The iPad is getting rave reviews from medical professionals across the nation, and radiologists are part of that fan base. Part of the reason for this popularity is the access to educational apps, including many free apps that students, teachers, and health professionals can use to teach and learn anatomy. But, the full reach for radiologists and their iPads has just begun, especially with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the Mobile MIM, a tool that allows radiologists to view, diagnose, and approve treatment plans on the go. The radiology iPad world can only continue to expand for this field, including for those specialists who concentrate on single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), computerized axial tomography (CAT or CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray, and ultrasound. Continue reading
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Are you in radiology school? No matter what your sought after career, learning such a complex topic can be both difficult and costly. With so much to learn in so little time, how can someone choose between all the radiology books out there?
Not to worry, we have collected 25 essential reference books every radiology student should own below. They contain the best as recommended by those who work and study in radiology, a few choices in specialty areas of the field, and even a few free options for those who aren’t quite making a radiology salary. Continue reading
Use of radiology and radiography in medical technologies is so commonplace nowadays, that we seldom think of how they came about. Tools such as the x-ray and ultrasound are used in everything from fixing broken limbs to looking at babies before they are born. But the technology did not develop over night or even the course of a few years.
To demonstrate, we have gathered 15 interesting facts about the history of radiology and radiography arranged mostly by time. They include both some well-known and rarely heard of tidbits in medical history that were essential to bringing about current advancements. So whether you are attending radiology school or want to know more about your latest test results, there is something for you. Continue reading
A career in radiology has a foundation in medicine and technology, using internal imaging devices to diagnose disease and injury. Beyond this definition, the radiologist can branch out or specialize in various careers such as diagnostic radiology, radiation therapy, interventional radiology and professions in nuclear medicine, including veterinary technology. This guide to careers in radiology can help you decide your future as a radiologist, including required training, work environments and job futures. Continue reading
Among the most interesting medical careers are those connected to radiology. There is something fascinating about images taken of the body — especially of the inside of the body. You can find amazing images related to the human body, and what is going on inside it. From images of x-rays, to ultrasounds, and more, you can see the amazing variety of the human body.
If you are interested in a job in radiology, or even if you are just interested in pictures of the human body, you can benefit from online galleries. Some are educational, helping you learn to diagnose different injuries and conditions, and others are purely there for interest. Here are 40+ intriguing online galleries of different medical images:
When it comes to your career, you want to be on top of things. It helps to be organized and productive. You need to show a command of your field, but you also need to make sure that you are developing personally and professionally. Technology has given us access to a number of tools that can help with career development.
No matter your career path or salary, you can always improve. One way to do that is to make use of smart phones. Smart phones like the BlackBerry offer the chance to stay more organized, and to get all the information you need right at your fingertips. If you want to use the BlackBerry to help your career, here are 30 great apps to try:
There have been many great quotes about science and about research, throughout the years. Not only have we been given great quotes about science from scientist themselves, but from some of our greatest authors, such as Mark Twain, Thomas Browne, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
We’ve compiled 21 of our favorite quotes about science and scientific research, because we think you’ll enjoy them too. Some of them are funny, some are profound and some remind us of the importance of science in the world in which we live.
- “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but “That’s funny…” -Isaac Asimov
- “Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” -Wernher Von Braun
- “Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” -Edwin Powell Hubble, The Nature of Science, 1954
- “I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe.” -Ken Jenkins
- “A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.” -Max Gluckman, Politics, Law and Ritual, 1965
- “Scientists should always state the opinions upon which their facts are based.” -Author Unknown
- “No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer.” -Thomas Browne
- “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.” -Henry J. Tillman
- “A biophysicist talks physics to the biologists and biology to the physicists, but then he meets another biophysicist, they just discuss women.” -Author Unknown
- “Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope.” -Theodore Roszak, Where the Wasteland Ends, 1972
- “There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” -Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi, 1883
- “Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.” -Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776
- “A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.” -Edward Teller
- “Science does not know its debt to imagination.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.” -William Lawrence Bragg
- “Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.” -John Dewey, The Quest for Certainty, 1929
- “Louise: “How did you get here?”?Johnny: “Well, basically, there was this little dot, right? And the dot went bang and the bang expanded. Energy formed into matter, matter cooled, matter lived, the amoeba to fish, to fish to fowl, to fowl to frog, to frog to mammal, the mammal to monkey, to monkey to man, amo amas amat, quid pro quo, memento mori, ad infinitum, sprinkle on a little bit of grated cheese and leave under the grill till Doomsday.” -From the movie Naked
- “Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.” -Henri Poincaré, Science and Hypothesis, 1905
- “The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.” -Walter Lippmann
- “Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “All civilizations become either spacefaring or extinct.” – Carl Sagan
Hopefully, we’ve included some of your favorite quotes about science here. And, we’ve hopefully also introduced you to some new ones that can soon become some of your new favorites. There are definitely some here that deserve a spot on the bulletin board in your office or lab.
