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The Daylight Computer

Ben White

It may just be the marketing, but the newly announced DC-1 tablet from Daylight seems poised to scratch an itch of our times. As summarized by Om Malik : What the company has created is a beautiful tablet — about the size of a normal iPad Air. It is just a “little less than white,” white, with a gorgeous screen. It is very simple, elegant, and lovely.

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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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Radiologists can promote health equity with responsible AI use

AuntMinnie

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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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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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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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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Critics slam Canadian breast screening guidelines

AuntMinnie

Breast imaging organizations and political bodies are criticizing updated guidelines on breast cancer screening by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC). Released on May 30 , the task force’s draft guidelines recommend that women between the ages of 40 and 49 should not be systematically screened. Instead, these women are advised to have informed conversations with their primary care provider and make their own screening decisions from there.

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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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How will Medicare pay for imaging AI? Health policy experts offer 3 suggestions

Radiology Business

“The existing fee-for-service payment system is not well suited for these services," researchers detailed Tuesday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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This self-powered sensor could make MRIs more efficient

Medical Xpress: Radiology

MRI scans are commonly used to diagnose a variety of conditions, anything from liver disease to brain tumors. But, as anyone who has been through one knows, patients must remain completely still to avoid blurring the images and requiring a new scan. A prototype device described in ACS Sensors could change that. The self-powered sensor detects movement and shuts down an MRI scan in real time, improving the process for patients and technicians.

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Are ‘super phantoms’ key to advancing medical imaging?

AuntMinnie

Developing and testing a new class of “super phantoms” is needed to optimize new medical imaging techniques before they are used in human studies, according to an article published May 24 in Communications Engineering. An international group from the U.S., the Netherlands, and Germany, said there is a major knowledge gap between testing on current phantoms and testing on highly complex human tissues.

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‘Publication pressure’ evident albeit not overwhelming in medical imaging

Health Imaging

Radiology researchers feel no less squeezed to “publish or perish” than academics working in any other medical specialty.

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Senators advance ACR-supported bill to prevent suicide and burnout among physicians

Radiology Business

“Because of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, lives have been saved and livelihoods have been protected," ACR wrote recently.

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Robotic Ultrasound Systems to Assist Doctors during Surgery

MedImaging Ultrasound

Current research indicates that robotic ultrasound systems capable of conducting routine examinations autonomously and assisting doctors in the operating theater.

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PET predicts adverse events in heart disease patients

AuntMinnie

PET imaging with nitrogen-13 (N-13) ammonia radiotracer can help predict major adverse cardiac events in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), according to a study published May 30 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. A group at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, found that right ventricular myocardial strain ratio (RVMSR) measurements on N-13 ammonia PET images predicted cardiovascular events and suggested the approach can be used to identify patients who would benefit from clinical in

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Friends and family noticing differences in loved ones' memory could predict early changes in the brain

Health Imaging

Experts recently uncovered strong associations between reports of memory loss from patients' peers/loved ones and the presence of tau tangles on imaging.

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Radiologists and emergency physicians agree: Imaging overuse in the ED is an ongoing problem

Radiology Business

The issue particularly pertains to CT overuse, with several factors driving up ordering numbers, according to new survey data published Tuesday.

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Caffeine affects brain dopamine function in patients with Parkinson's disease

ScienceDaily

Regular high caffeine consumption affects dopamine function in patients with Parkinson's disease, shows a new international study. Caffeine consumption before undergoing diagnostic brain dopamine imaging may also affect the imaging results.

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ChatGPT tested on cardiac imaging questions

AuntMinnie

ChatGPT would require further refinement before being used clinically to help educate patients about cardiac imaging, according to a study published May 23 in Clinical Imaging. A team at the University of California, Davis found that ChatGPT answered more than half of 30 patient questions about cardiac imaging correctly and consistently, yet at least one-fourth of the chatbot’s responses were either incorrect or clinically misleading.

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CT-Based AI Model May Enhance Prediction of Lung Cancer Recurrence

Diagnostic Imaging

An AI model that includes extracted radiomic features from CT scans more than doubled the sensitivity rate for preoperative prediction of lung cancer recurrence in comparison to traditional TNM staging, according to study findings to be presented at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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Private equity-backed Solis Mammography touts latest center acquisition

Radiology Business

The Addison, Texas-based provider is purchasing the Mammography and Ultrasound Imaging Center in Gainesville, Florida, adding to its growing number of locations.

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MRI-based machine learning approach predicts breast cancer metastasis

Health IT Analytics

A convolutional neural network successfully flagged 95% of breast cancer patients with axillary metastasis, demonstrating potential to reduce unnecessary biopsies.

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Use caution when billing for remote radiology reading

AuntMinnie

Sandy Coffta. The ability to have radiologists work at locations remote from the patient exam site can be a great boon to efficiency and turnaround time. This practice has become more prevalent with the advent of faster network connections, and it has increased significantly since the COVID-19 pandemic when more people began working offsite. Compliant billing for remote reading services is not always as straightforward as normal onsite billing, and radiology practices must be aware of the requir

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CT Study Links Better Five-Year Prognosis with Minor Ground Glass Opacity Component in NSCLC Lung Nodules

Diagnostic Imaging

In comparison to pure solid nodules in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), nodules with a minor ground glass opacity component were associated with over a 38 percent higher rate of recurrence-free survival.

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GE HealthCare leads with 72 AI-enabled devices; Siemens, Canon, Philips, Aidoc also make top 5

Radiology Business

The FDA most recently updated its tally of approved products on May 13 with a total of 882 devices and 191 added in the latest revision.

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Advancing cancer detection by counting tiny blood-circulating particles

ScienceDaily

A researcher is reporting a new method to detect cancer which could make cancer detection as simple as taking a blood test. With a 98.7% accuracy rate, the method has the potential to detect cancer at the earliest stage and improve treatment efficacy.

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AI predicts brain surgery outcomes on MRI

AuntMinnie

A machine-learning algorithm used with resting-state functional MRI can help clinicians foresee surgical outcomes in high-grade glioma patients, researchers have found. A team led by Patrick Luckett, PhD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, developed a random-forest classifier that was highly accurate for predicting tumor resection outcomes in brain cancer patients.

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Preoperative Breast MRI Identifies Additional Cancer in Nearly 25 Percent of Young Women with Breast Cancer

Diagnostic Imaging

Additional carcinoma in the ipsilateral breast was detected on preoperative MRI exams in 24 out of 102 women prior to lumpectomy and mastectomy procedures, according to new study findings presented at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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Association of University Radiologists announces name change

Radiology Business

The organization will now go by the Association of Academic Radiology after members voted on the switch at the society’s annual meeting in April.

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REBEL Core Cast 123.0 – Posterior Epistaxis

REBEL EM

Take Home Points: Posterior epistaxis is a rare, life-threatning presentation. The key is in identifying and rapidly gaining control with a posterior pack or foley catheter. These patients often require surgical intervention so get ENT to the bedside and admit to a place with a higher level of monitoring. REBEL Core Cast 123.0 – Posterior Epistaxis Click here for Direct Download of the Podcast.

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Wash. MRI technologist bill to take effect June 6

AuntMinnie

The state of Washington is reducing barriers to certifying new radiologic technologists, especially MRI providers, with a new workforce bill that goes into effect June 6. HB 2355 relates to establishing a primary certification process for MRI technologists. Before the bill, MRI technologist was not one of the titles among certified radiologic technologists in Washington.

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