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The Physics of Ultrasound - Without the use of physics in the medical field today, diagnosis of problems would be challenging, to say the least. The world of medical imaging in particular has benefited greatly from the use of physics. Ultrasound is sound waves that have a frequency above human audible. (Ultrasound Physics and Instrument 111). With a shorter wavelength than audible sound, these waves can be directed into a narrow beam that is used in imaging soft tissues. As with audible sound waves, ultrasound waves must have a medium in which to travel and are subject to interference....   [tags: Physics, Ultrasounds, medical, ] 892 words
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Career in Ultrasound - Being able to identify lumps, swelling, tissue damage, cysts, and the overwhelming news of the sex of a baby all have something in common, an ultrasound. Swelling of the spleen, kidney stones, blood clots, aneurysms, cancer and so much more can be identified through the works of an ultrasound’s imaging technique. Ultrasound involves many concepts, procedures, and careers. The amount of medical possibilities involved with ultrasounds is useful in major medical diagnostics. The field of ultrasounds and career opportunities are widely growing....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Prenatal and Fetal Ultrasounds - ... Unless the woman is using a Transvaginal ultrasound, the ultrasound is non-invasive, meaning there are no instruments involved that are introduced into the body. Furthermore, ultrasounds use sound waves instead of radiation. For example, X-rays can show us what is happening inside our bodies, but they use radiation, which can be harmful and hazardous for the mother and her baby. Therefore, by using ultrasounds, the mother and her baby are safe and are not harmed. The risks of Prenatal and Fetal ultrasounds are hardly unknown....   [tags: baby, development, health, ultrasound, pregnancy]
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Ultrasound Technology - What is Ultrasound. Ultrasound or ultrasonography is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves. It is a high pitch frequency that cannot be heard by the human ear. In ultra sound the following happens: High frequency sound pulses (1-5megahertz) are transmitted from the ultrasound machine into your body using a probe. The sound wave will travel into your body until it hits an object such as soft tissue and bone. When the sound wave hits these objects some of the wave will be reflected back to the probe....   [tags: Ultrasonography Medical Imaging] 1525 words
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2D and 3/4D Ultrasound Technology - 1.5.3 2D and 3/4D ultrasound technology Since 2003, there have been advances in ultrasound imaging technology with applications such as two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound scanning, which provides a greyscale image of the detailed internal structures of the foetus. With additional software, the same ultrasound machine can also produce enhanced images using 3/4D scans. Currently, sonographers are involved in utilising scan technologies in hospital and private-clinic environments at various stages during pregnancy....   [tags: Prenatal Health] 2116 words
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Detecting Fetal Abnormalities Through Ultrasound - ... At birth, the bowel can become further irritated when it is exposed to the air. Gastroschisis is associated with younger mothers; if the mother is under 20 years old, the risk of her child having gastroschisis is twelve times more likely (“Contact a Family,” 2012). Gastroschisis is typically not linked with any other abnormality, which means that is almost always an isolated abnormality (“Contact a Family,” 2012). After birth, both types of abdominal wall defects can be treated. The exposed organs are typically wrapped in a surgical cling film, which helps prevent infection....   [tags: health, birth defects]
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Ultrasound ? Quick Project - Ultrasound – Quick Project Ultrasounds are sound waves with frequency beyond the human limits, therefore humans are unable to hear them. It even travels at exactly the same speed as sound in any medium. Humans can hear sound within the frequency range of about 20 to 20,000 Hz, so any sound above 20 kHz is ultrasound. Ultrasound or ultrasonography is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes. The technique is similar to the echolocation used by bats, whales and dolphins, as well as SONAR used by submarines....   [tags: essays research papers] 384 words
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Principles of Physics in Ultrasound - Principles of Physics in Ultrasound Physics has become an important part of medicine allowing specialist doctors and radiographers to rapidly access a patient’s condition and to help in long-term diagnosis. This enables doctor’s to treat patients before their condition deteriorates. This procedure would not be possible without the use of X-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans, ultrasound and endoscopes, which allow doctors to see inside the body with little or no surgery. Without such equipment doctors would be forced to use invasive techniques, which could cause patients more harm as it increases the risk of infection....   [tags: Papers] 1732 words
