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

AuntMinnie

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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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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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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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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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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ISMRM: Beware the 'four horsemen of the radiology AI apocalypse'

AuntMinnie

SINGAPORE - Radiology AI technology is here -- and more is coming. But its continued integration into the healthcare continuum will not be without its challenges, according to Charlene Liew, MD, director of cardiothoracic imaging at Changi General Hospital in Singapore. Liew gave a talk on the state of AI in radiology on May 4 at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 2024 meeting.

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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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RadNet sees quarterly revenue climb to ‘record’ $432M with double-digit growth across multiple modalities

Radiology Business

Comparing only imaging centers that operated both quarters, MRI volumes increased 10% compared to Q1 of 2023 while PET/CT was up more than 15%.

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ACR responds to Congressional query on AI reimbursement

AuntMinnie

American College of Radiology (ACR) CEO William Thorwarth Jr., MD, issued a nine-page letter to Congress recommending how to solve the reimbursement problem for AI in healthcare and ensure clinical AI is of value to patients and health systems. Thorwarth's response is just one prompted by a March 20 request from the Bipartisan House Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI), led by U.S.

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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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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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ISMRM: PET/MRI shows promise identifying musculoskeletal ‘pain generators’

AuntMinnie

SINGAPORE -- PET/MRI is emerging as a viable tool for pinpointing locations of pain in people with chronic low back pain and persistent hip pain after total hip replacements, according to research by a group from Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Marijn Mostert, a doctoral student, presented a study May 9 at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) meeting showing that F-18 FDG-PET/MRI scans revealed previously unidentified pain locations in 27 patients, with

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes on Screening Mammograms Predict Cardiometabolic Disease, Cardiovascular Risk

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 05/10/2024 - 08:10 May 10, 2024 — According to the Summa Cum Laude Award-Winning Online Poster presented during the 124th ARRS Annual Meeting , fat-enlarged axillary nodes on screening mammograms can predict high cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, Type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and hypertension (HTN). “Incorporating fat-enlarged nodes into CVD risk models has the potential to improve CVD risk stratification without additional cost or additional testing,” said Jessica Rubino , MD, from D

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Precision medicine tool predicts breast cancer immunotherapy response

Health IT Analytics

New InteractPrint tool analyzes how breast cancer epithelial cells impact cancer-immune interactions, enabling prediction of immune checkpoint inhibition response.

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Texas Radiology Associates CEO Mark Kalmar takes home RBMA’s top award

Radiology Business

Meanwhile, ARA Diagnostic Imaging's Stacy Sanso received the President’s Award while Central Oregon Radiology Associates' Jamie Dyer took home the Young Professional Award.

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ISMRM: Consideration of AI ethics in healthcare is of prime importance

AuntMinnie

SINGAPORE - AI in healthcare has many benefits – not least of which is the potential to mitigate care discrepancies. But it also carries risks, such as the use of data to create AI tools that don't accurately reflect patient diversity. Mark Schweitzer, MD, vice president of Health Affairs for Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, delivered a lecture May 9 at the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) meeting in Singapore titled "Ethical Issues in MRI AI Research.

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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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How a ND Clinic Boosted X-ray Volume and Patient Experience with SHARP FM X-ray

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Essentia Health’s main campus in Fargo, North Dakota, is centrally located among a series of small towns whose local care options typically include acute care and emergency departments. Casselton is one such town, located about 20 miles away. The Essentia Health-Casselton Clinic prides itself on its small town roots, with providers getting to know each and every patient on a first name basis.

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Study introduces hyperspectral dark-field microscopy for rapid and accurate identification of cancerous tissues

Medical Xpress: Radiology

Breast-conserving surgery (BCS), also called lumpectomy, involves the removal of a cancerous lump and some surrounding tissue. BCS is suitable for women with early-stage breast cancer or small lumps, as it preserves more of the breast compared to mastectomy.

