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New study links placental oxygen levels to fetal brain development

ScienceDaily

A new study shows oxygenation levels in the placenta, formed during the last three months of fetal development, are an important predictor of cortical growth (development of the outermost layer of the brain or cerebral cortex) and is likely a predictor of childhood cognition and behavior.

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Embargoed for 2/27/2024, 10 a.m. ET: Imaging AI yields opportunities, challenges in sustainability

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AI yields much promise in medical imaging, but radiology leaders should be cognizant of the technology’s environmental impact, according to a paper published February 27 in Radiology. A team led by Florence Doo, MD, from the University of Maryland in Baltimore outlined strategies on how radiologists can better practice sustainability when implementing AI into their clinical workflows.

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RSNA Journal Sheds Spotlight on Sustainability as Researchers Look at Environmental Impacts of AI Tools in Radiology

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 02/27/2024 - 10:02 February 27, 2024 — As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in radiology, researchers caution that it’s essential to consider the environmental impact of AI tools, according to a focus article published today in Radiology , a journal of the Radiological Society of North America ( RSNA ). Healthcare and medical imaging significantly contribute to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fueling global climate change, according to the report, “Environmental

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Regulatory issues facing radiology groups in 2024

AuntMinnie

Sandy Coffta. Regulatory issues facing radiology groups in 2024 We pay a lot of attention to government regulation in healthcare, especially the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), which influences reimbursement not only from Medicare but also from other payers as many commercial contracts are tied to the MPFS. Although it is the object of most focus, the U.S.

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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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Researchers look at environmental impacts of AI tools

ScienceDaily

As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in radiology, researchers caution that it's essential to consider the environmental impact of AI tools.

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Lawsuit accuses radiology AI vendor MIM Software of patent theft

Radiology Business

Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. claims MIM stole its patents and used them to help entice GE HealthCare to buy the company in January.

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MRI reveals placental oxygenation levels may be linked to fetal brain development

Health Imaging

Oxygenation levels not only seem to be a predictor of cortical growth and cognition, but likely childhood behavior as well, the study found.

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Hologic breast care devices could cause life-threatening complications, FDA warns

Radiology Business

BioZorb is FDA cleared for the radiographic marking of soft tissue sites for future procedures such as radiation therapy.

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Can Non-Contrast Abbreviated MRI be a Viable Alternative for HCC Surveillance?

Diagnostic Imaging

A new meta-analysis noted pooled sensitivity and specificity rates of 83 percent and 91 percent, respectively, for the use of non-contrast abbreviated MRI in surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

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Philips launches system to hasten stroke care delivery

Health Imaging

The Azurion system is designed to swiftly identify stroke-related damage for improved care coordination.

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RadNet enters first new market since 2020, acquiring 7 imaging centers

Radiology Business

The M&A deal is with Houston Medical Imaging, which performed over 135,000 procedures last year, producing $28M in revenue.

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ECR: 10 steps to creating quality initiative for children with autism

AuntMinnie

When the radiology department at Cork University Hospital in the south coast of Ireland took the lead in developing an autism-friendly patient experience, they observed that it took less time to complete imaging studies for children with autism, according to a February 28 session at ECR 2024. Too much noise, too much pain, and too much information thrown at them summarize what children with autism can feel in the hospital, explained Martin Peyton, a clinical specialist and radiographer, who pres

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NLP Framework Could Improve Medical Summarization Tools

Health IT Analytics

Researchers have developed a framework to fine-tune the natural language processing models used in medical text summarization tools.

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Researchers Look at Environmental Impacts of AI Tools

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 02/27/2024 - 10:02 February 27, 2024 — As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used in radiology, researchers caution that it’s essential to consider the environmental impact of AI tools, according to a focus article published today in Radiology , a journal of the Radiological Society of North America ( RSNA ). Healthcare and medical imaging significantly contribute to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fueling global climate change.

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LR-M category tied to lower survival in HCC resection patients

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Non-liver cancer-specific malignant lesions (LR-M) on CT or MRI are tied to lower overall survival in patients with solitary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing resection, a study published February 27 in Radiology found. Researchers led by Roberto Cannella, MD, from the University of Palermo in Italy also found that the presence of at least one non-targetoid feature is linked to increased recurrence risk, regardless of LI-RADS category.

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Philips Set to Launch Enhanced Neurovascular Imaging System at ECR

Diagnostic Imaging

Emphasizing upgraded angio suite capabilities as well as improved 2D and 3D imaging, Philips will unveil the Azurion Neuro Biplane System at the European Congress of Radiology.

