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ARRS: Trampoline-related injuries span head to toe in children

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There may be no such thing as recreational “safe jumping” for children on trampolines, according to research delivered May 9 at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting. Neetika Gupta, MD, a pediatric radiologist at the University of Toronto, presented a pictorial guide of injuries seen on imaging. She said that although radiologists have extensively discussed and documented these injuries, a gap remains in the comprehensive discussion of “head-to-toe” imaging in the pediatric pop

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University Hospitals Cleveland, Siemens Healthineers in New Alliance to Improve Oncology, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Care for Patients

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 05/14/2024 - 12:45 May 14, 2024 — University Hospitals (UH) and Siemens Healthineers announce a 10-year strategic alliance that builds on their 40-year history of clinical and research collaboration. This ambitious next phase will support UH’s focus on improving oncology, cardiovascular, and neurovascular care for patients in Ohio. Siemens Healthineers and UH will look to also advance the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and use theranostics—combining the approaches o

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CT perfusion, portable MRI viable alternatives for evaluating dizziness

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CT perfusion and portable MRI are clinically viable and cost-effective alternatives to typical CT or CT angiography (CTA) imaging for evaluating dizziness in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting. A team led by Kyle Tegtmeyer, MD, of Yale University in New Haven, CT, shared findings that suggest that if high-field MRI is not available for assessing dizziness in ED patients, then either CT p

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Newly identified PET biomarker predicts success of immune checkpoint blockade therapy

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The protein galectin-1 (Gal-1) has been identified as a new PET imaging biomarker for immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapy, allowing physicians to predict the tumor responses before beginning treatment. Information garnered from Gal-1 PET imaging could also be used to facilitate patient stratification and optimize immunotherapy, enabling targeted interventions and improving patient outcomes.

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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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NBA partners with GE HealthCare, MedStar Health to gain imaging insights into elite athletes' health

Health Imaging

The goal of the study is to obtain quantitative data on how daily training and competing affect players’ musculoskeletal health. The information will be used to inform training, rest and recovery periods.

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FDA adds more than 120 new AI-enabled medical devices focused on radiology to list of approvals

Health Imaging

The FDA has cleared over 150 artificial intelligence- or machine learning-enabled medical devices since the beginning of August.

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AI Algorithm Comparable to Radiologists in Differentiating Small Renal Masses on CT

Diagnostic Imaging

An emerging deep learning algorithm had a lower AUC and sensitivity than urological radiologists for differentiating between small renal masses on computed tomography (CT) scans but had a 21 percent higher sensitivity rate than non-urological radiologists, according to new research.

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Researchers identify new PET imaging biomarker capable of predicting immunotherapy success

Health Imaging

A newly identified PET imaging biomarker could help providers tailor immunotherapy treatments for patients with certain types of cancers.

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Appealing Prior Authorization Denials: Can it be Effective for Emerging Technologies?

Diagnostic Imaging

While radiologists and other providers may be discouraged by insurer denials saying the use of a technological advance is “unproven and investigational,” 82 percent of appeals for prior authorization denials were approved in 2021.

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Elekta Launches AI-powered, Adaptive CT-Linac for Next Level Cancer Care

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 05/14/2024 - 12:43 May 14, 2024 — Elekta announced the launch of its latest linear accelerator (linac), Evo*, a CT -Linac with new high-definition AI enhanced imaging, capable of delivering offline and online adaptive radiation therapy as well as improved standard image-guided radiation therapy treatments. This highly versatile CT-Linac will enable clinicians to choose the most suitable radiation therapy technique for each individual patient.

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Celebrating National Women’s Health Week: The Importance of Women’s Imaging Services

TRA Medical Imaging

National Women’s Health Week is a vital time dedicated to encouraging women to prioritize their health. As we celebrate this important week, it’s essential to highlight the role of women’s imaging services in maintaining and improving women’s health. These services, including mammography, low-dose CT lung cancer screening, Cardiac CT Calcium Scoring, and bone density scans, and uterine fibroid embolization play a crucial role in early detection, prevention, and treatment

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Clinicians need education regarding HCC surveillance resources

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Clinicians need education to understand hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tracking and surveillance resources, according to research published May 14 in JAMA Network Open. A team led by Robert Wong, MD, from Stanford University in California found gaps in HCC surveillance knowledge, particularly among primary care clinicians. These included health system factors that exacerbate persisting delays in timely HCC surveillance three years after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Every Dig Has Its Dips: How to Deal With Demand Drops w/Karel Lukas

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Just like many industries, recruiting isn’t immune to market highs and lows. Every dig is going to have its dips, and that can affect both demand and supply. When there’s uncertainty in the economy, no one wants to rock the boat. Candidates want to stay where they are, and companies decide to cut back on hiring. Over the last year, tech has found itself in this position.

