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What is the average cost of hip injection under fluoroscopy in a hospital radiology department?

What is the average cost of hip injection under fluoroscopy in a hospital radiology department?

Average: National costs may not help you individually. Consider calling the facilities in your area and asking for what they charge. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Radiology (Definition)

Radiologists are specialists whose expertise is in medical imaging (x-ray, ct, mri, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, etc). They have the most detailed understanding of how imaging is performed and what imaging is best for specific diseases or specific patients. The radiologist interprets the imaging studies ...Read more


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Is working in a radiology department longterm unsafe?

Is working in a radiology department longterm unsafe?

No: Working in a radiology department long term is safe. As long as appropriate procedures are followed, radiation exposure to providers and patients is extremely low. ...Read more

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During what ways can the radiology department ease children fears of getting a X-ray or CT scan?

During what ways can the radiology department ease children fears of getting a X-ray or CT scan?

Positive distraction: Positive attitudes, distraction techniques, and reassurances are helpful to get kids to acquiesce. However, it is normal for kids to be nervous. Offering rewards to be received at the end of the scan or X-ray may also help. ...Read more

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Radiology: Does an MRU contain iodine? Dr. knows of MY SEVERE iodine reaction so ordered MRU. Hospital called saying can't be done due to my allergy.

Radiology: Does an MRU contain iodine? Dr. knows of MY SEVERE iodine reaction so ordered MRU. Hospital called saying can't be done due to my allergy.

MRI contrast: Does not contain iodine, there is no cross-reactivity with iodinated radiographic contrast. The person you talked to probably gave you incorrect information, unless there are other issues involved. ...Read more

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Radiology: Does an MRU contain iodine? Dr. knows of SEVERE iodine allergy and ordered MRU. Hospital called saying can't be done due to my allergy.

Radiology: Does an MRU contain iodine? Dr. knows of SEVERE iodine allergy and ordered MRU. Hospital called saying can't be done due to my allergy.

No such thing: Called 'iodine allergy', it is a reaction to high molecular weight radio contrast media material, which is not used routinely now-a-days. Kindly consult an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, you may just need premedication prior to the procedure to prevent a potential reaction, which is rare, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Can my hospital radiology department give me a nuchal pregnancy ultrasound?

Can my hospital radiology department give me a nuchal pregnancy ultrasound?

Maybe: Nt ultrasounds should be done by any credentialed radiology department but many don't have the certification required. It's combined with a first trimester blood test which helps determine risk factors for anomalies or chromosomal defects. If they don't do them, your doc should know who to refer you to for this test. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which departments in the hospital are considered critical care?

Which departments in the hospital are considered critical care?

ICU: Hi. The intensive care unit may be run by various specialists: medical ICU is usually run by pulmonary critical care, cardiac ICU is run by cardiology, surgical ICU is run by anesthesiologists with surgical input, pediatric ICU and neonatal ICU are run by pediatric intensivists, neurological ICU is run by neurological intensivists. What ICU a patient ends up in depends on patient problem. ...Read more

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Why are urban hospital emergency departments overcrowded?

Convenience: Doctors offices open generally from 9-5 and m-f. Medical conditions occur at all hours and an er might be the only thing open. Unfortunately er's are used as the family doctor for those without coverage, or have minimal coverage. So urban er's commonly are crowded with patients. A federal law termed emtala requires that they be seen even if they lack funding. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does an "infection control department" in a hospital do?

Please tell me what does an "infection control department" in a hospital do?

Prevent infections: Infection control programs work to decrease infections in health care facilities. This is done in several ways. Infection control programs help to guide housecleaning services in hospitals to keep things as clean as possible. They make sure equipment is sterile. They oversee vaccination of employees and help to ensure that diseases are not spread between staff and patients or between patients. ...Read more

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What is the longest amount of time anyone has waited for a doctor in the emergency department of a hospital?

Varies: Emergency room waits are based on the severity of the condition a patient presents to an emergency room for. If you present to an emergency room for a non-emergent condition, you may have a very long wait. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the rooms and spaces in learning disability department in hospital?

Can you tell me the rooms and spaces in learning disability department in hospital?

Learning Disability: Check out the learning disabilities association of california (http://www. Ldaca. Org/), serving families and adults with ld. The california department of education special education division oversees disability education services to children. Best regards. ...Read more

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I need a link for physiotherapy role in an inpatient hospital? Different departments especially chest, ortho and icu

I need a link for physiotherapy role in an inpatient hospital? Different departments especially chest, ortho and icu

Here you go....: Http://www. Hhnmag. Com/hhnmag/jsp/articledisplay. Jsp? Dcrpath=hhnmag/article/data/09sep2011/0911hhn_fea_clinical&domain=hhnmag


it's very useful in many settings. ...Read more

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Can you tell me treatment of patient suffering from stable angina in the emergency department of a hospital?

Can you tell me treatment of patient suffering from stable angina in the emergency department of a hospital?

