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By Sangwoo Lee, Ph.D.


Thanks to its improved usability and superior image quality, Digital radiography (DR) has been rapidly replacing existing projection radiography techniques. In current state-of-the-art DR systems, the X-ray dose in most routine chest exams is considered to be negligible compared to the radiation dose involved in CT.


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By Ryan K Lee MD MBA, Joel Sun MD & Terrence Matalon MD FSIR FACR


Computed tomography (CT), which began as a novel tool over 40 years ago that enabled detailed examination of the human body in cross section, has become an essential component to modern day healthcare. It has without doubt revolutionized the way medicine is practiced today, allowing earlier diagnoses of pathology.



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By Dr Alexander Radbruch


The significance of the finding of gadolinium depositions in the brain following serial injections of gadolinium based contrast agents (GBCAs) is the subject of on-going active scientific research and debate, which are being carried out against the background of different regulatory actions being adopted in the United States and in Europe.


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By Prof. A. den Heeten & Prof. K. Grimbergen


The female breast develops during the menarche and consists mainly of protein, water, and fat. The main categories of breast tissue are adipose tissue with a low X-ray attenuation coefficient, and fibrous and glandular tissue with an attenuation coefficient close to that of water. In mammography, the principal components contributing to image contrast are water, fat, and calcium.


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By Dr. Carl Herickhoff, Matthew Morgan, Dr. Joshua Broder, K Tucker Haas & Dr. Jeremy Dahl


As a medical imaging modality, ultrasound has unique advantages that make it well-suited for many clinical applications [1,2]. Ultrasound scans use echoes of acoustic waves to determine the depth and location of structures in the body. The exam is commonly performed by a trained sonographer using a handheld probe to acquire planar, 2-dimensional (2D) images.


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By Simon Deblois & Charles Chartrand-Lefebvre


The number of imaging examinations carried out in Emergency Departments in cases of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) is increasingsteadily, without a corresponding increase in the number of confirmed diagnoses. These trends suggest an unnecessary overuse of imaging.



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