MRI Anxiety: Helping Patients Cope
On today's "teaser" episode, we will look at some answers to the following questions ... Get Ready! The whole MRI: Patient Anxiety show is coming up soon! What is MRI and how is it different than other modalities? What type of patient requires an MRI? What things are you looking for? What is the process of MRI? Why does it seem to be more difficult for patients? What implications does this have for facilities, patients, and providers? Historically, what has been done to alleviate patient...
Nursing Assessment: A Multi-faceted Approach to Patient Care
(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ! https://rad-cast.com/nursing-assessment-a-multi-faceted-approach-to-patient-care Cancer is not just one disease. There are many types of cancer. It’s not just one disease. Cancer can start in the lungs, the breast, the colon, or even in the blood. Cancers are alike in some ways, but they are different in the ways they grow and spread. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2018, 43% of new cases diagnosed in males will be made up of 3 types of cancer:...
A Holistic Approach to Breast Cancer Treatment (Free CE!)
(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE (FREE) QUIZ! https://rad-cast.com/a-holistic-approach-to-breast-cancer-treatment Dr. Katie Demming discusses a holistic approach to breast cancer treatment. Dr. Demming is a physician leader, inventor and entrepreneur who is transforming the cancer experience through collaboration and development of novel solutions. She completed her medical school, internship and residency in radiation oncology at Duke University. She is board certified in Radiation Oncology and...
PET, CT, MRI: Oh My!
(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ! https://rad-cast.com/pet-ct-mri-oh-my Multimodality imaging such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) plays an important role in accurately identifying both normal tissues and those that have become diseased. CT images are generally used for diagnosis, evaluation, and radiation therapy treatment planning. However, MRI images provide better softtissue definition. PET images are useful in...
Painting with a Purpose: Immobilization and Masks for Pediatric Patients
(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ! https://rad-cast.com/painting-with-a-purpose-immobilization-and-masks-for-pediatric-patients Careful treatment planning and dose calculation, when combined with effective and comfortable patient positioning and immobilization, may improve the probability of tumor control. Advances in radiation therapy equipment have had a significant impact on the accuracy of dose calculation and delivery. However, actual patient repositioning and immobilization, which have the...
Real Talk about Professionalism and Ethics
(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ! https://rad-cast.com/real-talk-about-professionalism-and-ethics A recent article described a person's work ethic as a representation of his or her character. A strong work ethic suggests that the person places a high value on doing a good job, as well as respecting others and functioning with integrity. Professionalism is a component of the concept of work ethic. Work ethic describes how a person comes to work and conducts him or herself on the job. How do you...
ARRT CQR: Do I Really Have to Re-Take My Exam?
(1.0 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ! https://rad-cast.com/arrt-cqr-do-i-really-have-to-re-take-my-exam On their website, the ARRT explains that in today’s healthcare environment, patients demand high quality care and accountability from their health care providers—so it’s important for medical professionals to routinely assess their knowledge and skills. By doing so, they become better prepared to meet changing standards. That’s why many credentialing organizations, including ARRT, have created...
Billing, Coding, & Compliance: Are You Sure this is Right?
(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ! https://rad-cast.com/billing-coding-compliance-are-you-sure-this-is-right The CPT® coding system offers doctors across the country a uniform process for coding medical services that streamlines reporting and increases accuracy and efficiency. For more than 5 decades, physicians and other health care professionals have relied on CPT to communicate with colleagues, patients, hospitals and insurers about the procedures they have performed. CPT descriptive terms...
PET/CT: Radiation Therapy’s Hot Little Friend
(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ! https://rad-cast.com/pet-ct-radiation-therapys-hot-little-friend/ In the simplest of terms a positron emission tomography, or PET scan, is an imaging test that allows your doctor to check for diseases in your body. The scan uses a special dye that has radioactive tracers. These tracers can either be swallowed, inhaled, or injected into a vein in the patient’s arm depending on what part of the body is being examined. Organs and tissues then absorb the tracer....
IORT: The Little Linacs that Pack a Powerful Punch
(0.5 CE Credit) TAKE THE QUIZ!https://rad-cast.com/iort-the-little-linacs-that-pack-a-powerful-punch/ IORT (Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy) involves the administration of a single dose of radiation during surgery, to eliminate any cancer tissue the surgeon is unable to remove. Thanks to mobile linear accelerators, high-energy accelerated electron beams, which deliver a very uniform dose of radiation to the target tissue in extremely short times, can now be used directly in the operating...