May, 2024

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CT-Based Fractional Flow Reserve Analysis Improves Five-Year Outcomes After Major Vascular Surgery

Diagnostic Imaging

For patients with no history of coronary artery disease (CAD), new research shows the use of CT-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR-CT) guided revascularizations after elective vascular surgery reduced myocardial infarction and all-cause death by 20 percent in comparison to standard care.

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Tai Chi Rouli Ball improves bone health in perimenopausal women

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Bone scans reveal that Tai Chi Rouli Ball could be a viable non-pharmacological approach for preventing osteoporosis in perimenopausal women, according to a study published May 14 in the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. A group from the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University in China used dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans to show that the traditional Chinese sport increased bone density and bone mineral content in various body parts.

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Brain imaging study reveals connections critical to human consciousness

Medical Xpress: Radiology

In a paper titled, "Multimodal MRI reveals brainstem connections that sustain wakefulness in human consciousness," published in Science Translational Medicine, a group of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital, created a connectivity map of a brain network that they propose is critical to human consciousness.

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Giving patients access to their medical imaging could improve health literacy

Health Imaging

However, medical image sharing could also produce an influx of questions from patients who have concerns about what they're looking at, authors of a new paper suggest.

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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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Hologic recalling breast care devices after 71 injuries, FDA says

Radiology Business

The alert pertains to the BioZorb and BioZorb LP radiographic markers, implanted in soft tissue to indicate the site for radiation therapy or other medical procedures.

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Mammography Study Shows Link Between Enlarged Axillary Lymph Nodes and Higher Risks for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Diagnostic Imaging

The presence of fat-enlarged axillary lymph nodes on mammography screening exams is associated with a fourfold higher risk of type 2 diabetes and a 2.6-fold higher risk for cardiovascular disease, according to new research presented at the ARRS Annual Meeting.

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Radiologists can promote health equity with responsible AI use

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Achieving health equity with AI in imaging requires overcoming barriers to how the technology analyzes people, according to a presentation given at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting. In her presentation, Noushin Yahyavi, MD, from the University of Maryland in Baltimore discussed ways that stakeholders in imaging AI, including radiology departments and AI vendors, can better promote health equity with the technology.

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Light therapy increases brain connectivity following injury, study finds

Medical Xpress: Radiology

Low-level light therapy appears to affect healing in the brains of people who suffered significant brain injuries, according to a study published in Radiology.

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Even two years after recovery, damage to multiple regions of the brain persists in COVID patients

Health Imaging

On imaging some former COVID patients show significant alterations in several parts of the brain related to emotional regulation.

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Senators release new details on how Congress could reform radiologist Medicare payment system

Radiology Business

Reforms could include creating more sustainable payment updates to ensure radiologists can continue owning and operating practices and rethinking how Medicare measures quality.

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The Top 10 Trends in Digital Radiography

Imaging Technology

Digital radiography (DR) continues to advance at a rapid pace with today’s technological innovations and evolving healthcare needs. Here is a Top 10 look at just some of the emerging trends in digital radiography.

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Study Finds High Concordance Between AI and Radiologists for Cervical Spine Fractures on CT

Diagnostic Imaging

Researchers found a 98.3 percent concordance between attending radiology reports and AI assessments for possible cervical spine fractures on CT, according to new research presented at the 2024 ARRS Annual Meeting.

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Jury still out on clinical use of ChatGPT

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ChatGPT has been effective in 84% of radiology research studies, yet it is still too soon to confirm its complete proficiency for clinical applications, according to a team at the University of California, Los Angeles. A group led by Pedram Keshavarz, MD, performed a systematic literature review and found that 37 out of 44 (84.1%) radiology studies show ChatGPT's effectiveness, yet none suggested its unsupervised use in clinical practice.

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Proof-of-concept study pioneers new brain imaging technique through a transparent skull implant

Medical Xpress: Radiology

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) designed and implanted a transparent window in the skull of a patient, then used functional ultrasound imaging (fUSI) to collect high-resolution brain imaging data through the window.

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Many MRI accidents are related to technologist experience

Health Imaging

This week at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine’s annual meeting, a team of experts presented new data on the technologist’s role in MRI safety events.

