November, 2023

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AI generates concise, accurate radiology reports that rival humans’

Health Imaging

While its sentences varied in length, GPT-4 produced shorter radiology reports without missing the facts.

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Surviving the radiologist shortage: Experts discuss private equity and other options at RSNA 2023

Radiology Business

“Rural healthcare delivery is in trouble and private equity may have a role in supporting it," a Rad Partners leader told attendees on Sunday.

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Do women prefer having female radiologists perform breast ultrasound?

AuntMinnie

Most women undergoing breast ultrasound are unconcerned about whether a radiologist is male or female, according to research published November 8 in PLOS One. A team led by Elisabeth Sartoretti, MD, from the University of Lucerne in Switzerland found that nearly three out of four women reported that it made no difference whether a female or male radiologist performed a breast ultrasound exam.

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Study: Regular Mammography Screening Reduces Breast Cancer Mortality Risk by More than 70 Percent

Diagnostic Imaging

Consistent adherence to the five most recent mammography screenings prior to a breast cancer diagnosis reduced breast cancer death risk by 72 percent in comparison to women who did not have the mammography screening, according to new research findings presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.

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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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Bendy X-ray detectors could revolutionize cancer treatment

Medical Xpress: Radiology

New materials developed at the University of Surrey could pave the way for a new generation of flexible X-ray detectors, with potential applications ranging from cancer treatment to better airport scanners.

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Company launches world's first online portal for MRI safety reporting

Health Imaging

The web-based portal aims to log all accidents and any associated remedies, bringing as much information as possible to a central location.

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Radiology department tallies $1.2M in unreimbursed costs from multidisciplinary conferences in 1 year

Radiology Business

Experts believe the data underline the need for reform, granting radiologists RVUs for this work and hiring more physicians to help ease the burden.

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FAPI-PET shows promise for detecting pancreatic cancer

AuntMinnie

FAPI-PET imaging may become a powerful diagnostic tool for detecting pancreatic cancer, according to a study published November 16 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. A group led by Lukas Kessler, MD, of University Hospital Essen in Germany, assessed the accuracy of gallium-68 (Ga-68) FAPI-PET in patients with pancreatic cancer enrolled in an ongoing study.

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Study Shows Benefits of AI in Detecting Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Smokers

Diagnostic Imaging

Artificial intelligence (AI) assessments of chest X-rays identified 28 percent of a 17,000 plus cohort of never-smokers as being at high-risk for lung cancer, according to research to be presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference next week.

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New AI tool detects up to 13% more breast cancers than human clinicians can

Medical Xpress: Radiology

A new AI tool from Kheiron Medical Technologies and Imperial College London can detect up to 13% more breast cancers than humans in breast screenings.

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GE HealthCare to Showcase AI-enabled Solutions Accelerating Digital Transformation in Healthcare at RSNA 2023

Imaging Technology

christine.book Wed, 11/22/2023 - 12:26 November 22, 2023 — GE HealthCare is preparing to showcase its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled solutions at the 109th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, RSNA 2023 , being held Nov. 26-30 in Chicago, IL. In a statement issued by the company summarizing the range of products to be showcased during the meeting, the company noted findings from a report by RBC Capital Markets that approximately 30% of the wo

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5 things to know about unpaid caregiving (from a radiologist caregiver’s point of view)

Health Imaging

After experiencing firsthand the burdens and rewards of caring for a sick loved one, an academic radiologist underwent an awakening of awareness.

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LDCT lung cancer screening significantly improves long-term survival rates, first-of-its-kind study reports

Radiology Business

When physicians find lung cancer at its earliest stage, survival rates climb to 95%, researchers wrote Tuesday in RSNA's Radiology.

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Video from RSNA 2023: MRI safety

AuntMinnie

In a video interview at RSNA 2023, Tobias Gilk of Gilk Radiology Consultants discusses recent MRI safety incidents and shares how a new adverse event reporting system could facilitate better safety practices.

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Could an Emerging AI System Lead to Earlier Autism Detection with DT-MRI?

Diagnostic Imaging

Through assessment of diffusion tensor MRI of the brain, a new AI system reportedly offers a 97 percent sensitivity rate in diagnosing autism in children between two to four years of age, according to research to be presented at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference next week.

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PET scans may predict Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia in at-risk individuals

Medical Xpress: Radiology

In a small study, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found that positron emission tomography (PET) scans of the heart may identify people who will go on to develop Parkinson's disease or Lewy body dementia among those at-risk for these diseases.

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Happy National Radiologic Technologist Week, November 5-11, 2023

UCSF Biomedical Imaging

Each year, during the first week of November, we observe National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW) to recognize and celebrate our imaging technologists.

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$31M Awards to Support Medical AI Innovation at UTHealth Houston

Health IT Analytics

McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics faculty received 16 grants to fund projects focused on advancing artificial intelligence in healthcare and medicine.

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Long COVID tied to microstructural changes in the brain, new MRI technique reveals

Radiology Business

The study also unearthed a correlation between such changes and symptom-specific brain networks related to impaired cognition, sense of smell and fatigue.

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Hip x-rays help screen for osteoporosis in THA patients

AuntMinnie

Plain hip x-rays may help screen patients for osteoporosis before they undergo total hip arthroplasty (THA), according to a study published November 14 in Scientific Reports. The finding is from a study conducted by a group at the University Hospital Jena in Eisenberg, Germany, that explored whether hip x-rays could be reliable indicators for bone mineral density (BMD) in male and female patients prior to THA procedures.

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What a New Review Reveals About Mammography-Based AI and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

Diagnostic Imaging

Mammography-based artificial intelligence (AI) models demonstrated an 11 percent higher median AUC for predicting breast cancer than traditional clinical risk factors, according to a new systematic review of 16 retrospective studies.

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AI model predicts breast cancer risk without racial bias, researchers report

Medical Xpress: Radiology

A deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) model that was developed using only mammogram image biomarkers has accurately predicted both ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive carcinoma, according to research being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Additionally, the model showed no bias across multiple races.

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Philips Brings Mobile CT Lung Screening to Underserved Communities Worldwide

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Wed, 11/22/2023 - 12:03 November 22, 2023 — Lung cancer is one of the world’s silent killers. By the time patients experience symptoms, the tumors in their lungs have often grown to the point where they are inoperable or have metastasized to other parts of the patient’s body. Lung cancer remains the biggest contributor to mortality among all cancer types globally [1], with tobacco smokers at particularly high risk.

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AI may aid in diagnosing adolescents with ADHD

ScienceDaily

Using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze specialized brain MRI scans of adolescents with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers found significant differences in nine brain white matter tracts in individuals with ADHD.

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AMA debates resolution seeking federal ban on corporate practice of medicine

Radiology Business

A radiologist unaffiliated with the campaign gave an impassioned speech on the topic, appealing to have the resolution presented for debate at the interim House of Delegates.

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Midlife belly fat linked to increased Alzheimer's risk

AuntMinnie

People with higher amounts of visceral abdominal fat in midlife may be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to research to be presented at the upcoming RSNA meeting. This type of adipose tissue -- which surrounds internal organs deep in the belly -- is linked to changes in the brain up to 15 years before the earliest Alzheimer's symptoms appear, reported a team led by Mahsa Dolatshahi, MD, of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

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Is Photon Counting CT a Better Option than Dual-Energy CT for Pulmonary Angiography?

Diagnostic Imaging

Performing computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) with a high-pitch photon counting detector (PCD) offers enhanced signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) at a reduced radiation dose in comparison to employing an energy-integrating detector (EID), according to new research.

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Radionuclides from Discovery to Modern Medical Imaging

Open Medscience

From Becquerel's discovery in 1896 to modern medical applications, radionuclides have revolutionised our approach to science, medicine, and industry. The post Radionuclides from Discovery to Modern Medical Imaging appeared first on Open Medscience.

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Doug Chalker, BS R.T.(R)(CT): A Journey Through Radiologic Technology

CurveBeam AI

In the realm of radiologic technology, there are professionals who stand out not just for their skills but also for their unwavering commitment to their field. This National Radiologic Technology Week, CurveBeam AI recognizes Clinical Applications Specialist, Doug Chalker, whose career in diagnostic imaging spans over three decades and several hospitals.

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2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Includes Payment Reductions for Radiology

Healthcare Administrative Partners

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule for 2024 , including provisions for both Medicare reimbursement and the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

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RSNA 2023: 5 ways radiology leaders can respond in the face of moral distress

Radiology Business

"If you’re not teaching, you’re not mentoring, then you’re putting us in the position of training the last generation of radiologists," Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, told attendees.

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3D CT reconstruction shows ties to malignant pulmonary nodule growth

AuntMinnie

3D reconstruction of CT images could aid in follow-up strategies for pulmonary nodule screening, a study published November 15 in the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery found. Researchers led by Wenfei Xue from Hebei Province General Hospital in Shijiazhuang, China, found through such reconstruction that the tumor blood vessel diameter of ground-glass opacity (GGO) lesions are tied to the growth of malignant pulmonary nodules.

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CT News: American Cancer Society Issues Updated Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations

Diagnostic Imaging

In a newly updated guidance, the American Cancer Society recommends the expansion of annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for current or previous smokers 50 to 80 years of age who have a 20-pack-year or greater history of smoking.