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Writer Math

Ben White

From “ Writer Math ” by Elissa Bassist in McSweeney’s : If you think a piece is 100 percent done, it’s actually 45 percent done. To get it to 100 percent done, you can’t. The post Writer Math first appeared on Ben White.

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New PET tracer visualizes drivers of chronic pain

AuntMinnie

A recently developed PET radiotracer identified sources of pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and led to effective treatments, according to a study presented June 10 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting. Joe Baal, MD, a radiology resident at the University of California, San Francisco presented a whole-body PET/MRI study of a new pain-specific PET radiotracer named F-18 FTC-146 developed for identifying peripheral pain generator

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Mach7 Technologies Advances Enterprise Imaging and Brings Industry Experts Together at SIIM24

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Wed, 06/12/2024 - 21:48 June 12, 2024 — Mach7 Technologies , a company specializing in innovative medical imaging and data management solutions for healthcare organizations, is pleased to announce its participation at the SIIM24 Annual Meeting + InformaticsTECH Expo to be held in National Harbor, Maryland from June 27-29. At SiiM24, Mach7 will showcase its innovative Enterprise Imaging Solution consisting of the industry-leading eUnity Enterprise Diagnostic Viewer, workflow orchestratio

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SNMMI: New Study Suggests Merits of FAPI PET/CT for Breast Cancer Staging

Diagnostic Imaging

Improved assessment of axillary lymph node status with FAPI PET/CT led to restaging of nearly 71 percent of patients with breast cancer, according to new research presented at the SNMMI 2024 conference.

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Maximize Your Radiology Center’s Performance With Specialized Scheduling

Patient-centric scheduling can only be achieved through optimized radiology workflows, effective communications between staff and physicians, and, of course, through specialized schedulers. In this guide, we’ll take you through a step-by-step process to transform your radiology center into a high-performance hub of medical imaging.

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How MRI-safe are abandoned leads from cardiac implantable electronic devices?

Health Imaging

Many newer devices are MRI conditional, but most legacy devices are not, leaving uncertainty around whether their abandoned leads are hazardous when in the presence of a strong magnetic field.

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Women favorable toward paired lung, breast cancer screening

AuntMinnie

Pairing breast cancer screening with lung cancer screening could boost screening uptake for the latter, according to research published June 10 in the Journal of Surgical Research. A team led by Tiffany Yue from Stanford University found that, despite limited prescreening knowledge among women about lung cancer screening eligibility and cost, most women in the study expressed support for dual screening.

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Brainet and SimonMed Partner to Advance Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases Using AI and Advanced Imaging Techniques

Imaging Technology

christine.book Wed, 06/12/2024 - 11:45 June 12, 2024 — Brainet , a developer of cutting-edge diagnostic tools for assessing brain health, and SimonMed Imaging , one of the largest outpatient medical imaging providers and radiology practices in the United States, have announced a partnership to advance the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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Calcium Score & CT Scans: What You Need to Know

Professional Radiology

Are you concerned about your heart health? Perhaps you’ve heard about calcium scoring and CT scans but aren’t sure what they entail or why they’re essential for your well-being. Understanding the significance of these diagnostic tools is crucial in taking proactive steps toward maintaining a healthy heart. That’s where Professional Radiology steps in.

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Imaging research suggests Viagra could slow or prevent vascular dementia

Health Imaging

A new study suggests sildenafil, known by its brand name Viagra, can improve cerebrovascular function and minimize the risk of cognitive impairment caused by small vessel disease.

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Hundreds hit Capitol Hill to press Congress for breast imaging payment reform

Radiology Business

Those involved want lawmakers to pass three already-proposed bills aimed at improving access to breast MRI, ultrasound and other services.

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SNMMI: Lu-177 PSMA-617 shines for taxane-naive prostate cancer

AuntMinnie

TORONTO – The radiopharmaceutical Pluvicto improves progression-free survival in patients with metastatic prostate cancer who haven’t undergone taxane therapy, according to research presented at the SNMMI meeting. Oliver Sartor, MD The study, which was awarded SNMMI’s Abstract of the Year award, shared data from the phase III PSMAfore trial. Its results could pave the way for earlier use of the radioligand therapy in the treatment of these patients.

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Carestream Introduces Image Suite MR 10 Software to Enhance Imaging Experience for CR and DR Imaging Systems

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Wed, 06/12/2024 - 21:59 June 12, 2024 — Carestream launched its Image Suite MR 10 Software to help deliver a boost to productivity and efficiency while enabling a more user-friendly imaging experience for radiographers. Carestream’s Image Suite Software helps optimize imaging performance for both Computed Radiography (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR) imaging systems, with a user-friendly interface, specialized measurement tools, and an optional Mini-PACS module.

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Jay Tolsma Sets the Bar for 20 Years

Cassling's MRI

From Field Service Engineer (FSE) to Account Executive (AE), Jay Tolsma’s role has evolved over his 20-year career with Cassling, but what hasn’t changed is Jay’s dedication to the job and his colleagues.

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Large language models make radiology reports more patient-friendly

Health Imaging

New research analyzes the effectiveness of AI-generated reports in simplifying radiologists’ imaging interpretations into more easily understandable language, as judged by nonphysicians.

