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Tai Chi Rouli Ball improves bone health in perimenopausal women

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Bone scans reveal that Tai Chi Rouli Ball could be a viable non-pharmacological approach for preventing osteoporosis in perimenopausal women, according to a study published May 14 in the Journal of Clinical Densitometry. A group from the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University in China used dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans to show that the traditional Chinese sport increased bone density and bone mineral content in various body parts.

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Miniaturized optical coherence tomography imaging probe takes pictures inside cerebral arteries

Medical Xpress: Radiology

A large international team of micro-engineers, medical technologists, and neurosurgeons, has designed, built and tested a new type of probe that can be used to take pictures from inside arteries in the brain.

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Even two years after recovery, damage to multiple regions of the brain persists in COVID patients

Health Imaging

On imaging some former COVID patients show significant alterations in several parts of the brain related to emotional regulation.

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University Hospitals Cleveland, Siemens Healthineers in New Alliance to Improve Oncology, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Care for Patients

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 05/14/2024 - 12:45 May 14, 2024 — University Hospitals (UH) and Siemens Healthineers announce a 10-year strategic alliance that builds on their 40-year history of clinical and research collaboration. This ambitious next phase will support UH’s focus on improving oncology, cardiovascular, and neurovascular care for patients in Ohio. Siemens Healthineers and UH will look to also advance the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and use theranostics—combining the approaches o

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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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ARRS: Trampoline-related injuries span head to toe in children

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There may be no such thing as recreational “safe jumping” for children on trampolines, according to research delivered May 9 at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting. Neetika Gupta, MD, a pediatric radiologist at the University of Toronto, presented a pictorial guide of injuries seen on imaging. She said that although radiologists have extensively discussed and documented these injuries, a gap remains in the comprehensive discussion of “head-to-toe” imaging in the pediatric pop

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Combined, alcohol dependence and depression cause 'severe and extensive' brain connectivity impairment

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Alcohol dependence and depression are known to affect the functional connectivity of the brain, but when the two co-occur, connectivity between certain regions is significantly worse, new MRI study shows.

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Bipartisan Bill to Modernize Radiation Oncology Reimbursement Introduced in Congress

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 05/16/2024 - 15:49 May 16, 2024 — Today marks a significant milestone in cancer care with the introduction of bipartisan federal legislation that would revolutionize Medicare reimbursement for radiation therapy. The Radiation Oncology Case Rate (ROCR) Value-Based Payment Program Act of 2024, sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) ( S. 4330 ) and by Reps.

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AI chatbots deemed ‘empathetic’ to cancer patients

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AI chatbots can generate high-quality, empathetic, and readable responses to cancer patients' questions compared with physicians, according to an equivalence trial published May 16 in JAMA Oncology. The finding is from a group at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Ontario, who evaluated the competency of three AI chatbots (GPT-3.5, GPT-4, and Claude AI) to generate responses to patient questions about cancer compared to responses by physicians sourced from an online forum.

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Rates of provider turnover, burnout ‘creating crises’ in radiology departments. Experts suggest a solution

Radiology Business

Implementing a “positive leadership program” within Michigan Medicine’s Department of Radiology has led to improvements in workplace climate perception and employee engagement.

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Machine learning method for predicting glioma mutations shows promise for personalized treatment

Medical Xpress: Radiology

Machine learning (ML) methods can quickly and accurately diagnose mutations in gliomas—primary brain tumors. This is shown by a recent study by Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL Krems).

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deepc Expands US Presence, Enabling Radiology AI Access for Numerous Healthcare Practices via ImagineSoftware Partnership

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 05/16/2024 - 15:40 May 16, 2024 — deepc , the globally recognized digital medicine pioneer and market leader behind the leading AI operating system for radiologists and enterprise clinical organizations, is set to advance the radiology workflow for numerous US healthcare providers through a new strategic partnership with ImagineSoftware , the foremost centralized medical billing and revenue cycle management technology provider in the United States.

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New guidance issued on PET/CT imaging in breast cancer

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The world’s top nuclear medicine societies have issued international guidelines on the role of PET/CT in patients with invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer, with the document released May 14 in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Experts from the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) said that despite much literature about the role of F-18 FDG-PET/CT in these patients, “there exists no inte

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Private equity firm, accused of trying to build a monopoly in radiology, dismissed as defendant in FTC lawsuit

Radiology Business

The commission sued Welsh Carson in September, claiming the New York investment outfit and US Anesthesia Partners have perpetrated an “anticompetive scheme” to drive up prices.

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Leading Breast Radiologists Discuss the USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Diagnostic Imaging

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, Dana Bonaminio, MD, Amy Patel, MD, and Stacy Smith-Foley, MD, shared their thoughts and perspectives on the recently updated breast cancer screening recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

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Using AI to Repurpose Routine CT Scans

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Wed, 05/15/2024 - 19:01 May 15, 2024 — Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the U.S., accounting for one out of every five deaths. What’s more, it is estimated that more than 45% of the U.S. population will have some form of heart disease by 2035, resulting in total costs exceeding $1 trillion. Heart disease is largely preventable, but many people don’t understand their risk until it is too late.

