Friday, August 21, 2009

Pulmonary Nodules! Go away!

Check this out... perhaps no more pulmonary nodule counting? just kidding, unlikely but interesting article on Auntminnie about a brazilian team of researchers that merge PACS+CAD for lung nodules/cancers. Pretty cool stuff for us radiologists! I hate those pulmonary nodules.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Auntminnie Reports on Dirty X-Ray units

I went into radiology to avoid germs. I guess they follow me anyway. Check this interesting research / article from auntminnie out... lately I am back in the auntminnie reading phases. You may see more from me if I find the auntminnie articles interesting. They are not always interesting but lately, I must say good job auntminnie!!! You have successfully kept my attention for at least a few weeks. Kudos AM!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

AFIP Housing Misery!! Sigh...

Check this article on auntminnie about a not too uncommon occurence among radiology residents when they go to DC for AFIP. You try to skimp and save money, but you heard perhaps good reviews... you never visited DC before.. the pictures on craigslist looks awesome. You show up. The place has rats and there are bars on the windows.

Check out this article on auntminnie about how some landlords were recently booted from the list. Good call!
"Officials in charge of housing for courses at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) have kicked a landlord off the official housing list following complaints from radiologists attending the institute's radiology-pathology course in Washington, DC"

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Auntminnie features article about how repeat CTPE studies are basically useless!!

I couldn't agree more with Auntminnie. Sick and tired of repeating CTPEs on call on patients who don't need it. ER docs need to reduce their overutilization and dependency on radiologists to clear their patients. Too much radiation. Too much cost. Too much lack of common sense. Well perhaps not enough common sense. Why order back to back pulmonary embolism CT's?!?!?!? It's about time someone did this research. Read more about it on Auntminnie (one of my favorite radiology websites by the way!). Go!!!!!

Anyway, here is the website link: