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The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has prototyped a Hybrid Procedural Suite that incorporates an array of imaging modalities into one patent-centric theater. The result, they say, represents a quantum leap forward in tumor ablation.

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Second Sight
Radiology Today profiles high-tech holography that can couple a 3D anatomical rendering with real-time observation of a patient’s body. Though the possibilities are endless, clinicians are harnessing its ability to address the particulars of rib injuries, spinal matters, and pediatric cardiology. 

Hocus POCUS?
Point-of-care ultrasound has blossomed into a go-to modality for time-sensitive situations. However, as technological advancements may be outpacing regulatory agencies and safety protocols, some are suggesting that radiologists tap the brakes.

Smooth Moves
In the modern radiology practice, the fluoroscopy room is being called upon to accommodate an ever-expanding array of must-haves. We’ll take a look at the ways a number of innovators are answering the call. 

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The State of Radiology in Urgent Care
By Kathryn Becker, MD, and Alex Merkulov, MD

A 32-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with acute right-sided flank pain associated with an urge to urinate. No chest pain, shortness of breath, headache, fever, leg swelling, or hematuria was reported. She stated that for the past two weeks she had been dealing with a cough and nasal congestion. CT of the abdomen and pelvis was performed to evaluate for nephrolithiasis. The imaging report from a prior chest CT performed at an outside institution, which was accessed through the EHR, noted dextrocardia. Continue reading »
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