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High-Intensity Laser Therapy vs. Ultrasound Therapy - High-Intensity Laser Therapy vs. Ultrasound Therapy Research Question The research question for this article is whether high-intensity laser therapy or ultrasound (US) therapy is more beneficial for short-term treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS). There has been little evidence found on the effects of physical therapy treatment, with some studies showing effectiveness of US therapy and others showing limited effectiveness in this type of condition. Review of Literature According to Cameron, laser therapy increases collagen production and decreases inflammation, while hindering bacterial growth....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Benefits of Having a 3D Ultrasound When Treating Sports Injuries - ... According to Diaz (2008), the results from the study showed that the images from the new 3D technology were far clearer and more defined when compared to the US-A traditional device. In muscle contusions and lesions of the tendons, the definitions of hemorrhaged areas increased dramatically. The images from the chronic ligament injuries showed where the scar tissue had formed and provided a better visualization of the damaged tissue. Finally, the new US-B system allowed the ultrasound specialist to see the contents of the bursa sac and thickness of the walls more clearly....   [tags: Reliable Diagnosis, Effective Treatment]
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Veterinary - ... (Epperley, 2012) Although ultrasound does not have the detail and depth of MR, which most clinics can’t afford anyway, its use in everyday veterinary practice has increased greatly. So how much does one of these pretty little machines cost. Danny W. Dutton, DMV says he recently had one veterinarian tell him he paid more for his new ultrasound machine than he did for his first house. (Tiffany, 2008)But don’t let this scare you off. Not all machines require a mortgage to be taken out. Machines can range anywhere from $10,000 to $200,000....   [tags: ultrasound, technology,clinics]
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Effects of Ultrasounds - Ultrasounds are an important feature of technology used in our world today. The medical world uses ultrasounds and x-rays on an everyday bases. Ultrasounds are high-frequency sound waves and ultrasounds also produce sound waves that are beamed into the body causing return echoes that are recorded to visualize structures beneath the skin. Ultrasounds have thousands of different types and help doctors and patients see specific diseases and conditions that they cannot see otherwise. However, even though ultrasounds benefit people, many wonder if ultrasounds may have bad effects too....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Physics of Ultrasounds - The Physics of Ultrasounds Without the use of physics in the medical field today, diagnosis of problems would be challenging, to say the least. The world of medical imaging in particular has benefited greatly from the use of physics. Ultrasound is sound waves that have a frequency too high for humans to hear. With a shorter wavelength than audible sound, these waves can be directed into a narrow beam that is used in imaging soft tissues (Farr and Allisy-Roberts 183). As with audible sound waves, ultrasound waves must have a medium in which to travel and are subject to interference....   [tags: Medicine Medical Technology Essays]
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Ultrasounds: A Necessity During Pregnancy - ... The extra chromosome can come from either the mother or the father. The presence of this extra chromosome causes some issues with development. Some physical characteristics that are associated with Down syndrome are muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and a single deep crease across the center of the palm. As everyone is different, these characteristics can be more evident in some people, while not as noticeable in others, or, someone may only have some of the characteristics....   [tags: neural tube, Spina bifida, down syndrome]
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How Does Music Affect Bacteria Growth? - ... The final requirements for growth are ph. level and time. Each type of bacteria flourish in certain levels of ph., for example acidophiles grow best with a ph. level under 5.5. Then if the requirements for the bacteria are met more efficiently then the bacteria grows at a more rapid pace. During my experiment I am going to be using music, but bacteria do not actually hear music instead they hear sound waves created when music is played. What bacteria is hearing is a pressured disturbance that is moving through a medium....   [tags: vibration, temperature, oxygen, ultrasound]
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Safety in the First Glimpse - In a society where technology is king and the world is a fingertip away, the risks associated with the use of technology for modern healthcare practices is a highly controversial subject. A considerable amount of the argument surrounds the safety of using radiation and sound waves to produce images. Three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound, one of the most debated issues in the field of obstetrics today, uses sound waves to produce images of an unborn child in high definition....   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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Exploring the Practice of Sonographers within Antenatal Clinics in the U.K. - This research concerns diagnostic radiographic imaging and specifically focuses on the practice of sonographers who perform ultrasound scans within antenatal clinics in the U.K. The aim is to define the characteristics of communication between sonographers and pregnant women during the obstetric (foetal) ultrasound scan, which is a routine procedure associated with prenatal testing. Obstetric ultrasound scans and maternal serum testing form part of the prenatal testing/screening process alongside diagnostic tests such as amniocentesis and chorionic villous sampling (CVS)....   [tags: maternity, nursing, medical] 1966 words
