DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING INTERVENTION FOR ANTI-AGING & REJUVENATION CARE
The medical community defines anti-aging as the science of reducing, preventing or even reversing the aging process. Therapies are widely available to address rejuvenative, reconstructive or wellness needs- covering a vast array of options from non-invasive topical solutions to skin enhancements to surgical augmentation. Anti-aging programs may involve some form of clinical intervention, thus carrying a certain amount of risk for potential side effects or post-treatment complications.

Often described as Oversight Prevention, the ability to bring new safety assurance to patient care is through the support of an expert analyst or an “overreader”. Practitioners are now implementing new Pre-Operative protocols such as imaging diagnostics to analyze the patient's treatment area for possible hidden issues that can turn into a pandora's box of complications.

BEFORE TREATING IMPERFECTIONS, LET’S SEE WHAT’S UNDERNEATH
Point of Care professionals recognize the value of this vital service as part of RISK-REDUCTION. For patients who may have forgotten prior treatments, new scans sometimes reveal extensive sub-dermal calcium deposition, unsuspected fluid collections or thick fibrosis distorting the expected anatomy.

 

...AND THEN THERE'S SKIN CANCER

Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common tumor in the adult population worldwide. While these are locally invasive and generally slow growing, some varieties (squamous cell carcinoma) may metastasize regionally and more widely. Skin cancer rates are continuing to rise and the most deadly form (melanoma) may be ruled out by 3D Doppler histogram imaging and advanced optical diagnostics. These lesions are often treated surgically, however, less invasive therapeutic options now exist allowing for better cosmetic outcomes. Premapping the depth and borders aids in treatment planning since the dermatologist recognizes disease that is visual and cannot see below the surface. The observation that the ear or nasal cartilage is involved changes the excision from a 5 minute procedure to a 5 hour operation. 3D imaging provides a roadmap for the surgeon and a patient guide to potential aggression and possible recurrence.

Actinic Keratoses: An AK forms when the skin is badly damaged by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or indoor tanning. Most people get more than one AK. When you have more than one AK, you have actinic keratoses, or AKs. Anyone who has many AKs should be under a dermatologist’s care. Most people who have many AKs continue to get new AKs for life. AKs are considered precancerous. Left untreated, AKs may turn into a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. (Source: AAD.org)

Basal cell carcinoma: Cancer that begins in the lower part of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin). It may appear as a small white or flesh-colored bump that grows slowly and may bleed. Basal cell carcinomas are usually found on areas of the body exposed to the sun. Basal cell carcinomas rarely metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body. They are the most common form of skin cancer. Also called basal cell cancer.

Merkel cell carcinoma: A rare type of cancer that forms on or just beneath the skin, usually in parts of the body that have been exposed to the sun. It is most common in older people and in people with weakened immune systems. Also called Merkel cell cancer, neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin, and trabecular cancer. (Source: NIH)

Squamous cell carcinoma: Cancer that begins in squamous cells. Squamous cells are thin, flat cells that look like fish scales, and are found in the tissue that forms the surface of the skin, the lining of the hollow organs of the body, and the lining of the respiratory and digestive tracts. Most cancers of the anus, cervix, head and neck, and vagina are squamous cell carcinomas. Also called epidermoid carcinoma. (Source: NIH)

 

 

 

Bard Diagnostic Imaging supports all medical practices by introducing the advanced uses of point of care technology and virtualization worldwide. Let us discuss how we could upgrade your practice with our remote diagnostic partnership. For more information on our Virtual Overreading Program for the Anti-Aging professional community or to schedule a virtual demo, contact Bard Diagnostic Imaging at 212.355.7017 or email us at: diagcenter6@gmail.com

TRAUMA SCANNERS ARE GOING PORTABLE
Ultrasound technology continues to rapidly evolve to become smaller, more affordable, and user-friendly. A new category of smaller handheld devices has recently emerged whose main advantages include increased portability and affordability. The incorporation of such a device into the initial physical examination could potentially lead to faster diagnosis and treatment. Early applications of portable ultrasound have been in the field of echocardiography and battlefield trauma, and some concern exists about whether image quality is being unsafely compromised to achieve greater portability

Powered by calibrated sound frequencies, this non-invasive scanning solution safely diagnoses the physiological condition of most vital organs and tumors in real time. Since the first clinical use of the echocardiogram in the 1953, to the introduction of the ultrasound in 1966 to OB/GYN medicine, to the success of the Doppler ultrasound's blood flow imaging in the 1970s, significant advancements in ultrasound technology continue to challenge earlier forms of imaging modalities like its radiation-based counterparts (like the isotope scan, X-rays and CT Scans). But much more than the ultrasound's safety benefits and performance upgrades is its ability to evolve into a portable hand-held "diagnostic lab on-the-go". This makes it the ideal imaging base for the many remote demands and for the new generation of health responders.

See our latest feature "PORTABLE DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING DRIVES THE "SEEING IS BELIEVING" GEN-Z MOVEMENT"

VIRTUALIZATION IN THE NEWS

The earliest form of virtualization referred to a non-physical version of hardware, storage devices, and computer network resources, much like web hosting or cloud-based solutions. In Dr. Bard's medical imaging orbit, virtualization incorporates key elements of Telemedicine, Secure File-Accessing, Real-Video Conferencing and Dynamic Data Sharing between medical professionals. "30 years deep into the internet, our communication has finally caught up to allow us to work on any patient at any time from any location. The security aspect and high-speed exchange for conferencing has (finally) been perfected to make this a reliable platform for medicine. I have found myself to be “remoted” everywhere from surgeries to cruise ships to European clinical trial conferences... virtual technology really streamlines so many critical aspects of patient care!"

