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Digirad’s Top 5 Blog Posts from 2016

Posted on: 01.12.17

Digirad’s blog provides a variety of resources that keep you up to date on the ever-changing healthcare industry, including the advancements and issues that directly impact the operation of your practice. As we kick off a new year, here’s a look back at Digirad’s Top 5 Blog Posts from 2016:

5. Section 179 tax savings medical equipment

In today’s competitive environment, it’s important to continually reinvest in your practice so you can provide patients with the highest quality of service. Through Section 179 of the IRS tax code, the U.S. government provides a way to encourage small business owners to take that financial leap. This much-needed tax relief may be the motivation to buy equipment sooner than later and ultimately help grow your practice. Continue reading…

4. Radiation exposure guidelines nuclear imaging

Advancements in medical imaging technology have revolutionized health care, allowing doctors to more accurately diagnose disease and improve patient outcomes. These advancements include a variety of techniques that create detailed images and demonstrate the functionality of organs and tissue inside the body through the use of radiology or radiopharmaceuticals. The word radiation may stir-up heightened concern, especially if you are having multiple tests performed. Continue reading…

3. Key differences between holter monitors and telemetry

Both Holter monitors and mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT) provide ways to monitor a patient’s electrocardiogram for an extended period of time. Their main purpose is to determine the cause of a transient event by recording a patient’s heart rate and rhythm during normal activity. Although similar, Holter monitors and MCT devices have distinctive differences and meet different needs, which impacts the physician’s choice of monitoring method. In this post, we’ve outlined some of the distinct differences. Continue reading…

2. Common questions about mobile imaging

Many physicians are curious about mobile imaging but have questions about the service and how it actually works. As a leading provider of mobile nuclear imaging, the Digirad team has met with thousands of practices and cardiology providers. Here are the answers to the most common questions we receive. Continue reading…

1. Understanding attenuation correction

Attenuation correction is a mechanism that removes soft tissue artifacts from SPECT images. Attenuation artifacts vary among patients, but the most common corrections are to artifacts associated with breast attenuation in women and diaphragmatic attenuation in men. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the impact of attenuation in order to provide images that are more uniform and allow for higher reading confidence. Here we explore several methodologies of attenuation correction associated with Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. Continue reading…



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