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Case Study: Effects of Cone Beam Imaging on a Spondylodesis Procedure

Download this case study and gain insight into the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in a spondylodesis procedure. This case study evaluates the use of CBCT as the modality of choice for pre and post-operative imaging, especially as it relates to the challenging circumstances where metallic implants could severely affect the diagnostic data. Benefits of CBCT usage in an ENT practice include:

CT Image Guidance and Balloon Sinus Dilation: A Solution Searching for a Problem?

A recent physician-conducted study compared CT Image Guidance probes to real-time transillumination as a method to confirm device placement in the frontal sinus. The study sought to understand the relative accuracy of each confirmation method, the degree of confidence in placement each method instilled in the physician, and whether confidence was predictive of accurate placement.

Download the complete study to see the results.

7 Questions ENT Physicians Should Ask Themselves About Hearing Aids and Their Audiology Department and Hearing Center: A White Paper for Physicians Seeking to Increase Revenue

As the prevalence of hearing loss in the U.S. increases, the need for qualified providers to deliver hearing services and hearing aids will also increase. There are seven basic questions highlighting some of the opportunities available for improvement that practitioners need to ask. Considering these questions is a solid first step for your practice as you focus on the growth of the audiology and hearing aid departments.

To learn more about how to increase sales and maximize the profitability of your audiology department and hearing center, download the complete free white paper.

Positive Effects of Point-of-Care CT within an ENT Practice

Point-of-care imaging in the otolaryngology practice has become an effective tool for thousands of physicians and their staff. The option for immediate diagnosis combined with the low radiation dose increase the level of patient care and can improve patient outcomes. The scanners are endorsed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery and have an accreditation program approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Should You Switch to a New Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System? Rate and Compare Your EMR to Help You Decide

Choosing an electronic medical record (EMR) system is one of the most important and strategic decisions a medical practice makes. The right EMR system can improve productivity, increase revenue, and enhance the patient experience—but how do you choose?

Download this white paper to begin rating and comparing your EMR system, to determine if your practice might need a change. Learn more about the important considerations that must be made when selecting an EMR system, including:

Factors Contributing to Patient Comfort During Balloon Dilation Procedures in the Office

Download this retrospective study of balloon sinus dilation procedures performed in multiple physicians’ offices to:

• Examine patient tolerance data during office balloon dilation from a large patient population

• Identify factors associated with low procedure pain, and

• Review best-practices to achieve patient comfort during dilation.


Office-Based Balloon Dilation For CRS Patients with Septal Deviation?

Review this retrospective study of balloon sinus dilation procedures performed in the physician’s office without concomitant septoplasty to analyze the impact of mild to moderately deviated septums on:

• Technical success of balloon sinus dilation procedure

• Procedure tolerability in awake patients

• Symptom improvement

All patients suffered from CRS or RARS.

Point-of-Care CT for Sinus and Temporal Bone

Advances in cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology have led to a reduction in radiation dose as well as scanner size and cost when compared to conventional multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) technology. These advances have enabled physicians to offer Point-of-Care-CT imaging in their offices. With POC-CT systems more affordable than ever, practices with both low and high CT scan volumes can experience an attractive return on investment when they offer POC-CT services.

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Creating Revenue with an Audiology Department

One way to achieve higher revenue is to have high productivity in both audiological diagnostics and dispensing of hearing instruments.  But, why do some practices produce under $200,000 in revenue while others achieve revenues of $1 million in the same year?

 A recent practice management survey provides some important insights.

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The effects of an antistick phospholipid solution on pediatric electrocautery adenoidectomy

A study was done by Jeffrey C. Baker, MD; Hassan H. Ramadan MD, FACS in 2009 to determine if coating a suction cautery tip with an anti-stick phospholipid solution would decrease the amount of time required to complete primary pediatric adenoidectomies. The aim of the study was focused on two main criteria: the amount of surgical time required to complete each procedure and the number of times an operation had to be interrupted because the suction cautery tip needed to be cleaned (each interruption was called a “handback”).

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