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Lung Cancer Screening Registry

November 14, 2022 — In this Image Wisely® Video On-Demand with Eric Gingold, PhD, FAAPM; Ella A. Kazerooni, MD, MS, FACR, FSABI; Diana Litmanovich, MD, FNASCI; Sarah E. McKenney, PhD; and Charles S. White, MD, we discuss the technical and radiation dose differences between a routine chest CT and a lung cancer screening CT, lung cancer screening exam ordering, the role of technologists, the benefits of Lung Cancer Screening Registry participation, and what’s on the horizon for the future of the registry.

 

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Lung Cancer Screening 2.0

November 1, 2022 — In this Image Wisely® Video On-Demand with Debra S. Dyer, MD, FACR; Eric Gingold, PhD, FAAPM; and Diana Litmanovich, MD, FNASCI, we recognize Lung Cancer Awareness Month and discuss the earlier days of lung cancer screening, Lung Cancer Screening 2.0, resources available to help radiology departments and practices implement a successful lung cancer screening program, and more.

Appropriateness Criteria Relative Radiation Levels: What They Mean for You

March 2022 — In this Image Wisely® Facebook Live with Loretta M. Johnson, PhD, DABR, FAAPM; David W. Jordan, PhD, DABR, FAAPM; Diana Litmanovich, MD, FNASCI; and Beth Schueler, PhD, FACR, FAAPM, we discuss the ACR Appropriateness Criteria and how patient radiation is included, how the relative radiation levels (RRLs) are assigned to individual examinations, how referring physicians use RRLs when selecting procedures for an individual patient and more.

Decisions for Medical Imaging Should Be Clinical, Not Based on Past Radiation Dose

November 2021 — In this Image Wisely® Facebook Live with Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, FACR, FAAPM, FIOMP; Beth Schueler, PhD, FACR, FAAPM; and Diana Litmanovich, MD, FNASCI, we discuss the ACR, AAPM and HPS position statement advising against using a patient’s previous cumulative dose information from medical imaging exams to decide the appropriateness of future medical imaging.

Advancing Our Understanding of Gonadal Shielding

October 2021 — In this Image Wisely Facebook Live, Donald P. Frush, MD, FACR, FAAP, FSAB, interviews Summer L. Kaplan, MD, MS, and Eatrice Hinton, AS, RT(R) as they share how they worked together to optimize policies and procedures while maximizing patient safety and operational efficiency. Please explore the CME modules for technologistsradiologists and medical physicists to learn more.

Portable Chest X-rays Through Glass During the Covid-19 Pandemic

April 2021 — Our Image Wisely expert panel shared their experience using portable chest X-rays through glass during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Team Approach to Stop Gonadal Shielding Amidst COVID-19

August 2020 — Learn how radiologist Jay K. Pahade, MD, medical physicist Adel Mustafa, PhD, and radiologic technologist Kelly Thomas used the COVID-19 pandemic as an impetus for change at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Their team-based approach to cease routine use of gonadal shielding for radiographs, in line with the latest science and best practices, has helped them improve patient care and reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Medical Radiation Exposure of U.S. Patients, Part 2

February 2020 — Elliot K. Fishman, MD, and Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, FAAPM, FACR, FACMP, FSCCT, FIOMP, continue the discussion on findings from NCRP Report 184 on Medical Radiation Exposure of Patients in the U.S.

Medical Radiation Exposure of U.S. Patients

January 2020 — Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, FAAPM, FACR, FACMP, FSCCT, FIOMP, discusses findings from NCRP Report 184 on Medical Radiation Exposure of Patients in the U.S.

Low-Dose Lung CT

November 2019 — Debra S. Dyer, MD, FACR discusses Radiation Safety and Low-Dose Lung CT for Lung Cancer Screening during this Image Wisely® Facebook Live event.

Protocol Review in the Informatics Era

October 2019 — William F. Sensakovic, PhD, DABR, MRSC (MRSE), discussed Protocol Review in the Informatics Era during an Image Wisely® Facebook Live event.

Judicious Use of Multiphase Abdominal CT Protocols

September 2019 — Pamela Johnson, MD, discussed harmonizing abdominal CT protocol utilization without compromising quality of care during an Image Wisely® Facebook Live event.

Communicating Risks and Benefits of Patient Shielding in Radiology

April 2019 — Medical physicists Rebecca Marsh, PhD, and Eric Gingold, PhD, discussed the risks and benefits of patient shielding in radiology during an Image Wisely® Facebook Live event.

Radiation in Crematoriums

March 2019 — Image Wisely® hosted a Facebook Live event on radiation safety in crematoriums with Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, Chief Physicist for the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Professor of Radiology and Medicine for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

CT and the Pregnant Patient

February 2019 — Image Wisely® hosted a Facebook Live event on CT and the pregnant patient with Elliot K. Fishman MD, FACR, Professor of Radiology, Surgery, Oncology and Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.