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Dataset of MR stroke images could advance treatment

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:13:38 +0100

Researchers have made available a collection of 304 T1-weighted MR images so...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA expands use window for stroke treatment device Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment Infervision debuts AI stroke screening software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Shimadzu prepares product launches for ECR 2018

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:01:40 +0100

Shimadzu will be bringing a number of new x-ray products and upgrades to ECR...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shimadzu names Cassudakis as x-ray director Shimadzu launches MX7 mobile DR upgrade Shimadzu installs DR system in Wash. Shimadzu notches Fla. installation Shimadzu launches MX7 mobile DR unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



South African facility resumes Mo-99 production

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:46:33 +0100

NTP Radioisotopes' Pelindaba nuclear facility in South Africa is back online...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: South African Mo-99 maker completes LEU conversion NTP temporarily halts Mo-99 production NTP uses LEU for Mo-99 production South African reactor starts moly production (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



New article focuses on variation in MRI costs

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:27:32 +0100

The wide variation in costs for MRI scans -- often within the same metropolitan...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Huge differences in cost of MRI scans Family gets bill for $25K MRI scan HealthCost offers consumers access to imaging costs The price is wrong? Residents unclear on cost of imaging Knee MRI prices can vary almost 8-fold across the U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

What if gadolinium-based contrast agents could be used at just 10% of current...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How can radiologists prepare for future of AI? Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose FDA issues directive on GBCA labeling, safety research Japan requires changes in GBCA labeling information (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Konica Minolta to debut enterprise analytics software

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:25:50 +0100

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas plans to unveil new analytics capabilities...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta debuts new AeroDR reporting software Konica Minolta to launch software, DR detectors at RSNA 2017 Konica Minolta lands Premier contract for Exa Konica Minolta to highlight US at rheumatology meeting Konica Minolta brings ultrasound to physiatrists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Aidoc unveils AI algorithm for analysis of CT scans

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:56:05 +0100

Israeli artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Aidoc has introduced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIDoc Medical raises $7M (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Siemens receives FDA nod for GoKnee3D

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:43:13 +0100

Siemens Healthineers has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens to sell Symbia Intevo Bold SPECT/CT in Canada Lower revenue plagues Siemens Healthineers' Q1 numbers Siemens teams up with Florida Hospital Siemens Healthineers plans cost cuts to prepare for IPO Report: Siemens targets health IPO for March (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Useful for Assessing IBD Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Useful for Assessing IBD

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:27:54 +0100

Gastrointestinal ultrasound (GIUS) accurately and noninvasively assesses disease activity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)



Newer Breast MRI May Be More Accurate and Easier

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Blue Earth touts addition of Axumin to NCCN guidelines

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:23:21 +0100

Blue Earth Diagnostics said that its Axumin (fluciclovine F-18) PET radiopharmaceutical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blue Earth highlights Axumin clinical results at ASTRO Blue Earth touts Axumin reader training results Novel PET tracer aids recurrent prostate cancer patients Medicare coverage gets easier for oncologic PET tracers Blue Earth PET radiotracer IDs prostate cancer recurrence (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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EnvoyAI inks partnership with 16 Bit

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:10:48 +0100

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider EnvoyAI has signed AI software...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: TeraRecon teams with EnvoyAI EnvoyAI launches new AI platform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



MillenSys to present updated VNA software at ECR 2018

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:32:26 +0100

Healthcare IT software developer MillenSys will showcase the latest upgrades...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MillenSys launches new software package MillenSys shows EHR/VNA software at ECR 2017 MillenSys unveils Workspace PACS upgrade MillenSys set to debut EHR/VNA software at Arab Health MillenSys launches new DICOM viewer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



New IBD Guidelines Aim to Simplify Care New IBD Guidelines Aim to Simplify Care

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:44:21 +0100

The European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation and the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology have joined forces to update recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Study finds scanner noise from 3T MRI can affect hearing

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Even with ear protection, increased acoustic noise from a 3-tesla MRI scan...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Room for improvement in making MRI scans less noisy 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing MRI scans of 'brain age' could predict poor health MRI may hurt patients with cochlear implants GE launches Silent Scan for MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Breast MRI technique helps cancer detection without contrast

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

German researchers have developed a novel breast MRI technique that greatly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Online tool offers breast cancer treatment education At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early Both screening, treatment cut breast cancer deaths (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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A Strategy for Building an LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Program A Strategy for Building an LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Program

