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Ultrasound 'sticker' measures tissue stiffness

AuntMinnie

A wearable ultrasound sticker the size of a postage stamp can continuously measure tissue stiffness and may have a place in monitoring organ transplantation patients, according to research published February 9 in Science Advances. A team of researchers led by Hsiao-Chuan Liu, PhD, and doctoral students Yushun Zeng and Chen Gong of the University of Southern California found that their bio-adhesive ultrasound elastography (BAUS-E) sticker can continuously monitor the stiffness of organs over 48 h

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New PET tracer detects inflammatory arthritis before symptoms appear

Medical Xpress: Radiology

A novel PET imaging technique can noninvasively detect active inflammation in the body before clinical symptoms arise, according to research published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Using a PET tracer that binds to proteins present on activated immune cells, the technique produces images of ongoing inflammation throughout the body, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

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AI boosts CTPA's ability to predict lung disease survival

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The percentage of lung fibrosis quantified on CT pulmonary angiograms (CTPA) by an AI model is associated with increased risk of mortality -- and boosts clinicians' ability to predict the survival of lung disease patients, researchers have found. The information is especially useful when used in combination with radiologic severity scoring -- compared with radiologic scoring alone -- and the study findings could help clinicians better care for their patients, wrote a team led by Krit Dwivedi, Ph

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Bullied children are at risk of developing psychotic disorders

Health Imaging

Researchers at the University of Tokyo found bullied adolescents had lower levels of regulatory neurotransmitters in the brain.

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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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Music calms patients undergoing imaging procedures

AuntMinnie

Music can be calming for patients undergoing medical imaging, an article published February 7 in Radiography suggests. A team led by Lina Viera, PhD, from the Lisbon Polytechnic Institute in Portugal found that musical interventions, whether they be classical songs or sounds of nature, can reduce anxiety and heart rate outcomes in patients. This includes imaging procedures such as MRI, mammography, and PET among others.

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Paige Expands its AppLab Marketplace with Six New Digital Pathology Providers to Deliver a More Robust and Streamlined User Experience for Diagnosing Cancer

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 02/08/2024 - 13:52 February 8, 2024 — Paige , a global leader in end-to-end digital pathology solutions and clinical Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) applications that assist in diagnosing cancer, today announced a significant expansion of its AppLab marketplace, with the addition of six new digital pathology and AI providers. New applications from these industry-leading companies, including Imagene , Histofy , Aiosyn , Clinsight , DoMore Diagnostics , and Stratipath *, will

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US senators seek heightened scrutiny around AI’s use in healthcare

Radiology Business

Several experts testified at the Senate Finance Committee inquiry, including two physicians and Siemens Healthineers' head of digital health

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Siemens Healthineers Testifies Before Senate Committee on Finance on the Promise and Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 02/08/2024 - 13:48 February 8, 2024 — Siemens Healthineers , a global leader in medical technology and in researching and training artificial intelligence for use in this field, is testifying today before the Senate Committee on Finance. The hearing, " Artificial Intelligence and Health Care: Promise and Pitfalls ," is focusing on the use of algorithms and AI systems in healthcare.

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Accelerated MRI sequence helps radiologists assess heart disease patients without breath-holding

Radiology Business

French imaging experts utilized an investigational, free-breathing, short-axis imaging sequence that deployed deep learning to reconstruct images.

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AI Provides Personalized Treatment Strategies for Esophageal Cancer

Health IT Analytics

New pharmacokinetic model recommends personalized treatment by analyzing differences among the signaling pathways in esophageal cancer.

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Virtual reality may reduce chronic pain, preliminary study shows

Health Imaging

AppliedVR and neuroimaging company Kernel are producing multiple analyses as part of an ongoing research collaboration.

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50-physician Vista Radiology inks partnership with Tennessee hospital system

Radiology Business

Starr Regional already offers an array of imaging services and recently installed new CT and MRI equipment, propelling the need for reinforcements.

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Can Multimodality AI Enhance CT Detection of Medium Vessel Occlusions?

Diagnostic Imaging

The use of multiple artificial intelligence (AI) modalities to assess blood vessel density reduction and computed tomography perfusion (CTP) mismatch values facilitated a 93.3 percent detection rate for medium vessel occlusions, according to research presented recently at the International Stroke Conference.

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CMS beta testing new mammography-related quality measures

Radiology Business

The federal agency is aiming to assess radiologist performance in breast cancer screening and improve patient outcomes.

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Spiral-shaped lens provides clear vision at a range of distances and lighting conditions

ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed a spiral-shaped lens that maintains clear focus at different distances in varying light conditions. The new lens works much like progressive lenses used for vision correction but without the distortions typically seen with those lenses. It could help advance contact lens technologies, intraocular implants for cataracts and miniaturized imaging systems.

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Radiology provider Akumin completes bankruptcy process

Radiology Business

The Florida-based imaging group has successfully deleveraged from its debts, which totaled some $470 million at the time of the filing in October.

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Patterns of brain connectivity differ between pre-term and term babies

ScienceDaily

A new scanning study of 390 babies has shown distinct patterns between term and pre-term babies in the moment-to-moment activity and connectivity of brain networks.

