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How the Coronavirus is Impacting ALARA Standards: What I’m Seeing

One unexpected result of the COVID-19 crisis is that I am seeing the best radiation safety and ALARA practices that I’ve experienced in years. Why is that? In short, our newfound interest in social distancing has highlighted the importance of tried-and-true “time, distance, and shielding” principles. Before the pandemic, it

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Digirad Launches Updated Ergo and Cardius Cameras for 2020

Digirad today announced the launch of updated versions of its Ergo general-purpose nuclear camera, and Cardius line of SPECT cameras. The upgraded cameras were developed throughout 2019 and are making their clinical debut this quarter in markets throughout the United States and Canada. The updates bring consolidated functionality, enhanced battery life, and improved portability

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When and How Does Nuclear Medicine Go Back to Normal?

The entire medical system of the United States has been focused on a single threat over the past eight weeks. While the dangers from COVID-19 remain present, many states are beginning to open back up, and as capacity increases, medical facilities are easing back into seeing patients. Along with the

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How Flurpiridaz Will Change Cardiac PET Imaging

While PET MPI has seen increased interest among cardiologists, financial constraints and availability concerns have kept the modality from gaining traction in the US market. The current set of radiopharmaceuticals has built-in drawbacks, but recent innovations could change that. 18F Flurpiridaz is a new agent is showing considerable promise –

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Cardiology and Telehealth: What You Need to Know

MedAxiom recently held a webcast where the topic of Telehealth and Cardiology was explored in detail. The session was moderated by MedAxiom President, Dr. Jerry Blackwell, and featured a set of panelists with expertise in Telehealth. The Sudden Shift to Telemedicine The COVID-19 pandemic has caused upheaval in countless ways.

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COVID-19 Preparedness for Nuclear Labs

A recent ASNC webinar on the topic of COVID-19 preparedness for nuclear labs featured a panel of experts in the field. The session explored how to address the pandemic within your nuclear department. Here’s a closer look: Before the Imaging Procedure Here in the US, we’re faced with multiple challenges

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