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:14:47 +0100

A non-profit community health system presents their experience developing an LDCT lung cancer screening program, outlining a five-point strategy for ensuring success.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Neuroimaging in Dementia Neuroimaging in Dementia

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:31:04 +0100

This article provides an overview of classic as well as new, cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques that can assist with clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer disease and other dementia syndromes.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)



Uganda:Uganda Has Only 37 Radiologists - Records

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:44:49 +0100

[Monitor] Kampala -Ministry of Health records seen by this reporter indicate that the country has only 48 radiologists meant to serve the almost 40million Ugandans. This means one radiologist handles over 850,000 people with different complexities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:22:14 +0100

With the aid of diffusion-tensor MR imaging (DTI-MRI), researchers from the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Court rules that DTI-MRI scans are not 'junk science' DTI-MRI poses new cause for schizophrenia MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes MRI may predict cognitive impairment in fighters DTI-MRI sheds light on Parkinson's disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



FDA clears blood test to assist concussion evaluation

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:49:47 +0100

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a blood test that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MR spectroscopy finds lingering concussion effects Kids with concussion usually normal on CT, MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Guerbet highlights revenue growth for Q4, 2017

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:32:45 +0100

French contrast developer Guerbet posted revenue increases for its 2017 fourth...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Guerbet launches contrast management software Guerbet posts revenue growth for Q3 Guerbet issues statement on FDA gadolinium vote Guerbet lands expanded FDA clearance for Dotarem Guerbet phases out 2 contrast agents (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



How can radiologists prepare for future of AI?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Yes, artificial intelligence (AI) will likely be a useful adjunct for radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Should radiologists and pathologists unite to master AI? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Is Gaming Technology'Medicine's New Frontier? '

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:39:00 +0100

It's the story of a radiologist and an IT guy from one of the most distinguished universities in the country who thought it just might be possible to use virtual reality to tackle tangible problems in medicine, and it could revolutionize the way medicine is practiced and taught. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



FDA expands use window for stroke treatment device

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:39:01 +0100

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the treatment window...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Viz.AI's stroke detection software Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment FDA clears 2 clot retrieval devices for stroke Interventionalists: Proceed with caution for mechanical blood clot removal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Merit Medical closes BD deal

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:29:09 +0100

Disposable products developer Merit Medical Systems has completed its $100...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Merit Medical to purchase some BD divestment assets Merit Medical posts mixed Q3 results Merit Medical shows strong Q2 revenue growth Merit posts Q1 revenue, income increases Merit Medical closes public offering (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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FDA clears Arterys Oncology AI suite

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:23:27 +0100

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared imaging software developer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Arterys unveils Mica software at RSNA 2017 Arterys nets $30M in financing Arterys receives SIIM award for cloud project FDA OK's Arterys cardiac software Arterys nets FDA OK for 4D software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Havana embassy case baffles clinicians -- despite MRI

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:11:11 +0100

What caused a series of mysterious illnesses among diplomatic personnel at...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Viz.ai Granted De Novo FDA Clearance for First Artificial Intelligence Triage Software

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:10:56 +0100

A new era of intelligent stroke care begins as regulatory approval is granted for the Viz.ai LVO Stroke Platform The platform utilizes artificial intelligence to identify Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) strokes and automatically notify specialists to speed... Devices, Radiology, Neurology, FDA Viz.ai, imaging, artificial intelligence, stroke (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



Arterys Receives First FDA Clearance for Broad Oncology Imaging Suite with Deep Learning

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:07:53 +0100

FDA clearance covers all solid tumors. Initial launch will include Liver AI and Lung AI oncology software to empower clinicians to quickly measure and track lesions and nodules in MRI and CT scans SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Mark... Devices, Radiology, Oncology, FDA Arterys, imaging, artificial intelligence (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)



MICI Q1: Payor pressure weighs on radiology managers

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Despite the growing economy, reimbursement pressure from payors -- particularly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MICI Q4: Political concerns don't roil admins' outlook MICI Q3: Administrator sentiment remains steady MICI Q2: Political concerns cloud radiology outlook MICI Q1: Radiology takes wait-and-see approach to future MICI Q4: Medicare payment outlook remains at rock bottom (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Is FDA Getting More Cozy with AI?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:25:50 +0100

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly on the rise in healthcare. From fledging medtech companies to established giants like Watson IBM—many firms are riding the current AI wave. Not only are companies embracing technology, but so is FDA. Recently the agency gave approval to San Francisco-based Viz.ai’s Contact application, a type of clinical decision support software designed to analyze CT results that could notify providers of a potential stroke in their patients. “What it’s doing is comparing the imaging features in that patient with the millions of images it has been trained on in the past, in order to identify a specific disease, which is a large vessel occlusion,” Chris Mansi MD, president and CEO of Viz.ai, told MD+DI. Once the Contact Application analyz...



