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“A fearless adventure in knowing what to do when no one’s there telling you what to do”

Ben White

The gaming company Valve started in 1996, became initially successful with the award-winning game Half-Life, even more famous for the early multiplayer mods/games Team Fortress and Counter-Strike, expanded to change videogame distribution with the Steam store/platform, made the innovative/beloved genre-bending puzzle shooter Portal, and even recently released the powerful handheld gaming device, the Steam Deck.

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Study Examines Links Between Mammography Screening, Breast Cancer and Unmet Social Needs

Diagnostic Imaging

Women with an increasing number of unmet social needs were 26 percent less likely to have mammography screening, according to a recent study of over 300 women with breast cancer.

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The NICO Trial: NIV in Comatose Patients with Acute Poisoning

REBEL EM

Background: Patients with decreased level of consciousness due to alcohol, drugs, or medications commonly present to the ED. These patients can be at risk of vomiting and aspiration and often prompts clinicians to pursue definitive airway management to avoid pneumonia and other complications. It is unclear, though, if the risks of intubation (including ventilator associated pneumonia) outweighs the benefits.

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Radiation oncology leaders talk Medicare payment reform

AuntMinnie

Radiation oncology organizations have come together in an effort to reform Medicare payments for radiation therapy services. The organizations include the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The alliance comes in the wake of cuts to Medicare payments for radiation therapy services, which the organizations say threatens patient access to ca

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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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Clinically Correlate

Ben White

Another wide-ranging radiology conversation, this time for an episode with the resident-run radiology podcast, Clinically Correlate. The post Clinically Correlate first appeared on Ben White.

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Radiology practice SimonMed doubling centers offering full-body MRI scans amid ‘exponential’ demand growth

Radiology Business

The private equity-backed provider first launched SimonOne nationwide in summer 2023, capitalizing on increased interest from startup firms and celebrities.

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Study on breast density notification narratives draws mixed reaction

AuntMinnie

A recent Australian study criticizing narratives surrounding breast density notification has drawn mixed reactions from radiologists and advocates of breast cancer screening. The study, published February 14 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), suggested that feminist narratives are being used by companies to influence women’s health. This includes the view that all women undergoing breast cancer screening should be notified of their breast density.

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Nanox Receives FDA Clearance for HealthFLD, an Advanced AI-Based Software Empowering Clinicians in Assessment of Fatty Liver

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 02/13/2024 - 11:58 February 13, 2024 — Nanox , an innovative medical imaging technology company, today announced that its deep-learning medical imaging analytics subsidiary, Nanox AI Ltd., received 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) for HealthFLD , an artificial intelligence ( AI ) software that provides automated qualitative and quantitative analysis of liver attenuation from routine contrast and non-contrast chest and abdomen CT scans in patients be

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Focused ultrasound may alleviate pain without drugs, study finds

Health Imaging

Researchers from Virginia Tech uncovered physiological changes from altering the way the brain perceives pain.

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6 key trends in medical imaging physics

Radiology Business

Mahesh Mahesh, PhD, incoming American Association of Physicists in Medicine president, discusses key developments in the specialty.

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How can radiologists prepare for breast density notification laws?

AuntMinnie

September 10, 2024, is when federal breast density notification laws go into effect, and breast imaging facilities are doing their part in preparing to integrate these into clinical practice. Lars Grimm, MD, from the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) spoke with AuntMinnie.com on how facilities can successfully implement guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for communicating with patients regarding their breast density.

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Clarius Invents a New Way to Help Clinicians Instantly Identify Ultrasound Anatomy

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 02/15/2024 - 12:19 February 15, 2024 — Clarius Mobile Health , a global leader in wireless ultrasound solutions , announces T-Mode AI, a groundbreaking educational technology to help clinicians who are new to ultrasound advance their image interpretation skills using Clarius handheld scanners. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), the new mode enhances a grayscale image using distinctive colors, patterns, and labels to teach clinicians how to instantly identify anatomical tis

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Intermountain Medical Imaging Now Contracted and In-Network with St. Luke’s Health Partners (SLHP) Insurance Plans

Intermountain Medical Imaging

IMI joins SLHP, providing quality and affordable medical imaging to the Treasure Valley Healthcare Community {Boise, Idaho, February 15, 2024} SLHP members now have more options when it comes to accessing medical imaging within the Treasure Valley. For over 24 years, Intermountain Medical Imaging has been providing excellence in service quality and patient experience to the healthcare community.

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Access isn’t enough; other unmet needs keeping patients from using screening mammography

Radiology Business

Patients with such impediments also are more likely to present to practices with late-stage disease, experts detailed in JAMA Network Open.

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PI-RADS optimizes MRI-based diagnostics for prostate cancer detection

AuntMinnie

It's better to take Prostate Imaging-Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) upgrading rules into account when it comes to deciding whether a patient with clinically significant prostate cancer needs a biopsy, researchers have reported. "[Our] study supports the application of PI-RADS upgrading rules to optimize biopsy selection, particularly in risk-based pathways," wrote a team led by Eduardo Thadeu de Oliveira Correia, MD, PhD , of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

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Radformation and Icon Group Unite to Transform Cancer Treatment and Workflows

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 02/12/2024 - 15:11 February 12, 2024 — Radformation , a global pioneer in radiation oncology software solutions, is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Icon Group , a worldwide leader in comprehensive cancer care. This collaboration unites the expertise of two innovators, setting the stage to significantly transform cancer care through groundbreaking workflows and advanced software solutions.

