Students or those currently working as x-ray techs know that the job is mentally rewarding, and physically challenging. You are on your feet all day, moving equipment, and even helping patients maneuver onto or around the machines. It is important to take care of yourself first so that you are able to take the absolute best care of every patient that sees you. Continue reading
For those that are interested in both X-ray technology and astronomy, exciting things are happening to unlock the secrets of the known universe. While spacecrafts like the Hubble Telescope might be more widely know, X-rays are commonly used in space as well. This is because no X-rays can penetrate through the Earth’s atmosphere. In a sense, this works in our favor, since cosmic rays are happening all the time, and we don’t need to worry about any of their affects. But it makes observing these rays all the more trickier.
If you’re considering a radiology degree, you may have questions about safety track records in this career. Radiation, even at low doses, can prove harmful if a person stands close to the source unprotected, or if the amount of time spent with this equipment is inordinate. But, the health benefits far outweigh its risks, especially when diagnosing patients. The 25 quick facts listed below share some of the history behind x-rays, protective measures, and alternative imaging methods used today. Continue reading
The iPad remains a hot topic within the medical device community, as these tablet computers offer new ways to display product information, surgical-implant techniques, and radiological images for surgeons, doctors, and students to use to learn or view those images without returning to labs or hospitals. The following list of must-have iPad apps for radiologists and x-ray techs is compiled simply from the iTunes store, where medical apps for the iPad abound. The first section consists of images that can be viewed to showcase medical companies’ techniques or learning strategies. The second category consists of viewers that either comply to certain company criteria or that can be used by subscription to view patient images. Continue reading
Are you interested in a radiology career? If so, you will need to keep up with the latest techniques and technology in the field. Whether you are just starting out with your education to become a radiologist, or whether you have years of experience, it can help to brush up on what is happening in the world of radiology. In order to keep you stay up to date, it can help to make use of the many tutorials that are available.
The Internet is a great place to find helpful information about a career as a radiologist, as well as the latest radiology advancements. If you are looking for help on different techniques, as well as information on reading the images you see, online tutorials can be quite helpful. Here are great online radiology tutorials that can help you reach your goals.
While it seems as though jobs in sonography or ultrasound seem more abundant than x-ray tech jobs, if you search for the right job description you might find a number of job listings. We’ve helped you out by conducting the searches for you. This list of the top 40 x-ray tech job listings were discovered at large employment job listing sites, medical job listing sites, radiology sites with job listings and a category for recruiters, staffers and location-specific jobs. Continue reading
Although many X-ray technicians, doctors and patients are familiar with X-ray technology, it appears the times are changing to the benefit and safety of patients and hospital or clinic staff. With the use of 3D video imaging (often called stereoscopy) radiation exposure is reduced, MRI imaging time is shortened surgeons are conducting their work in a real-time virtual environment. Other doctors are using 3D technology as teaching tools. Learn more from this list of 10 ways that 3-D video and technology is revolutionizing medicine. Continue reading
No matter your career, education or salary, good health is important. Your health will be with you for the rest of your life. When you have poor health, even a long life can be disappointing, since you will not be able to enjoy it. On the other hand, a healthy life provides opportunities to feel good and enjoy yourself. You don’t have to be a health care professional to know what’s best for your body. Learn about how to live healthy with these free ebooks on health living: Continue reading
Medical technology is constantly providing interesting breakthroughs and techniques. Additionally, technology provides the means to better diagnose and treat diseases. If you are interested in what is happening in with medicine and science, you can read a number of blogs that specialize in looking at the technology behind our current medical practice.
People do weird things. And that includes what they eat. Whether it’s an accident, some strange craving, or kids being kids, humans have eaten a lot of strange, non-food objects. In some cases, the objects pass through the body without causing harm. In other cases though, people sustain injuries — or even die. If you are what you eat, then the following people are an odd assortment of objects. Here are some of the oddest objects ever eaten by humans: Continue reading