Higher Biopsy Rates for Women Undergoing Screening Breast MRI

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Lower cancer yield compared to mammography alone for women with, without personal history of cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



DenseBreast-info.org to launch European content

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:58:39 +0100

Breast density education group DenseBreast-info.org has announced a plan to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DenseBreast-info.org releases Spanish-language video Coalition: Payment for yearly breast screening threatened Breast density groups release resources in Spanish A radiologist confronts her own breast cancer New nonprofit group launches breast density website (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Proposed 2019 U.S. budget features healthcare cuts

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:42:53 +0100

On February 12, President Donald Trump released a proposed U.S. budget for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.S. budget deal will reduce physician fee cuts Tax reform bill overturns ACA's individual mandate No radiology cuts in final 2018 MPFS; CDS pushed back CBO scores bipartisan Obamacare proposal McCain to oppose Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



2D/3D hybrid interface refreshes diagnostic imaging

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

A new display interface for radiology workstations combines virtual reality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Image analysis with 3D modeling aids wound healing Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays How augmented reality can transform medical imaging Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging Kinect suitable for surgical manipulation of MR images (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Is virtual reality in radiology becoming a reality?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Virtual reality is by no means a new technology, but recent developments have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Augmented reality projects medical images onto patients Video from RSNA 2017: Is the future of radiology augmented? How augmented reality can transform medical imaging UCSF radiologist develops augmented reality software Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



MRI leak causes concern at NYC airport

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:21:13 +0100

A leak from a damaged MRI scanner prompted a call to hazardous-material personnel...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Indian group defends radiologist in fatal MRI incident Calif. man sues over MRI-related burn Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training 5 ways to create a culture of safety in radiology New board taps growing demand for MRI safety (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:03:43 +0100

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the American...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems SNMMI names Thomas editor for technology journal SNMMI posts criteria for somatostatin receptor PET Radiologist wins ASNC's 1st clinical abstract award Medical societies expand collaboration on cardiac registry ASNC, SNMMI advise on cardiac sarcoidosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Delivery of pre - examination information to patients suboptimal; about half seek information themselves (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Indian group defends radiologist in fatal MRI incident

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:18:15 +0100

A local branch of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association has come...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training Indian man carrying oxygen tank dies in MRI suite (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Patients want more imaging info -- and before their exams

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:05:15 +0100

How much information do patients want before imaging exams? Certainly more...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Education enlightens patients to radiologist's role Patients want radiologists reading their exams Patients want information about radiation risk What do patients really know about radiation and radiologists? Personal touch wins over patients, referring physicians (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia Gastric Transmural Migration of a Prosthetic Hiatal Hernia

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:14:48 +0100

This case report highlights a lesser known cause of morbidity arising from a Nissen fundoplication using mesh for hiatal hernia repair.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Canon launches XGO edition of 3T MRI scanner

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:56:48 +0100

Canon Medical Systems USA has begun shipping Vantage Galan 3T XGO, an upgraded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AHRA, Canon award grants for patient initiatives Canon Medical wins Vantage Galan installation Canon announces Toshiba Medical Systems name change Toshiba rides into RSNA sunset with Canon on horizon Canon releases new wireless DR detectors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Ultrasound for Rectal Cancer Staging Tied to More Chemoradiation

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

But no significant improvement in overall survival compared with CT of the abdomen and pelvis only (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Source-Ray wins $100m Pentagon contract

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:48:47 +0100

Radiology device maker Source-Ray won a $100 million contract with the US Department of Defense for the delivery of radiology systems and accessories, according to a DoD release. The deal is a five-year base firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity contract with a single five-year option period, and was a competitive acquisition with a total of 27 responses received by the DoD. Source-Ray produces portable X-ray systems, including its UC-5000 urgent care radiology unit, a line of wired and wireless digital systems and the line powered portable PowerMax 1260 unit, as well as a number of different OEM products, according to the Ronkonkoma, N.Y-based company’s website. The contract has a completion date of February 8, 2023, and serves the Air Force, Army, Navy, Mari...

