Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2012’

Hurricane Sandy

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Please be advised that MNAP office will be closed today, Monday, October 29th due to the hurricane Sandy. If you have an appointment today, MNAP representative will be calling you you shortly to reschedule your appointment. Please stay safe.

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Image Gently: Taking the Pledge for Safer Pediatric Radiology

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It is a commonly known fact that radiological procedures, if done improperly, pose more harm to children than to adults. For a long time now, Image Gently, an advocacy group associated with many organizations, has been promoting safer, lower dosage, protocols for pediatric imaging. When the FDA was working on guidelines for imaging equipment manufacturers, they came to Image Gently …

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Best Hospitals: U.S News Announces the List

Best Hospitals in U.S.

Well the numbers are in: The 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report has published a list of the best hospitals in the country. The rankings are based on specialty and focus less on routine care and more on the extraordinary cases that require more expertise and pose more of a challenge. Just to be clear, making the list …

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Siemens Makes a Giant Leap for Alzheimer’s Sufferers

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Siemens made a giant leap for Alzheimer’s sufferers this year when they introduced a first-of-it’s-kind integrated system to diagnose early stage Alzheimer’s. This new process involves a newly FDA approved radiotracer that binds to beta-amyloid, a plaque found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The plaque can then be seen with the help of the Siemens Biograph mCT scanner. What …

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Controlling Your Radiation Dose: A Delicate Balance


Radiation exposure is a major concern for all imaging specialists as well as the patients and referring doctors. The November issue of Imaging Life covers the subject, shedding light on some information that most patients aren’t aware of, but would probably be glad to know. CT scans usually consist of larger doses of radiation than your average X-Ray, and with …

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Ask The Doctor

Ask the Doctor

OK so the subject of my last post still has me fired up. And in a moment of clarity, it occurred to me that while we here at MNAP take patient education very seriously, we could always do more. So in an effort to educate our patients further we are starting a segment we like to call “Ask the Doctor”. …

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Breast Tissue Density: To Tell or Not to Tell?

Breast Tissue Density

So I was reading the August issue of Radiology Today and I came across an article about breast density notification (everyone has something to say about breasts this time of year ) The issue at hand was whether breast tissue density should be part of the plain language report given to patients. For those of you that don’t know, dense …

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