Some automated hematology analyzers report the total number of immature granulocytes (IG) present in a person's blood sample. Immature granulocytes are white blood cells that have not fully developed before being released from the bone marrow into the blood. They may include metamyelocytes, myelocytes, and promyelocytes. These cells are normally only present in the bone marrow because they are precursors of neutrophils, the predominant type of white cells in blood. The presence of immature granulocytes in the blood may occur in various diseases, such as infection or a blood cancer, and thus will often prompt further investigation, which may include additional laboratory testing.
But I’m pretty sure that the person that “slaps” a veneer on a homebuilt cabinet is going to be getting a different product than one coming “fully assembled” from a professional. Materials costs are only part of that. The finish quality that comes with “going pro”? Another part. The time of that pro (both on your product and on all the learning that got them there)? Another part. The right of that pro to actually make a living knowing that they’re probably not making a 1,000 units per year? Another part. The opportunity cost for that pro to work on your product and not a nuclear missile? Yet another part. Or the opportunity cost to you so you don’t have to stop working on that nuclear missile? Same.
Providing excellent and compassionate patient care has been Dr. Bing Wang’s highest priority. This includes providing diagnosis, characterization, staging, and follow up of cancer patients in a timely and accurate manner while minimizing radiation and discomfort. This also includes performing fluoroscopically guided lumbar puncture and intrathecal chemotherapy infusion, CT myelography, CT/US/MRI guided biopsy, and various interventional image guided procedures in a cost-effective and minimally invasive way. Dr. Wang has been actively involved in the collaborative care of patients by presenting at multidisciplinary conferences and discussing important imaging findings with the clinicians. He has been representing the neuroradiology section as a member of the Diagnostic Imaging Informatics Functional Committee, utilizing his background in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. Dr. Wang has produced 13 first-author abstracts at national and international meetings since he has been at MD Anderson. He also has significantly improved imaging protocols here such as MRA and CTA. His clinical and research emphases are neurovascular and stroke imaging and pediatric neuro-oncologic imaging, including brain, spine, and head and neck.