If you are a medical innovator, a diagnostic imaging pro or a medical professional who just can’t keep your hands off the latest medical technology tool, then this list is for you. The top 50 medical technology blogs listed below contain all the latest news, opinions and actual medical gadget information and reviews in addition to community and forums where you can learn more about the policies and controversies that might surround the combined topics of “medical + technology.” Continue reading
Choosing a college is usually not an easy decision. There are so many colleges out there, and each one has its own unique advantages. But, there are some web applications that can definitely help you choose the college that is perfect for you.
- Academic Ranking of World Universities: This is one of the top two college ranking authorities in the world. Universities are ranked based on four things:
- Number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals
- Number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific
- Number of articles published or indexed in Nature and Science, the Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index
- Per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution
- Times Higher Education: Times Higher Education is another widely acclaimed ranking site. Universities are ranked primarily according to peer reviews. Both this site and Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks schools all over the world, but they publish a top ten list for the US.
- The Princeton Review: Princeton Review publishes a widely recognized college review each year. They collect objective data on the colleges, including dropout rates and academic offerings, as well as interview students.
- College Prowler: This is a college ranking of a slightly different kind, because the students themselves do the ranking. Schools are ranked on academics, diversity, housing, athletics, food and nightlife.
- US News: This magazine’s list of college rankings is highly anticipated each year. Many students rely on US News to give them good insight into where they should attend college. Colleges are ranked by academic offering, graduation rates, financial and faculty resources, SAT scores, retention rates, peer reputation and alumni giving.
- College Board: College Board’s Matchmaker option will generate a list of schools that might be right for you based on your preferences. This app also helps manage your searches and even your applications.
- College Net: On this app, you can read about careers, search for colleges and then search for scholarships and loans to help you pay for it all.
- Ed Ref: Get free detailed information on thousands of US schools here. School info includes admission requirements, degrees & majors, contact info, test scores, student diversity, religious affiliations, athletics, tuition expenses, etc.
- My College Calendar: This application helps you search for schools, but also helps ensure that you stay on track with your admission timeline, too. You can get reminders about applying for scholarships and completing admission requirements.
- FAFSA: This is the perfect application for helping you find federal financial aid. You can complete your college scholarship application right here.
- The Common Application: This is a really cool tool. Once you complete the single application here, it can be sent to more than 400 participating colleges.
- More Than Grades: This is is a web-based platform for students to create customized profiles for review by college admissions officers.
- Essay Edge: This is a great course for helping you do well on your college essays.
- The International Education Site for Study Abroad: This application is great for those who want to study abroad. You can find opportunities for study abroad as well as advice on choosing the right program.
- Campus Compare: Discover 4000 community colleges, state colleges, traditional colleges, universities, and more. You can see student reviews, and use a program called College Current on TWitter.
- Cappex: Create your profile here and you can see colleges that would be a good fit for you. In addition, colleges who are interested in you can contact you through this site.
- College Quest: This is an advisor based search that is free for prospective college students. These personal advisors work to find you the perfect college situation.
- My U Search: Called the “Honest College Matchmaker”, this application helps you find the right college based on your preferences.
- College Tool Kit: Use this site for nearly everything. You can search for colleges, find out about financial aid, use tools to help you with the application process and even maybe get recruited through their college recruiting service.
As you can see, there are plenty of resources to help students find just the right college to ensure the perfect career and a memorable college experience.
A radiology technician is also known by other names, such as radiology technologist or radiographer. This medical professional applies quantities of ionizing radiation or radioactive materials to patients in order to reduce or completely deplete tumor and cancer cells, as well as to create medical images of the human anatomy to help radiologists and other doctors diagnose and treat illness and injury. They work in hospitals, clinics, medical laboratories, nursing homes, and in private practices. Continue reading