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  • At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, our clinicians acquire both SPECT and planar images.  However, they also inject a small amount of Thallium (~1.5 mCi) immediately before imaging.  The images are acquired with dual energy windows for Tl-201 and Tc-99m.  ...

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  • Having served on the national Medicare advisory panel I am aware of a number issues most docs are not aware of. First, Medicare is not designed to fully reimburse costs. There an approximate 20% discount from costs built into Medicare pricing. so, if ...

  • This is an important topic, but I find some of the responses shocking. My opinion overlaps some with Richard's. I'm one of 3 nuclear physicians who take call for a 1200 bed medical center hospital and 6 additional community hospitals. When on call, we ...

  • I am wondering if it is required to have a radiologist over-read the non-cardiac portion of a cardiac rest/stress PET/CT if the cardiac portion is read by a cardiologist? Wendy J. Beasley, CNMT Supervisor, CV Medical Imaging ...

  • Dr. Henkin, I agree with Richard. I have been in this field for 32 years. His facts are accurate and we are as busy as we have ever been, except VQ scans, which CTA's are better. Thanks Richard ------Original Message------ Dr. Henkin, Sorry ...

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