Category: Nuclear Imaging

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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The SNMMI Value Initiative: What You Need to Know

Have you heard of the SNMMI Value Initiative? Founded by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), the Value Initiative includes an industry alliance, of which Digirad is a member, providing a forum for the industry to work in partnership. We are excited by the strategic vision for

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How Old Is Too Old for a Nuclear Cardiology Gamma Camera?

Is your practice running an older gamma camera and, if so, how old is “too old” when it comes to those systems? If you think that manufacturers simply want you to keep upgrading you’re right, but there’s much more to the equation. Here’s when you should be considering upgrading your

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Enhancing the Pediatric Patient Experience with Point-of-Care Imaging

If you work in children’s healthcare – especially within radiology and nuclear imaging department of the hospital – you know from personal experience that pediatric patients can be anxious around large machines, new people, and even the clinical environments of the radiology department itself. You’ve tried your best to make

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A Successful Stress Test Beyond Meeting Minimums

The 85% minimum is well known for administering a stress test, but is it really achieving what you need? Are we best serving our patients if we push for that 85% minimum and no more? There are many reasons for a patient to go through an MPI stress test, with

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How is patient obesity affecting cardiac imaging?

Obesity rates in the United States are the highest in the world and a growing health concern. In fact, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control, 67% of men and 62% of women are overweight. Thirty-four percent of women and 28% of men could be further classified

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