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Section 179 and Purchasing Nuclear Imaging Equipment

Section 179 and Purchasing Nuclear Imaging Equipment

Has your practice been considering the purchase of new nuclear imaging equipment? If you haven’t looked into it already, now’s a great time to update yourself on Section 179 of the tax code and how it can help you. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2018) saw some of the

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SNMMI 2020 Virtual Show Recap by Digirad

SNMMI Wraps Up 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging recently wrapped up their 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, which was held on July 11-14. In response to the pandemic, SNMMI announced in late April that previously scheduled live conference in New Orleans was being replaced with a new virtual format. While vastly

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Triple Vessel Disease: Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment

Triple Vessel Disease: Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment

In the United States, heart disease remains the number one cause of death across most groups and accounts for one in every four deaths. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease, affecting about 6.7% of adults aged over 20. Within CAD lies an extreme form,

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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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Portable Nuclear Imaging Should Be a Part of Our New Normal

Portable Nuclear Imaging Should Be a Part of Our New Normal

Most hospitals utilize portable x-ray and portable ultrasound daily. The ability to provide point-of-care x-ray and ultrasound imaging is an invaluable way to reduce costs, help patients, and increase the overall quality of care. Advancements in technology have made delivering portable nuclear imaging as easy as ultrasound or X-Ray. Which

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Digirad Launches Updated Ergo and Cardius Cameras for 2020

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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