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Financial incentives significantly increase radiologist compliance with quality-improvement initiative

Radiology Business

UT Southwestern has introduced a grading template in knee radiograph reports to help decrease the use of unnecessary MR imaging.

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Visualising multiple sclerosis with a new MRI procedure

ScienceDaily

ETH Zurich researchers have developed a new method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the early detection and better monitoring of multiple sclerosis (MS). The method maps the myelin sheaths in the brain more precisely than was previously possible. The loss of myelin sheaths is a hallmark of MS. The new MRI method with its special head scanner could also be used by researchers to better visualise other solid tissue types such as connective tissue, tendons and ligaments.

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Private equity-backed Premier Radiology Services acquires rival remote-reading group

Radiology Business

Founded in 1999, NationalRad is a “leading” provider of subspecialized teleradiology services based in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

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GE HealthCare, MedQuest enter 3-year agreement

AuntMinnie

GE HealthCare (GEHC) and MedQuest Associates' health system plan to collaborate on joint ventures over the next three years. MedQuest, which owns, operates, and manages outpatient diagnostic imaging facilities within a U.S. network of over 50 imaging centers, will work with GE HealthCare to deploy emerging imaging solutions into the ambulatory setting , including to support theranostics, according to GE HealthCare.

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The Royal Marsden Set to be the First Center in the World to Implement Online Adaptive Radiation Therapy Utilizing ARTemis from RaySearch

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 02/08/2024 - 13:38 February 8, 2024 — RaySearch Laboratories AB announced that The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust , a specialist cancer center in the UK, will be the first in the world to implement online adaptive radiation therapy (OART) with RaySearch’s treatment planning system RayStation and oncology information system RayCare – including the new ARTemis OART solution under development – in combination with the Radixact Treatment Delivery System from Accuray.

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Manufacturing Workforce Strategies for an Empowered Future

MRI Network

Image by aleksandarlittlewolf on Freepik The manufacturing sector continues to thrive and grow. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, four million new manufacturing positions will need to be filled by 2030 to keep up with the growth. This creates a highly competitive situation in the labor market, and manufacturing organizations must improve their talent attraction and retention practices.

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First-Of-Its-Kind Voice Commands Added To POC Ultrasound Systems Enables Hands-Free Operation

MedImaging Ultrasound

A first-of-its-kind voice command feature allows proceduralists to control their ultrasound systems hands-free during sterile or clean procedures.

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Best in KLAS 2024 rankings released, showcasing medical imaging IT systems

Health Imaging

End-users of various radiology IT systems offer their assessment of the software they use in the annual KLAS Research 2024 Best in KLAS report.

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Whole-body MRI startup Ezra raises $21M in funding, eyes 50 new locations in 2024

Radiology Business

Supported by AI, Ezra offers a 60-minute, full-body MRI exam for $1,950, allowing patients to seek out health concerns before they surface.

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MRI ‘Probe’ Noninvasively Measures Placental Health

MedImaging MRI

Researchers have demonstrated a noninvasive MRI technique that has the potential to assess placental health during pregnancy.

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Lawyers Handling Medical DICOM Images for Litigation; How to get the most value from evidence without risking a HIPAA violation

Purview

Litigators involved in medical malpractice, personal injury, workers compensation, elder care law and other related medical fields, are realizing that medical images hold a trove of information that if used correctly, can make all the difference in their case. Often lawyers take the easier path by using "pictures" of medical images – jpg files – rather than the DICOM images themselves.

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Children with Leukemia and Fever at Diagnosis: Bloodstream Infection and Central Venous Access Device Removal

JVIR

To assess the incidence of fever at diagnosis in children with leukemia and to determine if fever at diagnosis is a predictor of BSI or CVAD removal due to infection either within the first 30 days or between 30- and 90-days post CVAD insertion.

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CT-derived radiomics predict the growth rate of renal tumours in von Hippel–Lindau syndrome

ScienceDirect

Publication date: Available online 8 February 2024 Source: Clinical Radiology Author(s): S. Singh, F. Dehghani Firouzabadi, A. Chaurasia, F. Homayounieh, M.W. Ball, F. Huda, E.B. Turkbey, W.M. Linehan, A.A.

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Radioembolization plus Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy compared to Radioembolization plus Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Therapy for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

JVIR

To investigate if combination therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) and Y90 radioembolization results in superior outcomes than tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy and Y90 for the treatment of intermediate-to-advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

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Beyond regulatory compliance: evaluating radiology artificial intelligence applications in deployment

ScienceDirect

Publication date: Available online 8 February 2024 Source: Clinical Radiology Author(s): J. Ross, S. Hammouche, Y. Chen, A. Rockall, S. Alabed, M. Chen, K. Dwivedi, D. Fascia, R. Greenhalgh, M. Hall, K. Halliday, S. Harden, W. Ramsden, S.

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Sectra wins 5 Best in KLAS awards in 2024

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 02/08/2024 - 13:45 February 8, 2024 — Sectra has again won Best in KLAS awards for its radiology module for enterprise imaging, Sectra PACS. Honors include 5 awards: US Large PACS, US Small PACS, PACS Global (Canada), PACS Global (Northern Europe), and PACS Global (Southern Europe). For a remarkable 11 consecutive years, Sectra PACS has maintained the top spot in the rankings.

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