Click the news article (right) to read about the latest feature on Dr. Bard's global mission to revolutionize ultrasound field use in support of portable imaging technologies.


POCUS NEWSFLASH

POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND REVIEW (part 6):
Meet THE CLARIUS L20 HD WIRELESS HANDHELD WONDER!

Since the advent of ultrasound scanning in the 1950's, developers have continually explored and expanded its diagnostic applications. After all, the digital advantages of ultrasound brings a far safer and non-invasive alternative to radiation-based imaging to produce real-time images of the inside of the body. To stay current with today's medical needs, the PORTABLE HAND-HELD ULTRASOUND DEVICE - aka the "modern stethoscope" joined the market. Powered by calibrated sound frequencies, this non-invasive scanning solution safely diagnoses the physiological condition of most vital organs and tumors in real time. The pocket-sized smart-phone integrated advancement clearly competes in resolution and performance with the over-sized hospital counterparts at a fraction of the cost! Moreover, the hand-held revolution responds to a much wider set of demands from emergency field calls to bedside checkups. "This portable hand-held "diagnostic lab on-the-go" is truly the game-changer for patient care professionals." (See complete product review)


THE "SALSCAN" PROJECT: Ultrasound Chest Monitoring of Covid+ Patient - April, 2020
In April, 2020, our very own "Cousin Sal" Banchitta (retired FF from the FDNY) recently tested positive for Coronavirus. He joined NYCRA's collaborating team to design a pilot program providing alternative respiatory screening for Corona-related lung issues for emergency responders. Sal took the opportunity to volunteer himself to be the first prototype patient for LungScanning as part of NYCRA's REMOTE TRAINING & TELE-RADIOLOGY program. PLAY VIDEOS PART 1 AND 2 | conclusion page


CANCER SURGEON USES TELEMEDICINE FOR SAFER VIRTUAL CONSULTS March 30, 2020
Dr. Stephen Chagares is a board certified general and breast surgeon in Monmoth Cty, NJ. He stays above the technology curve with patient care (not just by being a pioneer in the U.S. for conducting the first robotic mastectomy but by using TeleMedicine even before the Covid-19 Pandemic. "Some of the examples of TeleMedicine that have been very useful are in the elderly population. Many of them have never used the video function on their phones. And we, as my office helped them learn how to use that function, either bring an app onto the phone or using an indwelling app like FaceTime, and show the patient how easy it is to use it. Many times the first time I click on with the patient, I will implant them onto the video conference. I'll tell them to hit the accept button on the bottom right, and they hit it".  (SEE ARTICLE LINK)


PORTABLE DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING DRIVES THE "SEEING IS BELIEVING" GEN-Z MOVEMENT- July 13, 2020
A survey of recent med-school graduates (of 2020), recently certified Emergency Responders and front-line recruits from New York nursing programs stamps a distinctly future-bound vision for diagnostic methodologies and treatment protocols. "This is a generation that did not experience life without the internet or the smart phone", and whose views of patient care is most often fast-tracked by current innovations and sustainable alternatives that boldly paved the road to our "new normal". This same generation that defines the future of medicine makes the advancement of PORTABLE ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY a timely upgrade in our medical diagnostic community. (SEE ARTICLE LINK)


GLOBAL MEDICAL ALLIES SHARE LUNG ULTRASOUND IMAGING SOLUTION FOR COVID-19 TRIAGE
Dr. Bard reviews international healthcare and technology updates as part of his continued research in the radiological society. This includes Dr. Buonsenso's national reports about the Covid crisis and the expanded use of lung ultrasound as part of his investigation of children as clinically unaffected carriers. “The global pandemic demands effective answers toward a cure as well as protection of healthcare workers on duty", says Dr. Bard. "I have the highest regard for the European approach to problem solving both clinically and technologically… applying Dr. Buonsenso’s concept makes perfect sense to me and carries great value in our war against Covid-19.” (see complete article)

 

LOCALIZED SCANNING + REMOTE RADIOLOGY PARTNERS
This technology has been widely used in European countries for over 20 years for all issues including the scan of cancer tumors to musculoskeletal injuries to burns to brain scanning (transcranial) for strokes and head traumas.

Today's advanced imaging procedures can uncover diseases or catastrophic medical events. Use of COMPUTERIZED 3D DOPPLER HISTOGRAM ANALYSIS technology and a TeleMed partnership with our imaging analysts and diagnostic experts empowers your patient care. Through the use of portable state-of-the-art equipment, you can scan any patient's disorder and transmit any scan images to our radiology specialists to provide a full diagnostic report of what lies underneath the skin. From tumor activity to musculoskeletal inflammation to infections and burns, your TELESCAN medical readers can expertly identify any and all areas of suspicion.

 

HIPAA COMPLIANCE
All Telemed image transfers, information sharing and doctor communications are available through HIPAA compliant virtual servers. TELE-SCAN™ complies with all privacy and governmental health guidelines to protect patient information.

 

 

 


THE FUTURE OF HOUSE CALLS: A SMART UPGRADE TO DOCTORS VISITS
Within the past several decades, the medical community has been put into overdrive to come up with new solutions (or modify existing ones) to implement safer, more efficient and cost-effective ways of working with the public. From the global demand for active medical personnel, to the rising wave of safety concerns that of the many at-risk patients, we face a great need to upgrade patient care.

Elderly patients or those with chronic conditions may find it difficult (and even precarious) to travel to their doctors' office and sit in a waiting room with other sick people with unknown conditions. Advancing this scenario to an electronic doctor's visit or TELEMEDICINE is an available reality that can easily address this concern. SO MUCH CAN BE DONE FROM HOME!

 

 

 

 

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