CT-C. Computer Tomography - Cardiac. The latest and "greatest" recent advancement in medical imaging, is trying to supplant Nuclear Medicine cardiac imaging as the standard for diagnostic cardiac imaging.
Question is, would you rather have radiation exposure equivalent to 500-600 chest X-rays, or exposure equivalent to 2-3 chest X-rays? Yearly follow-ups are the norm with cardiac imaging, so keep that in mind. All for a marginal increase in sensitivity/specificity on a test that many radiologists are not currently qualified to read.
I find it amusing that patients get a bit freaked by nuclear medicine due to the title, but think nothing of going in for CT, even though the exposure from the NM procedure is typically a fraction of exposure from a CT.
Not that I work in the field or anything . . .
I think the studies wrong. I blame the mutant population, and think they should all be rounded up and put into camps to protect us "normal" folks. Glenn Beck said this would happen!
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
My shotgun's ready for when the mutants stage their coup. Course, I'm very worried that Professor Xavier already knows this. Plus, I don't think the gun will help. Crap, I'm screwed.
Heheh... you guys are certifiable. :)
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I think this would explain the increased number of super heroes. (Or at least super hero movies) in the last few years.
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