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Tai Chi Rouli Ball improves bone health in perimenopausal women

AuntMinnie

Bone scans reveal that Tai Chi Rouli Ball could be a viable non-pharmacological approach for preventing osteoporosis in perimenopausal women, according to a study published May 14 in the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. A group from the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University in China used dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans to show that the traditional Chinese sport increased bone density and bone mineral content in various body parts.

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Even two years after recovery, damage to multiple regions of the brain persists in COVID patients

Health Imaging

On imaging some former COVID patients show significant alterations in several parts of the brain related to emotional regulation.

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Rates of provider turnover, burnout ‘creating crises’ in radiology departments. Experts suggest a solution

Radiology Business

Implementing a “positive leadership program” within Michigan Medicine’s Department of Radiology has led to improvements in workplace climate perception and employee engagement.

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Using AI to Repurpose Routine CT Scans

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Wed, 05/15/2024 - 19:01 May 15, 2024 — Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the U.S., accounting for one out of every five deaths. What’s more, it is estimated that more than 45% of the U.S. population will have some form of heart disease by 2035, resulting in total costs exceeding $1 trillion. Heart disease is largely preventable, but many people don’t understand their risk until it is too late.

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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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Private equity firm, accused of trying to build a monopoly in radiology, dismissed as defendant in FTC lawsuit

Radiology Business

The commission sued Welsh Carson in September, claiming the New York investment outfit and US Anesthesia Partners have perpetrated an “anticompetive scheme” to drive up prices.

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One adverse reaction to a GBCA significantly increases risk of another in the future

Health Imaging

The type of gadolinium-based agent administered could also increase the risk of reaction, new study suggests.

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Radiation therapy centers sold out of private equity-backed provider’s bankruptcy estate for nearly $3M

Radiology Business

American Shared Hospital Services is acquiring a 60% stake and expects the facilities to generate upward of $10 million in annual revenue.

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Helium-Free MRI Scanner by Siemens Healthineers

Atlantis Worldwide

At the European Congress of Radiology’s annual meeting Siemens Healthineers unveiled a virtually helium-free MR Scanner which will require no squelch pipe.

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Princeton Radiology partners with AI startup to add full-body MRI service

Radiology Business

The private practice is partnering with Ezra to add the examination at its freestanding network of imaging centers in central and northern New Jersey.

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Multicenter CT Study Shows Benefits of Emerging Diagnostic Model for Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

Diagnostic Imaging

Combining clinical and CT features, adjunctive use of a classification and regression tree (CART) diagnostic model demonstrated AUCs for detecting clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) that were 15 to 22 percent higher than unassisted radiologist assessments.

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ASTRO applauds new legislation on radiation therapy payments

AuntMinnie

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) applauded the introduction of legislation in Congress on May 15 that could radically change the way Medicare pays for radiation therapy. The bill, named the Radiation Oncology Case Rate (ROCR) Value-Based Payment Program Act, could shift the way Medicare pays for the treatments from fee for service to a more patient-centered approach, ASTRO said.

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AI model for ankle stress radiography could reduce radiologists’ workload by average of 70%

Radiology Business

Interpreting such exams can be a “subjective and time-consuming task,” researchers detailed in Academic Radiology.

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FDA Clears Updated Version of Sonio Detect Fetal Ultrasound Device

Diagnostic Imaging

The second version of the device reportedly detects T2/T3 fetal ultrasound views with 93.7 percent sensitivity and enables 63 percent of AIUM exam protocols without manual annotation.

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Judge sentences physician to 1 year in prison for kickback scheme involving unnecessary brain scans

Radiology Business

Donald Salzberg, MD, of Avon, Connecticut, also must pay $1.34 million in restitution to Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers.

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Prostate ablation AI 'contouring assistant' lands FDA clearance

Health Imaging

The new module is a machine learning-based segmentation tool that further enhances procedural planning.

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Radvocates applaud bipartisan bill that would end decade-long decline in Medicare reimbursement

Radiology Business

The Radiation Oncology Case Rate Value-Based Program Act of 2024 would build on the shelved RO Model and save the federal payment program $200M.

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Butterfly launches iQ+ Bladder scanner

AuntMinnie

Ultrasound technology developer Butterfly Network has launched its ultrasound-based iQ+ Bladder scanner in the U.S. Butterfly Network's iQ+ Bladder scanner. Image courtesy of Butterfly Network. The bundled system is designed for nursing and bladder scanning customers and includes an iQ+ Bladder probe, streamlined software, a compact rolling cart, a tablet and power splitter, the company said.

