Wed.Jun 05, 2024

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MRI safety oversight: Gaps 'big enough to drive a truck through'

AuntMinnie

MRI safety oversight is spotty at best, with gaps "big enough to drive a truck through," according to Tobias Gilk, founder of Gilk Radiology Consultants in Overland Park, KS, and senior vice president of Radiology-Planning in Mission, KS. The situation impacts not only patient care but also how radiology staff offer that care, and it must be mitigated, Gilk told AuntMinnie.com in an interview during which he outlined his experience trying to track down information on a few MRI accidents that occ

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Can Mammography-Based AI Enhance the Detection of Contralateral Breast Cancer?

Diagnostic Imaging

Offering comparable sensitivity to radiologists for detecting contralateral breast cancer on mammography images, an emerging adjunctive AI software may also facilitate earlier diagnosis, according to study findings presented at the at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

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Food insecurity tied to lower likelihood of mammography screening

AuntMinnie

Women with food insecurity are less likely to report attending mammography screening, according to research published June 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. A team led by Jerome Phillip Watts from Howard University in Washington, DC, found in a nationally representative cross-sectional survey that women classified as having low or very low food security were significantly less likely to undergo mammography than women reporting high or marginal food security.

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Consolidation Patterns of Practices with Radiologists through 2023

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Wed, 06/05/2024 - 20:50 June 5, 2024 — A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found that from 2014 to 2023 the number of medical practices with affiliated radiologists decreased 14.7% (from 5,059 to 4,313) even though the number of radiologists increased 17.3% (from 30,723 to 36,024). As such, the average number of radiologists per practice increased from 9.7 to 17.9 over the study.

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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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DEXA suggests link between schizophrenia and bone fragility

AuntMinnie

Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) imaging suggests that people with schizophrenia have lower bone mineral density (BMD) and higher rates of fracture than individuals without the condition, according to a study published May 30 in Translational Psychiatry. The results are from a review that included DEXA studies in individuals with schizophrenia and highlight the need for guidelines for preventing fractures in these patients, noted lead author Behnaz Azimi Manavi, PhD, of Deakin University

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Practice consolidation may benefit radiologists

AuntMinnie

Radiologist consolidation into larger and/or multispecialty practices may foster subspecialization and improve negotiation power, according to a study published June 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. A team led by Eric Christensen, PhD, of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute in Reston, VA, reported that "an overall decrease in the number of radiology practices and concurrent growth in the number of radiologists [between 2014 and 2023] was mirrored by shifts from small toward l

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Why practices might want to think twice before using ChatGPT to create patient education materials

Health Imaging

"The potential for disseminating inaccurate information and the occurrence of 'hallucinations'—responses that are generated without grounding in factual data—are significant concerns,” authors of a new analysis warn.

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ACR seeks feedback on draft nuclear medicine manual

AuntMinnie

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is asking for feedback on its draft nuclear medicine quality control manual. The manual is designed to help facilities establish and maintain an effective nuclear medicine quality control program and meet the requirements of ACR’s Nuclear Medicine Accreditation Program (NMAP). The ACR invites comments from clinical personnel who support facilities accredited by the ACR program.

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Radiology provider LucidHealth names associate CMO, plus new department chairs at Vanderbilt, Dartmouth

Radiology Business

In other news, former Envision Healthcare CEO Jim Rechtin is slated to take over the top post at insurer Humana on July 1, while AHRA elected new board members.

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Everything You Need To Know About C-Arm Rentals

Atlantis Worldwide

Discover essential tips for renting a C-Arm for your medical facility. Learn about image intensifiers, accessories, warranties, shipping, and more from Atlantis Worldwide experts.

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Nanox Launches Artificial Intelligence Functionality in Second Opinions Platform

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Wed, 06/05/2024 - 20:47 June 5, 2024 — Nano-X Imaging , an innovative medical imaging technology company, today announced that its deep-learning medical imaging analytics subsidiary, Nanox AI Ltd., has launched an artificial intelligence ( AI ) functionality in the Second Opinions online medical consultation service. Second Opinions is a platform provided by USARAD Holdings INC , a subsidiary of Nano-X Imaging Ltd., that provides teleradiology services.

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Hiring for Cancer Research Roles with 5,500 New Cancer Cases a Day in the US

MRI Network

Cancer is one of the most far-reaching types of diseases today. The National Cancer Institute shares that, in 2022 alone, 20 million people were diagnosed with new cancer, while 9.7 million people died from cancer-related causes around the world. As cases grow, the demand for qualified care providers and researchers has never been higher. City of Hope predicts that more people will benefit from cancer breakthroughs in 2024 than ever before.

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Patient Care Management in 2024: How AI Innovates Patient Discovery

Aidoc

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare technology, the development of patient management systems is pivotal. Particularly groundbreaking is the integration of artificial intelligence (AI), which has revolutionized the approach to patient care management. This innovation is not just about streamlining existing processes but about pioneering new capabilities in patient identification and capture.

