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    Interventional Radiology

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    Many different modalities are used in interventional imaging such as: computed tomography, fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance, and ultrasound (Farrell, p. 375, 2014). With the advances in imaging technology, interventional radiology (IR) is a quickly growing, and becoming a popular advanced specialty. IR is a form of minimally invasive imaging that is used to assist in procedures. Interventional radiology can be used to treat as well as diagnose disease. There are many types of disease that can be treated with IR, including deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, coronary artery disease, uterine fibroids, and cancer (Farrell, p. 378, 2014). Basics of Interventional Imaging Interventional Radiology (IR) procedures usually take place in a surgical suite that has fluoroscopy equipment with digital subtraction angiography (Farrell, p. 376, 2014). A contrast agent can be used to improve the visualization of vasculature. The contrast helps the radiologist to see the lumen of the vessels, the gastrointestinal tract, or urinary tract. A catheter is used to inject the contrast directly to the area being imaged (Farrell, p.…

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    What is your experience with and opinion about Interventional radiology? Carefully looking within all of Chapter 1, can you tell us where the cat is? According to the British Society of Interventional Radiology (n.d.), Interventional Radiology is a novel field of medicine that combines the expertise of a radiologist together with the knowledge of therapeutic intervention using advanced techniques using a range of imaging guidance modalities such as X-ray fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed…

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    1.0 INTRODUCTION It is known that radiation can be very harmful to a person’s health. According to Marshall and Keene (2006:1), with the recent expansion of diagnostic and interventional radiology, it has been noted that an alarming dose of radiation can be administered to a patient, in a single scan, without having to repeat a procedure. With the evolution of radiography, interventional radiology has become a norm in the diagnosis protocol and it is therefore important to understand the concept…

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    he intent of the paper is to give the reader a closer examination of a variety of Medical Imaging modalities that are being used today. A short rundown is presented for Interventional Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound, and Radiation Therapy. Following is a more in-depth look at Computed Tomography that will give the reader a better comprehension of how it separates itself from other medical imaging specialties. Interventional radiology: The…

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    Interventional Radiology: Interventional radiology can use high amounts of radiation, which may not be very safe for patients. However, the technologists do all that they can do minimize the exposure to the patient. Having an interventional radiology procedure once a year is not that much radiation. However, if a patient is having an interventional radiology procedure many times in one year, that can be a lot of radiation for the patient. Interventional radiology procedures puncture the skin…

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    The teamwork I saw on the ACC unit and during my time at interventional radiology could use some improvement. During my time on the ACC unit on Monday I had completed some of my tasks and was then following my nurse around. I quickly noticed the phone kept ringing, many call lights were going off, and everyone appeared to be very busy. Apparently, several people decided to go on lunch at the same time. The people communicated to their partner they were going but since several people left at the…

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    X Rays History

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    suggested they were to begin with. People who performed X-rays found out that it led to serious injuries. Some experimenters had received skin burns. The first to report eye irritations from the experimentation with X-rays and fluorescent substances were Thomas Edison, William J. Morton, and Nikola Tesla (History of Radiography). Radiation can increase the risk for cancer. While someone is performing an X-ray, the technologists and the radiologists go through many steps to limit their exposure…

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    and illnesses so treatment can begin. A growing subset of these specialists called interventional radiologists performs surgical procedures under imaging guidance in order to minimize damage to health tissue. (InnerBody) They generally work behind the scenes analyzing studies, making diagnoses and consulting with physicians. In some cases, they get involved in the procedure in order to help prepare the patient or outline further instructions to the technician. Interventional radiologists…

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    Radiology

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    A Brief Guide on Radiology "Radiology" is a very prevalent concept in the medical terms, but something unpredictable for the common person. In general terms, it is a process that is used to diagnose a specific disease. Usually, this technique includes the imaging process to detect and then treat according to the specific disease. In the reference of the medical theory, the radiology is a field that interprets and medicates the diseases utilizing the imaging technologies, such as X-ray,…

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    I -Managerial Roles List and describe the job duties for a department manager. In addition, create a job description profile for a radiology department manager. Job duties for a Radiology Department Manager (RDM) 1. Directs and coordinates activities and procedures of radiology and diagnostic imaging. 2. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.…

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