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What about the OSHA Penalties?

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What is Silica and how can one be at risk of health effects? Silica is a naturally occurring mineral found in sand, concrete, stone, mortar, glass, pottery, ceramics, brick, and artificial stone. About 2.3 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica, which can lead to silicosis (lung disease), lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, […]

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What is a B Reader?

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B Readers are a type of classification of professionals who, through training and written and oral exams, examines chest x-rays to provide interpretation determining if the patient has an occupational related disease. The original type of B Read had to do with coal miners, however it has since enlarged to include asbestos and silica. Silica […]

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Meet the Medical Director Dr. Kenneth Fortgang

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As Medical Director at Premier Radiology Services, it is my duty to make sure we provide quality medical services in conjunction with the quality business service we provide. We ensure that our physicians are doing proper interpretations and companies are providing us with proper imaging and correct information. At Premier Radiology Services, as a medical […]

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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

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SCFE: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis SCFE, also pronounced as “skiffy”, is known as atraumatic fracture of the hypertrophic zone of the physeal plate of the femoral capital epiphysis. Typically, SCFE displays itself in only one hip while the other is normal. It if more than twice as common in males than females at a ratio of […]

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Your practice may be in violation of New York law

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Many national teleradiology companies are LLCs or corporations with non-medical ownership. The providers they serve are in violation of this New York State law. Under New York State law, professional services can only be offered within a professional service corporation (“PC”) or a professional limited liability company (“PLLC”).  Simply put, a teleradiology company offering radiology […]

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Bipartite Patella X-Ray

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  Bipartite Patella X-Ray Unfused accessory ossification center Superolateral Aspect of Patella 2% of the population. Bilateral = 43% Men more than Women Usually incidental finding Usually asymptomatic 2% of patients experience symptoms (anterior knee pain) Less commonly there can be Tripartite or Multipartite Fracture versus Bipartite Patella Superior lateral location = more likely Bipartite […]

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Perilunate Dislocation Xray

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Perilunate Dislocation Xray Potentially devastating closed wrist injuries Non-uncommonly missed on initial imaging. Dislocation of carpus relative to lunate Lunate remains in normal alignment with the distal radius NOT to be confused with LUNATE Dislocation = lunate is dislocated volarly and thereofore abnormal radiolunate articulation. Carpal dislocations –  less than 10% of all wrist injuries. […]