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NHS Scotland embarks on global radiologist search

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:58:10 +0100

Nine health boards are trying to attract radiologists to fill 32 vacancies across Scotland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Calif. man sues over MRI-related burn

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

A 72-year-old California man is suing Glendale Adventist Medical Center, alleging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training 5 ways to create a culture of safety in radiology New board taps growing demand for MRI safety (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Radiologists have received another reprieve from the deadline for using appropriate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Calif. man sues over MRI-related burn

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

A 72-year-old California man is suing Glendale Adventist Medical Center, alleging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training 5 ways to create a culture of safety in radiology New board taps growing demand for MRI safety (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Radiologists have received another reprieve from the deadline for using appropriate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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NIR light may identify breast cancer patients who will benefit most from chemotherapy

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond to chemotherapy. The imaging system may be able to predict response to chemotherapy as early as two weeks after beginning treatment. Findings from a first pilot study of the new imaging system -- a noninvasive method of measuring blood flow dynamics in response to a single breath hold -- were published today in Radiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Michigan State Univ. radiology chief suspended in Nassar case

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 01:14:29 +0100

The chairman of the department of radiology at Michigan State University has...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



U.S. budget deal will reduce physician fee cuts

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:29:56 +0100

The U.S. Congress on February 9 passed a $320 billion budget package that will...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Tax reform bill overturns ACA's individual mandate No radiology cuts in final 2018 MPFS; CDS pushed back CBO scores bipartisan Obamacare proposal ACR finds favorable signs in 2018 MPFS proposed rule (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



iMedicalApps: This Week's Must-Have Apps

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Radiology, gastro, and decision-making apps are our top picks (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)



ECR 2018 final program now available

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:34:18 +0100

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has posted online the final program...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ECR 2018 aims to promote unity and show diversity (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



FDA, NRC clear path for U.S. supply of molybdenum-99

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:23:05 +0100

A U.S.-based supply of molybdenum-99 is finally at hand: The U.S. Food and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Holst joins NorthStar Medical NorthStar nets more funds from U.S. government Report warns of shortages to Mo-99 supply in U.S. NorthStar hires 2 new VPs NorthStar gets patents and trademark (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:08:56 +0100

A new study published February 1 in Radiology on occupational radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts What's the radiation risk to RTs from fluoro studies? Radiologists show no radiation-related mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:41:31 +0100

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the SNMMI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts Are RTs protected enough during fluoro procedures? Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel SIR study eyes whether radiation causes cataracts Higher cataract incidence tied to repeated head CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Radiology groups merge, target $50 million in revenue

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:43:10 +0100

Two physician-owned radiology groups have joined to prepare for future growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



#MyRadGirlfriend No. 56: The magic words

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

They are the magic words that seem to accompany every radiology report, no...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 55: Recognition #MyRadGirlfriend No. 54: Cold weather blues #MyRadGirlfriend No. 53: Follow your dreams #MyRadGirlfriend No. 52: The old Nintendo trick #MyRadGirlfriend No. 51: First do no harm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Technologists improve image quality from urgent care centers

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Radiology departments are facing a conundrum from the growing number of urgent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA guidance urges lower radiation dose for kids CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose NDSC adds pediatric imaging criteria to ACR Select Why are pediatric MRI scans on the rise in the ED? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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#MyRadGirlfriend No. 56: The magic words

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

They are the magic words that seem to accompany every radiology report, no...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 55: Recognition #MyRadGirlfriend No. 54: Cold weather blues #MyRadGirlfriend No. 53: Follow your dreams #MyRadGirlfriend No. 52: The old Nintendo trick #MyRadGirlfriend No. 51: First do no harm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

A new study published February 1 in Radiology on occupational radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts What's the radiation risk to RTs from fluoro studies? Radiologists show no radiation-related mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Technologists improve image quality from urgent care centers

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Radiology departments are facing a conundrum from the growing number of urgent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA guidance urges lower radiation dose for kids CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose NDSC adds pediatric imaging criteria to ACR Select Why are pediatric MRI scans on the rise in the ED? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Canada's Choosing Wisely warns of CT overuse

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:19:23 +0100

Doctors from Memorial University of Newfoundland warn that too many unnecessary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER JACR: How inappropriate is CT use, really? Emergency docs want decision support to tackle CT overuse Emergency departments reserve CT for complex cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



High Detection Rates of High - Grade DCIS Persist

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Low - , intermediate - grade DCIS less frequently ID'd in subsequent screening rounds vs. prevalence round (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)

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Agfa brings new IT suite to HIMSS 2018

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:14:37 +0100

Agfa HealthCare plans to showcase the newest version of its Engage Suite of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Agfa readies its portfolio for ECR 2018 Agfa lands Premier contract Agfa nets new DR contracts Agfa awarded Md. contract Agfa completes Canadian installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Report: Huge differences in cost of MRI scans

