X-RAY CE Announces The Release Of “Spine Imaging, 3rd Edition” Continuing Education Course For Imaging Professionals

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X-RAY CE is proud to release Spine Imaging, 3rd Edition, a continuing education course for imaging professionals. Offering 12 Category A+ credits that are ASRT approved, this course discusses 200 case studies to challenge the imaging professional’s knowledge on a full range of topics in spine imaging. Each case includes images, supporting literature references, and a commentary to help gain a better understanding of how the correct diagnosis was reached. Emphasis on pathological conditions and clinical features are discussed as well.

Spine Imaging, 3rd Edition is available as a traditional home study course and as an E-Course for $94.95 and includes book or ebook, posttest and online testing using X-RAY CE’s online testing center.

X-RAY CE has been assisting imaging professionals with their continuing education needs since 2001 and has one of the largest selections of course modalities for the x-ray industry.

Learn more at: xrayce.com

XRAY CE Releases New Course: Gastrointestinal Imaging

This new continuing education course for imaging professionals discusses over 200 gastrointestinal cases and is avaialble in traditional textbook or online e-course. Gastrointestinal Imaging by X-RAY CE grants 15 category A+ credits and is ASRT approved. X-RAY CE offers one of the largest selections of continuing education courses for x-ray professionals. Learn more by visiting X-RAY CE.

Advanced Radiology Technology Combined With Experience Aims To Provide Better Diagnostic Outcomes

In British Columbia, advanced diagnostic centers try to reduce distress by giving patients access to the most accurate, timely and least invasive procedures possible for diagnosing and treating diseases in nearly every organ system of the body.

There are two key elements with any diagnostic exam that determine the quality of result, the quality of the technology performing the scan and the experience of the radiologists who analyze the results.

A new partnership between Vancouver Imaging (VI) and Centric Health Corporation attempts to bring together the best of both worlds.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month, and there are several
organizations that you can donate to such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
“When it’s caught in its earliest stages, breast cancer is 98 percent
survivable,” says Laura Farmer Sherman, the executive director of Susan G.
Komen in San Diego.

On Tuesday, the San Diego Chargers sponsored an event at Qualcomm Stadium
providing free mammograms for more than 90 uninsured women that exceeded all
expectations reaching full capacity within an hour.

X-Ray CE, provider in continuing education for imaging professionals, is
donating $10 for every order it receives during the month of October when
customers use coupon code “KOMEN” during online checkout. X-Ray CE’s ASRT
approved Home Study and E-courses fulfill continuing education requirements
(visit http://xrayce.com).

Organizations you can donate to:

National Breast Cancer Foundation: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org
Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation: http://komen.org
American Breast Cancer Foundation: http://www.abcf.org

MR Imaging Before US-Guided Targeted Biopsy Improves Detection Of Prostate Cancer

According to a study published in the August issue of Radiology, a Multiparametic MR imaging before a transrectal ultrasound (US)-guided targeted biopsy (TB) improves detection of prostate cancer over the standard extended systematic biopsy (SB).

TB detected 15 percent more significant cancers than SB, with those cancers going undetected had the patient not undergone prebiopsy MR imaging and TB, says Philippe Puech, MD, PhD and colleagues of the University of Lille in France.

Results showed the positivity rate for prostate cancer was 59 percent for SB and 69 percent for TB.

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Low Risk Ankle Rule Can Reduce Radiography on Children

According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, radiography on children having ankle injuries can be reduced by as much as 60% when the Low Risk Ankle Rule is used.

Radiography can reveal just 12% of fractures among children. With the help of the use of the rule, researchers found that unnecessary radiation can be reduced on these children.

Here is a resource on the Ottawa ankle rules.

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X-RAY CE Releases Bones and Joints in Radiography 6th Edition

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The new edition of Bones and Joints in Radiology is now available! Currently provided in home-study format, this course includes the book, posttest, and online testing.  This 6th edition of Bones and Joints in Radiography by X-RAY CE grants 7 category A credits and is ASRT approved. Learn more by visiting X-RAY CE.

Mammogram Recall Rates Plummet With New Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

According to a recent study by the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., when mammography is combined with a new screening technology called Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), recall rates are reduced from 12 percent to 8.4 percent.

DBT is like conventional two-dimensional mammography in that it takes a picture of the breast tissue using radiation, but Tomosynthesis goes further to construct a three-dimensional image that can show layers or slices of the breast tissue.

Using Tomosynthesis, cancer detection was 5.7 per 1,000 women compared to 5.2 per 1,000 women who had digital mammography only. The only downside the researchers found was that DBT essentially doubled the radiation dose.

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An Increase of Unhealthy Lifestyles in Asia-Pacific Spurs Need for Interventional Radiology Procedures

A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://medtech.frost.com) finds that the Asia-Pacific market for interventional radiology and other treatment methods are on the rise due to unhealthy lifestyles in the region.  According to the analysis, an increase of interventional treatments have lowered in-patient admission rates and have sparked demand in the market region for procedu

res. Revenues of more than US $591.3 million were earned in 2012 in the Asia-Pacific market and  growth is expected at a rate of 3.5% through 2017.

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X-RAY CE Announces Two New Editions of E-Courses for Radiologic Technologists Continuing Education

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X-RAY CE is pleased to announce the release of revised editions of two new E-Courses for imaging professionals to receive their continuing education credits.

Patient Care in Radiography helps imaging technologists acquire the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to provide expert patient care in the clinical environment and serves as an up-to-date reference on patient care. This e-course provides 10.75 Category A Credits and sells for only $79.95.

Interventional Radiology guides imaging professionals to achieve successful outcomes for the most common diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures with step-by-step guidance. This e-course provides 14 Category A+ Credits and sells for just $94.95.

Both courses are approved by the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists), and include an e-book and online testing with instant certificate issuance for those that are in a hurry!

X-RAY CE has one of the largest libraries of continuing education courses specifically for imaging professionals.  You can learn more about the revised editions and other E-Courses and traditional Home Study (textbook) Courses by visiting X-RAY CE.