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Using 'magic' to calm pediatric patients during imaging exams

Health Imaging

Joseph Swicklik, RT(R)(CT), Mayo Clinic, says magic tricks can help calm pediatric patients to overcome anxiety and make medical imaging exams run much smoother.

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Philips to launch integrated Azurion at ECR 2024

AuntMinnie

Philips is launching its integrated interventional system Azurion at ECR 2024. Azurion is the company's image-guided therapy system for the assessment of patients with stroke or other neurovascular diseases. The neuro biplane system is designed to streamline neurovascular procedures for neurointerventionists where a combination of 2D and 3D imaging is needed for diagnosis and treatment, according to the company.

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Median Technologies to Participate and Speak at the 2024 European Congress of Radiology

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 02/27/2024 - 17:24 February 27, 2024 — Median Technologies announced that the Company will be participating and speaking at the premier European radiology conference, the European Congress of Radiology ( ECR ), being held in Vienna, Austria, February 28 – March 3, 2024. Presentation at the AI Theater Industry Sessions/AI Lightning Talks 2 (AI exhibition, Expo X1) February 28 at 12:30 pm CET: “Eyonis LCS: Revealing Independent Verification Results & Advancements in Clinical Valida

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“Paws and Pixels: Exploring the Advancements in Portable X-ray Units for Veterinary Mobile Imaging”

Diagnostic Imaging Systems

In the ever-evolving landscape of veterinary medicine, technological advancements continue to play a pivotal role in enhancing patient care and diagnostic capabilities. One such innovation that has transformed the way veterinarians approach imaging is the evolution of portable x-ray units. These compact and versatile devices bring diagnostic imaging to the forefront of animal care, offering unprecedented flexibility and efficiency for veterinary professionals on the move.

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Hologic to Unveil Groundbreaking AI Research at ECR 2024

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 02/27/2024 - 17:36 February 27, 2024 — Hologic, Inc. continues to deliver on its commitment to advancing women’s health by unveiling new research in artificial intelligence (AI) and offering innovative educational opportunities at the annual European Congress of Radiology ( ECR ) in Vienna, Austria from February 28 to March 2. The pioneer behind 3D mammography , Hologic will present new data that showcase how next-generation deep-learning solutions can assist with breast cancer

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Sonus Microsystems secures $2.1M in funding

AuntMinnie

Ultrasound technology developer Sonus Microsystems has secured $2.1 million in pre-seed funding. The Canadian company will use the funds to further develop its polymer-based capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers (polyCMUT) technology for remote diagnostic imaging ultrasound devices and remote monitoring. PolyCMUT is a method of manufacturing ultrasonic transducer arrays that the company says differs from existing piezoelectric technology used in ultrasound devices.

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Reinforce the Trust Factor: Succeeding in a Post Face-to-Face World w/Riley Phillips

MRI Network

How do you use technology without cannibalizing what you’re great at? How do you maintain strong relationships in a world that’s becoming less face-to-face? These are key questions recruiters grapple with today. The good news is: there isn’t one solution or one set way of doing things. The recruiting industry is like an artist’s blank canvas – there are many ways to create a masterpiece or in our case, a successful client-candidate pairing.

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VR Visualization Platform Creates 3D Patient Avatars from CT and MR Images in Real-Time

MedImaging MRI

An innovative and game-changing solution instantly converts medical images into 3D patient avatars, redefining surgical consultations and transforming the learning.

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3D Human GPS Powered By Light Paves Way for Radiation-Free Minimally-Invasive Surgery

MedImaging Radiography

A breakthrough innovation in healthcare imaging enables doctors to navigate through blood vessels using light, instead of X-ray.

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Dozens of Indigenous Canadians file lawsuit against two radiologists over undisclosed study

Health Imaging

The plaintiffs claim they were imaged for a liver disease study without giving their consent, or learning of the results.

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Image IQ Quiz: Pediatric Patient with Chronic Constipation and Abdominal Distension

Diagnostic Imaging

Review the case and test your knowledge to make the correct diagnosis.

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Dozens of indigenous Canadians file lawsuit against two radiologist over undisclosed study

Health Imaging

The plaintiffs claim they were subjects in a liver disease study and scanned with an MRI without their consent.

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Advances in AI — February 2024

Diagnostic Imaging

Catch up on the top AI-related news and research in radiology over the past month.