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Relying on “A Guy”

Ben White

Incredible story briefly detailed in NYT’s “ Did One Guy Just Stop a Huge Cyberattack? ” by Kevin Roose: In the cybersecurity world, a database engineer inadvertently finding a backdoor in a core Linux feature is a little like a bakery worker who smells a freshly baked loaf of bread, senses something is off and correctly deduces that someone has tampered with the entire global yeas t supply.

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SRU releases consensus statement on endometriosis detection

AuntMinnie

The Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) has issued a new expert consensus statement that aims to improve the evaluation of endometriosis. The consensus, published April 9 in Radiology , provides recommendations for improving routine pelvic ultrasounds through additional maneuvers and imaging to improve diagnosis of deep endometriosis, according to the authors.

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Google teams with Bayer to address radiologist burnout via AI

Radiology Business

"Gen AI can help tackle repetitive tasks and provide insights into massive datasets, saving valuable time," Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, said Tuesday.

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AI makes retinal imaging 100 times faster, compared to manual method

ScienceDaily

Researchers applied artificial intelligence (AI) to a technique that produces high-resolution images of cells in the eye. They report that with AI, imaging is 100 times faster and improves image contrast 3.5-fold. The advance, they say, will provide researchers with a better tool to evaluate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other retinal diseases.

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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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PET/MRI may reduce unnecessary prostate biopsies by 83%

Health Imaging

A study out of China found most patients biopsied for prostate lesions did not have clinically significant cancer, calling the clinical ranking systems into question.

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Practice must pay $14M after table collapses under patient during imaging exam, jury rules

Radiology Business

The original inciting incident occurred in July 2014, when 58-year-old James Griswold visited the Connecticut provider group for a nuclear stress imaging test.

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AI-assisted breast-cancer screening may reduce unnecessary testing

Medical Xpress: Radiology

Using artificial intelligence (AI) to supplement radiologists' evaluations of mammograms may improve breast-cancer screening by reducing false positives without missing cases of cancer, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Whiterabbit.ai, a Silicon Valley-based technology startup.

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World Health Organization (WHO) Urges Health Professionals to Address Climate Change

Imaging Technology

christine.book Wed, 04/10/2024 - 12:27 April 10, 2024 — As the medical imaging community continues to shed a consistently bright spotlight on ways radiology impacts the environment and addresses sustainability, ITN is focusing on ways leading healthcare organizations are addressing this critical issue. To that end, and with Earth Day approaching on April 22, what follows is an update from the World Health Organization ( WHO ) on a new toolkit it has designed to support healthcare workers.

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UltraCon: How reliable is POCUS for pancreatic imaging?

AuntMinnie

AUSTIN, TX – Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) isn’t typically used for imaging the pancreas, but perhaps that should change, according to a presentation given April 7 at UltraCon. In her talk, Alice Lee, MD, from Stanford University in California highlighted findings on how POCUS can be a reliable tool for pancreatic imaging, whether performed by experienced or novice sonographers.

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Nearly 80% of physicians now work for hospitals or other corporate entities as private practice dwindles

Radiology Business

For the first time, the percentage of practice ownership by PE firms and other corporate entities (30%) surpassed hospitals or health systems' share (28%).

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New AI method captures uncertainty in medical images

Medical Xpress: Radiology

In biomedicine, segmentation involves annotating pixels from an important structure in a medical image, like an organ or cell. Artificial intelligence models can help clinicians by highlighting pixels that may show signs of a certain disease or anomaly.

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ImagingU Introduces New Course with MRI Simulation for Students and Technologists

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Wed, 04/10/2024 - 13:51 April 10, 2024 — Online MRI and CT education leader, ImagingU , announced the launch of a new course for students and technologists which includes access to MRI simulation through ScanLabMR , ImagingU’s sister company. The groundbreaking course is the first-of-its-kind in the industry, providing participants with one-year access to ImagingU’s Post-Primary Pathway Certification online course , access to ScanLabMR MRI simulation for six months, a guided syllabus

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Negative axillary ultrasound can lead to breast biopsy omission

AuntMinnie

Many women with early-stage HR+HER2- breast cancer and a negative presurgical axillary ultrasound can skip sentinel lymph node biopsy, a study presented April 11 at the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, found. In his talk, Andreas Giannakou, MD, from Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston showed results suggesting that nodal disease burden and oncologic outcomes among women in a real-world setting are similar to criteria in the Sentin

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‘Legal looting’: Watchdog highlights markets most impacted by private equity’s growing reach in radiology, other specialties

Radiology Business

The Private Equity Stakeholder Project’s new State Risk Index is calculated based on 16 unique indicators, leaders said Tuesday.

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Case-Control Study: The Role of First Tarsometatarsal Joint Morphology and Instability in the Etiology of Hallux Valgus  

CurveBeam AI

Key Points: First tarsometatarsal joint (TMT1) hypermobility is associated with hallux valgus (HV) which is caused by TMT1 instability. Weight Bearing CT (WBCT) provides a clearer view of TMT1 morphology and instability by providing images of a patient under physiological load. The TMT1 is a crucial component of the medial column of the foot and plays a significant role in first-ray mechanics.

