In discussing safe ways to place inferior vena cava filters with IR colleagues in SR, we found that we could do this on completely anti-coagulated patients if we used the jugular vein and ultrasound for guidance. There is no need to stop the patient’s anticoagulation medicine due to the risk of puncturing the femoral artery during venous catheterization. It’s been a huge advantage for patients, referrers, and our practices.
Strategic Radiology is a nationwide coalition of quality-focused independent, private radiology practices that provide medical imaging services to more than 250 hospitals and 625 outpatient sites in more than 40 states.
In a historic first for the coalition, Strategic Radiology was awarded a $282,000 grant from the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation (CCHF) to research methods to ensure that patients are aware of incidental findings identified in imaging exams acquired in the ED, a setting fraught with communication challenges.
6:18: Better Medicine Together—Looking Ahead to 2019
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