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Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients With Cardiac Devices.
Posted Date: 6/25/2018 2:13:00 PM
Issue: Family Practice - June 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 8
Author(s): Zachary D. Goldberger, MD, MS, FACC, FACP
Patients who have implantable devices that are not "MRI conditional" can be safely imaged with MRI.
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Postoperative Stereotactic Radiosurgery Compared With Whole Brain Radiotherapy for Resected Metastatic Brain Disease (NCCTG N107C/CEC·3): A Multicentre, Randomised, Controlled, Phase 3 Trial.
Posted Date: 5/15/2018 7:15:00 PM
Issue: Neurosurgery - May 30, 2018 - Vol. 19 - No. 3
Author(s): Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, FACR, FASTRO

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Comparing Dose-Length Product–Based and Monte Carlo Simulation Organ–Based Calculations of Effective Dose in 16- and 64-MDCT Examinations Using Automatic Tube Current Modulation.
Posted Date: 4/26/2018 5:20:00 PM
Issue: Radiology - April 30, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 6
Author(s): Mark T. Madsen, PhD, FAAPM, FACR
Effective dose calculations are based on population averaged weighting factors that include males and females of all ages. As a result, the use of effective dose for individual exposures should be discouraged.
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Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients With Cardiac Devices.
Posted Date: 4/18/2018 7:11:00 PM
Issue: Internal Medicine - April 30, 2018 - Vol. 56 - No. 2
Author(s): Zachary D. Goldberger, MD, MS, FACC, FACP
Patients who have implantable devices that are not "MRI conditional" can be safely imaged with MRI.
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Postoperative Stereotactic Radiosurgery Compared With Whole Brain Radiotherapy for Resected Metastatic Brain Disease (NCCTG N107C/CEC·3): A Multicentre, Randomised, Controlled, Phase 3 Trial.
Posted Date: 3/30/2018 8:02:00 PM
Issue: Cancer Management - April 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 10
Author(s): Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, FACR, FASTRO

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Recurrence Patterns After a Decreased Dose of 40 Gy to the Elective Treated Neck in Head and Neck Cancer.
Posted Date: 3/30/2018 8:02:00 PM
Issue: Cancer Management - April 30, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 10
Author(s): Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, FACR, FASTRO

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Selected Radiation Safety Aspects Including Transportation and Lodging After Outpatient 131I Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.
Posted Date: 2/26/2018 7:38:00 PM
Issue: Radiology - February 28, 2018 - Vol. 46 - No. 3
Author(s): C. Richard Goldfarb, MD
Gomes-Lima et al showed that 45% of patients did not have decision-making conversation with their provider regarding inpatient versus outpatient 131 I treatment.
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Effect of Midtreatment PET/CT-Adapted Radiation Therapy With Concurrent Chemotherapy in Patients With Locally Advanced Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Phase 2 Clinical Trial.
Posted Date: 2/13/2018 6:20:00 PM
Issue: Cancer Management - February 28, 2018 - Vol. 47 - No. 7
Author(s): Jonathan J. Beitler, MD, MBA, FACR, FASTRO

