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Written by Rhiannon Anderson and Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Echo in Pulmonary Embolism…the clot thickens

Echocardiography in the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary embolism continues to cause at least 60,000 deaths per year in the United States according to CDC statistics. Ten percent of symptomatic pulmonary emboli are fatal within one hour of symptoms onset. However, diagnosis can often be...
Echo in Pulmonary Embolism…the clot thickens
Written by Judith Buckland

Case Study of the Week: Dr Wharton’s Echo Case: Problem Pill or Is There a Pill for This Problem?

Here is a great case from Dr. Wharton on Medscape of a 45 year old patient with hyperlipidemia (high LDL-C and high triglycerides) taking a high-potency statin who presents with pericardial effusion and signs of tamponade. What should be done next?a) CT/MRIb) Pericardiocentesisc) Liver...
Case Study of the Week: Dr Wharton’s Echo Case: Problem Pill or Is There a Pill for This Problem?
Written by Judith Buckland

New Nuclear Accrediting Organization: RadSite

Up until now most facilities are familiar with their options for accrediting organizations when it comes time to submit their nuclear application to seek their mandated Nuclear Accreditation. Many are aware of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (known to many as ICANL) and the American...
New Nuclear Accrediting Organization: RadSite
Written by Judith Buckland

Case Study of the Week: Massive Right Atrium

What is the diagnosis based on the echocardiogram? a) Ebstein's anomaly of tricuspid valve b) Idiopathic dilatation of right atrium c) Endomyocardial fibrosis d) None of the above Continue reading to find out the answer. The correct answer is c) Endomyocardial fibrosis. This week we stumped a lot...
Case Study of the Week: Massive Right Atrium
Written by Judith Buckland

Sonographers – The Pain Factor

I wanted to share my epiphany with you regarding sonographers scanning in pain... Before starting CardioServ, an Accreditation Consulting business in 2007, I used to scan full-time in adult and pediatric echo. I too, like most other techs, had constant and nagging neck pain. Once I stopped the...
Sonographers – The Pain Factor

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