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Miniaturized optical coherence tomography imaging probe takes pictures inside cerebral arteries

Medical Xpress: Radiology

A large international team of micro-engineers, medical technologists, and neurosurgeons, has designed, built and tested a new type of probe that can be used to take pictures from inside arteries in the brain.

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AI chatbots deemed ‘empathetic’ to cancer patients

AuntMinnie

AI chatbots can generate high-quality, empathetic, and readable responses to cancer patients' questions compared with physicians, according to an equivalence trial published May 16 in JAMA Oncology. The finding is from a group at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Ontario, who evaluated the competency of three AI chatbots (GPT-3.5, GPT-4, and Claude AI) to generate responses to patient questions about cancer compared to responses by physicians sourced from an online forum.

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Bipartisan Bill to Modernize Radiation Oncology Reimbursement Introduced in Congress

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 05/16/2024 - 15:49 May 16, 2024 — Today marks a significant milestone in cancer care with the introduction of bipartisan federal legislation that would revolutionize Medicare reimbursement for radiation therapy. The Radiation Oncology Case Rate (ROCR) Value-Based Payment Program Act of 2024, sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) ( S. 4330 ) and by Reps.

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Combined, alcohol dependence and depression cause 'severe and extensive' brain connectivity impairment

Health Imaging

Alcohol dependence and depression are known to affect the functional connectivity of the brain, but when the two co-occur, connectivity between certain regions is significantly worse, new MRI study shows.

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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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deepc Expands US Presence, Enabling Radiology AI Access for Numerous Healthcare Practices via ImagineSoftware Partnership

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 05/16/2024 - 15:40 May 16, 2024 — deepc , the globally recognized digital medicine pioneer and market leader behind the leading AI operating system for radiologists and enterprise clinical organizations, is set to advance the radiology workflow for numerous US healthcare providers through a new strategic partnership with ImagineSoftware , the foremost centralized medical billing and revenue cycle management technology provider in the United States.

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Wellness curriculum effectively reduces burnout among radiology residents, even during the pandemic

Health Imaging

The curriculum consisted of sessions on movement, mindfulness, stress reduction, fulfillment in medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture, nutrition and cooking, free gym memberships and more.

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Opportunistic chest CT helps predict low bone mineral density

AuntMinnie

Opportunistic chest CT could be a useful alternative to dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) for assessing low bone mineral density among women, the elderly, and lower-weight patients, researchers have reported. Targeting the correct population for use of CT for this indication is key to better patient care, wrote a team led by Jiongfeng Zhang, MD, of Nanchang University in Jiangxi, China.

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The Challenge of Leaving Private Practice for Remote Radiology: 5 Considerations

vRad

Leaving private practice is hard. As vRad’s Medical Director, I interview radiologists every day who are wrestling with that difficult decision. Even in the face of exhaustion and burnout, they run up against loyalty to their colleagues. Others worry about the impact of unwinding their current financial entanglements. For those considering teleradiology, the thought can seem particularly daunting.

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Ibex, Metaltronica to combine mammography, osteoporosis screening

AuntMinnie

U.K.-based Ibex announced that its osteoporosis detection software will be integrated into Metaltronica's Cybele digital mammography system. The software is being tested at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, to assess how bone-density screening can be managed within the workflow of the mammography unit. The study will assess the feasibility of measuring bone health with a wrist x-ray at the same visit as a standard mammogram.

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Exo Launches Point-of-Care Ultrasound Package Exo Works Connect

Diagnostic Imaging

The package of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) applications can reportedly facilitate rapid implementation of POCUS into imaging workflows.

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Brainomix highlights research presented at ESOC

AuntMinnie

AI imaging firm Brainomix is highlighting a series of new studies that were presented at the European Stroke Organization Conference (ESOC) in Basel, Switzerland. The studies validated the impact of the Oxford-based company's Brainomix 360 Stroke platform, including its Triage Stroke tool and its e-Aspects software. The studies follow an ESOC presentation of a prospective evaluation of stroke AI imaging that involved more than 80,000 patients at 26 sites over a three-year period.

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Delivering Comprehensive Enterprise Imaging from the Cloud

Imaging Technology

Getty Images tim.hodson Thu, 05/16/2024 - 10:26 Having the most efficient clinical workflows with enhanced diagnostic capabilities is a major goal for clinicians and referring physicians. They need fast, secure access to both patient data and their diagnostic or viewing tool set. But the cost barriers and the complexity of owning and maintaining healthcare information systems can compromise the quality of care.

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Bone Density Test Uses Existing CT Images to Predict Fractures

MedImaging General Imaging

A new study has now demonstrated that a bone density test, considered the gold standard for diagnosing osteoporosis, can predict fractures using an individual’s existing CT scans.

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Exploring Data Drift's Impact on AI

Aidoc

Data drift refers to changes in the distribution of features an AI model receives in production, potentially causing a decline in the model’s performance. In imaging AI, for example, that could culminate in a less reliable algorithm at flagging suspected pathologies on a given image. Data drift can corrupt data, break processes and cause a host of other problems for modern data architectures.

