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MRI safety oversight: Gaps 'big enough to drive a truck through'

AuntMinnie

MRI safety oversight is spotty at best, with gaps "big enough to drive a truck through," according to Tobias Gilk, founder of Gilk Radiology Consultants in Overland Park, KS, and senior vice president of Radiology-Planning in Mission, KS. The situation impacts not only patient care but also how radiology staff offer that care, and it must be mitigated, Gilk told AuntMinnie.com in an interview during which he outlined his experience trying to track down information on a few MRI accidents that occ

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Can Mammography-Based AI Enhance the Detection of Contralateral Breast Cancer?

Diagnostic Imaging

Offering comparable sensitivity to radiologists for detecting contralateral breast cancer on mammography images, an emerging adjunctive AI software may also facilitate earlier diagnosis, according to study findings presented at the at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

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Consolidation Patterns of Practices with Radiologists through 2023

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Wed, 06/05/2024 - 20:50 June 5, 2024 — A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found that from 2014 to 2023 the number of medical practices with affiliated radiologists decreased 14.7% (from 5,059 to 4,313) even though the number of radiologists increased 17.3% (from 30,723 to 36,024). As such, the average number of radiologists per practice increased from 9.7 to 17.9 over the study.

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Microscope system sharpens scientists' view of neural circuit connections

Medical Xpress: Radiology

The brain's ability to learn comes from "plasticity," in which neurons constantly edit and remodel the tiny connections called synapses that they make with other neurons to form circuits. To study plasticity, neuroscientists seek to track it at high resolution across whole cells, but plasticity doesn't wait for slow microscopes to keep pace and brain tissue is notorious for scattering light and making images fuzzy.

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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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Food insecurity tied to lower likelihood of mammography screening

AuntMinnie

Women with food insecurity are less likely to report attending mammography screening, according to research published June 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. A team led by Jerome Phillip Watts from Howard University in Washington, DC, found in a nationally representative cross-sectional survey that women classified as having low or very low food security were significantly less likely to undergo mammography than women reporting high or marginal food security.

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AI-Based Analysis of Dynamic Digital Radiography Data Gives Researchers Greater Insight into Lung Function and Pulmonary Disorders

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 06/06/2024 - 21:32 June 6, 2024 — In a landmark study, the latest in technology innovation by Konica Minolta Healthcare was used to develop a machine-learning-based analysis of X-ray imaging that automatically quantifies lung function data. This AI -powered technique provides a reliable alternative to pulmonary function tests (PFTs), which have limited assessment capabilities and can be difficult for some patients with pulmonary disorders to complete.

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First-of-its-kind test can predict dementia up to nine years before diagnosis

ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed a new method for predicting dementia with over 80% accuracy and up to nine years before a diagnosis. The new method provides a more accurate way to predict dementia than memory tests or measurements of brain shrinkage, two commonly used methods for diagnosing dementia.

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Neuroradiology must proactively improve female representation

AuntMinnie

While female representation has improved in neuroradiology, the gender gap persists in this radiology specialty, according to a presentation given at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting. In her presentation, Tina Young Poussaint, MD, from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, discussed the state of neuroradiology regarding female representation.

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ACR urges radiologists to speak up as Medicare considers covering imaging AI software

Radiology Business

New York-based vendor Cleerly recently petitioned CMS to pay for its primary CT software, which assesses scans for signs of coronary artery disease.

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Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer: Susan G. Komen(R) Scholars and Studies Highlighted at ASCO 2024

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 06/07/2024 - 15:04 June 7, 2024 — Scholars and studies funded by Susan G. Komen (R), the world’s leading breast cancer organization, showcased cutting-edge breast cancer research aimed at advancing the field at the ASCO Annual Meeting 2024. Organized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, this premier conference annually convenes over 40,000 oncologists and stakeholders worldwide.

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RSNA and ACR partner to help patients better understand their radiology reports

Health Imaging

The new series touches on topics like the basics of reading reports, information on BI-RADS and LI-RADS, how to digest data specific to various anatomy, and more.

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SNMMI: Kuo discusses imaging in Pluvicto patients, new Alzheimer’s disease treatment

AuntMinnie

TORONTO -- AuntMinnie.com spoke with prostate cancer imaging expert Phillip Kuo, MD, PhD, of the City of Hope in Duarte, CA, at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting about new developments in PET/CT imaging in patients on Lu-177 PSMA-617 therapy. Kuo, who led development of imaging guidelines used to develop Lu-177 PSMA-617 ( Pluvicto , Novartis), noted that the theranostics treatment is approved for use in advanced stages of the disease, but that trials are underw

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Thousands of radiology practices have lost their independence amid waves of consolidation

Radiology Business

Between 2015 and 2022, nearly 3,500 physician practices that provide radiology services disappeared from the Medicare Provider Data Log, according to the Neiman Health Policy Institute.

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Shine Technologies Partners with Blue Earth Therapeutics for First Supply of Ilumira from Its New Facility

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 06/07/2024 - 14:57 June 7, 2024 — Shine Technologies, LLC , a pioneer in next-generation fusion-based technology, today announced a new partnership with Blue Earth Therapeutics , a Bracco company and recognized leader in the development of innovative radiopharmaceuticals. Shine has provided the first supply of Ilumira – its non-carrier added lutetium-177 (n.c.a.

