Intravascular brachytherapy (IVB) for coronary arteries is a radiation treatment to prevent restenosis, the re-clogging of arteries, following angioplasty and stent placement. Narrowed and blocked coronary arteries can be treated with balloon angioplasty, the surgical widening of a blocked...

Pediatric pulmonologists treat a variety of respiratory disorders in children. Physicians in this subspecialty often provide care to patients with lung-related illnesses from the time of birth through 21 years, according to the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP).

According to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), addiction psychiatry is the sub-specialty of psychiatry that focuses on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of substance-related disorders, including related education and research.

Stereotactic radiosurgery is a noninvasive procedure that uses targeted radiation to treat tumors and abnormalities in the brain. The technique, developed in the 1950s as a less invasive alternative to brain surgery, does not require an incision and is generally performed on an outpatient basis...

The harmonic scalpel is a surgical device manufactured by Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., a Cincinnati, Ohio–based Johnson & Johnson company. This handheld medical instrument uses ultrasonic, high-frequency mechanical vibrations to simultaneously cut and coagulate tissue. When the harmonic...

A cardiovascular perfusionist (CP) is a skilled allied health professional who is qualified by academic and clinical education to operate extracorporeal circulation equipment during any medical situation in which it is necessary to support or temporarily replace the patient’s circulatory or...

Breast brachytherapy is a treatment for early-stage breast cancer. It is a form of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI), an alternative to standard radiation for preventing breast cancer recurrence after a lumpectomy. APBI can be delivered two ways: through external radiation beam...

Radiologist assistants (RA) are advanced-practice radiologic technologists (RT) who specialize in radiography. RAs practice under the supervision of radiologists, the physicians who specialize in using medical imaging techniques to diagnose and treat diseases. RAs work in hospitals, imaging...

Social workers are trained to help patients in a variety of healthcare settings cope with problems in their everyday lives. In the clinical setting, social workers often diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.

Pediatric dentists specialize in oral and dental care for children ranging in age from infants to teenagers. Pediatric dentists are specifically qualified to provide care related to children’s teeth, gums, and mouth. 

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