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Research Paper Description - The main research question of this thesis can be formulated as follows: What are the communicative trajectories of foetal wellbeing assessments using expert ultrasound technology during routine antenatal encounters between sonographers and pregnant women. This can be subdivided further as follows: 1. What are the features of sonographers’ communication during the first stage/booking encounter (first trimester) and the normality scan encounter (second trimester) in terms of structural, interactional and thematic organisation (see Chapter 4)....   [tags: Research Analysis] 2131 words
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Comparative Diagnostic Imaging - This assignment will endeavour to demonstrate the map of medicine as followed within the National Health Service for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). It shall discuss the current AAA screening programme being implemented across the United Kingdom to include the use of Ultrasound and Computed Tomography (CT) as imaging modalities in the demonstration of AAAs. Both the advantages and disadvantages of the modalities used during the diagnosis and treatment of AAA will be shown....   [tags: medicine, nuclear medicine]
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Transcultural Nursing - Transcultural nursing is a critical component of the nursing profession in an ever-changing culturally diverse world. The patient’s social and cultural dissimilarities are important for the nurse to recognize and acknowledge. This will help to prevent the imposition of the nurse’s beliefs onto the patient. The Japanese culture beliefs are incommensurable to American cultural beliefs in how they approach the process of labor and delivery. Nursing interventions should therefore be reflective and comprehensible to that of the Japanese cultural beliefs....   [tags: nurse, medicine]
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The Uses of Sound Waves - The Uses of Sound Waves Thesis: Sound waves are able to carry vibrations through a medium which results in the transfer of the energy collected in the vibrations. Transverse waves are vibrations which are at right angles to the wave’s direction of travel whereas longitudinal waves are vibrations along the line of wave’s direction of travel. These waves have a quantifiable speed, wavelength and frequency....   [tags: Papers] 837 words
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Ecton Inc. Case Analysis - a. Explain the technology or innovation introduced in the cases. Cannon knew that his compact echo machine, which he carried under his arm by a single handle, would have to perform competitively in a room filled with state-of-the-art echo machines made by long-standing competitors such as Hewlett Packard -- each machine weighing more than the average NFL linesman and costing nearly a quarter of a million dollars. To view the functioning of the heart, the face of the transducer, which was usually no larger than 9 square centimeters, was placed on the patient's chest at various angles....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1579 words
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The Ethics of Sonography and Gendercide - The constantly growing field of medical technology has raised many questions especially pertaining to ethics. The mapping of the human genome, cloning technologies, stem cell research, and of course reproductive technology has caused some very real dilemmas over the role of the human decision in the creation and orientation of new life. Humans are able to accomplish amazing things in science, but at what cost. The ubiquitous nature of reproductive technology has caused a new discipline of reproductive ethics....   [tags: Moral Issues]
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Visit Report on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Visit Report on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Introduction For my visit on the applications of physics, I went to Queen Elizabethhospital on the 10th of November 2004. The Queen Elizabeth hospital operates the largest critical care unit in Europe, which is combining intensive therapy with high dependency units. The hospital situated in Selly Oak is a distance of one and a half miles from the SellyOakHospital between them there are approximately 5900+ employees. Queen Elizabeth Hospital is aimed, to the adult population mainly in the West Midlands and offers a range of health services; bone marrow transplant, chemotherapy, cancer, renal and trauma services etc....   [tags: Papers] 1226 words
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Radiology - Radiology Humanity, constantly learning, growing, and facing more challenges each second of the day. Whether the challenges are mental or purely physical. We have found more efficient, safer, and easier ways of doing the tasks we may face. From moving cargo, to sending information via the Internet. Probably the greatest accomplishments we have made, are in the studies of medicine/treatment. And to be specific, the study of radiology. Radiology, the process of working and viewing inside the human body without breaking the skin....   [tags: Radiation Medical Medicine Essays] 1882 words