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Why practices might want to think twice before using ChatGPT to create patient education materials

Health Imaging

"The potential for disseminating inaccurate information and the occurrence of 'hallucinations'—responses that are generated without grounding in factual data—are significant concerns,” authors of a new analysis warn.

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UC Berkeley researchers develop CT-based 'virtual stress test' for BMD

AuntMinnie

A team of University of California, Berkeley researchers has developed a "virtual stress test" for CT-based assessment of bone mineral density (BMD) in an evaluation for osteoporosis. Tony Keaveny, PhD, of the University of California, Berkeley. The technology's development is timely, as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is currently reviewing its 2018 guidance for osteoporosis screening, lead researcher Tony Keaveny, PhD, of Berkeley BioMechanics Laboratory, told AuntMinnie.com.

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Essential Keys to MRI Safety in the Age of Advanced Diagnostics

Diagnostic Imaging

As ongoing advances continue to redefine and elevate the diagnostic capabilities of MRI, ensuring the safety of patients and operators through effective signage, training and regular safety audits is of paranount importance.

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HHS: Change Healthcare, not radiology groups, is responsible for breach notifications after cyberattack

Radiology Business

OCR Director Melanie Fontes Rainer emphasized that patients impacted by the incident “must be notified that their protected health information was breached.

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Primary care docs lack trust in AI, making it unlikely they'll invest in applications, new survey says

Health Imaging

Despite the opportunistic screening capabilities afforded by artificial intelligence applications, primary care providers are hesitant to embrace the technology.

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Michigan adds requirements for medical imaging equipment operators

AuntMinnie

Staff operating ionizing radiation equipment in Michigan are now required to meet certain qualifications for active status and employment. The new rules now in effect in Michigan help ensure that only medical radiologic technologists with the appropriate education and training can operate medical imaging equipment, according to an American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) legislative update.

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Injury Prediction Rule Reduces Radiographic Imaging Exposure in Children

MedImaging Radiography

A highly accurate prediction rule for cervical spine injuries in children reduces the use of CT scans by over 50% without missing clinically significant injuries or increasing the use of unnecessary X-rays.

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Radiology provider LucidHealth names associate CMO, plus new department chairs at Vanderbilt, Dartmouth

Radiology Business

In other news, former Envision Healthcare CEO Jim Rechtin is slated to take over the top post at insurer Humana on July 1, while AHRA elected new board members.

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Commercially available AI reduces radiologists' workload by 34% in certain screening settings

Health Imaging

It also increases cancer detection rates and reduces false positives, according to new work published in the journal Radiology.

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AI-enhanced cardiac CT could help curb cardiovascular events

AuntMinnie

For improving cardiovascular health outcomes, the combination of AI with various types of CT exams is generating evidence of their potential usefulness for radiologists, cardiologists, and patients. With help from AI, CT imaging techniques such as coronary CT angiography (CCTA), stress myocardial CT perfusion imaging, and CT-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR) analysis can play a key role in reducing the use of invasive coronary angiography, helping to prevent major adverse cardiovascular even

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HAPpenings – Our HAP Experts Share Knowledge with the Radiology Community

Healthcare Administrative Partners

At the April 14 – 17 Radiology Business Management Association ( RBMA ) PaRADigm Conference in Las Vegas, Rebecca Farrington and Sandy Coffta presented Positioning Your Radiology Group For Success. Their talk was a dive into a captivating exploration of real-world case studies from radiology groups that rode the waves of change. Whether the group soared to success or stumbled along the way, there's a story behind every strategic decision.

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1st-of-its kind study unearths factors radiology providers can modify to boost cancer screening uptake

Radiology Business

Researchers believe their analysis offers some of first evidence highlighting connections between racism and the decision to receive low-dose CT.

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Dose reduction protocol makes multiple same-day contrast injections possible when necessary

Health Imaging

This reduction protocol allows for acceptable lesion visualization while also providing a cautionary cushion when the safety of sequential contrast injections is in question.

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DEXA suggests link between schizophrenia and bone fragility

AuntMinnie

Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) imaging suggests that people with schizophrenia have lower bone mineral density (BMD) and higher rates of fracture than individuals without the condition, according to a study published May 30 in Translational Psychiatry. The results are from a review that included DEXA studies in individuals with schizophrenia and highlight the need for guidelines for preventing fractures in these patients, noted lead author Behnaz Azimi Manavi, PhD, of Deakin University

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Radiology Study Shows Nearly 350 Percent Increase of Practices with 100 or More Radiologists

Diagnostic Imaging

There was over a 31 percent decline in radiology-only practices and over a 25 percent decrease of practices employing 10-24 radiologists, according to new research examining consolidation trends in radiology from 2014 to 2023.

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Radiology providers not responsible for breach notifications after Change cyberattack, HHS says

Radiology Business

OCR Director Melanie Fontes Rainer emphasized that patients impacted by the incident “must be notified that their protected health information was breached.