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Just For Us

Ben White

If you have HBO Max, standup comic Alex Edelman’s one-man show was excellent. The official description of its main narrative thread: “In the wake of a string of anti – Semitic threats pointed in his direction online, standup comic Alex Edelman decides to go straight to the source; specifically, Queens, where he covertly attends a meeting of White Nationalists.” Here’s the trailer.

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European Society of Breast Imaging Issues Updated Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Diagnostic Imaging

One of the recommendations from the European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) is annual breast MRI exams starting at 25 years of age for women deemed to be at high risk for breast cancer.

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Studies lacking for trans breast cancer screening trends

AuntMinnie

There are limited studies that examine breast cancer screening trends in transgender people, according to a report published April 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. A team led by Millie Chokshi from the University of Miami in Florida found that while studies that do include transgender participants have mixed results, these participants had lower rates of breast cancer screening than cisgender participants.

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FTC bans most noncompete clauses, drawing praise from radiologists

Radiology Business

Others including the AMGA and the American Hospital Association have voiced their opposition to the rule, which is expected to be challenged in court.

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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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Noncompetes on the Cusp

Ben White

On April 23 at 2 pm ET, the FTC is holding a special open meeting with a live webcast to discuss the proposed final rule banning most noncompete clauses. At the end of the meeting, “the Commission will vote on whether to issue the final rule.” Potentially huge news (that will then likely be challenged legally). The post Noncompetes on the Cusp first appeared on Ben White.

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Neuroimaging detects blast exposure brain injuries in U.S. soldiers

AuntMinnie

A battery of MRI and PET neuroimaging tests show patterns of brain injury in active-duty U.S. soldiers caused by repeated blast exposures, according to a study published April 22 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The findings may guide the design of a new diagnostic test for personnel exposed to blasts in training and combat, noted lead author Natalie Gilmore, PhD, of Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues.

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Image Wisely rolls out new MRI safety course following slew of accidents

Health Imaging

The course’s release follows a slew of reported MRI accidents that have occurred in recent years, many that resulted in severe injury and some that were even fatal.

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CDL Nuclear Technologies Launches New Mobile Cardiac PET/CT Trailer

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 04/23/2024 - 16:03 April 23, 2024 — CDL Nuclear Technologies , a pioneer in advanced diagnostic solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its latest innovation: the Mobile dedicated Cardiac PET/CT Trailer. This cutting-edge mobile solution is designed to revolutionize cardiac care by directly providing state-of-the-art cardiac PET/CT imaging services to medical facilities on their schedule.

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FDA Clears Cardiac and Lung AI Applications for Exo Iris Handheld Ultrasound

Diagnostic Imaging

The artificial intelligence (AI)-powered applications reportedly allow clinicians to diagnose pulmonary edema and measure left ventricle ejection fraction within seconds.

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Understanding CT flow artifacts is key to better disease diagnosis

AuntMinnie

Understanding the mechanics of flow artifacts on CT or CT angiography (CTA) and how these artifacts are created is key to better disease diagnosis, according to a review published April 25 in RadioGraphics. In the review, a team led by Caroline Robb, MD, of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, described flow artifacts and how they are different from several types of conditions.

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Disruptions to small practices’ operations remain ‘severe and ongoing’ months after Change cyberattack

Radiology Business

Owner UnitedHealth had claimed services would be largely restored by late March, but doc groups such as the MGMA claim things are still a mess.

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BIOTRONIK and Texray Establish Collaboration to Distribute Texray’s Innovative Radiation Protection Products

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 04/25/2024 - 17:38 April 25, 2024 — BIOTRONIK , a leading global medical technology company specializing in innovative cardiovascular and endovascular solutions, proudly announces a multinational distribution partnership with Texray , the pioneering developer of a groundbreaking radiation protection textile. In this collaboration BIOTRONIK will distribute Texray's head and neck protectors starting in selected European and Middle Eastern countries.

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CIARTIC Move Self-Driving Mobile C-arm Cleared by FDA

Cassling's MRI

Automates repositioning during surgery Has potential to address staff shortages and work overload in operating rooms Can be moved effortlessly thanks to its fully motorized chassis and touch-sense handles Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the CIARTIC Move , a mobile C-arm with self-driving capabilities.

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Dual-tracer PET/CT shows promise in liver cancer patients

AuntMinnie

Dual-tracer PET/CT appears valuable for improving tumor staging in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma being evaluated for treatment, according to a study published April 25 in JHEP Reports. A group led by researchers at the University of Hong Kong in China found the approach detected 12% more disease in patients undergoing staging than CT or MRI and resulted in a change in treatment in a significant number of cases.

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Alzheimer’s imaging experts to assess utility, efficiency of Hyperfine’s Swoop system

Radiology Business

Is portable MRI suitable for finding abnormalities in the brains of patients receiving new amyloid-targeting therapy for Alzheimer’s disease? Clinical researchers are about to find out.

