The 2nd Annual RadNet Fall Vascular Symposium

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The 2nd Annual RadNet Fall Vascular Symposium has been approved for 10 ARDMS CME credits. We invite all of our technologists in southern California to attend this event, which we’re holding exclusively for RadNet free of charge. Over 50 of our Southern California technologists have already signed up! We believe this event will be a tremendous benefit as it shows commitment to education and training, as well as commitment to our patient community. The symposium will be a combination of hands-on workshops, lectures, and case study reviews. Topics include:

• Venous […]

By |November 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Benefits to CT Calcium Scores

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CT calcium score is a strong predictor of a patient’s risk for heart attack. However, this widely available and relatively inexpensive exam is often underutilized. New research provides additional evidence supporting the benefits of CT calcium scoring.

Warranty Periods for CT Calcium Scores

Research published August 2015 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging discusses the “warranty period” for a calcium score of 0. It has been shown that a calcium score of 0 offers a short-term (5-year) warranty period suggesting a low chance of a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE). However, […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Cancer Imaging, Cancer Screening|0 Comments

Case Study – Everything is Backwards (CCTGA)

By Joshua I. Gottlieb, OMSII; Roy Gottlieb, D.O. FSCCT

 

 

Both CT and MR demonstrate atrioventricular discordance and ventriculoarterial discordance diagnostic of CCTGA. Both images also demonstrate situs inversus totalis. In addition, MR offered the benefit of evaluating the severity of the VSD shunt using phase contrast MR imaging with Q-flow analysis taken above the pulmonary and aortic valves. The Vp/Vq ratio measured 2:1. The severities of the valve abnormalities were also better evaluated using MR, which demonstrated moderate tricuspid insufficiency, mild aortic and pulmonic valve insufficiency, moderate subpulmonic, and mild […]

By |February 29th, 2016|Case Studies|0 Comments

Case Study – OHVIRA Syndrome

By Joshua I. Gottlieb, OMSII; Roy Gottlieb, D.O. FSCCT; Karie McMurray, M.D.

 

 

MRI Findings were crucial in determining the correct diagnosis in this patient with a complex congenital anomaly consisting of uterine didelphys, obstructed right hemivagina (atresia) with hematocolpus, ipsilateral agenesis of right kidney, and non-obstructed left hemivagina.

FINAL DIAGNOSIS – OHVIRA SYNDROME (Obstructed Hemivagina with Ipsilateral Renal Anomaly)

OHVIRA syndrome (previously known as Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome) was first reported in 1950 [1] and is a rare congenital anomaly of the Müllerian (paramesonephric) ducts and Wolffian (mesonephric) structures consisting of the following triad: […]

By |February 29th, 2016|Case Studies|0 Comments

Why PI-RADS Matters

In recent years, the role for multiparametric MRI in prostate cancer detection and management has expanded. Ongoing research shows that potential for multiparametric MRI to help reduce instances of overtreatment and understaging. One barrier to mainstream implementation has been a lack of standardization in the interpretation and reporting of multiparametric MRI exams. However, the Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) helps to solve that problem. […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Prostate Imaging|0 Comments