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ACR urges radiologists to speak up as Medicare considers covering imaging AI software

Radiology Business

New York-based vendor Cleerly recently petitioned CMS to pay for its primary CT software, which assesses scans for signs of coronary artery disease.

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SNMMI: Kuo discusses imaging in Pluvicto patients, new Alzheimer’s disease treatment

AuntMinnie

TORONTO -- AuntMinnie.com spoke with prostate cancer imaging expert Phillip Kuo, MD, PhD, of the City of Hope in Duarte, CA, at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting about new developments in PET/CT imaging in patients on Lu-177 PSMA-617 therapy. Kuo, who led development of imaging guidelines used to develop Lu-177 PSMA-617 ( Pluvicto , Novartis), noted that the theranostics treatment is approved for use in advanced stages of the disease, but that trials are underw

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Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer: Susan G. Komen(R) Scholars and Studies Highlighted at ASCO 2024

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 06/07/2024 - 15:04 June 7, 2024 — Scholars and studies funded by Susan G. Komen (R), the world’s leading breast cancer organization, showcased cutting-edge breast cancer research aimed at advancing the field at the ASCO Annual Meeting 2024. Organized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, this premier conference annually convenes over 40,000 oncologists and stakeholders worldwide.

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UC Berkeley researchers develop CT-based 'virtual stress test' for BMD

AuntMinnie

A team of University of California, Berkeley researchers has developed a "virtual stress test" for CT-based assessment of bone mineral density (BMD) in an evaluation for osteoporosis. Tony Keaveny, PhD, of the University of California, Berkeley. The technology's development is timely, as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is currently reviewing its 2018 guidance for osteoporosis screening, lead researcher Tony Keaveny, PhD, of Berkeley BioMechanics Laboratory, told AuntMinnie.com.

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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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Shine Technologies Partners with Blue Earth Therapeutics for First Supply of Ilumira from Its New Facility

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 06/07/2024 - 14:57 June 7, 2024 — Shine Technologies, LLC , a pioneer in next-generation fusion-based technology, today announced a new partnership with Blue Earth Therapeutics , a Bracco company and recognized leader in the development of innovative radiopharmaceuticals. Shine has provided the first supply of Ilumira – its non-carrier added lutetium-177 (n.c.a.

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EHR interventions increase lung cancer screening by 30% but still leave over half of patients behind

Health Imaging

Although CT lung cancer screening is known to improve detection rates and health outcomes, compliance among eligible patients remains lackluster.

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HAPpenings – Our HAP Experts Share Knowledge with the Radiology Community

Healthcare Administrative Partners

At the April 14 – 17 Radiology Business Management Association ( RBMA ) PaRADigm Conference in Las Vegas, Rebecca Farrington and Sandy Coffta presented Positioning Your Radiology Group For Success. Their talk was a dive into a captivating exploration of real-world case studies from radiology groups that rode the waves of change. Whether the group soared to success or stumbled along the way, there's a story behind every strategic decision.

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New hospital suspends all of its radiologists after audit uncovers numerous errors

Health Imaging

Radiologists within the hospital's larger network will fill in while an investigation into the reported errors is conducted.

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NIH funds validation of graft-versus-host disease assessment AI

Health IT Analytics

A $4.2 million grant will support the validation of an artificial intelligence tool to measure skin changes in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease.

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Mammography Study Finds No Additional Benefit with DBT in Women With Elevated Breast Cancer Risk

Diagnostic Imaging

In a study of asymptomatic women at elevated risk for breast cancer, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) demonstrated equivalent sensitivity to full-field digital mammography (FFDM) for three out of four reviewing radiologists and detected no additional cancers beyond those detected with FFDM.

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BLS Employment Situation Report: May 2024

MRI Network

Most labor market watchers from Wall Street to Main Street and in Washington DC were expecting to see a modest uptick in job growth in today’s data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly payroll report (BLS). The 272,000 job gain was a bit more than the experts’ “modest” expectations, indicating a still growing economy and reducing the likelihood of a short-term cut in interest rates by the Fed.

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Nanox Adds AI Applications to Teleradiology Platform for CT Second Opinions

Diagnostic Imaging

Facilitating additional consultation on chest and abdominal CT scans, the Second Opinions teleradiology platform now features FDA-cleared AI tools for cardiac, bone and liver assessments.

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AdvaMed supports legal decision against third-party servicers

AuntMinnie

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) commended a U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit ruling that the trade group said will prevent "unauthorized and unregulated repair companies from hacking into life-saving medical devices." AdvaMed and the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) filed the lawsuit against the U.S.

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Private equity-backed radiology group sells imaging center property for $5.8M—a 1,300% profit

Radiology Business

The buyer is Port Washington, Pennsylvania-based Mediplex Property Group, which is now leasing the center back to South Jersey Radiology Associates.

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Older adults among the walking wounded with incident TBI

Health Imaging

The demographic most at risk seems to be White women who are healthy, active and of high socioeconomic status.

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Upper Limb CT Angiography in the Emergency Department

ScienceDirect

A range of abnormalities may acutely affect the upper limb (UL) extremity vasculature including trauma, peripheral vascular disease and inflammatory c…

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