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The Role of Radiology in the Coronavirus

The Role of Radiology in the Coronavirus

Infections with the novel coronavirus began in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019. Other countries began reporting infections soon afterwards. By February 10, 2020, novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had infected more than 40,000 people and taken the lives of more than 900, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While the risks of infection fro...

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How do Bones Grow?

How do Bones Grow?

Kids grow up so fast. In fact, a baby grows about 10" in the first year of life and grows several inches each year after that, especially during puberty. All of this growth is due to growing bones. But how exactly do bones grow? Babies are born with about 300 bones, and full-grown adults have only 206. Babies have tiny bones compared with adults, o...

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Brain Scans and Dementia – What do the Medical Tests Show?

Brain Scans and Dementia – What do the Medical Tests Show?

Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of brain conditions that affect memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily life. About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, according to the World Health Organization, and there are almost 10 million new cases each year. There are many different conditions under the u...

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Which Sports are Associated with the Most Injures?

Which Sports are Associated with the Most Injures?

Participating in sports is a great way to stay active and healthy, but suffering a sports injury can take you out of the game. Some sports are especially dangerous and associated with high injury rates. Sports are incredibly popular. The number of high school kids participating in high school sports reached an all-time high of 7,980,886 in 2017-18,...

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Who (or What) is Aunt Minnie?

Who (or What) is Aunt Minnie?

Nearly every profession has its own trade lingo. Musicians say "one-four-five with a short four" to refer to different notes on a major scale, for example, and a movie director might say "chicken in the gate" at the end of a take. Radiologists also have their own lingo. One of the most famous is Aunt Minnie. In fact, Aunt Minnie is so renowned amon...

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International Coalition of Radiologists Call for Ethics Guidelines on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology

International Coalition of Radiologists Call for Ethics Guidelines on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology

The healthcare industry is increasingly adopting artificial intelligence (AI), which are powerful computer systems that work and react like humans. AI and other autonomous systems help a number of medical departments and specialties, including administration and radiology, use large amounts of information to reduce errors and improve patient care f...

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Doctors Use CT Scans to Diagnose and Manage Lung Disease Associated with Vaping

Doctors Use CT Scans to Diagnose and Manage Lung Disease Associated with Vaping

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or "vaping," have been making the news lately. As of October 10, 2019, the CDC had linked vaping with 29 deaths and 1,299 lung injuries. The cases occurred in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the United States Virgin Islands. Illinois and California were the hardest hit, although states like ...

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The Important Role of Radiology in Gender Reassignment Surgery

The Important Role of Radiology in Gender Reassignment Surgery

Approximately 0.6 percent of adults in the United States – about 1.4 million people – identify as transgender, according to research by Williams Institute. About 30,100 people New Jersey adults (0.44 percent) identify as transgender. Gender reassignment surgery can greatly improve the quality of life for transgender people. Every member of the medi...

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