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University Medical Centers in Germany Choose Sectra’s Radiology Solution to Streamline Workflows and Shorten Lead Times for Patients

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Thu, 04/25/2024 - 17:43 April 25, 2024 — International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra has signed two contracts to provide the radiology module of its enterprise imaging solution with two university medical centers in Germany— Universitätsklinikum Tübingen and Universitätsmedizin Göttingen. By implementing Sectra’s radiology solution, the hospitals aim to improve and streamline radiology workflows with Sectra’s tools for enhanced reporting efficiency, in turn speed

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Researchers map the spatio-temporal human brain dynamics of a visual image being recognized

Medical Xpress: Radiology

For nearly a decade, a team of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) researchers have been seeking to uncover why certain images persist in people's minds, while many others fade. To do this, they set out to map the spatio-temporal brain dynamics involved in recognizing a visual image.

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Mobile health screening model lowers costs, promotes sustainability

AuntMinnie

A new cancer screening service model developed by Italian researchers can reduce direct non-medical costs and improve environmental sustainability for breast cancer screening and other screening exams. The investigators, led by doctoral candidate Vera Benedetto from the Health Science Interdisciplinary Center in Pisa, found that their model, which utilizes mobile cancer screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer, reduced costs by over 95,000 euros ($101,155 U.S.) in terms of travel co

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Radiologist-founded technology startup Smart Reporting raises $25M

Radiology Business

Munich, Germany-based TVM Capital Life Science led the Series C financing round with additional contributions from Bayern Kapital and existing investors.

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Philips Zenition 30 Mobile C-arm Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

Imaging Technology

milla1cf Tue, 04/23/2024 - 15:45 April 23, 2024 — Royal Philips , a global leader in health technology, today announced its Philips Zenition 30 mobile C-arm has received FDA 510(k) clearance, making image-guided surgical procedures available to more US patients at lower cost. By giving surgeons greater flexibility, control, and personalization of C-arm movement and user settings, Zenition 30 reduces their dependency on support personnel, helping alleviate staff shortages that limit patient acc

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Imaging technique shows new details of peptide structures

ScienceDaily

Researchers outline how they used a chemical probe to light up interlocking peptides. Their technique will help scientists differentiate synthetic peptides from toxic types found in Alzheimer's disease.

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What's brewing in RT and RA legislation, policy, and standards?

AuntMinnie

A range of federal and state legislation and other developments in the works could have a significant impact on radiologic technologists and registered radiology assistants, either supporting and strengthening these professions or weakening them. For example, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) is working with lawmakers to reintroduce the federal Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act (MARCA) in the current legislative session.

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Artificial intelligence can evaluate cardiovascular risk during CT scan

Medical Xpress: Radiology

A recent study designed and implemented by investigators at Cedars-Sinai found that artificial intelligence (AI) can accurately evaluate cardiovascular risk during a routine chest computed tomography (CT) scan without contrast.

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RBMA Young Professionals group helps groom next radiology management leaders

Radiology Business

Raquel Roman, chair of the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) Young Professionals Committee, and director of growth at Essential Radiology, explains how the group mentors the next generation leaders.

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Erika Pace & Matthias Eberhard appointed Junior Deputy Editors

European Radiology

The European Radiology Editorial Team is excited to intoduce their new Junior Deputy Editors. Erika Pace is a pediatric oncoradiologist with clinical and academic commitments at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research in London. She is also a clinical trial sub-investigator, core member of local and national multidisciplinary panels, author of papers and international guidelines, and interested in imaging of any neoplasm affecting children and young adults.

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Beyond2020 highlights AI-powered mammography services in Costa Rica

AuntMinnie

Beyond2020, an initiative launched by the Zayed Sustainability Prize, is highlighting the deployment of AI-powered mammography services across Costa Rica to support women living in underprivileged communities. The prize is the United Arab Emirates' award for sustainability and humanitarianism. The initiative aims to improve access to high-quality healthcare for women in the region.

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CT angiograms help providers 'cut to the chase' when triaging severe headaches in the ED

Health Imaging

In the past, when initial CT scans didn’t uncover anything suspicious, patients were often referred for a lumbar puncture to check for blood in their spinal fluid. But those recommendations have started to change.

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Radiologist and 'Doctor Money Matters' podcast host Tarang Patel on why he is hopeful about the specialty's future

Radiology Business

The noted radiologist discussed what's ahead for the specialty during the closing keynote at RBMA's annual meeting in Las Vegas.

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New findings on pancreatic anatomy may affect diabetes research and treatment

Medical Xpress: Radiology

Researchers at Umeå University have succeeded in imaging an entire human organ, a pancreas, in microscopic resolution. By staining different cell-types with antibodies and then using optical 3D imaging techniques to study the entire organ, their data provides a partially new picture of the pancreas.

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Novel Breast Imaging System Proves As Effective As Mammography

MedImaging Radiography

A new clinical trial has found a highly accurate, 100% safe, and painless breast imaging technology to be as effective as digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography.

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