December, 2023

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Complexity of radiology exams has skyrocketed

AuntMinnie

The complexity of radiology exams should be considered a driving force over numbers of exams when estimating radiology workloads, according to research presented November 29 at RSNA 2023 in Chicago. In a study at a tertiary imaging center in Sweden, investigators found that the data in CT and MRI studies for radiologists to interpret increased up to six times between 2009 and 2022, while the numbers of exams “only doubled,” said Tomas Bjerner, MD, PhD, of Linkoping University.

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AI Facilitates Nearly 83 Percent Improvement in Turnaround Time for Fracture X-Rays

Diagnostic Imaging

In addition to offering a 98.5 percent sensitivity rate in diagnosing fractures on X-ray, an emerging artificial intelligence (AI) software reportedly helped reduce mean turnaround time on X-ray fracture diagnosis from 48 hours to 8.3 hours, according to new research presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.

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Radiology Partners Enters the Lending Business

Ben White

This month credit agency Moody’s downgraded Radiology Partners again (surprising exactly no one): the first (and smallest) of its large debt obligations is due in 2024, they currently owe 10x their earnings, and they can only service these debt obligations through refinancing, which is challenging in the current market even before you consider the potentially tenous state of RP’s acquired practices when they reach their 5-year vesting window.

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Artificial intelligence lowers the barrier to ultrasound brain disease treatment

Medical Xpress: Radiology

Focused ultrasound technology is a non-invasive treatment method that focuses ultrasound energy on a few millimeters of the brain, including deep regions, to treat neurological disorders without opening the skull. It has been applied to the treatment of various intractable brain diseases such as depression and Alzheimer's disease because it minimizes the impact on the surrounding healthy tissue and reduces side effects such as complications and infections.

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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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White House announces plan to scrutinize private equity ownership in healthcare

Radiology Business

The administration said it is launching a cross-government public inquiry into “corporate greed" in medicine, with roll-up acquisitions one area of focus.

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Podcast: Why medical students should choose radiology

AuntMinnie

AuntMinnie.com · Keeping Up With The Radiologists - Episode 1: Why medical students should choose radiology Why should medical students choose radiology? In their inaugural episode of the "Keeping Up With the Radiologists" podcast series brought to you by AuntMinnie.com in collaboration with Penn Radiology, Saurabh (Harry) Jha, MD, and Mitch Schnall, MD, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania speak with medical student Michael Duong, PhD, about his choice, and also discuss current trends and iss

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Assessing the Impact of Radiology Workforce Shortages in Rural Communities

Diagnostic Imaging

In an interview at the recent RSNA conference, Catherine Everett, M.D., shared her perspective on the radiology workforce shortage, offered insights on recruiting radiologists to rural areas and emphasized the urgency of bolstering access to radiologists and other health-care professionals for at-risk communities.

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IBA Pioneers Theranostic Advancements, Empowering the Market to Produce Astatine-211

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 12/12/2023 - 10:00 December 12, 2023 — IBA , a world leader in particle accelerator technology and of radiopharmaceutical production solutions is pleased to announce the start of the installation of a Cyclone 30XP in Poland. There are now three sites set to produce Astatine-211 (At-211) for oncology applications, reaffirming IBA’s leadership and innovation in the area of radiotheranostics.

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AI tool aids in screening ultrasound videos for carpal tunnel syndrome

Medical Xpress: Radiology

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), in collaboration with Aster-CMI Hospital, have developed an AI tool that can identify the median nerve in ultrasound videos and detect carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The study was published in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control.

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Loss of autonomy a top concern among physicians working for private equity or other corporate owners

Radiology Business

Another two-thirds of physicians reported having little or no involvement in practice management policies, according to a survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago.

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Woman shot in buttocks by own gun during MRI appointment

Health Imaging

The unnamed woman had concealed the weapon, which the MRI machine triggered to fire during an exam.

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AI predicts malignancy on breast ultrasound

AuntMinnie

An AI model can accurately predict malignancy on breast ultrasound based on BI-RADS assessment, according to research published December 11 in Academic Radiology. A team led by Nilgun Guldogan, MD, from Acibadem Altunizade Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, found that an AI method showed comparable performance to that of radiologists and can help avoid unnecessary biopsies and follow-up exams.

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Can AI Improve Detection of Extraprostatic Extension on MRI?

Diagnostic Imaging

Utilizing a deep learning-based AI algorithm to differentiate between diagnostic and non-diagnostic quality of prostate MRI facilitated a 10 percent higher specificity rate for diagnosing extraprostatic extension on multiparametric MRI, according to research presented at the recent RSNA conference.

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DeepTek.ai and AiOne Partner to Enhance Medical Imaging Analysis in the UK

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 12/29/2023 - 09:51 December 29, 2023 — AiOne Healthcare Technologies Ltd , a UK-based healthcare technology provider announced a strategic partnership with DeepTek.ai , a leading US-based AI technology company. The partnership aims to bring DeepTek’s innovative AI-powered medical imaging analysis solutions to the UK market, enhancing diagnostic accuracy and streamlining workflow for healthcare providers.

