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Radiology stakeholders weigh in on FTC’s exploration of how ‘corporate greed’ is impacting the specialty

Radiology Business

The the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and Health and Human Services recently launched an inquiry into private equity and other corporations’ “increasing control over healthcare.

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AI-enhanced cardiac CT could help curb cardiovascular events

AuntMinnie

For improving cardiovascular health outcomes, the combination of AI with various types of CT exams is generating evidence of their potential usefulness for radiologists, cardiologists, and patients. With help from AI, CT imaging techniques such as coronary CT angiography (CCTA), stress myocardial CT perfusion imaging, and CT-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR) analysis can play a key role in reducing the use of invasive coronary angiography, helping to prevent major adverse cardiovascular even

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AI-Based Analysis of Dynamic Digital Radiography Data Gives Researchers Greater Insight into Lung Function and Pulmonary Disorders

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 06/06/2024 - 21:32 June 6, 2024 — In a landmark study, the latest in technology innovation by Konica Minolta Healthcare was used to develop a machine-learning-based analysis of X-ray imaging that automatically quantifies lung function data. This AI -powered technique provides a reliable alternative to pulmonary function tests (PFTs), which have limited assessment capabilities and can be difficult for some patients with pulmonary disorders to complete.

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Michigan adds requirements for medical imaging equipment operators

AuntMinnie

Staff operating ionizing radiation equipment in Michigan are now required to meet certain qualifications for active status and employment. The new rules now in effect in Michigan help ensure that only medical radiologic technologists with the appropriate education and training can operate medical imaging equipment, according to an American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) legislative update.

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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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First-of-its-kind test can predict dementia up to nine years before diagnosis

ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed a new method for predicting dementia with over 80% accuracy and up to nine years before a diagnosis. The new method provides a more accurate way to predict dementia than memory tests or measurements of brain shrinkage, two commonly used methods for diagnosing dementia.

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RadNet is sitting on almost $700M in cash. CEO Howard Berger, MD, discusses how he plans to deploy it

Radiology Business

He discussed the Los Angeles-based imaging center operator's growth strategy during the Jefferies 2024 Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday.

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Radiology Study Shows Nearly 350 Percent Increase of Practices with 100 or More Radiologists

Diagnostic Imaging

There was over a 31 percent decline in radiology-only practices and over a 25 percent decrease of practices employing 10-24 radiologists, according to new research examining consolidation trends in radiology from 2014 to 2023.

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Radiology practices should consider screening for this concern to boost mammography compliance rates

Radiology Business

Research has proven that certain social determinants of health—such as housing instability, costs and insurance—can impact adherence. What about food insecurity?

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Implantable Ultrasound Device Could Replace Electrodes for Deep Brain Stimulation

MedImaging Ultrasound

Researchers have developed an alternative method for deep brain stimulation that uses ultrasound instead of electricity, delivered through a fiber about the thickness of a human hair.

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Physician says states must close practice-ownership loopholes being exploited by private equity firms

Radiology Business

Jason E. Liebowitz, MD, made his case in an opinion piece published by JAMA Internal Medicine on June 3.

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Abbreviated MRI Supports Supplemental Dense Breast Screening

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 06/06/2024 - 20:34 June 6, 2024 — Subsequent rounds of abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MR) screening in patients with dense breasts had lower abnormal interpretation rate (AIR) compared to baseline examinations, while maintaining high cancer detection rate (CDR), according to the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). Pointing out that all cancers detected by subsequent-round examinations were early-stage node-negative cancers, “further investigations are warranted to optimize the sc

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Beyond hardware: Can AI make cardiac imaging more accessible?

AuntMinnie

In the past, it’s been common practice to look to advances in CT system hardware for improvements in cardiac imaging. Innovation in hardware has helped make it possible to reach the speeds necessary to obtain high-quality cardiac images. However, hardware is rapidly reaching its physical limitations for providing the additional rotation speed for the temporal resolution needed to increase quality in cardiac exams.

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What Is A Radiology Nurse and What Do They Do?

Open Medscience

Radiology nurses prepare and monitor patients during imaging procedures, ensuring safety, comfort, and accurate diagnosis through collaboration. The post What Is A Radiology Nurse and What Do They Do? appeared first on Open MedScience.

