Guess the X-ray: December’s Image Challenge

Can you guess the image in the X-ray?

Happy December! It is time to put your thinking caps on for December’s “Guess the X-ray” Image Challenge! No one correctly guessed the November image: it was … Batman! More specifically, a Batman action figure with flexed elbow!

We welcome radiologists, technicians, RAs, MDs, PAs – or anyone who thinks they’re up to the challenge – to guess the subject in this X-ray. Please leave your answer in the comment section below or on our Facebook page. We’ll share the answer at the end of the month.

December Image Challenge

Have fun and happy guessing!

Guess the X-ray: October’s Image Challenge

Can you guess the image in the X-ray?

It’s a new month – and also time for October’s “Guess the X-ray” Image Challenge! Congratulations to those who correctly guessed the September image challenge!  The correct answer was — a wrist watch.

We welcome radiologists, technicians, RAs, MDs, PAs – or anyone who thinks they’re up to the challenge – to guess the subject in this X-ray. Please leave your answer in the comment section below or on our Facebook page. We’ll share the answer at the end of the month.

October Image Challenge

Good luck and have fun!

Columbus Regional Health Gets Creative When 3 RAD Rooms are Eliminated

Reliability, redundancy and mobility help provider keep pace with imaging needs

Many radiology departments are feeling the pressure of “doing more with less”. For Columbus Regional Health in Indiana, the pressure was literal: the medical provider had to eliminate three RAD rooms yet maintain the same Bill-Algee-Columbus-Regional-Healththroughput. The hospital is meeting the challenge by transitioning to DR and adding mobility to the modality mix.

The provider started by converting its CR mobile X-ray equipment to DR with Carestream’s mobile retrofit kit. That retrofit was followed by the purchase of a Carestream mobile DRX-Revolution.

“Mobility is essential to bringing imaging to where we need it,” said Bill Algee, Radiology Manager at Columbus Regional Health. “Our staff drove it around for a little bit and fell in love with the product.”

Next, the hospital outfitted its imaging room in the emergency department with a DRX-Evolution Plus. The product’s high level of reliability is critical to meeting the needs of the busy ED, which was relocated a considerable distance away from the imaging department.

“It absolutely has to be reliable because it’s the only imaging solution in that area of the hospital,” said Algee. “The reliability factor was really important to us.”

Also, the product’s extended tube column and wall stand provide make it flexible enough to meet the varying imaging needs of patients coming in to the ED.

The hospital has an added level of support from Carestream’s DR Detectors. The wireless DR detector can be used with imaging systems throughout the facility.

“Having uniform detectors gives us an added layer of redundancy. If a cassette goes down in emergency, we can replace it with one from diagnostics,” explained Algee. “And the software is always the same no matter what room we go in to. The technologist doesn’t have to take the time to figure out what to do in different rooms.”

The combination of retrofitting existing equipment and purchasing new products helped Columbus Regional Health transition from CR to DR to meet the U.S. Consolidated Appropriations Act at their own pace.

“We kind of took it in baby steps and that worked well for us. Our staff didn’t feel overwhelmed,” said Algee. “Carestream was the right partner to help us through it; they had the right methodology.”

Watch the video interview with Bill Algee to learn more about Columbus Regional Health’s transition to DR. #radiology #AHRA2016

Erica Carnevale

 

Erica Carnevale is a marketing manager at Carestream Health in the United States and Canada Region.

Diagnostic Reading #30: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology from the Past Week

Patient portals and growth of the X-ray detector market are in the news

Articles include: the X-ray detector market is expected to reach $2.9 billion by 2021; experts call for a national medical device evaluation system in the U.S.; a court decision could potentially change the role radiologists play Image of an x-raywhen it comes to determining the medical necessity of a study ordered by a referring physician; patient portals offer access to imaging exam results quickly while also helping patients track their own care and communicate with their doctors; and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Million Veteran Program now has the distinction of being the largest genomic database in the world.

X-ray detector market to reach $2.9B by 2021 – AuntMinnie

The global xray detector market will reach $2.9 billion by 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.5%, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets. The growth will be prompted by technological advances, an increasingly elderly population, government and venture capital funding, volume growth of orthopaedic and cardiovascular procedures and reimbursement cuts for analog systems, MarketsandMarkets said.

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Guess the X-ray: August’s Image Challenge

It is a new month – and time for a new “Guess the X-ray” Image Challenge. The correct answer for the July 2016 Image challenge is — nuts!

The X-ray image for August 2016 is now available! August Image Challenge

We welcome radiologists, technicians, RAs, MDs, PAs – or anyone who thinks they’re up to the challenge – to guess the subject in this educational X-ray quiz. This month there is a hint – it isn’t a clinical image! Please leave your answer in the comment section below or on our Facebook page. Let the guessing begin!

Good luck!

Sorry… Carestream employees and their agencies are prohibited from answering.

 

Guess the X-ray: July’s Image Challenge

July is upon us so that means it is time to put on your thinking caps and“Guess the X-ray” Image Challenge! Congratulations to those who correctly guessed the June image challenge!  The correct answer was — a necklace!

We welcome radiologists, technicians, RAs, MDs, PAs – or anyone who thinks they’re up to the challenge – to guess the subject in this X-ray. Please leave your answer in the comment section below or on our Facebook page. The challenge will stop at the end of the month.

Good luck!

 

July Image Challenge

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Guess the X-ray – June’s Image Challenge

It’s a new month and time for a new “Guess the X-ray” Image Challenge. Last month we posted an image of a  DSLR Camera Flash which was correctly identified; congratulations!

The image for June is below. The challenge will run until the end of the month. “May the odds be ever in your favor.”

To participate, leave your guess in the comments below or on our Facebook page. Good luck!

June Image Challenge

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Guess the X-ray: May’s Image Challenge

It’s a new month: time to put on your thinking caps and“Guess the X-ray” Image Challenge! Congratulations to those who correctly guessed the April image challenge!  The correct answer was — computer tools!

We welcome radiologists, technologists, RAs, MDs, PAs – or anyone who thinks they’re up to the challenge – to guess the subject in this X-ray. Please leave your answer in the comment section below or on our Facebook page. The challenge will stop at the end of the month.

Good luck!

May Image Challenge

 

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Study: Pediatric Fracture Detection

As a research scientist at Carestream Health, my recent work has focused on pediatric X-ray imaging – specifically, on the goal of achieving high-quality diagnostic images while minimizing dose. To explore potential solutions to this challenge, I initiated a study in collaboration with Samuel Richard, PhD, a fellow researcher at Carestream, and Sosamma T. Methratta, MD, of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. The study had two specific goals: 1) Determine the impact of a simulated reduced dose rendering on the detection of skeletal fractures in children, and 2) Evaluate the effect of enhanced skeletal processing on the same detection task. The methodology and results of this study were on display at RSNA 2015.

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Guess the X-ray: April’s Image Challenge

It is the first of the month – and time for a new “Guess the X-ray” Image Challenge. Several people guessed the March image challenge pretty quickly!  The correct answer is — Legos!

Here is the xray image for April is below.

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We welcome radiologists, technologists, RAs, MDs, PAs – or anyone who thinks they’re up to the challenge – to guess the subject in this educational X-ray quiz. Please leave your answer in the comment section below or on our Facebook page. Let the guessing begin!

Good luck!

Sorry… Carestream employees and their agencies are prohibited from answering.