Achilles Tendon Tear MRI and Abnormal X-ray

                              In the images presented above, the lateral x-ray of the ankle demonstrates attenuation in Kager’s fat pad with poor definition of the posterior border of Kager’s fat pad which correlates to the Achilles tendon (arrows). In these images, there is also poor definition of the fat stripe around the attenuation that is typically seen in the region of the Achilles tendon (arrows). This is a sign on the x-ray that…

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B-Read Bonanza

Wheezing, gasping for air, Inflammation, fibrosis and necrosis. These are words that nobody wants to say when they refer to their body. When coal dust is inhaled, and continues to build up in the lungs without the body being able to remove it can lead to these symptoms, which are symptoms of Black Lung Disease. People literally suffocate because they can’t get enough air. A new study recently uncovers a startling number of black lung cases in Coal Miners. Black Lung or Black Lung Disease…

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Lisfranc Fracture Dislocation

  See the offset of the base of the 2nd MT in reference to the middle cuneiform and the widening of the space between the base of the 2nd MT and the medial cuneiform? This can and has been missed in the past. There are also fragments in the region of the abnormality reflecting fracture. This is a Lisfranc fracture dislocation. There is also a fracture of the base of the 4th MT that is present as well as a small fracture of the lateral…

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Happy National Tech Week

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Happy National Technologist Week!!! Thank you to the over 600+ Radiology Techs that we work with daily and to the 1000s across the county as you are the foundation / back bone of all Radiology practices! Celebrate National Radiologic Technology Week, November 5-11, 2017 Each November radiologic technologists take a week to celebrate National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTC), to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray along with recognizing the dedicated professionals that are practicing in the radiologic sciences. Radiologists work behind the scenes to provide…

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OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH SO LETS ALL TAKE OUT OUR PINK IN SUPPORT

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More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer. Chances are you have a friend or family member who’s faced breast cancer. After all, 1 in 8…

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Flex The teleradiology choice for mobile imaging companies at APDA

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Our team is so excited to be spending time with our friends and partners in the mobile diagnostics industry at the APDA. We are always looking for ways we can better serve our existing clients and connect with people who are looking for quality teleradiology. Be sure to stop by and connect with our team! Your organization is unique and solutions should not be a one size fits you’re your organization deserves a solution that is tailored to your individual needs, a solution to meet your goals…

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Importance of Clinical History in Radiology

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The situation: A dear grandmother walked into her local urgent care center with minor breathing problems and an intermittent cough. She had been diagnosed with pneumonia 3 weeks prior at a different location. The physician at the local urgent care performed a chest x-ray to determine the severity of her symptoms. The full clinical history of the patient was not available/provided to the radiologist. The Result: Since the full clinical history was not provided to the radiologist, he could not compare the current x-ray with…

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Silica… the silent killica…

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Two million American construction workers are at risk of exposure to a deadly dust each year.  When inhaled, this silent killer can cause make it difficult to breath and can lead to a fatal, incurable disease. The Deadly Dust One of the most important health risk detected on a construction site is the exposure to (respirable crystalline) silica dust. When silica particles are inhaled it can causes silicosis, an incurable disease that can be fatal. These tiny particles cause scar tissue to build in the…

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OSHA’s Silica Deadline Day September 23rd

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Last Chance to Comply before OSHA’s Final Rule on Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards Goes into Effect Sunday. Comply before it’s too late OHSA’s final rule on Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards goes into effect this Sunday. This final rule, to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica, requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust. Why this is important 2 million construction workers nationwide will be affected by this rule going into effect Sunday, September 23, 2017.  The National Institute for Occupational Safety…

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Going the Extra Mile: Lagniappe

Lagniappe: Something given as a bonus or extra gift. An environment where patients and administrators feel comfortable every step of the way should be a given. All tele-radiologists should offer continued assistance to achieve complete confidence from all parties. It’s more than just scans and images, it is a privilege to provide the support and care that everyone deserves. The bottom line is for patients to have the best service possible. Every patient is different so each imaging examination should be uniquely tailored to ensure…

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