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Patient groups call for CMS to cover AI in radiology

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A group of 15 patient advocacy organizations have urged lawmakers to work with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a formalized payment pathway for AI healthcare services. In a May 13 letter to representatives Kay Granger (R-TX) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the groups noted that in radiology, AI is being used to help read and interpret images and help make more informed diagnoses.

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Researchers identify new PET imaging biomarker capable of predicting ICB therapy success

Health Imaging

A newly identified PET imaging biomarker could help providers tailor immunotherapy treatments for patients with certain types of cancers.

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GE HealthCare and Medis collaborate on cath lab software

AuntMinnie

GE HealthCare (GEHC) and Medis Medical Imaging will collaborate on developing and commercializing software for diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease (CAD). Called Medis Quantitative Flow Ratio (Medis QFR), the software was developed by Medis and is designed to visualize the physiology of coronary obstructions based on angiography imaging.

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FDA Clears AI 'Contouring Assistant' in MRI-Guided Ultrasound Ablation Procedures

Diagnostic Imaging

The artificial intelligence (AI)-powered module provides a prostate segmentation tool for MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation (TULSA) procedures in patients with prostate cancer.

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Role of Edema and Shrinkage patterns for Prediction of Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Survival Outcomes in Luminal Breast Cancer

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Publication date: Available online 14 May 2024 Source: Clinical Radiology Author(s): Shiyun Sun, Jiayin Zhou, Yansong Bai, Wei Gao, Luyi Lin, Tingting Jiang, Chao You, Yajia Gu

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Ultrasound-Aided Blood Testing Detects Cancer Biomarkers from Cells

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A new method that utilizes ultrasound for gently extracting genetic information such as specific types of cells and genetic mutations involved in cancer could eliminate the need for invasive biopsies.

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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Comparing Biopsy in Advance of Ablation versus Concurrent Biopsy and Ablation for Small Renal Masses 1 to 3 cm

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To analyze the cost-effectiveness of performing a renal mass biopsy in advance of ablation or concurrent with a percutaneous ablation procedure for the management of small renal masses (SRMs).

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Breakthroughs in Positron Emission Tomography Imaging

Open Medscience

Positron Emission Tomography Imaging has advanced with cutting-edge technologies, enhancing diagnostic accuracy and expanding clinical applications dramatically. The post Breakthroughs in Positron Emission Tomography Imaging appeared first on Open MedScience.

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Use CCTA to track vasculopathy risk in heart transplant patients

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Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is an effective way to assess risk of cardiac allograft vasculopathy in heart transplant patients, researchers have reported. A team led by Agnieszka Kuczaj, MD, of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, found that heart transplant patients followed with CCTA exams had no adverse events. The results were published May 10 in Transplantation Proceedings.

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Diagnostic System Automatically Analyzes TTE Images to Identify Congenital Heart Disease

MedImaging Ultrasound

An auxiliary screening system for congenital heart disease enables inexperienced sonographers and general practitioners to conduct transthoracic echocardiogram assessments in.

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Indica Labs Receives First FDA Clearance for HALO AP Dx Digital Pathology Platform

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 05/14/2024 - 12:49 May 14, 2024 — Indica Labs , the leading provider of digital pathology solutions, announced today that it received FDA clearance for HALO AP Dx , an enterprise digital pathology platform, for primary diagnosis. This 510(k) clearance allows HALO AP Dx to be utilized in conjunction with the Hamamatsu NanoZoomer S360MD Slide scanner for in-vitro diagnostic use and sets the stage for use with additional FDA-cleared slide scanners in the future.

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NYU Langone highlights AI brain study

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NYU Langone highlighted a study that shows that an AI algorithm designed for analyzing MRI images can detect sex-related differences in brain structure. The findings shed light on the need for diversity in neurological and psychiatric research, NYU Langone said, in a news release. "Our findings provide a clearer picture of how a living, human brain is structured, which may in turn offer new insight into how many psychiatric and neurological disorders develop and why they can present differently

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Global Talent Update – May 2024

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This month’s Global Talent Update reports on Germany’s plans to attract qualified workers from abroad; opposition to increasing the minimum daily wage in Thailand; a controversial annual levy in Nigeria; and Brazil’s participation in a troika to limit global warming. EUROPE Germany’s new coalition government wants to attract 400,000 qualified workers from abroad each year to tackle both a demographic imbalance and labour shortages in key sectors that risk undermining the

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Low sexual desire manifests as dimorphic brain processing on fMRI

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Men and women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) -- that is, "distressingly" low sexual desire -- show dimorphic brain processing on functional MRI (fMRI), a study published on May 14 in Nature: Scientific Reports has found. A team led by Natalie Ertl, PhD, of Imperial College London in the U.K. reported that the condition in women is likely caused by a "top-down" inhibition of the sexual response manifested in hyperactivation of the inferior frontal gyrus and lower activation in brai