Category: Nuclear Imaging

Six Ways Solid-State Technology Changed Nuclear Imaging

The introduction of solid-state, or digital, technology ushered in a new era in nuclear imaging. These innovations have profoundly changed the way patients receive nuclear imaging and how the studies are performed. In this post, we’re taking a look at the six most significant ways that solid-state technology changed nuclear

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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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What the Appropriate Use Mandate Delay Means for Imaging Providers

Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria Program deadline had been extended yet again. Originally slated to take effect on January 1, 2021, the new deadline extends the start date by a full year. The rules and reimbursement guidance was

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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 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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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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