Category: Nuclear Imaging

Should I buy a nuclear camera or use a mobile service?

The choice between purchasing a nuclear camera or using a mobile service is an important decision for your practice. A broad range of factors shape the decision, and following a “cookie cutter” formula is not recommended. Understanding the unique dynamics at work in your practice can shed light on which

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What Crystals Are Used in Nuclear Medicine?

Crystals are an essential component of nuclear medicine imaging systems, and manufacturers use several different types of crystals to capture and power the cameras. With the number of options in the market, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the choices. This post reviews the primary crystals used in nuclear

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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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