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Patients seeking a routine MRI scan for back pain can pay as little as $350...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI scan volume drops in 2017, but new purchases planned HealthCost offers consumers access to imaging costs New audit pinpoints causes of 'wasteful' unnecessary scans Incidental imaging findings boost healthcare costs How do high-deductible health plans affect radiology? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



To boost job satisfaction, put the pedal to the metal

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Research has found that a sedentary lifestyle negatively affects one's health...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR 2017: Can wellness advice get radiologists active? ARRS: To prevent burnout, find a higher purpose Under stress: Radiologists embrace novel ways to tackle burnout The Healthy Radiologist: Am I burned-out? Can the reading room go from sedentary to svelte? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Whole-body MRI gains momentum for oncology cases

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:50:51 +0100

Whole-body MRI is an emerging clinical tool for accurate and early assessment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Multiparametric MRI can help avoid renal mass biopsies MRI confirms prostate cancer with lower dose of GBCA Biomarker test could direct MRI use for prostate cancer Is ferumoxytol the alternative to gadolinium MRI agents? Short breast MRI protocol works for cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



ACR releases contrast reaction resource

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:20:23 +0100

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has introduced a resource that summarizes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR urges Anthem to rescind outpatient imaging policies ACR releases appropriateness summaries for patients CMS renews ACR's data registry for 2018 ACR calls for summer radiology internship applications ACR revises Appropriateness Criteria (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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10 top tips on best use of MR enterography in small bowel

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Used properly, magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) can play a valuable clinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning can help diagnose Crohn's disease CEUS can aid assessment of Crohn's disease activity PET/MR enterography offers potential in Crohn's disease ARRS: 6 reasons to be optimistic about radiology Radiation dose and CT: What really are the essentials? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

While approximately one in four hospital radiology departments has either just...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Device group picks ACR use case on AI for demo project Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Success for artificial intelligence in radiology will be determined by its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Imaging Management of Breast Density Imaging Management of Breast Density

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:14:48 +0100

Review evidence around tomosynthesis, ultrasonography, MRI, and molecular-based imaging as adjuvants to mammography in patients with breast density.Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Case: Breast Amyloidosis Detected With 3D Mammography Case: Breast Amyloidosis Detected With 3D Mammography

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:14:48 +0100

Review the imaging characteristics of breast amyloidosis in this unusual case. How should definitive diagnosis be made?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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China clears Elekta's Gamma Knife Icon

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:17:05 +0100

The China Food and Drug Administration has cleared radiation oncology vendor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta inks reseller agreement with Equicare Health Elekta teams up with IBM Watson Health Elekta points to new MR/RT research Elekta partners with Alliance for Cancer Care IBA, Elekta join forces on software development (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



GE develops software for Olympic Winter Games

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:11:05 +0100

GE Healthcare has developed new software for the Olympic Winter Games designed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE Healthcare shows growth, profit in 2017 CEO comments spur talk of GE breakup GE's DaTscan awarded Canadian approval GE, Roche partner on oncology decision support GE inks consulting deal with Lifespan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Varian acquires Mobius Medical

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:00:26 +0100

Varian Medical Systems has acquired privately held radiation oncology software...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian inks deal to acquire Sirtex for $1.3B Varian posts double-digit Q1 gain Varian pursues partnership in China FDA clears Mobius Medical's conebeam CT module Mobius sets up shop in Europe Aspyra partners with Mobius (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Zika's effects hard to detect on ultrasound, MRI

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:16:21 +0100

A new animal study published February 5 in Nature Medicine illustrates...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI advances detection of Zika-related brain abnormalities PET tracks Zika virus, disease progression in mice AIUM: NIH prepares for potential re-emergence of Zika virus Studies at RSNA offer new insights into Zika's spread (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Augmented reality projects medical images onto patients

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Researchers from Canada have developed a new augmented reality software that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays How augmented reality can transform medical imaging UCSF radiologist develops augmented reality software UCSF develops imaging augmented reality applications Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting open to media

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American Roentgen Ray Society) The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) will host leading radiologists from around the world at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, April 22-27 in Washington, DC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Device group picks ACR use case on AI for demo project

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:43:17 +0100

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium's National Evaluation System for Health...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR urges Anthem to rescind outpatient imaging policies CMS renews ACR's data registry for 2018 ACR calls for summer radiology internship applications ACR revises Appropriateness Criteria FDA officials call for new device reporting program (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Olathe Health opens $2.2M clinic

