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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515586/utility-of-supplemental-screening-with-breast-ultrasound-in-asymptomatic-women-with-dense-breast-tissue-who-are-not-at-high-risk-for-breast-cancer
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Geetika A Klevos, Fernando Collado-Mesa, Jose M Net, Monica M Yepes
OBJECTIVE: To assess the results of an initial round of supplemental screening with hand-held bilateral breast ultrasound following a negative screening mammogram in asymptomatic women with dense breast tissue who are not at high risk for breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant, Institutional Research Board approved study was performed at a single academic tertiary breast center. Informed consent was waived...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514911/action-learning-across-the-decades
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Ken Eason
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore how action learning concepts were used in two healthcare projects undertaken many decades apart. The specific purpose in both cases was to examine how action learning can contribute to shared learning across key stakeholders in a complex socio-technical system. In each case study, action learning supported joint design programmes and the sharing of perspectives about the complex system under investigation. Design/methodology/approach Two action learning projects are described: first, the Hospital Internal Communications (HIC) project led by Reg Revans in the 1960s...
May 2, 2017: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502973/the-job-competency-of-radiological-technologists-in-korea-based-on-specialists-opinion-and-questionnaire-survey
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Chang-Seon Lim, Yang-Sub Lee, Yong-Dae Lee, Hyun-Soo Kim, Gye-Hwan Jin, Seong-Youl Choi, Yera Hur
Purpose: Although there are over 40,000 licensed radiological technologists (RTs) in Korea, job competency standards have yet to be defined. This study aims to clarify the job competency of Korean RTs. Methods: A task force team of 11 professional RTs were recruited in order to analyze the job competency of domestic and international RTs. A draft for the job competency of Korean RTs was prepared. A survey was then conducted sampling RTs and the attitudes of their competencies were recorded from May 21 to July 30, 2016...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501751/the-state-of-everyday-quantitative-eeg-use-in-canada-a-national-technologist-survey
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Marcus C Ng, Kara Gillis
PURPOSE: This study sought to determine the state of quantitative EEG (QEEG) use in Canada, as QEEG may provide a partial solution to the issue of escalating EEG demand against insufficient health care resources. METHODS: A 10-item survey questionnaire was administered to participants at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Electroneurophysiology Technologists, which was held in parallel with the annual meeting of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation...
May 5, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500092/patient-centered-radiation-safety
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Benjamin W Roberts
Some suggest radiation safety is evolving from a provider-centered process to a more patient-centered approach. This shift places additional responsibility on radiologic technologists to educate patients about the possible risks and benefits of medical radiation exposure so patients can be equal partners in their care. This article discusses the ethics of radiation protection and the development of the patient-centered approach, and the radiologic technologist's role in ensuring patient-centered radiation safety is addressed...
May 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500091/forensic-age-estimation-using-the-medial-clavicular-epiphysis-a-study-review
#6
Mary B Buckley, Kevin R Clark
PURPOSE: To discuss current literature evaluating the medial clavicular epiphysis to assess an individual's age using various imaging modalities. METHODS: Four scholarly research databases were searched to find studies that examined living subjects. Several articles were included that used cadavers, and a textbook was used to detail the anatomy of the clavicle. Thirty-nine articles were analyzed. RESULTS: The literature indicated that several imaging modalities, including conventional radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and sonography, are being used to evaluate the medial clavicular epiphysis to estimate an individual's age in the forensic context...
May 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499659/-spinal-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-french-assessment-in-2016
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I Pougnet, E Jaegle, R Garcia, F Tessier, J C Faivre, G Louvel, E Gross, L Gonzague, M Benchalal, A Ducteil, S Supiot, D Autret, J B Clavier, X Mirabel, A Bellière, D Wdowczyk, S Heymann, I Barillot, B de La Lande, V Passerat, M P Sunyach, F Lipinski, D Thibouw, F Guichard, B Chauvet, J Thariat, A Arnaud
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiotherapy to vertebral column remains uncommon practice and only relevant in selected group of patients. The main objective of the study was to describe the current state of medical practices of stereotactic body radiotherapy to vertebral column in France in 2016 and to assess the diversity of practices to identify areas for improvement and establish a common database set for this technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was written with contribution of a medical physicist, a radiation oncologist, an information technologist and a radiotherapy resident...