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A swarm of healthcare orgs are turning to the cloud for their radiology needs

Health Imaging

A new KLAS report highlights providers’ imaging needs related to the cloud, strategies for implementation, perceptions of imaging vendors’ cloud solutions, and more.

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NorthStar completes cleanroom for radioisotope production

AuntMinnie

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has completed a cleanroom facility at its campus in Beloit, WI, to support batch production of radiopharmaceuticals for research and treatment. The suite features specialized enclosures designed for safe and aseptic (contamination-free) preparation of sterile radioactive drug products, a work area within the cleanroom where operators can stage materials or weigh, adjust, and dissolve components used in the process, and a controlled entry.

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Philips Ingenia Evolution 3.0T MRI Scanner

Amber Diagnostics

The Philips Ingenia Evolution 3.0T MRI Scanner is engineered to provide top-tier imaging performance Philips Ingenia Evolution Overview The Philips Ingenia Evolution 3.0T MRI scanner is a state-of-the-art imaging system designed to deliver high-definition images with remarkable speed and efficiency. Leveraging the power of a. Read more The post Philips Ingenia Evolution 3.0T MRI Scanner first appeared on Amber Diagnostics.

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How Imaging Is Used to Diagnose Mesothelioma

Midstate Radiology Associates

Malignant mesothelioma is a type of cancer related to asbestos exposure. While it forms in the tissues surrounding your body’s internal organs, location influences the symptoms and subsequent diagnostic procedures, which include imaging and imaging-guided biopsy. Understanding Mesothelioma Classification is based on where the cancer starts to grow. Pleural mesothelioma affects the lungs, peritoneal impacts the abdominal region and pericardial occurs around the heart.

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Siemens Magnetom Prisma Fit 3.0T MRI Scanner

Amber Diagnostics

The Siemens Magnetom Prisma Fit 3.0T MRI scanner stands out as a top-tier imaging solution with innovative technologies Siemens Magnetom Prisma Fit Overview The Siemens Magnetom Prisma Fit 3.0T is a state-of-the-art MRI scanner designed to deliver exceptional imaging performance and advanced clinical capabilities. This. Read more The post Siemens Magnetom Prisma Fit 3.0T MRI Scanner first appeared on Amber Diagnostics.

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AI Detects More Breast Cancers with Fewer False Positives

MedImaging Radiography

In a new study, breast radiologists have demonstrated the use of AI for enhancing breast cancer screening performance and lowering the incidence of false-positive findings.

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Siemens Magnetom Spectra 3.0T MRI Scanner

Amber Diagnostics

The Magnetom Spectra 3.0T MRI Scanner is well-equipped to meet the diverse and demanding needs of modern clinical practice Siemens Magnetom Spectra Overview The Siemens Magnetom Spectra 3.0T MRI Scanner is an advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner that operates at a magnetic field strength. Read more The post Siemens Magnetom Spectra 3.0T MRI Scanner first appeared on Amber Diagnostics.

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PET imaging-agent developer Telix seeks to raise $200M through initial public offering

Radiology Business

The Australian radiopharma firm's financial maneuver comes as it seeks to roll out the first targeted positron emission tomography agent for kidney cancer.

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GE Signa HDx 3.0T MRI Scanner

Amber Diagnostics

The GE Signa HDx 3.0T MRI Scanner is a powerful magnet with high-performance components that offers crisp clear images GE Signa HDx Overview The GE Signa HDx 3.0T MRI scanner is a state-of-the-art imaging system designed to deliver high-definition, high-field imaging for a wide range. Read more The post GE Signa HDx 3.0T MRI Scanner first appeared on Amber Diagnostics.

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Innovative Imaging Technique Helps Assess Bone Loss after Bariatric Surgery

MedImaging General Imaging

A new study will now use an advanced imaging technique to assess bone loss after bariatric surgery that can potentially heighten the risk of fractures.

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Curiosity about interventional radiology is growing, but quality information for patients is lacking online

Health Imaging

Since interventional radiology is a fairly new specialty, this information could be critical to its continued growth.

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Nanox launches AI functions in Second Opinions platform

AuntMinnie

Nanox subsidiary USARad will integrate three AI algorithms into its Second Opinions teleradiology service for the detection of chronic conditions on chest and abdominal CT scans. The AI algorithms include: HealthCCSng, an AI cardiac algorithm for detecting coronary artery calcium, an early sign of coronary artery disease HealthOST, an AI bone algorithm for assessing bone mineral density that also highlights vertebral spine compression fractures associated with risk of osteoporosis HealthFLD, an

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Exploring the Online Landscape of Interventional Radiology: A Global Analysis of Search Trends

ScienceDirect

This study aimed to analyze the online presence of interventional radiology (IR), and its popularity over time and location, given reported under-awar…

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3 more states pass legislation bolstering breast imaging coverage

Radiology Business

New Hampshire is one of the latest after Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed House Bill 1296 into law May 31, eliminating OOP expenses for supplemental services.

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