Brain and Heart labeled images

Here are some cool images that are labeled. These are useful in determining the effects on the stroke patient. By understanding what part each area of the brain does we can better understand the actual damage of a CVA.

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PET/CT + MR Trimodality Imaging

PET/CT + MR Trimodality Imaging

The superb soft-tissue-contrast of MR. The exceptional metabolic insight of PET. The precise anatomical reference of CT. Fusing these three powerful modalities holds tremendous promise—by opening up exciting new possibilities in the management of cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiac diseases.

 

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You can utilize leading-edge PET, CT and MRI technologies — together or individually — providing unparalleled choice, flexibility and clinical value.  Researchers and clinicians can access new technology to potentially improve image quality. See fine vessel detail. Visualize cardiac anatomy and function. Detect small lesions. Monitor response to therapy.  And forge a smarter path from clinical research to patient care.

Combining mature, robust technologies with new breakthroughs, Trimodality imaging is intended to be one of the best investments available for researchers and multi-specialty hospitals. That’s why we celebrate it as another step toward helping you make the best decisions for your patients.

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MRI shows traumatic brain lesions not shown on CT

 - Brain injury

 

MRI indicated brain contusions and axonal injury independently associated with poorer three-month outcome after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), according to a study published online Dec. 7, 2012, in Annals of Neurology .

 

Yuh and colleagues reported that MRI identified many more acute traumatic intracranial lesions than CT. A total of 27 percent of participants had abnormal CT results. However, among the 98 patients without CT evidence of skull fracture or acute intracranial injury, 28 percent had abnormal MRI results. These findings included 23 patients with hemorrhagic axonal injury, three patients with brain contusions and four patients with extra-axial hematomas.

MRI Atlas of Human White Matter

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Find, visualize major fiber tracts from 3 orientations and in both MRI and DTI, and learn to identify the major pathways through the brain and their proximity to key neuroanatomical structures. Scroll through the brain in sequence to follow a tract from beginning to end. View one, two, or all three orientations at the same time between coronal, axial, and sagittal sections. This app is the next generation in brain visualization!

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  • Seller: Elsevier Inc.
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Economy causing more MRI accidents?

Insurers, the organizations that pay for the vast majority of MRI exams in the US, have been incrementally cutting the prices that they’ll pay hospitals and imaging centers for MRI studies. To a degree, this has been in response to ever-growing MRI scan volumes, which have lead to some economies of scale. A few years ago, Medicare / Medicaid switched from taking incremental nibbles off of the reimbursement rate, to lopping off a huge chunk with the budgetary equivalent of a machete, called the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA). Many commercial insurers followed suit.

The accumulated reimbursement cuts from the whole cadre of insurers has taken years following the initial enactment of the DRA to reach its full effect, just in time for the bottom to drop out of the broader economy. Now MRI providers are not only getting paid less for each exam, with many patients having to fork-over a 20% copay for the cost of their MRI exam, the number of patients walking in the door has also dropped.

A trend that began with the enactment of the DRA a few years ago may actually be building momentum, namely cutting staff, or cutting staff qualifications, to reduce the operating expenses of an MRI operation. Source

 

These reductions may be the worst thing for any hospital or outpatient center. Your greatest asset is The MRI technologist. The technologist understands MRI Safety at a level unparalleled to any one else in the diagnostic imaging environment. As the level of training decreases of staff the level of MRI safety accidents will continue to rise inversely proportionally. This is exactly why there has been a 277% rise in reported accidents.

This may seem a little over-simplified evaluation of a very complicated matter. However, the economy does correlate to the dramatic rise in MRI safety accidents. I can only put the pieces together. If cut backs are hurting health care at the patient level, where safety is concerned it is time to step in and make some drastic changes. Please let me know how you feel about this……

 

 

Medscape app is #1 among medical professionals

Medscape has created an excellent app that is easy to use. There is so many useful tools for the medical comunity.

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Search prescribing and safety information for over 8,000 brand, generic and OTC drugs, herbals and supplements

Review adult and pediatric dosing, adverse effects, contraindications, cautions & warnings, pregnancy and lactation guidelines, and more
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Check mild interactions to serious contraindications for any combination of drugs, herbals and supplements

Check interactions across our database of 8,000+ drugs, herbals and supplements
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Review the latest in-depth clinical information for 4,000+ diseases and conditions (enhanced with images and videos)

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Medical news sources include Medscape Medical News, TheHeart.org, Reuters, and more
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MRI suite is following LEED Platinum standards with new IMRI suite

Burt-Watts Constructs LEED-Certified MRI Suite

Austin-based Burt-Watts Industries, Inc. will provide general contracting and construction management services for the expansion of a new $10.8 million dollar intra-operative MRI suite at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.

The IMRISneuro is a fully integrated operating room that includes a unique, movable MRI machine that allows surgeons to safely image patients in the operating room during brain surgery.

Dell Children’s Medical Center’s 6,000-sq-ft suite, scheduled to open this summer, is one of less than 20 medical facilities in the world to have the IMRISneuro. The suite, to be located 20 ft below ground-level, will have copper shielding. A room will be also specifically designed to house the IMRISneuro when not in use.

The new MRI suite is following LEED Platinum standards. Dell Children’s is the first hospital in the world to receive the designation.

Austin, Texas – (January 8, 2008) Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, a member of the Seton Family of Hospitals, has become the first hospital in the world to receive the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum designation, given by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“Even before the first plans were drawn up, we set our sights on creating a world-class children’s hospital, and becoming the first LEED Platinum hospital in the world was definitely part of that,” said Robert Bonar, president and CEO, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. “Our motivation to pursue LEED Platinum was not just environmental. Being a ‘green’ hospital has a profound, measureable effect on healing. What’s good for the environment and good for our Mueller neighbors is also good for our patients.”

Dell Children’s, which occupies nearly one-half million square feet on 32 acres that were once part of Austin’s old Mueller Airport, opened in June 2007. Its environmentally-sensitive design not only conserves water and electricity, but positively impacts the hospital’s clinical environment by improving air quality, making natural sunlight more readily available, and reducing a wide range of pollutants.

Inside the facility, sunlight reaches 80 percent of the available space. Outside, sustainable and indigenous building materials were used throughout the façade. A 4.3 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant produces 100 percent of the hospital’s electricity, heating and cooling.

Dell Children’s routinely plays host to visiting clinical, environmental and architectural experts from around the world, and features six interior healing gardens, each representing a distinct ecosystem within Dell Children’s 46-county service area.

In order to achieve LEED certification, buildings are rated in five key areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Listed below are some of the accomplishments in each LEED category:read more
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