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The Importance of Early Detection and Intervention in Varicose Vein Management

Professional Radiology

Ever wondered why those twisty, swollen veins on your legs matter more than just a cosmetic issue? Catching varicose veins early is crucial for your overall leg health. Professional Radiology is not your average imaging center – we’re all about spot-on scans and treating you like family. Our center stands out for its commitment to providing accurate, meticulous imaging services coupled with compassionate customer care.

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Enterprise imaging: The now and future king of medical image management

Radiology Business

As recently as three to five years ago, clinicians diagnosing disorders could not afford to dismiss the possible presence of “stumble-across” imaging studies. Don’t confuse the term with incidental findings. These are anatomic abnormalities that pop up in imaging exams looking for something else. By contrast, stumble-across imaging is typically a prior exam that’s relevant to care but hidden from view.

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Could CEM be suitable alternative for imaging lobular carcinoma?

AuntMinnie

Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) can locally stage lobular breast carcinomas and could serve as an alternative to breast MRI, according to research published February 12 in Clinical Radiology. A team led by Elisabetta Giannotti, MD, from Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Cambridge, U.K., found that CEM had superior sensitivity compared to standard mammography and that both CEM and MRI overestimate tumor size to a similar degree.

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Fujifilm Healthcare Europe unveils the ECHELON Synergy MRI scanner at the European Congress for Radiology 2024

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 02/16/2024 - 10:13 February 16, 2024 — Fujifilm Healthcare Europe ipresented the Echelon Synergy – a revolutionary MRI scanner for efficient, high performance imaging with optimal patient comfort – at ECR 2024. The 1.5 Tesla superconductive system employs AI-powered Synergy deep learning reconstruction (DLR) to enhance the sharpness of images and the speed of scanning for maximum efficiency.

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Wearable Ultrasound Sticker Helps Identify Early Signs of Acute Liver Failure

MedImaging Ultrasound

An ultrasound sticker previously developed to image deep tissues and organs could offer a more continuous, wearable alternative for continuous long-term monitoring of post-transplant patients in the ICU.

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Burnout’s pronounced prevalence among radiologists underlines ‘urgent, unmet need’ for intervention

Radiology Business

Increased workload, poor sleep quality, suboptimal working conditions and reduced job satisfaction all correlate with increased levels of professional fatigue.

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Can radiologists’ eye-tracking data enhance AI?

AuntMinnie

Integrating eye-tracking data that map how radiologists interpret x-rays into deep learning AI algorithms could be key to developing more “human-centered” AI, according to a recent study. A group led by researchers in Lisbon, Portugal, conducted a systematic literature review of the use of eye gaze-driven data in chest x-ray deep learning (DL) models and ultimately proposed improvements that could enhance the approach.

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Quebec Cancer Center is First in Canada to Treat Cancer Patients Using the Accuray Radixact System

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Wed, 02/14/2024 - 18:21 February 14, 2024 — Accuray Incorporated announced that the team at Quebec’s Montérégie Integrated Cancer Center, part of Charles-LeMoyne Hospital , is the first in Canada to treat cancer patients using the company’s Radixact radiation therapy delivery system. According to the Quebec Cancer Foundation, “on average in Quebec, someone learns that they have cancer every 8 minutes1,” reinforcing the need for innovative new care options like the Radixact System that

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Treating liver cancer with microrobots piloted by a magnetic field

ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed a novel approach to treat liver tumors using magnet-guided microrobots in an MRI device.

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Multidisciplinary collaboration. Advanced visualization. Medical extended reality. Sounds like a job for enterprise imaging.

Radiology Business

Korak Sarkar, MD, vividly recalls a clinical case that clearly demonstrated the significant impact that enterprise imaging can have on healthcare delivery.

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Unmet social needs tied to screening mammography use

AuntMinnie

Women's unmet social needs should be considered to better promote breast cancer screening utilization and early-stage cancer diagnosis, suggest findings published February 13 in JAMA Network Open. Researchers led by Neha Goel, MD, from the University of Miami in Florida found that access to screening mammography did not translate to mammography use and that increasing unmet social needs were tied to lower rates of screening mammography.

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IBA Acquires Radcal Corporation to Expand Medical Imaging Quality Assurance Offering and Strengthen US Presence

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 02/12/2024 - 15:07 February 12, 2024 — IBA , a world leader in particle accelerator technology and a world-leading provider of dosimetry and quality assurance ( QA ) solutions, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire all the assets of Radcal Corporation , a leader in diagnostic X-ray measurement based in California, USA. Through this acquisition, IBA will further strengthen its Medical Imaging Quality Assurance offering and its presence in the US market.

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Error rates in radiology have not changed in 75 years

Health Imaging

Radiology report reading errors are as prevalent as ever. Michael Bruno, MD, of Penn State Hershey Medical Center says it's time for that to change.

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New breast imaging approach provides high sensitivity while reducing false positives: ‘Groundbreaking advancement’

Radiology Business

Low-dose positron emission mammography is a molecular imaging technique that also can reduce radiation exposure while avoiding breast compression.