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Maintaining Financial Health — Five Steps Radiology Groups Can Take to Strengthen Their Post-Pandemic Practices
By Fatima Khan, BS; Daniel Chen, MD; and Marco Molina, MD

History
A 67-year-old man with a past medical history of benign prostatic hypertrophy presented to the emergency department with acute onset of unilateral testicular pain associated with nausea, vomiting, and difficulty urinating. He denied fevers, chills, abdominal pain, and dysuria. Prior to presentation, the patient was seen at an urgent care center and diagnosed with urinary retention, for which a straight catheter was inserted. However, catheterization revealed no urine in his bladder. The patient’s vitals on presentation were unremarkable. Physical exam revealed only tenderness to palpation in the abdominal right lower quadrant. Complete blood count and basic metabolic panel revealed leukocytosis measuring 12 X 109 cells/L. Urinalysis revealed trace leukocytes and red blood cells measuring >50 per high power field. An ultrasound of the testes and CT of the abdomen and pelvis were ordered to rule out referred pain from a kidney stone or appendicitis. Continue reading »
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