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
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
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
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
I was in a hospital waiting room recently and overheard a conversation between several doctors. It was one of those “back in the good old days” conversations, though the doctors certainly didn’t look like old-timers. Interestingly, they were expressing a sentiment that I have heard from many doctors who used to work in the “old
Smokers beware! Another attempt at saving your lives may be on its way! This time, however, it doesn’t come in the form screaming “You’ll get cancer!!!” from every box of cigarettes. This time it might come in the form of asking “Are we there yet?” A recent issue of Health Affairs covered a study done
In this age of information, we thought it was about time for an informal conversation with our patients, referring physicians and anyone else who is interested. MNAP has always been on the cutting edge of technology and social media was the best logical choice to get some thoughts out and address some questions and concerns.
What is Radiation? Radiation is best described as energy moving through space, and it can take many forms, including visible light, x-rays, gamma-rays, microwaves, and radio waves. Radiologists use low dose radiation in the form of x-rays to create images of different parts of your body. High doses of radiation can also be used to