May 9, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473461/nuclear-medicine-technologist-s-perception-and-current-assessment-of-quality-a-society-of-nuclear-medicine-and-molecular-imaging-technologist-section-snmmi-ts-survey
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April Mann, Mary Beth Farrell, Jessica Williams, Danny Basso
In 2015, the SNMMI-TS launched a multi-year quality initiative to help prepare the technologist workforce for an evidence-based healthcare delivery system that focuses on quality. To best implement the quality strategy, the SNMMI-TS first surveyed technologists to ascertain their perception of quality and current measurement of quality indicators. Methods: An internet survey was sent to 27,989 email contacts. Questions related to demographic data, perceptions of quality, quality measurement, and opinions on the minimum level of education are discussed in this manuscript...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467334/quality-control-on-radiochemical-purity-in-technetium-99m-radiopharmaceuticals-labelling-three-years-of-experience-on-2280-procedures
#9
Claudio Maioli, Giovanni Luciniani, Aldo Strinchini, Luca Tagliabue, Angelo Del Sole
OBJECTIVE: the purpose of this study was to offer an example of evaluations of the ISO9001 certified internal quality assurance (QA) system of 99mTc-radiopharmaceutical preparations and quality control in vivo use, using industrial kits and generators in order to identify possible sources of errors in the procedures labeling and quality control procedures. METHODS: The study was performed at a single institution over a period of three years (July 1st, 2011 - July 1st, 2014), and included a total of 2280 radiopharmaceutical preparations prepared by four different technologists...
April 28, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466251/establishment-of-the-u-l-t-r-a-measurement-rating-system-for-anterior-urethral-stricture
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Lei Chen, Rui Hou, Chao Feng, Xinru Zhang, Diancheng Li, Jie Chen, Bing Hu
PURPOSE: Anterior urethral stricture treatments are various, and comprehensive consideration should be given in selecting individualized treatment programs, which must be combined with the patient's stricture, length, complexity, and other factors. At present, there is no standard for the clinical description of the anterior urethral stricture for the selection of the characteristic index, and most of the indicators are qualitative information. In order to achieve consistent decisions and effective comparisons, it is imperative to establish a standardized description system...
May 2, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454598/the-accuracy-night-to-night-variability-and-stability-of-frontopolar-sleep-electroencephalography-biomarkers
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Daniel J Levendowski, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Charlene Gamaldo, Mindy Cetel, Robert Rosenberg, Philip R Westbrook
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To assess the validity of sleep architecture and sleep continuity biomarkers obtained from a portable, multichannel forehead electroencephalography (EEG) recorder. METHODS: Forty-seven subjects simultaneously underwent polysomnography (PSG) while wearing a multichannel frontopolar EEG recording device (Sleep Profiler). The PSG recordings independently staged by 5 registered polysomnographic technologists were compared for agreement with the autoscored sleep EEG before and after expert review...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447408/flow-cytometry-recognizing-unusual-populations-in-leukemia-and-lymphoma-diagnosis
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REVIEW
M Keeney, B D Hedley, I H Chin-Yee
Flow cytometry is an invaluable technology in the examination of blood, bone marrow, tissue and body fluids for the presence or absence of hematological disease. It is used in both diagnostic and follow-up testing, with an increasingly important role in the detection of very small residual disease populations (Minimal Residual Disease, MRD) However, flow cytometry immunophenotyping of leukemia and lymphoma is highly dependent on interpretation of results and with the increased complexity of 8-10 color instruments routinely used in clinical laboratories, knowledge of disease-defining populations is increasingly important as is recognizing normal and reactive patterns...
