American Heart Association Says Physicians Should Be Knowledgeable Of Cardiac Imaging Tests To Counsel Patients On The Risks And Benefits

According the the American Heart Association, exposure to radiation of the heart should be discussed among referring and performing physicians in order to effectively counsel the patient on radiation risks and benefits so that the patient can truly give informed consent.

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New Continuing Education Courses For Imaging Professionals

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X-RAY CE announces the release of two new courses, “Musculoskeletal Imaging, the Requisites” and “Breast Imaging Case Reviews” for continuing education imaging professionals. A must read for any imaging professional, Musculoskeletal Imaging, the Requisites is available as a home study course complete with textbook or as an E-course for those in a hurry, posttest and online testing. This course provides 34 Category A+ credits and is ASRT approved.

Breast Imaging Case Reviews is available as a home study course and an E-Course for those that are in a hurry and need instant access to course materials. This course provides 11.5 Category A+ credits and is ASRT approved.

Learn more about each of these two new courses at X-RAY CE.

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

Report: Earlier Mammography Screening is Better in Younger Women

A study of 7,300 breast cancer patients showed that more than two-thirds of breast cancer deaths occurred in younger women with no history of mammography or with intervals of two years or more in between mammograms. Unscreened women accounted for 71% of breast cancer deaths, and the median age at diagnosis was 49, compared with 72 for women who died of other causes. According to Blake Cady, MD of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the findings support mammogram screening before age 50.

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Don’t Let Your CE Biennium Sneak Up On You!

Get your required continuing education done with a discount of $10 off through X-Ray CE.

X-Ray CE offers traditional text book courses as well as e-courses that you can do in the comfort of your own home, and offers online testing for instant certificate issuance. Use promotion code “BIENNIUM” at check out. This code expires on Sunday, September 15, 2013. X-Ray CE has one of the largest selections of continuing education courses exclusively for imaging professionals.

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Study: Stomach CT Scans May Help Find Osteoporosis

According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, doctors can use a patient’s abdominal CT scans to also check for signs of osteoporosis. The researchers who published the findings, compared patient’s CT scans to their dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), which is traditionally used to diagnose osteoporosis.

Dr. Perry Pickhardt, professor of radiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, said “What we found is that there is pretty good correlation.” The finding provides doctors with a reason to use CT scans ordered for another reason, to also check for signs of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis affects over 12 million Americans over the age of 50.

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