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Will being overweight affect my imaging exam?

Current estimates indicate that 4.7% of the American population today is extremely obese, with a body mass index (BMI) >40; an increase from 0.8% in 1960 and 2.9% in 1988. 667 more words

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Ultrasound - Abdomen

Thoracic CT (computed tomography) is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the chest and upper abdomen.

How the Test is Performed… 933 more words


What’s the Truth About Radiation Exposure?

Radiation Exposure is a subject that carries a ton of extra philosophical baggage. To many folks, it is an emotional issue. The public hears two opinions about radiation effects. 422 more words


Sono-guided Right IJ? Skip the chest film.

1,322 sono guided IJ central lines. Guess how many pneumothoraces.

One. Exactly one.

Overall success rate – 96.9%.

One percent of the time the catheter required repositioning. 85 more words


Ultrasound - Cardiac, stress test

A Cardiac Stress Test (Stress echocardiography) is a test that uses ultrasound imaging to show how well your heart muscle is working to pump blood to your body. 962 more words


Bump Day: I’m Half Way There!

This week is the 20 week mark and that means I’m half-way through my pregnancy!  While the first trimester was tough and I didn’t think I would ever get through it, I have to say the first 20 weeks went by fast.  402 more words


Finding Out The Gender?!

“What are some of the Pro’s and Con’s of finding out the Gender of your baby?”

As I’ve stated before, I’m currently 20 weeks pregnant! This is about the time that most women find out the gender of their little buns. 630 more words