Worthless Chest X-Ray

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Do you work in an emergency setting? You want to find out quickly what is wrong with a patient? Wouldn’t you order a chest X-Ray if a patient comes in with dyspnea and fever? Thomas Cook Founder of 3rd Rock Ultrasound and program director for emergency medicine at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, has a case for you that just might change your clinical practice. Watch the following video and find out why:

This is just one of many examples of how ultrasound really makes a difference, not only in cardiology and pulmology but In many other settings as well. Abdominal pain, trauma, fever, shock or any acute condition you might encounter in an emergency ward. We are proud to collaborate with Thomas Cook and his team from 3rd Rock Ultrasound to host a cutting edge course on emergency ultrasound and vascular access on the 19-21 of September in Vienna. Trust us this course will put you ahead of the crowd.

Don’t miss this opportunity and sign up now here http://123sonography.com/live/vienna   Thomas Cook MD               Thomas Binder MD

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    Co-chairman Appointed to Pediatric Imaging Alliance said:
    October 31, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Jul 09, 2014

    The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging has announced the appointment of Donald P. Frush, M.D., professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center, as its co-chairman for a one-year term. He joins Marilyn J. Goske, M.D., as co-chairman.

    Dr. Goske has served as chairman of the Alliance since 2007, and Dr. Frush will assume leadership of the organization in July 2015. The Alliance is the sponsoring organization behind the Image Gently educational initiative to reduce dose in pediatric medical imaging.

    Dr. Frush has been a key member of the Alliance steering committee since its organization in 2007. He is regarded as an expert in radiation protection for children and has made advocating for radiation protection a key part of his professional work.

    “I am especially fortunate to have an opportunity for expanded involvement in the leadership as I assume a co-chair position alongside Marilyn Goske for this coming 12-month period,” said Dr. Frush. “This year will give me a chance to become more familiar with the ongoing activities as well as Alliance infrastructure and operations. I look forward to continuing the growth of the Alliance, especially through the targeted campaigns that together will keep Image Gently front and center globally for radiation protection of children in diagnostic imaging and image-guided procedures.”

    The American Society of Radiologic Technologists is a founding member of the Alliance. For more information about the Alliance and the Image Gently initiative, visit http://www.imagegently.org.

    MRI Shows Brain Benefits of Exercise for Kids said:
    October 31, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Aug 29, 2014

    Physically fit children have more beneficial white matter integrity in their brains than their sedentary peers, according to a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

    Using diffusion-tensor magnetic resonance imaging, researchers explored the microstructural properties of white matter in the brains of 24 healthy 9- and 10-year-old children with varying levels of fitness. Researchers accounted for variables that could skew the results, such as social and economic status, IQ, timing of puberty or a diagnosis of learning disabilities.

    The study showed that physically fit children have more fibrous and compact white matter tracts in certain regions of the brain, including the corpus callosum, superior longitudinal fasciculus and superior corona radiate. All three regions play significant roles in cognitive tasks like attention and memory.

    According to researchers, the findings provide evidence that regular aerobic exercise positively changes children’s brains and improves cognitive function, which may explain why active children tend to outperform their inactive peers on cognitive tasks and in the classroom.

    The study’s authors said they are in the second year of a five-year randomized, controlled trial to determine whether white-matter tract integrity improves in children who begin and maintain a new fitness routine.

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