Fri.Jun 14, 2024

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New PET tracer visualizes drivers of chronic pain

AuntMinnie

A recently developed PET radiotracer identified sources of pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and led to effective treatments, according to a study presented June 10 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting. Joe Baal, MD, a radiology resident at the University of California, San Francisco presented a whole-body PET/MRI study of a new pain-specific PET radiotracer named F-18 FTC-146 developed for identifying peripheral pain generator

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Radiology Business Management Association offers 5 ways for Congress to fix broken Medicare system

Radiology Business

“It is crucial to implement an annual payment update that keeps pace with inflation," RBMA President Bob Still wrote to Senate finance leaders June 14.

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Weekend admission for TIPS procedure tied to higher mortality risk

AuntMinnie

Weekend admission for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedures is tied to higher mortality risk and post-procedure morbidity, suggest findings published June 12 in Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology. Researchers led by Renxi Li from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., found that cirrhosis patients admitted over the weekend for TIPS procedures exhibited higher incidences of mortality, hepatic encephalopathy, acute kidney injury, and transf

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Positron Corporation Joins Cardiac PET Industry Coalition (CPIC)

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 06/14/2024 - 19:17 June 14, 2024 — Positron Corporation , a leading molecular imaging medical device company offering PET and PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography) imaging systems and clinical services, announced its membership in the national alliance “Cardiac PET Industry Coalition” (CPIC), an organization at the forefront of quality of patient care, advocacy and innovation to advance the field of cardiovascular PET imaging.

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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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Remote care management boosts patients’ satisfaction while saving them $613,000 over 2 years

Radiology Business

Memorial Sloan Kettering established a radiation oncology telehealth program to expand access and provide care closer to home.

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Radiology accounts for the 2nd most IDR payment determinations under the No Surprises Act

Radiology Business

Emergency medicine services accounted for the majority at 59%, followed by radiology at 14%, according to new data from CMS released Thursday.

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GBCA doses can be reduced by over 50% for some MRI exams

Health Imaging

In some cases, contrast doses can be reduced by as much as 62% without sacrificing diagnostic quality.

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Northwest Radiologists joins growing coalition of independent, private radiology practices

Radiology Business

The 20-physician organization is the second Washington group to join Strategic Radiology following in the footsteps of Skagit Radiology in Mount Vernon.

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Ala. health system advisers get interventional radiology earful

AuntMinnie

Medicaid reimbursement, cost-saving, and radiologist recruitment issues are contributing to a drastic reduction of interventional radiology services in Tuscaloosa, home to the University of Alabama, and surrounding communities. The state of interventional radiology services in this rural area of Alabama was discussed at the Statewide Trauma and Health System Advisory Council this week.

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American College of Radiology asks CMS to create new alternative payment pathway for high-value AI

Radiology Business

ACR’s June comments come in response to the 2025 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule released by CMS in April.

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Consensus statement on safety of combining transarterial radioembolization with 90yttrium microspheres with systemic anticancer agents for the treatment of liver malignancy

JVIR

To provide guidance, via multidisciplinary consensus statements, on the safety interactions between systemic anticancer agents (such as radiosensitizing chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy and peptide receptor radionuclide therapy) and transarterial radioembolization (TARE) with yttrium-90 (90Y) labeled microspheres in the treatment of primary and metastatic liver malignancies.

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Extravasation rulemaking to dominate ACMUI public meeting June 17

AuntMinnie

Nuclear medicine injection extravasations and medical events will be the focus of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI)'s public teleconference on June 17. ACMUI's report on the draft proposed rule and associated draft implementation guidance for reporting nuclear medicine injection extravasations as medical events addresses anticipated U.S.

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AI Boom Has Tech Workers Retooling Their Skills

MRI Network

As artificial intelligence continues to gain traction, tech workers are retooling their skill sets to bridge the gap between what they know and what they need to know, adding skills and knowledge to pivot into this game-changing technology. Tech companies, meanwhile, are refashioning themselves as AI companies and trying to remold their workforces to be more AI proficient.

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A milestone for imaging in MASH diagnosis, treatment and monitoring

AuntMinnie

The recent FDA approval of Madrigal Pharmaceuticals' Rezdiffra (resmetirom) medication marks a significant milestone in the adoption of medical imaging for identifying and monitoring patients with metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) and its more severe progression, metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH).

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Artificial Intelligence Tool Enhances Usability of Medical Images

MedImaging General Imaging

A deep-learning-based image denoising method has been developed that could enhance the detection of myocardial defects in low-count SPECT scans and demonstrates the potential to improve performance on clinical tasks.

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Former head of radiology on trial for alleged rape

Health Imaging

The victim believes that she was drugged by the doctor and his accomplice prior to the incident.

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The utility of Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Intranodal MR Lymphangiography in the investigation of primary lymphatic anomalies.

ScienceDirect

Publication date: Available online 13 June 2024 Source: Clinical Radiology Author(s): L.A. Ratnam, M. Mills, A. Wale, L.R. Howroyd, M. Itkin, F.A. Howe, K. Gordon, S. Mansour, P. Ostergaard, P.S.

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Re: Imaging inequality: exploring the differences in radiology between high- and low-income countries

ScienceDirect

Publication date: Available online 13 June 2024 Source: Clinical Radiology Author(s): M.R.

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Atlantic Health System and Mevion Announce Plans to Bring Newest Proton Therapy Technology to Cancer Patients

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 06/14/2024 - 19:22 June 14, 2024 — Atlantic Health System , an integrated health care system setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area, and Mevion Medical Systems , the leading provider of compact single-room proton therapy systems, have announced Atlantic Health System’s plans to acquire and install a MEVION S250-FIT Proton Therapy System™* at the Carol G.

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Patients who 'maximize' medical use have more worry about cancer

AuntMinnie

Patients who prefer "medical maximizing" – acting now as opposed to waiting to address cancer symptoms and concerns – demonstrate higher anxiety about cancer, according to research published June 14 in JAMA Network Open. A team led by Catherine Jensen, MD, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor also found that medical maximizers are more likely to be Black, overestimate cancer incidence, and self-report having good health.

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Senators propose bill empowering AGs to claw back ill-gotten profits from private equity-backed providers

Radiology Business

Democratic Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren introduced the Corporate Crimes Against Health Care Act of 2024 on June 11.

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Embargoed to June 14 @ 8 am PT - Patients who 'maximize' medical use have more worry about cancer

AuntMinnie

Patients who prefer "medical maximizing" – acting now as opposed to waiting to address cancer symptoms and concerns – demonstrate higher anxiety about cancer, according to research published June 14 in JAMA Network Open. A team led by Catherine Jensen, MD, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor also found that medical maximizers are more likely to be Black, overestimate cancer incidence, and self-report having good health.

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