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Study Shows Facebook is a Productive Tool for Radiology

In many professions, Facebook is considered a dangerous time waster, but for radiologists, the social media platform has become a necessary tool in nurturing community education. A new…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 22, 2017 at 4:31pm — No Comments

CTRL-Labs Brain-Controlling Technology Could Disrupt Medical Technology

Ever since the dawn of computers, we’ve depended on certain hardware to take our ideas from our brains to the screen. However, CTRL-Labs, a New York City-based neuro-tech company, is merging neuroscience and computing practices to create technology that directly links brain activity to computer output, cutting…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 22, 2017 at 4:25pm — No Comments

AI Has a Firm Grip on Radiology, But (Hopefully) Patients Will Prefer Human Doctors Over Robots

Artificial intelligence occupies powerful space in the medical industry. Today, many clinics and hospitals have tablets in place of receptionists, deep learning models are already diagnosing TB, and Massachusetts…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 22, 2017 at 4:21pm — No Comments

My Perspective of Nursing

A common notion goes that an individual’s environment tells a lot about them in terms of the extent of his or her knowledge. Their experiences shape a person’s choices, desires, and wants in life. Growing up, I wanted to become a lawyer. However, my mother became sick and I had to take care of her. She suffered a stroke partially incapacitated her, a condition that necessitated my help as her caregiver. This was a challenging experience for my family and I.…

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Added by Nelson Clark on November 21, 2017 at 5:18am — No Comments

Don't Miss These Sessions at RSNA

The Radiological Society of North America annual meeting will kick off on Sunday, November 26 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. There are many panels, workshops, discussions, and reading sessions happening every day. You can plan out your schedule with the RSNA…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Why We Need Emergency Radiology Now More Than Ever

Emergency radiology requires radiologists to shapeshift into precise and calculated emergency physicians. From University of California Los Angeles to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, here are some examples of how the radiology department has become a crucial component of emergency services.…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:09pm — No Comments

RSNA Shines a Spotlight on Machine Learning This Year

The Radiology Society of North America will introduce machine learning labs at this year’s meeting as an effort to increase exposure of the technology throughout the field.



“No question — machine learning will change the way radiologists practice in the years ahead, sometimes dramatically. But…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Do Gena and Chuck Norris Have a Right to Sue Over GBCAs?

Hollywood street fighter Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena Norris have filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Superior Court claiming that Gena was poisoned by a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), the substance used in MRI or MRA procedures to enhance image quality.



The couple is seeking over $10…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 10, 2017 at 5:07pm — No Comments

MRI Shows How Astronauts’ Brains Change While in Space

Astronauts go through a variety of physical changes while up in space, like losing bone density, but a new study has found that they also experience…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 10, 2017 at 4:58pm — No Comments

More Residents and Medical Students are Choosing Interventional Radiology Over Diagnostic Radiology

Medical students are more interested in interventional radiology than diagnostic radiology, says a study published in Current Problems in Radiology.



Researchers from the University of…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 10, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Evaluating and Negotiating a Radiologist Job

Great video and lecture by Dr. Raym Geis MD about how you should approach evaluating and negotiating a radiologist position.

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 8, 2017 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Do Radiologists Get the Recognition They Deserve?

Many people don’t understand the kind of work a radiologist does. In fact, 44 percent of patients don’t even consider their radiologist to be a doctor. The role of a radiologist is often misconstrued, and many have embellished ideas of a radiologist’s lifestyle. Radiologists often solely operate behind the scenes…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2017 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

MEDNAX Continues to Rack up Radiology Practices

MEDNAX has added a new practice to its rapidly growing list of acquisitions: Synergy Radiology Associates of Houston, Texas, the largest private radiology group in the greater Houston…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Do Interventions to Dismantle the Gender Gap in Radiology Actually Work?

Despite academic efforts to reduce the gender disparity in the field, there are still not enough women in radiology. According to a recent study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, efforts to increase female presence in radiology have fallen short.

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2017 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Should Pathologists and Radiologists Become One Speciality?

A new study has found a growing connection between pathology and radiology. According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Scripps Research Institute, the two specialties should be combined into one role called the “information specialist.” Not only would this individual…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 25, 2017 at 8:22pm — No Comments

What's Your Role in Radiology?

Building a rewarding and meaningful career in radiology can’t happen overnight. Strategizing and implementing long-term goals to avoid wasting time in uninspiring roles is crucial to establishing long-term success. However, figuring out exactly how to create a fulfilling career trajectory is a challenge. What…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 25, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What Are We Going to do With a Mind Reading MRI?

Mary Lou Jepsen is on a mission to make MRI less confining, expensive, and spatially intimidating. The former Google and Facebook executive is busy getting Openwater off the ground, a…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 25, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

This is What Happens When Academic Radiologists Commit Medicare Fraud

After potentially years of processing fraudulent Medicare claims and a prolonged investigation, two radiologists finally plead guilty in federal court. Kenneth L. Rall, 82, the former chairman of the University of Missouri’s radiology department and Michael E. Richards, 65, who previously served as the…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2017 at 5:34pm — No Comments

The Ultimate Toy for Radiologists: the Samsung CHG90 Monitor

A study has yet to be published that says working with a massive, peripheral vision-inclusive monitor will increase productivity, but using the Samsung “super-ultrawide” CHG90 monitor might be best way to put the theory into practice.



Measuring 49-inches wide, the CHG90 is two 16:9 monitors rolled into…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2017 at 5:28pm — No Comments

RadPartners Strikes Again and Conquers Southwest Diagnostic Imaging

Perhaps the largest physician-led radiology group, Radiology Partners is only getting bigger with its recent acquisition of Arizona-based Southwest Diagnostic Imaging (SDI). The move signifies a 25 percent staff increase for RadPartners, as SDI already has a substantial presence in the Phoenix area with…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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