The Best Time for New X-ray Equipment

While it is true that there is never a bad time to purchase new imaging equipment, your business can benefit if that purchase is made before the end of the tax year. Although the Section 179 deduction limit for equipment purchases made in 2014 is down from $500,000 to $25,000, business owners should take advantage of this still-significant tax break before December 31.

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Are High Heel Shoes Dangerous to Your Health?

A carefully selected pair of high heel shoes can make or break an outfit. They project such a wide range of images – of power, of beauty, of taste – that their appeal is absolutely undeniable. However, even the most fashionable footwear can cause health issues and increase the risk of everything from minor foot pain to more serious injuries. Some podiatrists report that up to a quarter of their female patients seek treatment for issues directly related to high heel shoes!

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The History and Future of X-ray Technology

The history of X-ray technology is fascinating. Understanding how one discovery built upon another, and how subsequent research was conducted in order to realize the full potential X-ray technology, gives you a sense of how far the medical community has come in the diagnosis and treatment of everything from minor sprains to killer diseases such as pneumonia.

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X-ray Radiation Safety

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Even though they aren’t directly being tested, radiographers and other medical imaging employees are still susceptible to increased levels of radiation. Because increased radiation exposure happens on a day in, day out basis for them – it’s especially important that they be properly trained for safety protocols.

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Conventional vs. Digital Radiography

In the medical world, digital radiography is certainly growing in popularity over conventional film technologies. As digital radiography options decrease in price, more clinics and private practices are enjoying access to enhanced image quality. Image quality and portability are two big reasons we believe healthcare practitioners seeking faster, higher-quality imaging should explore the option of digital radiography.

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The Pet Threat: Why Pets Need X-rays

Why should you have your pet X-rayed? Because X-ray imaging is the most effective and least invasive way to make sure your pet is as healthy on the inside as he or she appears on the outside. X-rays reveal and help diagnose health issues that we humans are otherwise not able to see, and certainly our barking and meowing friends cannot bring to our attention.

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How To: Find the Best NCT Course for You

If there’s an industry that is highly dependent on proper education, it’s the medical industry. And it’s no different for radiologists. This is why it can get overwhelming for those who aspire to be in the industry. Among the many questions are “How will I choose the right NCT course?” and “How do I know which one will benefit me the most?”

Here are three things to look for when choosing an NCT course:

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When Is the Right Time for New X-ray Equipment?

Now that we’ve passed into the new year, healthcare professionals have a prime opportunity to re-devote themselves to their patients, drawing up new goals about how to provide better care. With so many clinics, private practices and hospitals rethinking their budgets, now is the best time to invest in some of the updated radiography and X-ray machines that are on the market right now.
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