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“There’s no question that a six-hour observation period is an essential part of decision-making. The only negative thing is ERs are strapped for bed space across the country. So keeping a little kid crying for six hours is an issue. … Parents are a key component in reducing the unnecessary use of expensive CT scans. Sit down and explain why you’d rather observe their son than irradiate him with the equivalent of 20 to 30 x-rays.”

Wally Ghurabi, MD, medical director of the Nethercutt Emergency Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital, on the value of observation vs. parents expectations in relation to the use of emergency CT scans for children
Other Imaging News
Long-Term Study Confirms Mammogram Screening Benefits
MSNBC reports on a large-scale Swedish trial, with a follow-up of nearly three decades, that has shown mammography screening to reduce breast cancer deaths even more than many experts previously believed.

High False-Positive Rate in Lung Cancer CT Screening
For four out of 10 study participants who received the recommended CT screening for three years, the scan uncovered a suspicious finding on at least one scan, according to USA Today. After patients were advised to have a follow-up test or biopsy, more than 95% proved to be false alarms.

Medicare Claims Show Undue CT Double Scanning
After analyzing federal records, a New York Times article says CT double scanning (performing two scans on the same day) for Medicare chest patients is a fairly regular practice at hundreds of hospitals nationwide.
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Editor's E-Note
Despite what mathematicians may argue, not all 220 miles are equivalent distances. While 220 miles is roughly the driving distance between Pittsburgh and Buffalo, it’s also the distance between the International Space Station and Earth. Those are two  very different 220 miles.

The significance of those distances is the subject of this issue’s E-News Exclusive — a catalog of “space normal” images showing human organs in the zero gravity of space. It’s a very different kind of teleradiology application.

— Jim Knaub, editor
E-News Exclusive
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Ultrasound: To Infinity, Brazil, and Beyond
Tools Developed in Space Research Also Useful in Telemedicine

The remoteness and resource limitations of spaceflight pose serious challenges to astronaut healthcare, and scientists have found one solution in ultrasound. Yet this research is finding a place for ultrasound not just in outer space but also as a broader telemedicine tool to reach remote populations the world over.

Using techniques that streamline training and help remote experts guide nonphysician astronauts to perform ultrasound exams, scientists with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have developed tools that expand the use of ultrasound during spaceflight and on Earth, especially in rural and underserved locations.

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Currently in Radiology Today
Images on the Move
Radiologists offer their take on how Mobile MIM, the first mobile application to receive FDA 510(k) approval as a diagnostic app, will fit into imaging workflow.
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CT in the ER
Recent data have illustrated CT's increased usage in the emergency department, although radiologists and emergency physicians often view the risks and benefits of such increased radiation exposure differently. Read more »

SBRT for Prostate Cancer
Early results appear promising, yet critics in radiation oncology say longer-term data are needed before widely offering the treatment to men. Read more »

SNM Reporter's Notebook
We've compiled some noteworthy news from the SNM annual gathering in San Antonio last month. Read more »

Laser Removal
Interventionalists use an excimer laser to remove embedded IVC filters.
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On the Case
Check out our new original case study department, edited by radiologist Rahul Pawar, MD. Read more »

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