Tag - Radiology and Imaging

U.S. News & World Report: How to cope with claustrophobia

Dr. Jim Rawson explains to U.S. News & World Report how the MRI imaging suite at Augusta University Medical Center was redesigned to help put patients at ease. “The walls are painted with beach scenes and MRI machines with skylights that reveal Georgia palm trees and sunshine, thanks to...

Radiology group cooks for families at Ronald McDonald House

A group representing the Radiology Department at Augusta University Medical Center recently volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House of Augusta. Pattie Parrish (Pictured L-R), Ruth Olmstead, Maura Bailey, Lewis Golden, Molly Golden and Lisa Murdock cooked a spaghetti dinner for the families and...

Match Day: the success is in the numbers

Today we celebrate 223 of our remarkable students as they take the next step in their careers as physicians, including 188 from our home base in Augusta and 35 from the AU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens. They have been educated in all four corners of our state, in Athens, and at our regional...

CHOG radiology makeover featured in ACR case study

The American College of Radiology has published a case study on our pediatric radiology renovations at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. The article is available on the ACR website and includes interviews with Angalita Stephens and her son Henry about their experiences with imaging at CHOG and...

Burgess appointed chair in allied health department

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dr. James D. Burgess has been appointed chair of the Department of Medical, Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences in the College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University. Burgess will oversee three nationally accredited professional programs, including Clinical...

Is the Damage From Smoking Reversible?

If you’re not quitting smoking because you think the damage is done, put down that cigarette. The truth is, much of the damage from smoking can be reversed — and in as little as 24 hours after quitting. “It really doesn’t matter how long a person has been smoking,” said Dr. Zhonglin Hao, co-lead of...

New procedure helps terminal liver cancer patients live longer

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A cutting-edge procedure at Georgia Regents Medical Center is helping terminal liver cancer patients live longer. “For people who are out of other options, including chemotherapy and surgery, transarterial radioembolization can offer hope by adding as much as three to four years to...

Study looks at whether daily limb compressions reduce dementia

A new study is looking at whether short, daily bouts of reduced blood flow to an arm or leg can reduce the ravages of dementia. It’s called remote conditioning, and researchers say it activates natural protective mechanisms in the brain that should help about half of dementia patients. The approach...

CHOG awarded for patient-centric imaging

Augusta University Health (formerly GRHealth) has earned a Patient-Centric Imaging Award from Health Imaging magazine for its makeover of the pediatric imaging suite at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. The awards, developed in conjunction with the American College of Radiology, reinforce the...

Rawson elected to American College of Radiology leadership

Dr. James V. Rawson, Chairman of the Department of Radiology and Imaging at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, has been elected to a three-year term on the 33-member Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology. Rawson, who holds the P.L., J. Luther, Ada...

Read: The outsourcing explosion

Fierce Health Finance: April 21, 2015 Hospitals turn to outside firms to provide more clinical services [Special Report] Hospital imaging often renders a disquieting financial picture. The equipment costs millions of dollars to either purchase or lease, is often manpower intensive to operate and...

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