Angina: Not sure what you are asking. We have standard treatment for stable angina. The er is a place to go for unstable angina. The first time angina is noticed you can argue you don't know whether its stable or unstable so might go to er. ...Read more

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I have a friend who has been diagnosed with legionnaires disease and is in the critical care department of a local hospital. Is this a disease that is mandated to be reported to the (u.S.) cdc? Will there be follow up on the source of the bacteria?

I have a friend who has been diagnosed with legionnaires disease and is in the critical care department of a local hospital. Is this a disease that is mandated to be reported to the (u.S.) cdc? Will there be follow up on the source of the bacteria?

Yes and yes: Legionella is nationally reportable- the lab that did the testing or the physician will report the result to the local health department, which will be responsible for further notification. Typically, if the source is not known some investigation will occur. This may involve testing water sources and other environmental risks, and investigating related cases. ...Read more

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How come hospitals don't have dental departments anymore?

How come hospitals don't have dental departments anymore?

Expense: There are hospitals that have dental departments but due to the cost saving that many hospitals are engaging in the dental departments are the first to go. ...Read more

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What amount does a radiology tech make?

What amount does a radiology tech make?

Varies: Depends on the location, practice type (hospital vs clinc) and experience. Try a site like salary. Com or check job bulletins in the location you are researching. ...Read more

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When did radiology become its own branch of medicine?

When did radiology become its own branch of medicine?

About 1934.: 1895 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered medical xrays.

1934 - Henry Pancoast became the founding president of the American Board of Radiology. ...Read more

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If a resident and the attending both agree on diagnosis (radiology)is that like having two opinions?

If a resident and the attending both agree on diagnosis (radiology)is that like having two opinions?

It depends.: An inexperienced first year resident will form an opinion but will usually defer to the attending''s opinion. A more experienced, advanced resident may be confident and competent enough to generate an independent opinion. The important thing is that the team discusses the case and reaches a consensus. ...Read more

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How much do babysitters get now? Hospital aides?

How much do babysitters get now? Hospital aides?

Market prices: Most jobs have negotiable salary requirements. These will vary with different areas of the country, and whether in urban or suburban areas. Best way to find out what you are worth is to contact individuals in your area and ask them how much they are getting, or at least provide a range of salaries for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gf is in hospital, what can I do to cheer her up?

Lots: Be supportive and spend time with her. You can watch tv or play games. In many hospitals you can leave the floor to go to the gift shop or outside to a garden. And flowers go a long way... ...Read more

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Can a hospital refuse care to a deathly ill person?

Can a hospital refuse care to a deathly ill person?

Not in USA: The federal law termed emtala mandates that you can go to any hospital emergency room and by law have to be treated irregardless of your monetary status until you are determined to be stable. They may discharge you at that point, but not before. ...Read more

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How will a child feel about staying in the hospital?

How will a child feel about staying in the hospital?

Depends: Certainly the age of the child and the reason for the stay have an influence. Also, a planned admission vs. An emergent one may cause different feelings. However, as any child in a strange place there will be apprehension and worry. The child maybe fearful, shy, irritable, etc. Hopefully, the parents will be able to stay with the child to help alleviate some symptoms. ...Read more

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If I go to hospital in pain do they have to admit me?

If I go to hospital in pain do they have to admit me?

No: As you can imagine, people usually present to the er with pain. If the er evaluates you and feels it is safe they will discharge you and likely recommend a follow up with another provider. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how has radiology improved healthcare?

In many ways: radiology allows your doctor to see inside your body without surgery. Thus results in diagnoses being made earlier allowing better results from treatment. Also lesions which were previously occult until far advanced are now found sooner. Finally imaging allows for evaluation of tissue functioning and targeted therapies to particular areas of the body. Radiology has revolutionized medical care ...Read more

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What training is needed to become a tech in a hospital?

What training is needed to become a tech in a hospital?

Tech in hospital: There are several disciplines of techs.-lab tech, ultrasound tech, x-ray tech, ekg tech, echo tech etc each one takes a year or two to get trained. ...Read more

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If the hospital wants to keep my baby can I still take him?

If the hospital wants to keep my baby can I still take him?

Please Clarify: Are you really asking if you should chance child protective services coming in to investigate and risk your parental rights? The answer is a gentle no. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the hospital I poured hot butter on my phoot

Do I need to go to the hospital I poured hot butter on my phoot

Hello.: Hello. Answering this seven days after written. If blistering occurs may wish to have this evaluated. If skin is just tinged pink, like a sunburn, it often is not necessary. If it is on the walking part of the foot (plantar) that is more serious. ...Read more

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Should kids be allowed to see a dying grandparent in the hospital?

Should kids be allowed to see a dying grandparent in the hospital?

That a family: Related question they decide if appropriate for childe to see dying family member, personally I think it is a good idea. ...Read more

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Which temperature should I go to the hospital if I have other symptoms?

Which temperature should I go to the hospital if I have other symptoms?

Depends on temp&symp: Depends how high the temperature is&what other symptoms you have.
Most of the time if you have temperature if not over 103 degres farenheight and can be controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, you are able to eat and drink without vomiting, there is no shortness of breath, no severe abdominal pain, severe headace with stiff neck, blood or puss in the urine and other life threatening symptoms wait see md. ...Read more