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Aycan inks partnership with AI4MedImaging

AuntMinnie

Radiology informatics firm aycan has inked a reseller and technology partnership with AI4MedImaging, a company that specializes in applying AI to medical imaging. The partnership will launch with aycan offering AI4MedImaging's AI4CMR software, a software as a medical device (SaMD) that uses AI to automate the interpretation of cardiac MR images. Aycan said it plans to resell future products from AI4MedImaging and work with the company to integrate its AI technology into other partner solutions.

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Dr. Sudheer Reddy Explores the Essential Uses of Weight Bearing CT in Orthopaedics

CurveBeam AI

Weight Bearing CT can help to illuminate the patient’s injury and deformities in a better light. In this video Dr. Sudheer Reddy, MD, foot & ankle orthopaedic surgeon at Shady Grove Orthopaedics discusses the many applications for weight bearing CT (WBCT) in his field. He discusses how it is important to get a weight bearing scan of the body parts that function primarily under load, such as the foot and knee, as these scans offer a clearer understanding of the deformity present.

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ITM secures $204.6M in funding

AuntMinnie

Isotope Technologies Munich (ITM) has secured an equity investment of $204.6 million that it will use to develop its radiopharmaceutical pipeline and prepare for the potential launch of ITM-11. The funds will also be used to expand ITM’s radioisotope manufacturing capabilities. ITM-11 (lutetium-177 edotreotide) aims to treat gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

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How Does Aidoc’s Radiology Solution Alert and Inform Clinicians?

Aidoc

In imaging, timing is crucial. In a world of labor shortages and imaging overloads, radiologists are seeking technological means to meet the hefty, unprecedented demands placed on their imaging departments. In this webinar clip, Jonathan Steinberger, MD, Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Imaging group, walks us through Aidoc’s widget.

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3 radiology providers tout new outpatient center openings across 3 states

Radiology Business

Private equity-backed SimonMed has opened a new outpost in Houston, while Connecticut Breast Imaging and the American Oncology Network also are growing.

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Imaging Technology

mtaschetta-millane Thu, 06/06/2024 - 10:39 Event Date Sun, 11/17/2024 - 12:00 - Tue, 11/19/2024 - 12:00 Location Orlando, Fla.

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Canon Medical adds Hermes dosimetry software to its PET/CT systems

AuntMinnie

Canon Medical Systems USA will offer Hermes Medical Solutions' molecular imaging and dosimetry software with Canon PET/CT systems. Tim Nicholson, managing director of Canon Medical's molecular imaging business unit, said the collaboration marks a "significant milestone in advancing precision medicine, particularly in theranostics." Hermes CEO Tom Francke said the collaboration will support dosimetry planning and verification for theranostics, as well as "seamless user access" across all clinical

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Um Dos Melhores Cassino Online Simply No Brasi

RadQuiz

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Letter to the Editor Re: Re: Ultrasound as the first line investigation for midgut malrotation: a UK tertiary centre experience

ScienceDirect

Publication date: Available online 5 June 2024 Source: Clinical Radiology Author(s): Riwa Meshaka, Gorsey Leung, Marina Easty, Stefano Giuliani, Stavros Loukogeorgakis, Giulia Perucca, Tom A.

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Sunway Medical Centre Teams Up with Annalise.ai to Improve Patient Care in Malaysia

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 06/06/2024 - 21:36 June 6, 2024 — Sunway Medical Centre , Sunway City (SMC), the largest private quaternary hospital in Malaysia, embarks on a transformative journey in healthcare delivery through its partnership with Annalise.ai, a leading provider of artificial intelligence ( AI ) solutions in radiology. Through this partnership, SMC will integrate Annalise.ai’s cutting-edge Enterprise chest X-ray (CXR) technology into its medical imaging workflow.

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How AI has improved CT image reconstruction for cardiac cases

AuntMinnie

Deep learning-based image reconstruction (DLR) has been a hot topic in CT over the past five years, as researchers and vendors have continuously demonstrated the technology's potential to improve on legacy and filtered back-projection (FBP) reconstruction methods. Owing primarily to its noise reduction capabilities, DLR has repeatedly been shown to sharply lower radiation dose while maintaining image quality.

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