Yearly Archives: 2010

New Years Resolutions - How About A Career in Medical Imaging?

It is that time when we tend to reflect on the past year and begin thinking about the future with a fresh mind, and a sense of new beginnings. If you are reading this blog, you have probably entertained

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115th Anniversary of the X-Ray

Today marks the 115th anniversary of the x-ray, which was discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. He was awarded the nobel prize for physics in 1901 for the discovery. The discovery was accidental as he was actually studying how electrical

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How To Prepare for an Ultrasound Program

Many people decide they want to become a Sonographer because they have heard it is a good career and pays well. This may be true, but in order to be successful and know Ultrasound is the right career for you

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Radiology Technician or Technologist? Job Titles in Radiology

For those who know nothing about the world of radiology, the terminology can be daunting, especially when it comes to using the correct job titles. So, I am going to try to explain what these titles mean: Radiology

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Common Procedures in Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology involves learning how to perform from a variety of invasive procedures using radiologic technology for image guidance. Invasive refers to the fact that small devices are inserted into the body in order to capture images and assist

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MRI Brain Scans Used to Detect Autism

A new brain scan that takes only 15 minutes is being used to test for autism in adults. Autism has been known to be tricky to diagnose; however, this new cheap and efficient brain scan is reporting 90% accuracy

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Computed Tomography Colorectal Cancer Detection

Computed Tomography has become instrumental in the detection of colorectal cancer, and ultimately for a higher cure rate of the disease. Usually colorectal cancer has no early symptoms in the course of the illness. However as the cancer grows in

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OBSTETRIC ULTRASOUND JOB DESCRIPTION

Obstetric Ultrasound is the use of ultrasound scans in pregnancy. Ultrasound and ultrasonography was introduced in the late 1950's and has become a very useful diagnostic tool in obstetrics. Currently used equipment, known as real time scanners, take continuous

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OPPORTUNITY & CHALLENGE IN A MEDICAL ASSISTANT CAREER

Looking for a meaningful and challenging career? Medical Assistants are a crucial member of a health care team. From measuring vital signs, performing lab tests, greeting patients and scheduling appointments. Medical Assistant careers are increasing fast. You'll find them in

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X-Ray Technician Salaries

So, you are thinking of becoming an X-Ray Technician, but not sure what to expect for compensation? The national average pay for an x-ray tech is $52,336, according to the American Medical Association. Those who are in entry

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