September, 2023

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After seeing 17 different doctors, boy with rare condition receives diagnosis from ChatGPT

Radiology Business

The program landed on tethered cord syndrome, which a neurosurgeon later confirmed as the correct diagnosis.

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How Much Does a Digital X-Ray Machine Cost?

Maven Imaging

When entering the world of medical imaging, one of the first questions many practices ask is related to the cost of digital X-ray machines. The answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Multiple variables, ranging from core features to unexpected expenses, play a role in determining the final price tag. Whether you're a chiropractor , orthopedic specialist , or run an urgent care office, this guide will shed light on what to expect as you venture into this essential medical equipment d

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Making the Most of PowerScribe

Ben White

With the recent advances in LLMs, I suspect dictation improvements are one of the things that will be increasingly available in the very very near term future (though how cost-effective those plugins or replacements will be remains to be seen). In the meantime, PowerScribe is ubiquitous in radiology practices across the country, and it’s the only dictation software I use in my job.

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FDA announces recall of Abbott neurostimulation devices after MRI-related issues lead to 73 injuries

Health Imaging

The new recall, which includes more than 155,000 implantable pulse generators , is due to ongoing issues with the devices being unable to exit MRI mode and return to normal use.

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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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Clinical Conundrum: Should a Troponin Routinely be Ordered in Patients with SVT?

REBEL EM

Bottom Line Up Top: Troponins should not be routinely sent in patients presenting with SVT. Rarely, they may be necessary if the patient has concerning ischemic symptoms that persist after conversion to sinus rhythm. Clinical Scenario: A 44-year-old man presents with palpitations that started 45 minutes ago. He has no medical problems and denies any prior similar symptoms.

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More cases of breast cancer detected with the help of AI

Medical Xpress: Radiology

One radiologist supported by AI detected more cases of breast cancer in screening mammography than two radiologists working together, reports the ScreenTrustCAD study from Karolinska Institutet in a paper, titled "Artificial intelligence for breast cancer detection in screening mammography: A paired-readers prospective interventional screen positive trial," published in The Lancet Digital Health.

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Study Shows Significant Overutilization of Head and Neck CT Angiography in the ER

Diagnostic Imaging

Over 80 percent of head and neck computed tomography angiography (CTA) exams performed in the emergency department had no actionable findings for patients with non-focal neurologic complaints, and 67 percent of the exams were ordered by non-physician practitioners (NPPs), according to a newly published study.

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82% of CTA head and neck scans in 1 emergency department had no actionable findings

Radiology Business

Nonphysician practitioners and ED residents also ordered a significantly greater proportion of such exams, experts detailed in JACR.

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GPT-4 unlocks key insights from free-text radiology reports

Health Imaging

Both ChatGPT and GPT-4 were found to be be good at analyzing free-text notes for lung cancer insights. One of the two programs, however, was able to outperform the other.

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STREAM-2: Half-Dose Tenecteplase vs Primary PCI in Older Patients with STEMI?

REBEL EM

Background: Primary PCI is the recommended reperfusion strategy in patients with STEMI and should be initiated within 2 hours after first medical contact. In non-PCI-capable hospitals this goal is not always achievable due to delays in transfer. In these cases, thrombolysis is recommended to improve morbidity and mortality. The STREAM-1 trial found that for [2] patients with STEMI presenting within 3 hours of symptom onset and unable to attain PCI within 1 hour of first medical contact, a phar

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Education Organization, DenseBreast-info.org, Announces Second Annual #WorldDenseBreastDay

Imaging Technology

christine.book Tue, 09/12/2023 - 15:39 September 12, 2023 — The world’s leading website on the topic of dense breasts, DenseBreast-info.org (DBI) , has announced that the second annual #WorldDenseBreastDay will be held on September 27, 2023. Plans for the 24-hour Social Media Education Marathon follow news of the FDA’s new “dense breast” reporting requirement going into effect September 2024.

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Targeted ultrasound can change brain functions for up to an hour after intervention

Medical Xpress: Radiology

The targeted use of ultrasound technology can bring about significant changes in brain function that could pave the way towards treatment of conditions such as depression, addiction, or anxiety, a new study suggests.

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PET Study Shows Benefit of Grapes in Stabilizing Brain Metabolism for People with Mild Cognitive Decline

Diagnostic Imaging

Twice-a-day consumption of reconstituted grape powder provides significant long-term benefit in preserving cerebral metabolism for people with mild cognitive decline, according to research presented at the recent Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) conference.

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RIDR Summer Intern Symposium 2023

UCSF Biomedical Imaging

Eighteen student interns from the 2023 RIDR cohort – including 5 high school students, 2 undergraduate college students, and 11 medical school students – presented their final research projects at the RIDR Symposium.

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Whole-body MRI scans show organ damage in long COVID patients

Health Imaging

A study out of the U.K. may link organ abnormalities to lingering COVID-19 symptoms in previously hospitalized patients.

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The ECLS-SHOCK Trial: ECPR in Infarct-Related Cardiogenic Shock

REBEL EM

Background: Cardiogenic shock develops in up to 10% of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and carries a 30 day mortality rate around 50%. Revascularization of the culprit lesion remains one of the few established treatments though there are numerous other unproven modalities including extracorporeal life support (ECLS). Many centers have attempted ECLS to achieve hemodynamic stabilization in this group of patients.

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Broader Digital Health Trends

Imaging Technology

Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPh, FAMIA, FASA, FCPP, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), addressed the topic of broader digital health trends during the recent 2023 AIMed Global Summit, highlighting some of the ways the AMA is working to ensure physicians are actively and deeply involved in the development of new technologies in medicine.

