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How to Improve Morale in the Radiology Department

It’s easy to burn out as a radiologist or any other specialist for that matter. Everyone’s susceptible to getting caught up in the proverbial rat race to clock in more hours to get a fatter paycheck. Maybe it’s a cycle that was nurtured during residency, or perhaps it’s just an accepted part of some facilities’…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Winners of the Kaggle Data Science Bowl Create Algorithms to Detect Lung Cancer in Low-Dose CT Scans

A group of researchers from Tsinghua University in China were recently named first-place winners of a Kaggle’s Data Science Bowl for successfully developing algorithms that accurately detect signs of lung cancer in low-dose CT scans.

The winners of the $500,000 prize had a twofold strategy:…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 18, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Will This Wearable Dosimeter Tell How Much Radiation We’re Exposed To?

How much radiation passes through our body on a daily basis? Up until recently, that seemed like one of life’s great unanswered questions. California-based Mirion Technologies has recently launched Dosime, a wearable dosimeter that can measure the amount of ionizing radiation a person experiences on an average day.…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

3 Reasons Why Are There Not More Female Radiologist Residents

Ever since Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the x-ray in 1895, the radiology field has been predominantly dominated by men. Although 46 percent of medical students are female, only 27 percent of radiology residents are women, says a…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 10, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New AI Program on the Scene for Radiology: Aldoc Medical

Artificial Intelligence is rapidly improving the science of radiology. The latest AI project to revolutionize the field is Aldoc Medical, an Israeli-based startup that aims to accelerate a radiologist’s workload with deep learning algorithms that detect “high-level abnormalities” in medical…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Radiology Leadership Institute Announces New Career Advancement Program

Leaders need training too. That’s why the Radiologist Leadership Institute is holding a 12-week online program for radiologists entering their first leadership position or those who are hoping to advance their career to the leadership level.…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 8, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Does PACS Make Radiologists Feel Lonely?

The Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) has streamlined protocol and creates comprehensive and meticulous images — allowing radiologists to interpret scans with more precision than ever before. However, the system has also created barriers between radiologists and other clinicians and decreased communication among clinicians of various specialties.…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 5, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Turns Out Your Body Isn’t Always the Same Age as Your Brain

Machine learning is taking computerized medicine to new levels, and thanks to the new technology, we can predict how long we’re going to live. A team of researchers at Imperial College in London have developed a…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 4, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Understanding the most Common Radiologic Technologies

It's no secret, the U.S. population is continuing to age as well as our population growing in size. The radiologic technology field is growing faster than ever and the need for imaging continue to grow bigger and bigger. The field is destined for continued growth, offering a substantial amount of opportunity and experiences and innovation for the coming 20 years ahead. Explore this "Understanding the Most Common Radiologic Technologies" infographic that was originally featured on the…

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Added by Megan Collins on May 2, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

AI Can Now Diagnose Tuberculosis

A tuberculosis blood or skin test is limited in detecting the progress of the infection, and there is a lack of radiologists with the expertise to identify and diagnose TB on chest images. However, all of that is set to change since a recent study…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 1, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Enlitic and Paiyipai Announce Collaboration in China’s Health Check Center Industry

San Francisco based-Enlitic, a medical deep learning company, and Paiyipai, a market leader in the field of medical analysis located in Beijing have announced they’re joining forces in China’s expansive health check center system.

This month, the two…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 25, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New Study Helps Radiology Providers Understand Important Patient-Care Practices

Maintaining strong patient-doctor communication is a basic principle in providing effective health care. Yet, with stress and mounting responsibilities it can be easy to forget priorities. A new study published on…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 24, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Words Matter: The Way Physicians Deliver “Bad News” Can Result in Detrimental Consequences

Delivering medical diagnosis is a sensitive practice that requires deliberate and thought out action. Of course, this isn’t always the case, and sometimes patients receive bad news in a way that might feel cold and apathetic. The American Journal of Roentgenology recently published a report documenting two cases in which patients committed suicide after receiving letters from their…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 19, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The 3 Tesla Prisma Promises Benefits Unmatched by Other MRIs

New super charged MRI technology is being implemented in London hospitals that could expedite scanning and treatment for diseases in the heart and brain. The 3 Tesla Prisma, scheduled to be operational next month, is turbo charged with supplementary Siemens software that will enhance MRI processing power. According to the Express, the 3 Tesla Prisma can produce scans for around 6,000 patients a year.

Tesla (T) is not…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 18, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Is There a Way to Lower The Risk of Cancer for Children Undergoing CT Scan?

Children are more vulnerable to radiation than adults. According to research from the University of Melbourne, CT scans can exponentially increase a child’s rate of developing cancer. In conjunction with the World Congress of Public Health, the university is revising 2013 data that found children who had undergone CT scans had a 24 percent higher risk of developing cancer than those who…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 14, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Research Shows MRI is Becoming Safer for People With Pacemakers

A significant portion of the aging population relies on pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to lead healthy lives. In the past, MRI use for those folks who depend on these cardiac electronic devices was deemed unsafe, as the technology could trigger cardiac injury. However, emerging research has found zero risk for patients with pacemakers and…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 11, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Lions, Tigers, and Bears Can Fit in This CT Scanner

Animals at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago are getting world-class radiology care. Last summer, La Grange Memorial and Hinsdale hospitals donated their 16-slice CT scanner to the zoo, one of the largest scanners in existence.

Both hospitals consolidated their equipment when they moved their imaging services to the Amita Health Cancer Institute & Outpatient Center in Hinsdale, IL. The Brookfield eagerly accepted the new scanner…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 10, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Turns Out X-Rays Need Glasses Too

X-rays have more in common with our eyes than you might think. When X-rays are maneuvered with advanced mirrors and other visual tools, abnormalities can seep in. These issues are akin to vision problems such as astigmatism, coma, and refractive errors. Just like optometrists can prescribe their clients corrective lenses for their vision conditions, a team of…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 4, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What’s At Stake for Medical Residents Under the Trump Administration?

The new administration has impacted higher education in unanticipated ways, and universities across the country are experiencing unusually low rates of international applicants. For example, 40 percent of 250 colleges across the country have observed a decrease in applications from international students. The demographics of…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 3, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Field Museum Uses CT Scans to Visualize Egyptian and Peruvian Mummies

Literally thousands of years ago, the Egyptians and Peruvians would mummify the dead as a way to honor them and prepare them for the afterlife. For centuries, scientists were stumped as to how to examine mummies and their physical properties without unwrapping the body. Yet, in the last ten years, researchers at both the Field Museum in Chicago and the American Museum of National…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 30, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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