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Aetna declines to modify payment policy despite pleas from radiology societies

Radiology Business

ACR, the Society of Interventional Radiology and others believe these restrictions will force patients to consider problematic alternatives for their back pain, such as opioids.

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Penn Medicine to Present Multiple Clinical Trial Results at 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting

Imaging Technology

christine.book Wed, 05/29/2024 - 18:55 May 30, 2024 — Researchers from Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will present data on the latest advances in cancer research at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting , taking place May 31-June 4 in Chicago, IL.

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Researchers Unveil PI-QUAL v2 for Prostate MRI Quality Assessments

Diagnostic Imaging

Developed by an extended prostate cancer working group of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR), the updated PI-QUAL scoring system emphasizes a simplified scale of image parameters that applies to prostate MRI scans with and without intravenous contrast use.

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ISMRM: 11.7 tesla MRI: ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’

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SINGAPORE -- Auntminnie.com spoke with ultrahigh-field MRI expert Nicolas Boulant, PhD, of the NeuroSpin research center near Paris, at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) annual meeting. Boulant channeled the classic spaghetti Western movie “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” to describe his team’s early clinical experience neuroimaging 20 subjects using ultrahigh field 11.7 tesla MRI – to date, the highest magnetic field MRI used in humans, he said.

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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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PSMA PET/CT shows promise for spotting metastatic disease in patients with renal cell carcinoma

Health Imaging

Up to 30% of patients have metastatic disease by the time they are initially diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, making accurate staging a critical element of treatment planning.

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Delay in sale of 9-state multispecialty radiology provider spurs Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

Radiology Business

The decision is "a direct consequence of Wall Street private equity vultures looting our healthcare system,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Monday.

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University Hospitals Cleveland, Siemens Healthineers in New Alliance to Improve Oncology, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Care for Patients

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 05/14/2024 - 12:45 May 14, 2024 — University Hospitals (UH) and Siemens Healthineers announce a 10-year strategic alliance that builds on their 40-year history of clinical and research collaboration. This ambitious next phase will support UH’s focus on improving oncology, cardiovascular, and neurovascular care for patients in Ohio. Siemens Healthineers and UH will look to also advance the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and use theranostics—combining the approaches o

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FDA Clears 5T Whole-Body MRI System

Diagnostic Imaging

In addition to enhanced resolution, the uMR Jupiter 5T device reportedly addresses image uniformity and radiofrequency safety that have been previous challenges with ultra-high-field MRI.

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ISMRM: Is the future of MR elastography in 3D?

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SINGAPORE – MR elastography is a leading noninvasive approach for imaging liver fibrosis, yet a new technique known as “3D MRE” promises to open new opportunities for diagnosing chronic liver disease, according to a leading expert in the field. Sudhakar Venkatesh, MD, gave a talk on the technique on May 4 at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2024 meeting.

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Low-cost MRI paired with AI produces high-quality results

Medical Xpress: Radiology

A magnetic resonance imaging device built with off-the-shelf parts and paired with AI matched the performance of high-end MRI machines, according to a study published Thursday that could pave the way for greater access to the life-saving tools.

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Philips celebrates nearly 2M liters of liquid helium saved thanks to its helium-free MRI technology

Health Imaging

The company made the announcement following the 1,111th installation of its BlueSeal 1.5T magnet, which took place at the Vida Imaging and Breast Center in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

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Radiologist-founded startup Rad AI raises $50M in Series B financing

Radiology Business

The company, which offers software to help physicians save time and alleviate burnout, will use the funds to expand global availability of its generative AI solutions.

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American Roentgen Ray Society Awards 2024 ARRS Gold Medal to Former President, Present Roentgen Fund Chair, Philip Costello

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 05/07/2024 - 13:03 May 7, 2024 — The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) announced that Philip Costello , MD, the 118th ARRS President and recently named chair of The Roentgen Fund Board of Trustees , has been awarded the 2024 ARRS Gold Medal. The highest accolade bestowed by North America’s first radiological society, the ARRS Gold Medal has been honoring illustrious service to radiology for more than four decades.

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FDA Clears AI-Powered Quantitative Perfusion Mapping for Cone-Beam CT

Diagnostic Imaging

Reportedly validated in more than 10 clinical trials, the AngioFlow perfusion imaging software enables timely identification of brain regions with cerebral blood flow reduction and those with significant hypoperfusion.

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