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The Love for Medical Imaging

Most of us have undergone the need for using medical imaging at some point in our lives. Whether it was for a dental exam, a stomach x-ray, a CT scan or even an MRI, medical imaging spans across a wide range of necessities to help discover and diagnosis for the proper treatments that will keep us at our ultimate health. As medical imaging continues to expand and advance, we’ve looked back to how it even started and where we hope it may go in the future.

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New Frontier of Medical Imaging

About 20 years ago, if a medical imaging professional wanted to consult with another professional 50 miles away, they had to make a copy of the image, mail it off, wait for it to arrive, and then schedule a time to discuss the image. Today, with the modern hardware and software, the same medical imaging professionals can be brought together to review and discuss images within minutes. Like everything else in the world, radiography will continue to evolve with the times.

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What Courses Do I Need for My Radiography Education?

You’ve enjoyed your role as a health technologist for a while. Maybe it’s now time to re-evaluate your career and see whether it is in line with your long-term goals. You’re certainly aware that the current X-ray technology is ever-changing, and that furthering your certification is a must if you are to plan thoroughly for the foreseeable future.

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Demanding Proper Healthcare for Veterans

A recent Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposal (AP44) will try to cut costs on VA healthcare by granting all advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) full practice authority over veterans, without the supervision of qualified physicians. This includes the authority to “order, perform, supervise, and interpret laboratory and imaging studies.”

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5 Things You Might Not Know about X-Rays

From the moment they were unexpectedly observed by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895, X-rays have been a mystifying and powerful force, able to reveal what’s underneath our skin, as well as what lies in the black of outer space, and more. As illuminating as they are dangerous, X-rays have given us advancements in numerous sciences, but not without taking some hair and skin off would-be experimenters in the process. Here are five things you might not know about X-rays.

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