Author: Digirad

3 Ways Upright Cardiac Imaging Is Different From Supine

Although performing a SPECT MPI study in the supine position is common, upright cardiac imaging continues to gain in popularity. While the study type and camera technology are similar, the physical position of the patient affects critical aspects of both the study and the image. In this post, we take

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Join Our Team: Open Positions in Nuclear Medicine with Digirad

As cardiology practices and nuclear medicine departments return to pre-pandemic patient volumes, Digirad is seeing an increasing need for team members. We currently have over 30 positions for cardiac stress technicians, nuclear medicine technologists, and more. In addition to existing hiring certified CSTs and NMTs, we also work with individuals

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How Does Outsourced Nuclear Lab Accreditation Work?

Maintaining accreditation is essential for any nuclear lab and demonstrates a commitment to strict national quality standards that ultimately ensure the highest level of patient care. While not a formal requirement to operate your practice, the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) mandates that advanced imaging providers be

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On the Road with Digirad Nuclear Medicine Technologist Adilene Castaneda

Adilene Castaneda works as a nuclear medicine technologist with Digirad to provide mobile nuclear imaging. Based out of Tinley Park, near Chicago, she travels to different medical practices across Illinois as part of Digirad’s mobile diagnostic imaging service. Adilene’s journey to nuclear medicine started at Triton College, where her original

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USP 825: New Radiopharmaceutical Standards Set to Become Official

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a non-governmental organization that provides standards for the strength, quality, and purity of drugs. In addition to covering all of the drugs and supplements offered in the United States, the standards also affect radiopharmaceuticals. Recently a new chapter, USP 825, was added that establishes

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Cerianna: New ER-positive Breast Cancer Imaging Agent

Over the past few years, the imaging community has had a whirlwind of technological advances and the introduction of a handful of new imaging agents, especially in the PET/CT space. In this article, we will explore one of the more impactful PET/CT imaging agent that will soon be available in

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