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Sports Medicine Shoulder Injuries - Sports Medicine Shoulder Injuries Shoulder injuries are a very common injury that occurs in most sports. All injuries and the rehabilitation done to the injured shoulder are based on the anatomy and structures of the shoulder. Doctors have developed different tests for evaluating the degree and seriousness of injured shoulders. Some have also developed different phases a person must go through to properly rehabilitate the shoulder. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint which allows it a flexion and extension motion....   [tags: Papers] 876 words
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Taste Buds Outside The Mouth and Male Birth Control - ... This technique is currently used in India, and another technique dubbed Vaselgel is developed in the United States, involving a similar process of injecting a polymer (Tarico). Ultrasound of the testicles has been shown to reduce sperm count and even lead to a reliably permanent loss of fertility. Depending on the amount of exposure, ultrasound allows for contraceptive abilities that last between six weeks and permanent. Ultrasound is commonly used to treat injured joints and muscles, and raises the internal temperature of the body, which leads to reduced fertility....   [tags: Scientific Research, Male Birth Control Pills]
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The Ethics of Abortion - ... Therefore, the legal guardian or mother should be required to act in the best interest of the child the same why she would be required to do so if the child were outside the womb. Does the mother have the right to not act in her child’s best interest simply because it has not yet made its way out of the womb. Prior to the development of ultrasound technology, one of the arguments utilized by abortion advocates was that the unborn human was nothing more than a blob of tissues and cells and not life....   [tags: legal issues, right to privacy]
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Stroke Paper - ... Often doctors will begin with a physical and neurological examination. During the examination, the doctor will ask for patient and family history, listen for atherosclerosis, check blood pressure, look for cholesterol crystals or clots at the back of the eyes, test speech, cognition, muscle strength, nerve sensation, body reflex and coordination, and possibly order blood tests to measure glucose and platelet levels. Medical instruments used to detect stroke include: brain computed tomography (Brain CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography arteriogram (CTA), magnetic resonance arteriogram (MRA), carotid ultrasound, carotid angiography, Doppler ultrasound, electrocardiogram (EKG), and echocardiography (Echo)....   [tags: health, disease, brain]
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Electronic Fetal Monitoring - Electronic Fetal Monitoring Technology has had a very prominent influence on electronic fetal monitoring since its appearance in the 1960’s and 1970’s. For many years, fetal monitoring was simply done by listening to a fetal heartbeat through a stethoscope. Dramatic changes in the heartbeat, such as a long period or a drop in the rate or intensity, could be detected,. Now, not only is the electronic fetal monitor used on the outside of the womb by strapping electrodes to the mother’s abdomen but electrodes can also be inserted during the first stage of labor and placed directly on the baby’s head....   [tags: Technology Pregnancy Essays]
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What Purpose Does the Gallbladder Have? - Most people who know me know that I had my gallbladder removed, but many don’t know why. Many people in my family have also had theirs removed also. The gallbladder is an organ located under the liver which, may or may not be removed if you suffer from a gallbladder disease. You may be wondering what exactly the gallbladder is. The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ about three or four inches in length and one inch wide. It is located under the liver and is connected by the hepatic duct. (Mama’s Health) My doctor told me an easy way of expanding what the gallbladder does, it is a storage system for the liver and helps digest fats....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Medical Issues - Globally, the fact that I have never attended a child's funeral is an anomaly: In 1990 more than one in ten children in the world died before the age of 5, however about 90% of Americans survived to their 50th birthday. While we have moved towards closing that gap, these statistics still mark a gross disparity. People debate our obligation to provide medical care globally to those who cannot afford it, but most of the world's medicals need are shockingly inexpensive. To me, there is no debate: it takes only pennies worth of clean water and re-hydration salts to prevent an individual from dying of diarrhea, the second leading killer of children, and we, as global citizens, have a moral obligation to provide this basic care....   [tags: Medicine] 1154 words
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Pet Health Insurance - What is pet health insurance Pet health insurance is not very much like the health insurance that we are used to. For regular human health insurance, in many cases the person receiving the health care does not see the costs of their health care as the health care provider bills the insurance company directly. However, pet health insurance is different in that no pet health insurance provider in the United States pays the pet health care provider directly, instead you submit your claims to the insurer and you receive a reimbursement for expenses....   [tags: Pets] 2456 words