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Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of the Craniofacial Skeleton With Gradient Echo Magnetic Resonance Imaging ("Black Bone"): What Is Currently Possible?
Posted Date: 1/29/2018 9:06:00 PM
Issue: Neurosurgery - January 30, 2018 - Vol. 18 - No. 10
Author(s): Tomoko Tanaka, MD, FAANS
Efforts to decrease radiation exposure to craniofacial patients are being developed, but it will require an improvement in the process.
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Use of Fluoroscopy and Potential Long-Term Radiation Effects on Cataract Formation.
Posted Date: 1/18/2018 4:36:00 PM
Issue: Urology - January 30, 2018 - Vol. 36 - No. 3
Author(s): David A Duchene, MD, FACS
Radiation exposure to urologists due to use of fluoroscopy appears to be within the safe limits to prevent cataract formation.
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Oral Complications at 6 Months After Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer.
Posted Date: 12/26/2017 6:16:00 PM
Issue: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - December 30, 2017 - Vol. 35 - No. 6
Author(s): J. Bruce Bavitz, DMD
Patients do not get much trismus from modern radiation therapy, but still do get xerostomia.
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Randomized Clinical Trial of Appendicitis Inflammatory Response Score-Based Management of Patients With Suspected Appendicitis.
Posted Date: 12/15/2017 3:57:00 PM
Issue: General Surgery - December 30, 2017 - Vol. 47 - No. 3
Author(s): Raminder Nirula, MD, MPH
Using the Appendicitis Inflammatory Response risk stratification tool and a selective imaging protocol safely reduces cost for patients with suspected appendicitis.
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Reducing Head CT Use for Children With Head Injuries in a Community Emergency Department.
Posted Date: 12/15/2017 3:53:00 PM
Issue: Neurosurgery - December 30, 2017 - Vol. 18 - No. 9
Author(s): Paul P. Rega, MD, FACEP
Approximately 650,000 ED visits in the United States are associated with pediatric head trauma annually.
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Design and Fabrication of Kidney Phantoms for Internal Radiation Dosimetry Using 3D Printing Technology.
Posted Date: 11/29/2017 4:25:00 PM
Issue: Radiology - November 30, 2017 - Vol. 45 - No. 11
Author(s): Mark T. Madsen, PhD, FAAPM, FACR
3D printing will likely have a substantial impact on the delivery of personalized health care, but the results of this paper do not present a strong case for requiring customized calibration phantoms.
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Assessing the Risks Associated With MRI in Patients With a Pacemaker or Defibrillator.
Posted Date: 11/14/2017 8:20:00 PM
Issue: Cancer Management - November 30, 2017 - Vol. 47 - No. 3
Author(s): Zachary D. Goldberger, MD, MS, FACC, FACP
Nonthoracic MRI is safe for patients with non–MRI-conditional pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators provided there is careful oversight and a protocol for programming and reprogramming.
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Optimizing Radiation Doses for Computed Tomography Across Institutions: Dose Auditing and Best Practices.
Posted Date: 10/30/2017 6:28:00 PM
Issue: Hospital Medicine - October 30, 2017 - Vol. 15 - No. 6
Author(s): Manuel Jose Diaz, MD
Dose auditing, feedback, and dialogue regarding best practices can lead to significant reductions in practice variability associated with CT scans and can reduce mean effective doses for CTs of chest and abdomen.
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Effect of Radiation Dose Reduction and Reconstruction Algorithm on Image Noise, Contrast, Resolution, and Detectability of Subtle Hypoattenuating Liver Lesions at Multidetector CT: Filtered Back Projection Versus a Commercial Model–Based Iterative...
Posted Date: 10/27/2017 2:12:00 PM
Issue: Radiology - October 30, 2017 - Vol. 45 - No. 10
Author(s): Mark T. Madsen, PhD, FAAPM, FACR
Lesion detectability is task based and requires a well-designed observer experiment with multiple readers to accurately compare techniques such as conventional filtered back projection and iterative reconstruction at different radiation dose levels.
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Long-Term Mortality in 43 763 U.S. Radiologists Compared With 64 990 U.S. Psychiatrists.
Posted Date: 10/27/2017 2:12:00 PM
Issue: Radiology - October 30, 2017 - Vol. 45 - No. 10
Author(s): Nicholas L. Fulton, MD
Both psychiatrists and radiologists have better lifespans than the average population.
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Mortality in U.S. Physicians Likely to Perform Fluoroscopy-Guided Interventional Procedures Compared With Psychiatrists, 1979 to 2008.
Posted Date: 10/27/2017 2:12:00 PM
Issue: Radiology - October 30, 2017 - Vol. 45 - No. 10
Author(s): Mark T. Madsen, PhD, FAAPM, FACR
In a study by Linet et al, even though the total number of physicians included were large (totaling >100,000 for the combined target and control groups), no significant effect of radiation exposure on mortality was found.
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Single Pulse-Per-Second Setting Reduces Fluoroscopy Time During Ureteroscopy.
Posted Date: 10/16/2017 4:11:00 PM
Issue: Urology - October 30, 2017 - Vol. 35 - No. 12
Author(s): Nicole L. Miller, MD

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