Category: Nuclear Medicine

ASNC Launches New COVID-19 Patient Confidence Toolkit

As the United States struggles with reopening, cardiologists report that concerns over the Coronavirus are keeping patients from seeking care. Recent data has shown that patients who postponed treatment early in the crisis are hesitant to reschedule, and individuals who are experiencing cardiac symptoms are delaying care. In response to

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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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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

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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When and How Does Nuclear Medicine Go Back to Normal?

The entire medical system of the United States has been focused on a single threat over the past eight weeks. While the dangers from COVID-19 remain present, many states are beginning to open back up, and as capacity increases, medical facilities are easing back into seeing patients. Along with the

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