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Revenge of the Nerd: Coronary CT? Ehhh, no

A follow up to our interview with Judd Hollander on the use of Coronary CT Angiography in the emergency department. Bonus section: A measles primer http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Revenge_of_the_nerd.output.mp3 Direct Download Guest post by Rory Spiegel, A.K.A Captain Basil, A.K.A EM NERD In today’s age of Modern Medicine, we consistently favor the objective findings provided by medical technology over the …

Is Coronary CT worth it?

Should we be CAT scanning hearts in the emergency department? http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Cardiac_CT_ercast.output.mp3 Direct download Scenario: A patient presents to the emergency department with chest pain. EKG and enzymes are OK. Then it’s off to get a cardiac CT – coronary arteries look clean and off they go. No admission needed, you see their anatomy right there on …