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National Labor Relations Board claims RadNet skirted order to rehire laid off union worker

Radiology Business

The Los Angeles-based imaging center operator issued a statement Tuesday, disputing the ruling and highlighting plans to fight it in court.

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X-ray vision: The complexities of radiology revenue cycle management

AuntMinnie

The field of radiology, with its cutting-edge technologies and intricate procedures, offers a unique opportunity for revenue cycle management (RCM) success. Yet navigating the RCM landscape in radiology presents twists, turns, and unexpected challenges. With evolving payer criteria and complex prior authorizations, radiology professionals need tools and the foresight to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

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National Labor Relations Board claims RadNet skirted ordered tied to improperly laid off union worker

Radiology Business

The Los Angeles-based imaging center operator issued a statement Tuesday, disputing the ruling and highlighting plans to fight it in court.

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Measuring Recruitment Success: Key Metrics and Analytics for Evaluating Hiring Performance

MRI Network

Image by yanalya on Freepik When you’re deep into the recruiting process, it’s easy to have a bit of tunnel vision. The only metric that seems to matter is filling the open positions you’re currently working on. While that is the primary goal of recruiting, it doesn’t indicate the overall success of your efforts. To truly know if your recruiting strategy is working as it should, you must measure performance against some standard metrics and analytics.

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Harnessing the Healing Power: Red Light Therapy for Veterinary Care

Diagnostic Imaging Systems

In the dynamic world of veterinary medicine, the quest for innovative treatments that enhance animal health and well-being is ongoing. One such breakthrough that has gained momentum is red light therapy. Often referred to as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation (PBM), this non-invasive approach has shown promising results across various animal species.

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Varian to distribute Innova's thrombectomy system

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Siemens Healthineers company Varian will distribute medical device company Innova Vascular's Laguna Thrombectomy System for treating venous thromboembolism. The Laguna Thrombectomy System consists of the Malibu Aspiration Catheter System and the Laguna Clot Retriever System, which are designed to optimize clot extraction procedures in challenging cases, Varian said.

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AI Predicts Cardiac Risk and Mortality from Routine Chest CT Scans

MedImaging General Imaging

A new study has found that routine chest CT scans commonly performed for various reasons can potentially be used as a screening tool for heart disease.

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IWBCTS Webinar: Exploring all possibilities of WBCT use around the knee

CurveBeam AI

The post IWBCTS Webinar: Exploring all possibilities of WBCT use around the knee appeared first on CurveBeam AI.

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ARRS: More chemo response details needed in breast MRI reporting

AuntMinnie

Several neoadjuvant chemotherapy response characteristics are often left out of breast MRI reports, suggest findings presented May 7 at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting. In a talk delivered at the conference, Sheida Ebrahimi, MD, from the University of California, San Diego presented her team’s study, which showed that little to no reports indicate the timing of chemotherapy, changes in background parenchymal enhancement (BPE), and the type of response in the findings sect

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DAF 2024

CurveBeam AI

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CT-based AI algorithm comparable to rads for identifying renal masses

AuntMinnie

A multiphase CT-based deep learning (DL) algorithm shows comparable performance as radiologists for identifying benign small renal masses (SRMs), including lesions of 1 cm or less, researchers have found. Based on their results, a team led by Chenchen Dai, MD, of Fudan University in Shanghai, China, believe that their deep-learning model could facilitate active surveillance of small benign renal masses.

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etherFAX Expands its Hyland Partnership by Launching New Cloud Fax Integration

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Wed, 05/15/2024 - 18:57 May 15, 2024 — etherFAX announced the expansion of its partnership with Hyland , a leading global provider of intelligent content solutions, with its new integration with Hyland’s OnBase platform. Through the integration, etherFAX and Hyland are enabling healthcare organizations to securely exchange protected health information (PHI) via the cloud.

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KA Imaging nabs license for use of Reveal Mobi Pro in Canada

AuntMinnie

Health Canada has issued a medical device license to KA Imaging for its Reveal Mobi Pro x-ray system. Reveal Mobi Pro is a dual-energy mobile x-ray scanner that integrates KA Imaging’s Reveal 35C detector with SpectralDR technology into a complete system. The scanner can simultaneously acquire conventional and dual-energy images with a single exposure at the bedside and may be especially useful for ICU patients, the company said.

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