Category: Nuclear Imaging

Best practices for coding nuclear medicine scans

In recent years, billing for nuclear scans as it relates to coding, has been modified to more accurately reflect the provider services and thus, reimbursement for patient care. We are finding, however, that in internal medicine offices or cardiology groups, where there would likely be fewer conversations about these changes

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What is Fluorescence Attenuation Correction?

Attenuation correction is a process that identifies and corrects for soft tissue artifacts in SPECT images. Ultimately, the goal is to minimize the visual impact of attenuation in order to provide images that more accurately portray the distribution of imaging agent in the patient. This results in higher reading confidence,

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Meet the new X-ACT+

Digirad is proud to introduce the new Cardius X-ACT+ Imaging System. We’ve taken the X-ACT camera and completely redesigned it to offer more patient-centric features and deliver significant benefits while reducing the cost burden to the healthcare system. Technology The X-ACT+ is the only SPECT/FAC MPI system that features a

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How does the QuantumCam rate as a general purpose nuclear camera?

For hospitals or healthcare systems with limited imaging equipment budgets or with limited space, a general purpose nuclear camera is a critical component of their service offering. Because of this, finding the highest quality and most versatile general purpose nuclear medicine camera is a top priority. The QuantumCam is a

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6 tips for keeping your nuclear lab profitable

Nuclear laboratories in physician offices and hospitals require expensive equipment, trained staff, plus the costs of isotopes and other pharmaceuticals. These factors may be major contributors to a lab’s costs, but there are many other opportunities to consider for increasing the bottom line. Here are six tips that can make

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Proper comparison is key when considering supine vs. upright imaging

Cardiologists and their patients are learning more than ever about the benefits and limitations of supine vs. upright positioning for nuclear diagnostic imaging. While horizontal, face-up scans taken while patients are lying flat is the traditional method, upright imaging is a well-established method that has gained popularity, most likely due

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Upcoming Nuclear CME credit opportunities from ASNC

ASNC’s educational programming is at the core of the society’s mission to provide optimal nuclear cardiology services. The organization offers a variety of courses including interactive web-based activities for CME and CE credit that are designed to increase learners’ competence in the field of nuclear cardiology. These online activities include

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How web-based PACS are benefiting Radiologists and Cardiologists

Advancements in online PACS have eliminated the need for cumbersome equipment and large workstations that previously tethered your reading capabilities to a single location. These cloud solutions make the management of information more convenient and more economical. As a result, cloud-based PACS are becoming an attractive upgrade for many hospitals

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