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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. These are anatomic abnormalities that pop up in imaging exams looking for something else. Don’t confuse the term with incidental findings.

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ECR: 3 tips for developing a successful cardiac imaging practice

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VIENNA -- It's definitely possible to develop a successful cardiac imaging practice, according to a professional development presentation delivered February 28 at the ECR in Vienna. Gutberlet described how he came to cardiac imaging early in his medical career. years of follow-up compared with CT imaging (2.1% But he persevered.

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Music calms patients undergoing imaging procedures

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Music can be calming for patients undergoing medical imaging, an article published February 7 in Radiography suggests. This includes imaging procedures such as MRI, mammography, and PET among others. While medical imaging has proven its value in health screening, such procedures can be anxiety-inducing and uncomfortable for patients.

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CEM image quality unaffected by iron particles from tracers

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Low-dose iron oxide tracers impact the quality of breast MR images, but not that of contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM), a study published February 5 in Surgical Oncology found. However, they also observed no such effect on CEM images. The researchers included 14 women in their prospective study.

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Maximize Your Radiology Center’s Performance With Specialized Scheduling

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. Patient-centric scheduling can only be achieved through optimized radiology workflows, effective communications between staff and physicians, and, of course, through specialized schedulers.

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Can new image processing methods deliver reproducible radiomics?

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A multinational team of researchers has developed standardized image processing techniques that show promise for significantly improving the reproducibility of AI-based radiomics analysis. Before an AI algorithm can analyze a medical image, several processing steps need to be performed by software.

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AI spots unidentified brain tumor on PET imaging

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An AI algorithm designed for brain PET imaging found a glioblastoma in a patient that had gone undetected by physicians, according to a case reported February 15 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Image courtesy of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.