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Nuclear medicine treatment cures lethal form of ovarian cancer in preclinical setting

Medical Xpress: Radiology

A new 225Ac-DOTA-based pre-targeted radioimmunotherapy (PRIT) system has been shown to cure a highly lethal form of advanced intraperitoneal ovarian cancer in a preclinical setting with minimal side effects. Targeting the HER2 protein, which is commonly expressed in ovarian cancer, the therapy (anti-HER2 225Ac-PRIT) is a potential treatment for the otherwise incurable disease.

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Study: PET/CT Multivariate Model Enhances Accuracy for Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

Diagnostic Imaging

For men with PSA scores between 4 to 10 ng/mL, a multivariate prediction model that incorporates 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT had a 92.7 AUC for predicting clinically significant prostate cancer, according to newly published research.

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AI-powered stroke triage software meaningfully reduces treatment times, randomized trial finds

Radiology Business

The investigation also used secure messaging, allowing clinicians to receive real-time alerts via their smartphones to notify them of a possible LVO minutes after the completion of a CT.

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Self-scheduled mammograms gaining popularity with younger patients

Health Imaging

Patients under the age of 50 are opting for the ease and convenience of scheduling their own appointments, and the results may not be limited to mammography.

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UCSF Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Faculty Awarded $3.93M Team Science Grant to Develop Metabolic Imaging for Evaluating Brain Cancer

UCSF Biomedical Imaging

Researchers from UCSF’s Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging were recently awarded a $3.93 million Translational Team Science Award from the Department of Defense.

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Saving Lives Through Improved Screening Awareness

Imaging Technology

In countries with organized screening programs, regular breast cancer screening has been a crucial tool in the clinician toolkit, decreasing breast cancer mortality rates by up to 40%.

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Visualizing nerves with photoacoustic imaging

Medical Xpress: Radiology

Invasive medical procedures, such as surgery requiring local anesthesia, often involve the risk of nerve injury. During operation, surgeons may accidentally cut, stretch, or compress nerves, especially when mistaking them for some other tissue. This can lead to long-lasting symptoms in the patient, including sensory and motor problems. Similarly, patients receiving nerve blockades or other types of anesthesia can suffer from nerve damage if the needle is not placed at the correct distance from t

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MRI Study: People with Past Hospitalization for COVID-19 Have Nearly Triple the Risk of Multiorgan Abnormalities

Diagnostic Imaging

For patients discharged from the hospital with confirmed COVID-19, median five-month follow-up MRI findings revealed a greater likelihood of regional brain volume reduction, parenchymal lung abnormalities and loss of corticomedullary differentiation in the kidney in comparison to people who have not had COVID-19.

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‘Secret shopper’ study co-authored by Mark Cuban finds hospitals failing at imaging price transparency

Radiology Business

“These results suggest that hospitals need to substantially improve the integration of their online pricing data with frontline staff who interact with patients," investigators wrote in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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How MRI “fingerprinting” could help personalize breast cancer treatment

Health Imaging

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University are commissioning a study to determine if a novel MRI technique can predict the effectiveness of chemotherapy in treating breast cancer.

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Celebrating Excellence in Medical Imaging: UCSF’s 2023 Minnies Nominees

UCSF Biomedical Imaging

The Minnies are an initiative by AuntMinnie.com that celebrates the outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of medical imaging. The Minnies serve as a platform to recognize and honor professionals who have made significant strides in various categories, from research and education to leadership and innovation. This year's semifinalists have been announced, and among them, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has garnered significant attention with multiple nominat

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EchoNous Launches New Ultrasound Platform with High-end Features on Apple iOS

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 09/15/2023 - 16:22 September 15, 2023 — EchoNous , a leader in transformative handheld point-of-care ultrasound solutions, announced a new advancement in its medical imaging technology. The acclaimed Kosmos system, known for its high-quality ultrasound performance and cutting-edge AI solutions, now provides advanced capabilities on compatible iOS tablets, empowering healthcare providers with increased accessibility and versatility.

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New study spotlights radiation exposure from medical imaging for children with Down syndrome

Medical Xpress: Radiology

Children with Down syndrome often undergo extensive medical tests, including imaging, that may use ionizing radiation. At the same time, genetic disorders like Down syndrome have an established increased risk of certain cancers, making exposure to radiation early in life less than ideal. Until recently, little research had been done to measure typical imaging radiation exposure rates for children with Down syndrome.

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Emerging PSMA PET Agent May Offer Improved Detection of Prostate Cancer

Diagnostic Imaging

The PSMA PET agent 64Cu SAR-bisPSMA detected a higher number of prostate cancer lesions and had a significantly higher SUVmax and SUVmean than 68Ga PSMA-11 PET/CT, according to initial data from a prospective multisite study presented at the recent Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) conference.

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Forcing patients to ‘opt out’ of screening mammography does not appear to impact adherence

Radiology Business

Automatically scheduling patients for breast imaging appeared to create a heavier administrative burden, researchers detailed Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Deep Learning AI (DLAI) Algorithm Aids in Determining Fracture Risk Using High Resolution Peripheral Quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) Images

CurveBeam AI

A recent publication in the online journal eLife has described the world’s first application of a deep learning AI (DLAI) algorithm to aid in determining fracture risk using images derived from high resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) scans of the forearm. Fragility fractures are a major health problem. Greater than 70% of women who have a fragility fracture are not identified using the current clinical definition of osteoporosis, and therefore remain unidentified and untreated.

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