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Can Autonomous AI Help Reduce Prostate MRI Workloads Without Affecting Quality?

Diagnostic Imaging

Based on findings from a multicenter study of over 1,600 patients, researchers at the European Congress of Radiology suggest the inclusion of autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) triage could facilitate up to a 75 percent reduction in prostate MRI reading workload.

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What does radiology have to do with climate change?

Radiology Business

Kate Hanneman, MD, explains why many vendors and hospitals want to lower radiology's impact on the environment. "Taking steps to reduce the carbon footprint in healthcare isn’t just an opportunity," she said. "It’s also a responsibility.

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MRI Surveillance Associated with 80 Percent Reduction in Breast Cancer Mortality for Women with BRCA1

Diagnostic Imaging

In a study of nearly 2,500 women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 sequence variations, researchers found that MRI surveillance led to a 3.2 percent breast cancer mortality risk at 20 years in contrast to a 14.9 percent mortality risk for those who did not have MRI surveillance.

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ACR chief research officer talks importance of diversity in research

AuntMinnie

Black History Month may be ending, but understading the importance and triumphs of diversity doesn’t have to end with February’s passing. In radiology research, the age of precision medicine means better understanding different challenges that unique patient populations face. And researchers have called for more diversity in clinical trials to address these challenges.

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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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Varian Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for TrueBeam and Edge Radiotherapy Systems Featuring HyperSight Imaging Solution

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 03/01/2024 - 07:46 March 1, 2024 — Varian , a Siemens Healthineers company, announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) for TrueBeam and Edge radiotherapy systems featuring HyperSight imaging solution. By extending the groundbreaking HyperSight imaging solution optional feature to the TrueBeam and Edge systems, Varian continues to revolutionize imaging inside the radiotherapy treatment room and adds new capabilities and workfl

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Philips Teams with Synthetic MR to Deliver Breakthrough AI-based Quantitative Brain Imaging in MR to Advance Neurology Care for Patients at #ECR2024

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 03/01/2024 - 07:57 March 1, 2024 — Royal Philips , a global leader in health technology, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) software solutions company Synthetic MR (Linköping, Sweden) announced the launch of Smart Quant Neuro 3D [1] – a major advance in objective decision support for diagnosis and therapy assessment of brain disorders like multiple sclerosis (MS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and dementia.

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ECR: Coronal reconstruction on ABUS helps avoid false negatives

AuntMinnie

Careful consideration of results from coronal reconstruction on automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) can help clinicians avoid false negatives, according to study results shared February 29 at ECR 2024. The fact that ABUS is capable of this 3D technique differentiates it from handheld ultrasound, said presenter Elizabet Nikolova, MD, of University Hospital of Zürich in Switzerland.

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DOJ collects $1.9B from healthcare in 2023, with imaging provider making 1 of the biggest payouts

Radiology Business

Cardiac Imaging Inc. agreed to pay $85 million in October, the largest judgment in the “Laboratory, Pathology, Radiology and Diagnostics" category.

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AI shows potential to diagnose wrist fractures as well as radiologists

Health Imaging

Manual reviews of X-rays remains important, because the true effectiveness of AI is still hard to quantify.

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ACR Updates requirements for on-site staff overseeing contrast administration

Radiology Business

A clinician trained to manage reactions should be on-site at any imaging facilities doing contrast studies to maintain patient safety.

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Magnetic resonance surveillance reduces mortality in women at high risk of BRCA1 breast cancer: Study

Medical Xpress: Radiology

An international study, published in JAMA Oncology, in which the Clinical Oncology group of the Sant Pau Research Institute participated, has revealed that MRI monitoring in women with mutations in the BRCA1 genes significantly reduces breast cancer mortality without the need for preventive mastectomy.

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ECR: Implementing imaging referral guidelines shows positive impact

AuntMinnie

Implementing imaging referral guidelines not only supports value-based radiology but makes it easier to communicate with patients about low-value services, according to findings presented February 29 at ECR 2024. In an open forum, Yi Xiang Tay, of Singapore University Hospital's radiography and diagnostic imaging department, shared his team's research.

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RadNet expects to open 12 new centers in 2024, potentially enter more markets

Radiology Business

The decision comes amid strong demand for the publicly traded, Los Angeles-based radiology provider’s services.

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Philips spotlights AI, image-guided therapy, and CT at ECR 2024

AuntMinnie

VIENNA – Philips brought a clutch of new products to ECR 2024, including two image-guided therapy systems and a new CT scanner. In the image-guided therapy section of its booth, the company unveiled its Azurion neuro biplane system. Designed to support diagnosis, image guidance, and therapy assessment of neurovascular patients, Azurion neuro biplane integrates images from two x-ray detectors into a 3D view and can serve as a complete interventional system, according to the vendor.

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Achieving Sustainable Healthcare with AI

Aidoc

Recently, I found myself having a conversation with colleagues about AI in health care (AIH). We contemplated the inevitable involvement of regulatory bodies, like The Joint Commission (TJC) or Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in guiding the utilization of AI in health care. Low and behold, just a few days later, the TJC posted an article sharing insights from October’s RAISE conference, indicating a growing focus on how, when and why to implement AI, and the critical perspect

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Cardiac PET manufacturers form new coalition

AuntMinnie

Three cardiac PET imaging manufacturers have formed the Cardiac PET Industry Coalition (CPIC) to promote federal policies that advance health outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease. The coalition's founding members include CDL Nuclear Technologies, Bracco Diagnostics , and Siemens Healthineers. CPIC also aims to improve the availability of cardiac PET diagnostics.

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The Importance of Financial Management in Construction Projects and Hiring for Those Roles

MRI Network

Financial construction management is important for all businesses, and it can make or break project success in the construction industry. Within specific projects, adherence to a well-established budget enables organizations to see significant improvement in operations, ensures funds are available for unknown expenses later, and keeps the end client happy.

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A Robotic Radiation Shielding Device for Electrophysiologic Procedures

Cassling's MRI

Fluoroscopy-guided procedures are the leading source of occupational ionizing radiation exposure for electrophysiologic (EP) personnel. High cumulative doses of X-ray radiation might increase the risk for malignancies, early development of cataracts and orthopedic problems due to the heavy weight of lead aprons. Reducing high scatter radiation exposure during medical procedures is the principal task of many professional societies and advisory groups.

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AI-Enabled CT System Provides More Accurate and Reliable Imaging Results

MedImaging General Imaging

An innovative AI-enabled CT system meets the advanced diagnostic imaging demands for cardiac care patient guidelines and also addresses other complex areas such as trauma care and interventional procedures.

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SimonMed imaging centers avoided regulation, even after safety concerns

Health Imaging

The chain of imaging centers was given a private practice exemption in Arizona, but it includes more than 60 different facilities.

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Non-Invasive Ultrasound Technique Helps Identify Life-Changing Complications after Neck Surgery

MedImaging Ultrasound

Researchers are studying how the use of ultrasound medical devices can reduce reliance on nasopharyngoscopy and prevent harm in patients undergoing neck surgery.