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Diagnostic Imaging North America - September 2008

September 1, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Diagnostic Imaging North America - September 2008 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- COVER STORY By: Stamatia Destounis, M.D. Higher digital mammography recalls represent temporary problem Special Section: Women's Health Preoperative breast imaging guides surgical management Mammo benefits improve, but recruiting remains big challenge MR guidance permits more precise localization Tomographic US spots ventricular septal defect Thermal effects of fetal US remain uncertain DEPARTMENTS Agenda By: John C. Hayes Rights, like muscles, need regular exercising in order to grow stronger Overread Medicare imaging soars from in-office services Brain MR identifies youth prone to aberrant behaviors Zagat Survey asks patients to critique their physicians Hyperpolarized He-3 MRI flourishes in unique role PET meets universal cancer screening Case of the Month Newsclips CT radiation may spark pacemaker malfunctions PET finds early coronary disease in diabetic patients Ultrasound gauges osteoporotic fracture risk Nighthawks prove less popular than fears suggest Milk outperforms barium as GI contrast medium Nuclear medicine dosing for kids varies widely X-Ray Vision By: John C. Hayes, Editor Learning digital mammography proves difficult but worth the effort Tech Watch Japanese firm targets U.S. market for 3D visualization Hand-carried system brings premium features to bedside Imaging & the Law Medicare proposals attack self-referrals Stroke Risk CT imaging detects markers of vulnerable carotid plaque Oncology Imaging helps in diagnosis of musculoskeletal masses Perturbations 'See no evil' butts up against learning curve

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