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When Girls Support Each Other

Intermountain Medical Imaging

When women support each other, food tastes better, music sounds catchier, and getting a mammogram is easier. Get your girls to check their girls. Book a mammogram today. [link] The post When Girls Support Each Other appeared first on Intermountain Medical Imaging.

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RaySearch posts sales increase in Q1

AuntMinnie

RaySearch Laboratories posted increased sales for its first quarter (end-March 31). For the period, the Stockholm-based company highlighted that its order intake increased to 238.5 million Swedish krona ($22.2 million U.S.), up 15% over last year at this time. Net sales were also up, nearly 12% at 257.2 million krona ($24 million), and operating profit nearly doubled over last year at 45.8 million krona ($4.3 million).

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Cyber Security: An Oversaturated Market? What Risks Do You Face If You Don’t Find the Right CISO for You?

MRI Network

In the high-stakes cybersecurity world, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) role has never been more critical. Yet, as cyber threats grow in complexity and scale, finding the right CISO who can navigate this environment has become a very real challenge — and the risks of hiring the wrong CISO are substantial. You must find an executive who balances strategic thinking, technical expertise, and effective communication skills to maintain a strong security posture.

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Brainomix celebrates FDA clearance for e-Lung

AuntMinnie

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for U.K. AI software developer Brainomix's 360 e-Lung image processing algorithm. Entry into the lung imaging space expands the company's footprint in medical imaging beyond its stroke-related applications. Brainomix said that it is developing novel lung imaging biomarkers, such as its weighted reticulovascular score to stratify patients at risk of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis progression. e-Lung consists of thousands of CT scan

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Tips for Pursuing Your Master’s in Health Informatics Online

Open Medscience

Master's in Health Informatics merges healthcare and data technology, offering expansive career opportunities and a dynamic learning experience. The post Tips for Pursuing Your Master’s in Health Informatics Online appeared first on Open MedScience.

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Registration open for ASTRO 2024 annual meeting

AuntMinnie

Registration is open for the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 66 th annual meeting, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., September 29 to October 2, 2024. The conference is expected to attract up to 10,000 oncologists, clinicians, researchers, and other healthcare professionals from around the globe, the society said.

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Duke Health’s HiRise Weight Bearing CT Sets the Standard in Orthopedic Care

CurveBeam AI

Duke Health celebrates success in patient care after adding a HiRise weight bearing CT (WBCT) system to its imaging services. WBCT Scans offer a more accurate and comprehensive approach to diagnosing lower extremity conditions. These scans empower the Duke Health medical team to make more informed decisions about treatment, prioritize patient safety with reduced radiation exposure and personalize care tailored to each individual’s unique needs.

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Exo releases Exo Works Connect for POCUS workflows

AuntMinnie

Exo has released Exo Works Connect, a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) workflow software designed for healthcare organizations seeking to implement POCUS. Exo Works Connect streamlines ultrasound exam documentation; allows for real-time collaboration and feedback; enables quality assurance; and tracks user proficiency with features accessible from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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Exploring Data Drift's Impact on AI

Aidoc

Data drift refers to changes in the distribution of features an AI model receives in production, potentially causing a decline in the model’s performance. In imaging AI, for example, that could culminate in a less reliable algorithm at flagging suspected pathologies on a given image. Data drift can corrupt data, break processes and cause a host of other problems for modern data architectures.

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RaySearch's RayCare 2024A interoperable with Varian TrueBeam

AuntMinnie

Radiation therapy clinic software provider RaySearch Laboratories' RayCare 2024A oncology information system has been certified interoperable with Varian TrueBeam linear accelerators, version 3.0. In May 2023, the company's RayCare 5B was certified interoperable with TrueBeam 3.0, 17 months after its release. In contrast, this new interoperability certificate for 2024A comes before its release, which is scheduled for June 2024.

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What Is the Difference Between Radiography and Sonography?

Maven Imaging

Understanding the distinction between radiography and sonography is vital in the increasingly specialized and multifaceted world of medical imaging. Radiography uses ionizing radiation to capture detailed internal images, which helps diagnose various conditions. On the other hand, sonography employs high-frequency sound waves to visualize internal organs and blood flow, offering different insights into patient health.

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Merit appoints Joe Wright as president

AuntMinnie

Merit Medical Systems has appointed Joe Wright as company president, effective immediately. Wright will be responsible for the oversight of Merit's global commercial, marketing, and manufacturing operations. Over the past 19 years, Wright has worked at Merit in several roles. He most recently served as chief commercial officer and prior to that, he served as president of Merit's international division.

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Combined radiomics nomogram of different machine learning models for preoperative distinguishing intraspinal schwannomas and meningiomas:a multicenter and comparative study

ScienceDirect

Publication date: Available online 16 May 2024 Source: Clinical Radiology Author(s): Zhen Xu, Yu-Hong Wang, Zhong-Yuan Cheng, You-Zhen Feng, Xin-Chun Li, Quan Zhou, Xiang-Ran Cai

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Prediction of programmed death-1 expression status in non-small cell lung cancer based on intratumoural and peritumoral CT radiomics nomogram

ScienceDirect

Publication date: Available online 16 May 2024 Source: Clinical Radiology Author(s): Q.

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