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Countdown the Top 5 of 2023 with CurveBeam AI

CurveBeam AI

As we approach the end of this remarkable year, we want to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey we’ve in 2023. Here are the top 5 achievements that have defined our year from getting listed on the ASX to announcing research & development has commenced for the SkyRise. Each of these milestones has been a stepping stone toward our collective vision, and we can’t wait to celebrate them with you.

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RadNet inks deal to open diagnostic imaging centers in multiple Walmart locations

Radiology Business

The two giants in their respective industries plan to debut the first “MammogramNow” clinic Dec. 8 at the supercenter in Milford, Delaware.

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CT calcium scoring can determine if patients need statins

Health Imaging

Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, director, non-invasive cardiac imaging, at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center, explains CT calcium scoring can determine if a patient needs to take aspirin and statins for prevention of coronary disease.

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Radiologists are reading more cardiac CT exams, but not cardiac MRI

AuntMinnie

The use of both cardiac CT and cardiac MRI increased in the Medicare population over the past seven years, according to research presented November 29 at the RSNA meeting. And it appears that radiologists are reading more cardiac CT exams, but not cardiac MRI studies, presenter Mustafa Al-Ogaili, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ, told session attendees.

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Emerging MRI and PET Research Reveals Link Between Visceral Abdominal Fat and Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Diagnostic Imaging

In a recent interview, Masha Dolatshahi, M.D., M.P.H., and Cyrus A. Raji, M.D., Ph.D., discussed MRI and PET study findings, presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference, that showed an association between higher amyloid PET tracer uptake in the precuneus cortex and a higher visceral to subcutaneous fat ratio.

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Exo Study Reveals Widespread Ultrasound Adoption in Primary Care Expected Within 5 Years

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 12/18/2023 - 15:13 December 18, 2023 — Exo (pronounced “echo”), a pioneering medical imaging software and devices company, released its 2023 Survey Report: Unlocking Point-of-Care Ultrasound. Based on a survey of more than 150 U.S.-based physicians, the report uncovers trends related to point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) adoption and use—such as challenges with existing solutions, their perceived value of handheld POCUS devices , and the impact of new innovations such as artificia

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Brain imaging technique allows researchers to achieve more with less data

Medical Xpress: Radiology

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields to create images of the body that allow doctors to diagnose injury or illness more accurately. Susceptibility tensor imaging (STI), a specialized MRI technique, measures the magnetic susceptibility of different tissues in the brain by quantifying how they become magnetized when exposed to the MRI scanner's magnetic field.

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The impact of Medicare payment cuts on radiology and patient care access

Radiology Business

RBMA President Kit Crancer said continued cuts will result in Medicare patients losing access to care when health systems and providers determine it is no longer economical.

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FDA has now cleared 700 AI healthcare algorithms, more than 76% in radiology

Health Imaging

Medical imaging makes up 76% of all the FDA-cleared artificial intelligence clinical algorithms used for direct patient care.

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What motivates imaging data sharing for AI development?

AuntMinnie

Data privacy concerns steer organizational leaders from sharing public health data such as imaging for AI development, a study published on December 19 in JAMA Network Open reported. Researchers led by Alaa Youssef, PhD, from Stanford University in interviews with these leaders also found that motivation and capabilities are the two main factors related to organizational readiness for data sharing in this area.

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Study: Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Changes Surgical Plan in 22.5 Percent of Breast Cancer Cases

Diagnostic Imaging

Contrast-enhanced mammography detected additional lesions in 43 percent of patients and led to additional biopsies in 18.2 percent of patients, over half of whom had malignant lesions, according to a study of over 500 women presented at the recent Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.

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RSNA 2023 Draws Over 40,000 Registrants

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 12/19/2023 - 17:09 December 19, 2023 — The Radiological Society of North America ’s ( RSNA ) 109 th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting ( RSNA 2023 ), held at Chicago’s McCormick Place November 26 – 30, offered a comprehensive program of radiology research and education and showcased the latest in medical imaging technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) applications for 40,661 registrants.

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Deep Learning Accurately Predicts Antihypertensive Treatment Success

Health IT Analytics

A deep learning model can predict the likelihood of antihypertensive treatment success for individuals, which could help personalize hypertension management.

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Artificial intelligence ROI considerations in radiology

Radiology Business

Rad Partners' Nina Kottler, MD, explains what practices should consider when assessing artificial intelligence solutions in an era where there is little reimbursement.

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How radiology departments can decarbonize, save money

Health Imaging

Philips and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have released findings from their efforts to reduce waste in the hospital's radiology department.

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Intention to leave position higher among academic radiologists

AuntMinnie

Radiology is among medical specialties at higher risk of physician turnover, according to research published on December 15 in JAMA Network Open. A team led by Dr. Jennifer Ligibel from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston found that academic radiologists have a higher-than-average rate of intention to leave their institutions. However, professionals in nuclear medicine and neuroradiology had the lowest rates.