May 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440052/doctoral-profile-of-the-medical-radiation-sciences-a-baseline-for-australia-and-new-zealand
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Ernest U Ekpo, Beverly Snaith, Martine A Harris, Mark F McEntee
INTRODUCTION: Research is critical to evidence-based practice, and the rapid developments in technology provide opportunities to innovate and improve practice. Little is known about the research profile of the medical radiation science (MRS) profession in Australia and New Zealand (NZ). This study provides a baseline of their doctoral activity. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of MRS professionals in Australia and NZ holding a doctorate or undertaking doctoral studies, was performed using an online tool (Bristol Online Survey(®) , Bristol, UK)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430728/the-impact-of-a-dedicated-robotic-team-on-robotic-assisted-sacrocolpopexy-outcomes
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Charelle M Carter-Brooks, Angela L Du, Michael J Bonidie, Jonathan P Shepherd
BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy has been criticized for high cost. A strategy to increase operating room efficiency and decrease cost is implementation of a dedicated robotic team. Our objective was to determine if a dedicated robotic team decreases operative time. STUDY DESIGN: This institutional review board-approved retrospective cohort study included all robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy performed from June 2010 to August 2015 by a single surgeon at 2 institutions in 1 health system...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428472/examination-of-a-method-to-determine-the-reference-region-for-calculating-the-specific-binding-ratio-in-dopamine-transporter-imaging
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Ayumi Watanabe, Yusuke Inoue, Yuji Asano, Kei Kikuchi, Hiroki Miyatake, Takanobu Tokushige
The specific binding ratio (SBR) was first reported by Tossici-Bolt et al. for quantitative indicators for dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging. It is defined as the ratio of the specific binding concentration of the striatum to the non-specific binding concentration of the whole brain other than the striatum. The non-specific binding concentration is calculated based on the region of interest (ROI), which is set 20 mm inside the outer contour, defined by a threshold technique. Tossici-Bolt et al. used a 50% threshold, but sometimes we couldn't define the ROI of non-specific binding concentration (reference region) and calculate SBR appropriately with a 50% threshold...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428334/four-groups-win-cruk-grand-challenge
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Four research teams were each awarded Cancer Research UK's "Grand Challenge" prize of up to £20 million, or about $25 million, over 5 years. The winning teams bring together scientists and technologists from around the world to tackle some of the most pressing unsolved problems in cancer research.
April 20, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421831/a-novel-automated-slide-based-technology-for-visualization-counting-and-characterization-of-the-formed-elements-of-blood-a-proof-of-concept-study
#17
James W Winkelman, Milenko J Tanasijevic, David J Zahniser
CONTEXT: - A novel automated slide-based approach to the complete blood count and white blood cell differential count is introduced. OBJECTIVE: - To present proof of concept for an image-based approach to complete blood count, based on a new slide preparation technique. A preliminary data comparison with the current flow-based technology is shown. DESIGN: - A prototype instrument uses a proprietary method and technology to deposit a precise volume of undiluted peripheral whole blood in a monolayer onto a glass microscope slide so that every cell can be distinguished, counted, and imaged...
April 19, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410349/zika-virus-and-assisted-reproduction
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Christina N Cordeiro, Rashda Bano, Chantel I Washington Cross, James H Segars
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Due to the fact that the Zika virus can be sexually transmitted, there is a potential risk for disease transmission at several stages of assisted reproduction. Such a possibility poses a serious challenge to couples pursing fertility with reproductive technologies. Here, we discuss what is known regarding Zika virus infection with respect to sexual transmission and correlate this knowledge with recent recommendations in the realm of infertility treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Zika virus can be transmitted from infected men and women through vaginal, oral or anal intercourse...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408700/contamination-a-major-problem-in-nuclear-medicine-imaging-how-to-investigate-handle-and-avoid-it
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Narvesh Kumar, Shashwat Verma, Rani Kunti Randhir Singh, Deepanksha Datta, Subhash Chand Kheruka, Sanjay Gambhir
We submitted this study to describe the pattern of contamination of the collimator and motion artifact, and measures needed for its identification and confirmation, to emphasise the importance of detection of potential sources of false positive results associated with the nuclear scans. It is important for the nuclear medicine technologist and physicians to recognize the various patterns of sources of error associated in a specific study in order to avoid the unnecessary radiation exposure to the patients (according to the ALARA)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402432/educational-outcomes-of-a-medical-physicist-program-over-the-past-10%C3%A2-years-in-japan
#20
Noriyuki Kadoya, Kumiko Karasawa, Iori Sumida, Hidetaka Arimura, Yasumasa Kakinohana, Shigeto Kabuki, Hajime Monzen, Teiji Nishio, Hiroki Shirato, Syogo Yamada
The promotion plan for the Platform of Human Resource Development for Cancer (Ganpro) was initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan in 2007, establishing a curriculum for medical physicists. In this study, we surveyed the educational outcomes of the medical physicist program over the past 10 years since the initiation of Ganpro. The Japan Society of Medical Physics mailing list was used to announce this survey. The questionnaire was created by members of the Japanese Board for Medical Physicist Qualification, and was intended for the collection of information regarding the characteristics and career paths of medical physics students...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
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