left in hordes, files of patients that would never be consulted again, furniture and paintings that had just been installed, and a barren little medical clinic in Gardinier, Oregon, left without a practitioner, who had only occupied it…

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June 27, 2023
The transition from a rad tech to an application specialist

The transition from a rad tech to an application specialist

One morning, a lady arrived, with her fancy black leather suitcase, greeted us with a large smile, introducing herself as an applications specialist, coming from abroad to teach us how to make the most out of our new machine. Seeing her for the first time, I felt a desire to be…

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June 22, 2023

CT Contrast Agents, Extravasation, and Treatment: Rad Tech Fundamentals

Patient care is the most important component of any CT examination. This includes communication with the patient, the procedures that are completed prior to starting an exam, during the exam and finally following the CT examination…

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June 12, 2023

What is the Rad Tech salary range in the US by state and modality?

Whether you are a prospective student looking to the world of radiologic technology to enter the world of healthcare rather quickly, or a seasoned tech making sure you’re getting paid your worth, it’s always good to check…

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June 1, 2023
Basic principles in trauma radiography

Basic principles in trauma radiography

Improvisation, on the radiographer’s part, is a large component of trauma radiography. The need to know the theory involved in the procedures you perform is essential and the ability to critically think your way through the procedures and make…

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May 26, 2023
The touching story of a young cancer patient and a rad tech hero

The touching story of a young cancer patient and a rad tech hero

One day in 2014, a 4-year-old child came into the radiation department for an abdominal tumor treatment. She, like every other youngster – and even most adults – was scared. We had to prepare her mentally and emotionally for the procedure.

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May 15, 2023
The Importance of MRI Safety Education

What the Recent MRI Disaster Teaches Us About the Importance of MRI Safety Education

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a powerful tool allowing healthcare professionals to peer into the human body without the risks of ionizing radiation like in the case of the scanner or X-ray. However, with this great power comes great risk of misuse.

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May 5, 2023

The Last Fraction: straddling the lines of friend, caretaker and rad tech

It was a normal day in the radiotherapy center, the patients were awaiting their treatments as others were being prepared. The daily QA was done and we were ready to start effecting treatments. I was preparing my first patient and…

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March 29, 2023
The Underrepresented Role of Rad Techs in Medical TV

The Underrepresented Role of Rad Techs in Medical TV

Medical TV has never been known for its precision nor its commitment to realistic medical procedures. Rather, it presents an enticing fantasy in which doctors are faced with the rarest diseases, and can solve them satisfyingly…

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February 23, 2023
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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November 7, 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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November 4, 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 4, 2022

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 4, 2022
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 4, 2022
Helping to Detect Breast Cancer with Artificial Intelligence

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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November 4, 2022
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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November 4, 2022
Dedicated Research 1 in breast CT scan

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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November 4, 2022
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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November 4, 2022
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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November 4, 2022
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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November 4, 2022
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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November 4, 2022
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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November 4, 2022
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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November 4, 2022
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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November 4, 2022