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ISMRM: Screening for implants key in trauma neuroimaging

AuntMinnie

SINGAPORE – MRI plays a pivotal role in trauma cases by detecting lesions in the acute, subacute, and chronic phases of brain injuries, yet screening patients for implanted devices remains a primary safety concern, according to a leading expert. In a presentation May 6 at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting, Sumeet Kumar, MD, a senior consultant neuroradiologist at Singapore’s National Neuroscience Institute, discussed indications for MRI in head trauma cases, no

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Elekta Further Strengthens its Elekta ONE Software Suite with Acquisition of Philips Treatment Planning Patent Portfolio

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:42 May 6, 2024 — Elekta announced the acquisition of Philips Healthcare ’s Pinnacle Treatment Planning System (TPS) patent portfolio. This strategic move bolsters Elekta’s position in treatment planning and underscores its commitment to being the innovation leader in radiation therapy. Elekta and Philips have reached an agreement to transfer Philips’ patent portfolio in the radiation oncology treatment planning domain to Elekta, unlocking further innovations in radi

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Researchers use foundation models to discover new cancer imaging biomarkers

ScienceDaily

Researchers have harnessed the technology behind foundation models, which power tools like ChatGPT, to discover new cancer imaging biomarkers that could transform how patterns are identified from radiological images. Improved identification of such patterns can greatly impact the early detection and treatment of cancer.

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Casper Medical Imaging & Outpatient Radiology expands into new state

Radiology Business

Based in its namesake Wyoming community, the rural private practice is growing eastward, opening a new outpatient center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

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Improving access worldwide to MRI: ‘No surrender,’ expert says

AuntMinnie

SINGAPORE -- About 70% of the world’s population has zero access to MRI and it will take a “no surrender” approach to improve this disparity, according to Andew Webb, PhD, a professor of radiology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Webb is a leading figure in efforts to improve access to MRI in low- and middle income countries (LMICs) and delivered the notable Lauterbur Lecture May 5 on the topic at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting.

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ScreenPoint Medical Appoints Pieter Kroese from COO to CEO Role at Breast AI Company

Imaging Technology

christine.book Mon, 05/06/2024 - 13:19 May 6, 2024 — ScreenPoint Medical ’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Peter Kroese as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the breast artificial intelligence (AI) company. The creator of Transpara reported the significant transition in its leadership as Mark Koeniguer, the current CEO, stepped down from his position, noting Koeniguer served as CEO since 2022 and was instrumental in ScreenPoint's commercial growth and success over the

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Female radiology residents are 31 times more likely to experience discrimination than men

Health Imaging

"Everyone in charge at our institution thinks the female residents are 'whiny.' We are told to keep our heads down and not cause problems.

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Lack of reimbursement hindering AI adoption, American College of Radiology warns Congress

Radiology Business

Determining how to reimburse for healthcare artificial intelligence is likely to be a “complex policy challenge,” CEO William T. Thorwarth Jr., MD, wrote May 6.

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ISMRM: Radiomics model predicts need for knee replacement surgery

AuntMinnie

SINGAPORE – A machine-learning model using radiomics features from MRIs could help clinicians predict whether patients with knee osteoarthritis may need total knee replacement (TKR) surgery. In a study discussed May 5 at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), a model distinguished knee osteoarthritis patients in potential need of TKR with an accuracy of up to 87.2%.

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Ascelia Pharma Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 3 Study of Orviglance Liver Imaging Contrast Agent Drug Candidate

Imaging Technology

christine.book Wed, 05/08/2024 - 14:33 May 8, 2024 — Swedish biotech company Ascelia Pharma AB has announced that its liver imaging drug candidate, Orviglance , significantly improved visualization of focal liver lesions, successfully meeting the primary endpoint in the pivotal Phase 3 study SPARKLE. A summary of significant updates presented during a corporate update presented May 7, “Bringing Orviglance to Patients,” follows: - The Phase 3 study demonstrated strong superiority in visualization

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ACR Collaborative Model Achieves 20 Percent Improvement in PI-QUAL Scores for Prostate MRI

Diagnostic Imaging

Using a learning network model to discuss challenges and share insights among radiology departments from five different organizations, researchers noted that 87 percent of audited prostate MRI exams had PI-QUAL scores > 4 at the conclusion of the collaborative program.

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