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Neuromodulation - ABSTRACT Purpose: The efficacy of sacral neuromodulation for treating refractory idiopathic lower urinary tract dysfunction is now well established. Nevertheless, results of this technique in neurological patients are still controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the results of sacral neuromodulation in neurogenic bladder dysfunction. Material and methods: Between 1998 and 2008, a percutaneous nerve evaluation or a two-stage technique was performed in 62 patients (mean age 50.5 ± 14.8 years) with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction....   [tags: Medical Science] 2244 words
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Sports Physical Therapy - What is a sports physical therapist. A sports physical therapist is a physical therapist who specializes in the field of sports medicine. This type of therapist is qualified to work with patients who have suffered debilitating injuries from sporting events (Thyberg). Sports physical therapists work with a number of patients with problems ranging from muscle pains to sports injuries. Their work doesn’t consist of only working with injured patients; sports physical therapists must come up with care plans, fill out paper work, and check in with their patient’s doctors for status updates....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Importance of Radiological Technology - When you hear the word radiology, what comes to mind. Do you think of the overbearing effects that radiation can have on the body or perhaps the remarkable usage that comes from it's technology. Most people don't realize how extremely helpful radiation can be, but seldom it can be dreadful. The medical field would not be as productive without the use of radiological technologies. When I say dreadful I mean the damaging consequences on the body that can come from radiation. Technicians who work around radiological equipment, such as -x-ray, CT or even mammograms, usually aren't too exposed to radiation because even though its every day, it's only for a short period of time....   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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Fraud - Fraud is common among many aspects of society, one of the most prevalent types of fraud is insurance fraud. The fraud occurs on both ends from the insurer, to the people who use insurance including the physicians and the patients. A frauds usually cost Americans about thirty billion each year, which is a high cost for the amount of the money that those involved in the fraud often get from insurance (O'Rourke, 2003). For example, In 1995 alone one trillion were spent on health care, and 10-15 percent of that payment was comprised of health insurance fraud (Skeen, 2003)....   [tags: Ethical Issues] 1456 words
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Living With Endometriosis - Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological disorders which affect 5.5 million women in the U.S. and 176 million women worldwide. It is a chronic disorder found within the pelvic area of women. This disease is found to affect women of all ethnic and social backgrounds. While it has not yet been determines exactly what causes endometriosis there seems to be certain trends that may contribute to this disease. There also seems to be a link this being a hereditary disease. Symptoms can vary widely from case to case which can sometimes make it hard to diagnose endometriosis in the beginning....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Diagnostic Medical Sonography: A Sound Wave Away from Diagnosis - Diagnostic medical sonography is a profession where sonographers direct high-frequency sound waves into a patient’s body through the use of specific equipment to diagnose or monitor a patient’s medical condition. As described by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this examination is referred to as an ultrasound, sonogram, or echocardiogram. The high-frequency sound waves emitted from the handheld device, called a transducer, bounce back creating an echo and therefore produce an image that can be viewed on the sonographers computer screen....   [tags: Career Issues]
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Pursuing a Career in Radiography - RESEARCH SKILLS INTRODUCTION The route I have decided to take after gaining enough credits at Access to Higher Education (Healthcare Science) is to study Diagnostic Radiography. According to the Birmingham City University, I should at least obtain a minimum of 220 UCAS tariff points. The number of credits required will be in excess of that of needed to pass the Access course (66Level 3 credits) and should include Level 3 credits in Science-based subjects, English and Study Skills. I have chosen to take one of the Allied health professions route and want to study Radiography....   [tags: Careers Jobs] 1964 words
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Specialties within Radiology - Modern medicine is capable of treating a tremendous range of human disease and injuries, but the usefulness of all medical specialties depends on accurate diagnosis. Virtually every conceivable medical specialty relies on radiological technologies to provide formal diagnoses, making radiology one of the most important of all medical specialties. Radiologists enjoy some of the best working conditions in modern medicine and typically experience very positive employment conditions. Consequently, their services are generally in very high demand, with many starting out with six-figure annual incomes immediately after completion of their professional training....   [tags: Radiology, medical, careers, ] 893 words
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