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Viz.Ai Gets Marketing Approval from the FDA for Stroke-Stopping App

Viz.Ai has just received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market its artificial intelligence application that can alert a neurovascular specialist if their patient is possibly suffering a stroke.



When the app detects large vessel blockage, it sends the physician a text message who can then…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 17, 2018 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Why Are There Less Female First Authors in Academic Radiology Than Before?

Female authorship in academic radiology has been on the decline since 2000, says a new study. A group of researchers led by Erin E. O’Connor, MD, assistant professor of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, evaluated authorship gender trends from 1970 to 2016…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 17, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why Can’t Patients Understand Radiology Articles?

The internet has made medical literature more accessible to patients; however, do people understand what they're reading? A new study published in Diagnostic Radiology says that most…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 17, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why Radiologists Shouldn’t Work Overnight

Working overnight shifts (ONS) is an unwritten part of a radiologist’s job description. However, burning the midnight oil only leads radiologists to make more diagnostic errors. In a recent study published in the…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 9, 2018 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

Understanding the Cataract Phenomenon in Radiology Techs

As nuclear medicine (NM) procedures have become more popular in U.S. hospitals, radiology technologists are at increasing risk for developing a cataract. According to a new study published in Radiology,…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 9, 2018 at 12:57pm — No Comments

UVA, Carestream Health, and Epic Are Adding Charts, Graphs, and Voice Recognition to Radiology Reports

The University of Virginia Health System (UVA) is partnering with Epic and Carestream Health to develop a multimedia radiology reporting application that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and voice recognition systems.



The reports feature a versatile set of components including electronic health records…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 9, 2018 at 12:52pm — No Comments

MRI Death Might Have Been Provoked by Negligence

A man allegedly carrying an oxygen cylinder into the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) testing room was sucked into the machine and died on Saturday, January 27.



Rajesh Maru, 32, was visiting his sister’s mother-in-law at Nair Hospital in Mumbai, and, according to Maru’s uncle, a ward assistant asked Maru to…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 2, 2018 at 5:44pm — 1 Comment

Radiologist with Stage 4 Cancer Meets His Idol

Matthew Chan, MD, a radiologist who was recently diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer had his wish come true last month when he got to meet Franz Holzhausen, Tesla’s lead designer.



The meeting didn’t happen by chance. Chan’s old friend Allen Miller, MD, was planning to visit him after his recent diagnosis,…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 2, 2018 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Anti-Hiring Conspiracy Between UNC and Duke Medical Faculty

Former Duke University Radiologist Danielle Seaman, MD, has filed a federal anti-trust claim that Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) agreed to not hire medical staff from each other’s clinical institution.



UNC and Duke administrators deny that there was ever a secret…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 2, 2018 at 5:37pm — No Comments

How Can We Eliminate the Abuse of Power in Medical Training?

The hierarchy in medicine can spawn tensions between residents, physicians, and patients. Mistreatment is common throughout clinical training, and there are limited standards for preventing abuse. However, in 2000, Yale University initiated an annual…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 26, 2018 at 12:22am — No Comments

The FDA Takes a New Approach to GBCAs

In the midst of actor Chuck Norris and his wife’s public criticisms of the cognitive and physical repercussions of injecting gadolinium-based contrast agents (…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 26, 2018 at 12:13am — No Comments

How Can Radiology and Emergency Medicine Departments Improve Communication?

New research suggests that rifts between radiology and emergency medicine (EM) departments can be repaired by better communication. According to a study published in the Journal of the American College…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 26, 2018 at 12:02am — No Comments

Remembering the Late Professor Juergen Willmann

Esteemed and highly innovative researcher and Stanford University professor of radiology Juergen Willmann, MD, died in a car accident on January 8. He was 45 years-old.



Originally from Germany, Willmann spearheaded research using microbubbles and ultrasound that could be used to identify tumors and…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 18, 2018 at 7:48pm — No Comments

What the Marine Corps Can Teach Radiologists About Workplace Stress

Radiologists who suffer from burnout, feel overworked, or struggle with heightened levels of responsibility should turn to stress management tactics practiced by the U.S. Marine Corps.



According to a recent…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 18, 2018 at 7:43pm — No Comments

England Is in the Throes of an Interventional Radiologist Shortage

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) is suffering from an extreme lack of interventional radiologists. According to The Guardian, as a result of the…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 18, 2018 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Strengthening Radiology Report Literacy for Patients

The average adult struggles to understand patient radiology reports — as they contain language written for and by medical professionals. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 12, 2018 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

More Women Entering Medical School For the First Time Ever

More people are going to medical school, and for the first time in history, the majority are female. According to reports from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), women make up 50.7 percent of 2017’s first year students, a minor but notable jump from 49.8 percent in 2016.



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Added by Julie Morse on January 12, 2018 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Dr. Gary Cohen Becomes Temple’s New Chair of Radiology

Gary Cohen, MD, has been named Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s new Chair of Radiology and Radiologist-in-Chief for Temple University Health System (TUHS). Since July 1, he had been serving as interim leader in both of these positions.



This isn’t Dr. Cohen first major appointment at…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 12, 2018 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Putting an End to Radiologist Burnout Means Getting Rid of Compliance Culture

The culture of compliance and high burnout rates go hand in hand in radiology. Richard Gunderman, MD, the vice chairman of Indiana University’s radiology department…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 5, 2018 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Radpartners Closes Partnership with Southwest Diagnostic Imaging

Radpartners is continuing its rapid nationwide expansion into 2018 by closing its partnership with Southwest Diagnostic Imaging (SDI). The juggernaut network of radiology practices has secured a $695 million credit facility, a transaction arranged by Golub Capital. According to a press release, “Proceeds…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 5, 2018 at 12:39pm — No Comments

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