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February 2018 Blog Posts (12)

Former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt Joins Radpartners Board of Directors

The rapidly growing radiology practice Radiology Partners has announced its latest major business advancement to bring on Jeff Immelt as the company’s newest member of their board of directors.



"I was attracted by RP's single-specialty focus, dedication to delivering innovative value-based care,…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 26, 2018 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Are There Ties Between Prenatal Ultrasound and Autism?

A controversial study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics has posed possible but largely unfounded links between autism and ultrasound technique and frequency. According to…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 22, 2018 at 6:49pm — No Comments

High Rates of Gadolinium Leakage in Stroke Patients

A new study from the National Institutes of Health has found that acute stroke patients who undergo MRI are highly susceptible to gadolinium leakage into the eyes.



In a study published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 22, 2018 at 6:44pm — No Comments

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

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