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iCAD Showcases New ProFound Cloud, Enhanced ProFound Detection Workstation Features and New Strategic Partnerships at SBI Annual Symposium

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 04/11/2024 - 12:43 April 11, 2024 — iCAD, Inc., a global leader in clinically proven AI-powered cancer detection solutions, announced today it will showcase its ProFound Breast Health Suite of AI solutions, including the newly released ProFound Cloud, powered by Google Cloud and Google Health AI architecture, while also highlighting its recently announced partnership with Densitas, a global leader in AI solutions for breast cancer screening, at the Society for Breast Imaging (

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UltraCon: Harmonic motion imaging tracks breast tumor response to chemo

AuntMinnie

AUSTIN -- Harmonic motion imaging can track mechanical property changes of breast tumors in response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, a study presented April 9 at UltraCon found. In his presentation, Yangpei Liu from Columbia University in New York City discussed findings from his team’s study, which showed that harmonic motion imaging could be a predictor of early treatment response.

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CDC sounds the alarm on key factor keeping women from undergoing mammography

Radiology Business

The new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study included over 117,000 women with many unable to make their appointment for varying reasons.

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Going Beyond PI-RADS: A Closer Look at Emerging Prostate MRI Scoring Systems

Diagnostic Imaging

In a recent review, researchers examined the pros and cons of specialized scoring systems for prostate MRI, including the PI-QUAL score, PRECISE recommendations, PI-RR scoring and PI-FAB assessments.

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GE HealthCare to feature Mobile Mammography Screening Truck along with Latest AI Platform as part of SBI2024 Breast Cancer Imaging Showcase

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Fri, 04/12/2024 - 21:00 April 12, 2024 — GE HealthCare , a leader in breast health technology and diagnostics, will feature its latest breast cancer detection technology during the 2024 Society of Breast Imaging Symposium in Montreal, Canada, April 11-14, 2024. This year’s showcase will feature the Mobile Mammography Screening Truck, the recently released MyBreastAI Suite * and Pristina Bright** offering to demonstrate the company’s personalized approach to transforming breast cancer i

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UltraCon: Microflow imaging on par with CEUS for guiding tumor ablation

AuntMinnie

AUSTIN, TX -- Microflow imaging performs just as well as contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for guiding tumor ablation and may be an economical alternative, according to research presented April 8 at UltraCon. In her talk, Ziyue Hu, MD, from Sichuan Cancer Hospital in China highlighted findings showing that along with yielding comparable performance in treating thyroid nodules, microflow imaging in this area is less costly and invasive than CEUS.

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Among screening mammography no-shows, more than 40% fail to return as of 1 year later

Radiology Business

Patients who are black or from socioeconomically disadvantaged populations are more likely to miss their appointments, according to new research published in JACR.

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Machine learning predicts hospitalization during cancer treatment

Health IT Analytics

Machine learning models using daily step counts and other wearable data accurately predicted unplanned hospitalization during concurrent chemoradiotherapy.

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iCAD Partners with RAD-AID to Advance Breast Cancer Detection Using AI in Underserved Regions and Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 04/08/2024 - 20:47 April 8, 2024 — iCAD, Inc., a global leader in clinically proven AI-powered cancer detection solutions, is proud to announce a philanthropic global health collaboration with RAD-AID International. RAD-AID, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving radiology healthcare in medically underserved regions, is collaborating with iCAD to introduce mammography AI -based decision support in LMICs, starting with an implementation in Guyana using iCAD’s

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PET/MRI detects brain injury in pediatric cancer survivors

AuntMinnie

PET/MRI could be a tool for diagnosing brain injury in young cancer survivors due to high-dose methotrexate treatment, according to pediatric radiologists at Stanford University in Stanford, CA. In a pilot study in 10 children and young adults, F-18 FDG-PET/MRI detected brain injury based on reductions in glucose metabolism and blood flow in specific brain areas.

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American College of Radiology adds 6 new topics to its influential imaging appropriateness criteria

Radiology Business

The update covers scenarios such as thoracic back pain (where imaging usually isn't appropriate) and penetrating torso trauma (which sometimes requires X-rays or CT).

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Philips Zenition 70 C-Arm or GE OEC Elite CFD Super C?

Atlantis Worldwide

Are you looking for a new C-Arm for your healthcare facility or veterinary clinic? C-Arms use fluoroscopy technology to produce high-resolution real-time X-ray images.

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Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound in Intracranial Diseases

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 04/08/2024 - 20:52 April 8, 2024 — Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is a non-invasive technique for neuroregulation. It offers several advantages, including being non-invasive, eliminates the need for general anesthesia requirement, and enables real-time target localization and real-time temperature monitoring. Currently, the U.S.

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UltraCon: Can standardized training improve eFAST learning?

AuntMinnie

AUSTIN, TX -- A standardized training curricula can be well-received by emergency faculty who are learning extended focused assessment with sonography in trauma (eFAST), a study presented at UltraCon found. In her presentation, Jacqueline Gomberg, MD, from NYU Langone Health/Bellevue in New York showed that emergency medical staff expressed more positive attitudes toward performing eFAST exams after participating in training that takes less than two hours to attend.

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Semiautonomous AI shows potential to reduce false positives, unnecessary procedures and medical expenses

Radiology Business

Scientists developed the deep learning algorithm using a set of over 123,000 digital mammograms (including 6,100-plus cancer cases).

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