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

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

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

The Role of Chest Radiography in the Diagnosis of COVID

January 10, 2022
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 in conjunction...
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MR-Linac: Advances in Radiation Therapy

November 12, 2021
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 precision...
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Portable CT Scanner: An Overview for RTs

November 12, 2021
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 a mobile full-body CT...
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Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medical Imaging

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medical Imaging

November 12, 2021
Virtual reality and augmented reality, which are commercially accessible for the entertainment and gaming industries (and quite fun!), are coming to medicine, and to medical imaging in particular...
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artificial intelligence breast cancer

Helping to Detect Breast Cancer with Artificial Intelligence

October 6, 2021
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...
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Rad Techs in Lebanon Face Unprecedented Crises

Rad Techs in Lebanon Face Unprecedented Crises

August 24, 2021
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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Dedicated CT Imaging of the Breast

Dedicated CT Imaging of the Breast

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

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

March 15, 2021
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 your annual mammogram...
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Low-Dose Radiation Therapy: A New COVID-19 Treatment

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

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

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

January 7, 2021
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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RSNA 2020 Virtual Conference

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

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

Radiologic technologists: Guarding the Frontlines during COVID-19

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

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

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

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

October 7, 2020
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 technologists (R.T.®)...
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