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'Financial toxicity' screening for cancer care needs improvement

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Screening for "financial toxicity" (FT) in cancer care could use improvement in the U.S., according to a review published May 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The term refers to " the objective, subjective, and behavioral patient-level impact of the costs of cancer care," wrote a team led by Nadia Samaha of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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Biopsy before ablation has no cost advantage over both-at-once approach

Radiology Business

Established guidelines recommend biopsying small tumors of the kidney ahead of any procedure to ablate them. A new study confirms the validity of pursuing another pathway.

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MAMMOMAT B.brilliant Mammography System Cleared by FDA

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First completely redesigned mammography platform in over a decade New features reduce patient discomfort and improve user ergonomics Premarket approval application filed for PlatinumTomo 3D portion with new technology Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance of the MAMMOMAT B.brilliant — the first completely redesigned mammography platform in more than 10 years.

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NBA, NBPA, and NGBPU Collaborate with GE HealthCare and MedStar Health on Musculoskeletal and Joint Health Study

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 05/13/2024 - 11:44 May 13, 2024 — National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), and the Next Gen Basketball Players Union (NBGPU) in collaboration with GE HealthCare and MedStar Health announced the completion of the data collection phase of a longitudinal pilot study of NBA G League players.

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CT perfusion, portable MRI viable alternatives for evaluating dizziness

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CT perfusion and portable MRI are clinically viable and cost-effective alternatives to typical CT or CT angiography (CTA) imaging for evaluating dizziness in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), according to research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting. A team led by Kyle Tegtmeyer, MD, of Yale University in New Haven, CT, shared findings that suggest that if high-field MRI is not available for assessing dizziness in ED patients, then either CT p

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Siemens Healthineers investing $314M to build new MRI manufacturing facility

Radiology Business

This is the first major production site for the company's DryCool technology, which drastically reduces the amount of helium required for magnetic resonance imaging.

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Newly identified PET biomarker predicts success of immune checkpoint blockade therapy

ScienceDaily

The protein galectin-1 (Gal-1) has been identified as a new PET imaging biomarker for immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapy, allowing physicians to predict the tumor responses before beginning treatment. Information garnered from Gal-1 PET imaging could also be used to facilitate patient stratification and optimize immunotherapy, enabling targeted interventions and improving patient outcomes.

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New Study Demonstrates Avenda Health’s Unfold AI to Better Predict Focal Therapy Success by 77% Percent as Compared to Standard Methods

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Mon, 05/13/2024 - 12:10 May 13, 2024 — Avenda Health , an AI healthcare company creating the future of personalized prostate cancer care , unveils the results of a new UCLA study examining the role of AI in identifying tumor margins and predicting the efficacy of focal therapy treatments. The study titled “Software to Determine Extent of Tumor Margins in Focal Therapy,” was presented at the 2024 American Urological Association’s (AUA) annual meeting by Wayne Brisbane, MD , assistant pr

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Wellness curriculum effectively reduces burnout among radiology residents, even during the pandemic

Health Imaging

The curriculum consisted of sessions on movement, mindfulness, stress reduction, fulfillment in medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, acupuncture, nutrition and cooking, free gym memberships and more.

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Patient groups call for CMS to cover AI in radiology

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A group of 15 patient advocacy organizations have urged lawmakers to work with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a formalized payment pathway for AI healthcare services. In a May 13 letter to representatives Kay Granger (R-TX) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the groups noted that in radiology, AI is being used to help read and interpret images and help make more informed diagnoses.

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Patient advocacy groups urge Congress to create pathway for CMS to cover AI in radiology

Radiology Business

As of Monday, the FDA has OK'd nearly 900 AI-enabled medical devices, but CMS has only assigned payment for about 10 of them.

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New cardiac research will save women's lives by improving detection of heart failure

ScienceDaily

An important new study has advanced how heart failure is detected in women -- meaning more female patients can be diagnosed and at an earlier stage.

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One adverse reaction to a GBCA significantly increases risk of another in the future

Health Imaging

The type of gadolinium-based agent administered could also increase the risk of reaction, new study suggests.

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What a New Meta-Analysis Reveals About Fractional Flow Reserve Assessment with Computed Tomography

Diagnostic Imaging

While acknowledging variable accuracy overall with CT-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR-CT) values, researchers found that the accuracy rate increased to 90 percent for FFR-CT values greater > 0.90 and < 0.49.

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Radiation therapy centers sold out of private equity-backed provider’s bankruptcy estate for nearly $3M

Radiology Business

American Shared Hospital Services is acquiring a 60% stake and expects the facilities to generate upward of $10 million in annual revenue.

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