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 - Anna Trofimova

The term “STAT” implies urgency: act immediately. But when clinicians overuse that designation, it becomes more difficult and time-consuming to distinguish true emergencies from cases that can wait, said Anna Trofimova, MD, PhD, a diagnostic radiology resident at Emory University School of Medicine.

 - Tessa Cook

With the ubiquity of electronic medical records combined with online patient portals, patients have easier access to physicians’ reports than ever before. But understanding those documents is another matter altogether.

 - Radiation

Physicians aren’t the only ones who might benefit from using lead shields to guard against radiation exposure during cardiac catheterization, a new study suggests.