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:31:25 +0100

Olathe Health Physicians Inc. opened its $2.2 million Hedge Lane clinic. The 9,400-square-foot clinic at 2090 W. Dartmouth St. includes facilities for primary care, radiology, X-ray and lab services. Lead architect Hoefer Wysocki stated that the clinic was designed as a reusable prototype, with physician pods that can easily be replicated if the clinic expands. “ Unlike traditional urgent-care facilities, the Hedge Lane Clinic has radiology, X-ray and lab capabilities with primary care and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:40:25 +0100

A radiologist has been arrested in connection with an incident last week at...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training Indian man carrying oxygen tank dies in MRI suite (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)

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Estimated Biopsy Rate Varies After Breast Cancer Treatment

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Incidence of breast biopsy higher among women treated with brachytherapy versus whole - breast irradiation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)



Macrocyclic GBCA again shows less signal intensity in kids

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

A study from Germany in the February issue of Investigative Radiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium in fetuses almost entirely cleared via placenta X-ray fluorescence detects retained gadolinium in bone FDA issues directive on GBCA labeling, safety research GBCA study contradicts past gadolinium retention results Evidence mounts: Use macrocyclic GBCAs in pediatric MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Breast density laws mystify primary care providers

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Almost half of primary care providers don't feel prepared to respond to patient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging ARRS: Don't underestimate breast US in cancer arsenal Breaking BI-RADS: Breast density measures vary widely How do breast density laws affect radiology practice? How clear are breast density notification letters? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports?

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:42:29 +0100

Can artificial intelligence (AI) technology learn how to understand radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Why Do Physicians Overtreat Elderly Breast Cancer Patients? Why Do Physicians Overtreat Elderly Breast Cancer Patients?

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:00:33 +0100

Drs Kathy Miller and Reshma Jagsi on the reasons behind practitioners'reluctance to omit radiation therapy in older patients.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)

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Is deep learning in radiology an art or a science?

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:03:13 +0100

Is developing deep-learning algorithms for medical imaging applications an...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM conference offers snapshot of AI in radiology How to develop deep-learning algorithms for radiology How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? Part 2: How will AI affect radiology? Part 1: How will AI affect radiology? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Class 2 Medicines recall: Magnevist and Omniscan Solutions for injection. Hospital Pharmacy and Radiology Department Level Recall

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:23:00 +0100

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 medicines recall for Magnevist and Omniscan Solutions for injection.... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)



Cyberattacks pose security risk to CT, MRI scanners

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:00:00 +0100

MRI and especially CT scanners are vulnerable to cyberattacks such as the WannaCry...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cybersecurity remains a problem in radiology Ransomware takes spot on ECRI's healthcare hazards list Is your MRI scanner the weak link in your security plan? SIIM: Are imaging vendors prepared for cybersecurity? Imaging companies react to WannaCry threat in U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Surgeons call on HoloLens during reconstructive surgery

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:48:43 +0100

In a recent case study published in  European Radiology Experimental, surgeons at St. Mary’s Hospital in London used Microsoft HoloLens to overlay images of CT scans onto patients'legs during reconstructive lower limb surgery.   (Source: mobihealthnews)



Brain MRI Evidence of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning May Show Up Late Brain MRI Evidence of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning May Show Up Late

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:15:25 +0100

Acute brain lesions on MRI are associated with an increased risk of delayed neurological sequelae after carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, researchers from Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Elekta teams up with IBM Watson Health

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:00:55 +0100

Radiation oncology vendor Elekta has formed a new partnership with IBM Watson...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta points to new MR/RT research Elekta partners with Alliance for Cancer Care IBM's Watson assigns patients to MRI contrast Strategic Radiology radiologists to work on Watson IBA, Elekta join forces on software development IBM Watson deal puts MedyMatch on the map (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Biopsy rate is low after breast cancer

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:58:07 +0100

The rate of follow-up biopsies after breast cancer is relatively low -- a fact...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy Women overestimate breast cancer risk, prefer biopsy FDA clears GE MBI biopsy accessory AI could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies FDA clears Hologic's Affirm prone biopsy system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)



Philips signs Middle East EMR deal

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:47:04 +0100

Royal Philips, the parent company of Philips Healthcare, has signed a 10-year...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips taps Rocha as new North America CEO Royal Philips acquires IT firm Forcare Philips, Neb. hospital partner on pediatric care Philips extends partnership with Ariz. provider Philips teams with 3D Systems, Stratasys on 3D printing (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)