Michael F. Gard

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PURPOSE To evaluate a gating system, called predictive respiratory gating (PRG), that reduces motion-induced artifacts on computed tomographic (CT) scans of patients who cannot suspend respiration. MATERIALS AND METHODS PRG uses a respiration monitor and a new algorithm to predict when a motionless period is about to occur. It automatically starts(More)
BACKGROUND Weight management is increasingly considered part of physiotherapists' scope of practice in order to improve patient outcomes by, for example, reducing load on joints, or improving chronic pain. However, interactions with patients involving weight may result in patient perceptions of negative judgement from health professionals, which can result(More)
QUESTION Do physiotherapists demonstrate explicit and implicit weight stigma? DESIGN Cross-sectional survey with partial blinding of participants. PARTICIPANTS responded to the Anti-Fat Attitudes questionnaire and physiotherapy case studies with body mass index (BMI) manipulated (normal or overweight/obese). The Anti-Fat Attitudes questionnaire included(More)
Users of scintigraphic computer systems manufactured by Medical Data Systems (MDS) frequently experience textured distortion of oscilloscope images when scans are produced by Z-axis modulation. The source of this malfunction has been identified and a way to eliminate the problem is described. The modification is simple and inexpensive. The availability of(More)
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