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Written by Rhiannon Anderson and Judith Buckland

10 Steps to Building a Nuclear QI Program to Meet ALARA Recommendations

This month we reviewed radiation safety and patient centered nuclear cardiology protocols. To close out our March focus on nuclear cardiology, this week we will review IAC nuclear accreditation requirements for on-going Quality Improvement (QI) and provide easy steps to creating your own...
Written by Rhiannon Anderson and Judith Buckland

Essential Steps to Creating MPI Patient Centered Imaging Protocols

This week we are continuing the discussion of the movement in nuclear cardiology towards patient centered imaging and the emphasis on reduction of radiation exposure. Many organizations are changing guidelines and standards to align with these principles, one of them being the Intersocietal...
Written by Rhiannon Anderson

Patient Centered Imaging – 5 Ways to Reduce Radiation Exposure

Patient Centered Imaging In recent years, there has been a large increase in the role of diagnostic imaging in the medical industry and with that has come increased radiation exposure. Many professional organizations have come together, including ASNC, AHA and IAC to address the issue of radiation...
Written by Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

Name That Pathology

Name that Pathology! Modality:  Adult Echo TEE Review the following images and see if you know what pathology is present! TEE images of LA and RA Color Doppler over the atrial septum demonstrating PFO. TEE image of IAS Answer: Lipomatous Atrial Septal Hypertrophy (LASH) What is...
Written by Judith Buckland, RDCS, FASE, MBA

Understanding LVH Part 2: How to Measure LV Mass and Diagnose LVH

As diagnostic imaging professionals, we often perform echocardiograms on patients with hypertension to monitor the thickness, strength and wall motion of the heart. Last week we launched our two-part blog on left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). In part one we explained the pathophysiology behind the...

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