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Congress reintroduces radiologist-supported bill aimed at curbing prior authorization

Radiology Business

Over 370 organizations support the legislation including the American College of Radiology, Society of Interventional Radiology and the Association of Academic Radiology.

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SNMMI: Nuclear medicine experiencing an ‘industrial revolution’

AuntMinnie

TORONTO - We caught up with Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) President Helen Nadel, MD, to discuss developments over the last year and how recent advances have represented the equivalent of an “industrial revolution” in nuclear medicine. Nadel also describes the electric atmosphere at this year’s meeting, how something old may be new again, and assesses the growing momentum in theranostics and AI.

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Carolyn J. Anderson, PhD, Receives SNMMI 2024 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 06/10/2024 - 18:17 June 10, 2024 — Carolyn J. Anderson , PhD, a trailblazer in nuclear medicine, has been named the 2024 recipient of the Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award. The award was announced by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) during its 2024 Annual Meeting, June 8-11 in Toronto. For over three decades, Anderson’s pioneering research has laid the foundation for the growth of radiometal-based agents for diagnostic imaging and targeted r

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REBEL Core Cast 124.0 – Hyperinsulinemia Euglycemia Therapy

REBEL EM

Take Home Points Management of severe beta-blocker and calcium-channel blocker toxicity should occur in a stepwise fashion: potential gastric decontamination, multiple lines of access, judicious fluids, calcium, glucagon, and vasopressors as needed. Initiation of high dose insulin therapy requires a tremendous amount of logistical and cognitive resources as it requires cross-disciplinary collaboration and is prone to mismanagement.

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Prominent radiology society announces launch of new journal

Health Imaging

The new journal will include "pictorial essays, case reports, and expert commentary for today’s practicing radiologists," the society announced Thursday.

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Radiology accounts for the 2nd most IDR payment determinations under the No Surprises Act

Radiology Business

Emergency medicine services accounted for the majority at 59%, followed by radiology at 14%, according to new data from CMS released Thursday.

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Weekend admission for TIPS procedure tied to higher mortality risk

AuntMinnie

Weekend admission for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedures is tied to higher mortality risk and post-procedure morbidity, suggest findings published June 12 in Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology. Researchers led by Renxi Li from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., found that cirrhosis patients admitted over the weekend for TIPS procedures exhibited higher incidences of mortality, hepatic encephalopathy, acute kidney injury, and transf

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Synthesis Health Secures Three Multi- Site Contracts

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 06/13/2024 - 20:49 June 13, 2024 — Cloud-PACS radiology solutions provider SynthesisHealth, Inc. has signed three new contracts with multisite imaging centers. The sites include Tahoe Carson Radiology , an 8-site enterprise served by 9 radiologists in Carson City NV, Naugatuck Valley Radiology , a 3-site facility affiliated with 13 radiologists in Prospect, CT, and Intermountain Medical Imaging , affiliated with a 30-member radiology group (Gemstate Radiology) reading for 7 sites i

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Disturbed blood flow can damage the vessel wall in cases of aortic dilation

ScienceDaily

Abnormal blood flow in the aorta is linked to inflammation and breakdown of the vessel wall in conditions where the aorta is dilated. The findings can contribute to better diagnosis and open up new ways to assess the risk of serious and usually fatal complications, such as rupture of the aorta.

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GBCA doses can be reduced by over 50% for some MRI exams

Health Imaging

In some cases, contrast doses can be reduced by as much as 62% without sacrificing diagnostic quality.

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New data underline importance of expanding Medicaid to address poor lung cancer screening uptake

Radiology Business

“Also needed are institutional and societal efforts to address LCS capacity, including screening infrastructure investments and quality benchmarking," experts wrote in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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SNMMI: Study explores theranostic ‘cocktail’ for colon cancer

AuntMinnie

An animal study shows the feasibility of an approach in colon cancer that simultaneously uses alpha- and beta-emitting isotopes to target and kill cancer cells, according to a study presented June 11 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting. Sara Rinne, PhD, of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, described a technique in mice with colon cancer xenografts that involved injecting the animals with both Actinium-225 (Ac-225) and Lutetium-177 (Lu-177) radio

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Study Applying AI to CT Scans Unveils Lung Damage Severity in COVID-19 Patients

Imaging Technology

christine.book Tue, 06/11/2024 - 07:01 June 11, 2024 — A new study led by researchers at Emory AI.Health , published in the Journal of Computers in Medicine and Biology, has shed light on the significant lung damage caused by severe COVID-19 , according to the study authors, who emphasized that as the immediate threat of COVID-19 subsides, investigating the virus’s lasting impacts remains essential.

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Interpretable machine learning helps clinicians classify EEG anomalies

Health IT Analytics

An interpretable machine learning model improved clinicians’ performance in reading electroencephalography charts, boosting accuracy from 47% to 71%.

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Applying Node-RADS to breast MRI exams improves staging

Health Imaging

The scoring system has shown great utility in predicting lymph node invasion in various cancers, but until recently, its use in patients with breast cancer had not been thoroughly explored.

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UnitedHealthcare briefly knocks state’s largest nonprofit system and its imaging centers out of network

Radiology Business

Mobile, Alabama-based Infirmary Health has more than 700 doctors on its medical staff including about 20 radiologists, providing imaging services at a dozen locations.

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