Diagnostic Services Manitoba (DSM) Summer Studentship Awards program is seeking well-motivated students with strong academic records and/or previous research experience to participate in translational research, with preference given to laboratory medicine and diagnostic imaging research. The program is an excellent opportunity for students to work closely with diagnostic professionals and further their knowledge and skills in health related fields, and for supervisors to share their expertise and experience with the student. MORE >
Six months may seem like it’s still a long wait until DSM’s new MRI in Selkirk Regional Health Centre is operational, especially for residents and physicians excitedly awaiting its arrival, but for Senior MRI Technologist Trina Gulay, it’s a tight timeline with a significant list of critical tasks. MORE >
What do you get when you cross Genetics with Pathology and Hematology? FISH, of course.
DSM’s new FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) Lab is a first for DSM in that it has brought three disciplines together to create a multidisciplinary service that will improve testing capabilities and access for all three disciplines. MORE >
Historically, that’s what pathology has been tasked with determining: what useful pathological data exists in specimens from total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Current practice requires these orthopedic specimens to be sent to the pathology lab for examination, despite data suggesting that this examination rarely provides information above and beyond the clinical or radiological diagnosis and does not alter clinical management. MORE >
DSM Funds Student Project to Integrate Resource Stewardship into Medical Curriculum
December 14, 2016
Modern culture sometimes supports the notion that more is better. But most of us can probably spot the flawed thinking behind these statements: More money equals more happiness. More free time means more personal fulfillment. More food options equal better diets.
The idea that more is better when it comes to diagnostic tests in health care fails to recognize that unnecessary tests can expose patients to unwarranted harm and risk. It also does not take into account that ordering unnecessary tests strains already limited health care resources. MORE >
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