Breast cancer is a disease that continues to rise among women. In recent studies, it has been found that women with dense breast tissue are at a greater risk of developing this dreaded disease. Because dense breasts lack much of the fatty tissue of normal breast tissue, it is more difficult for tumors to show […]
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Ultrasound is used to assess the condition of the kidneys and is able to detect various conditions ranging from tumors to kidney stones. A new study now confirms that the use of ultrasound instead of computed tomography (CT) scans to confirm a diagnosis of kidney stones decreases the patient’s radiation exposure and lowers imaging costs. […]
It has become popular for expectant parents to learn the sex of their unborn infant as a result of ultrasound images created during the first pregnancy trimester. However, the Canadian Association of Radiologists and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada recently reminded people in an article appearing in the “Journal of Obstetrics and […]
Otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons have expressed increasing interest in establishing accreditation standards for the use of ultrasound as a patient point-of-care procedure that is administered by licensed medical practitioners. The interest is driven by many concerns, including maintaining quality patient services and being able to obtain provider reimbursement for delivered examinations from health insurance companies. […]
Most employers already require the ultrasound technician to have a registration with ARDMS. Now there are growing numbers of insurance companies requiring ultrasound modalities to be accredited by recognized organizations also. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its affiliated HMO added ultrasound to the list of procedures requiring accreditation before provider reimbursement will be […]