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April 2008 Blog Posts (84)

Radiopaedia.org 2.0 update - Is the wait over?





Well, everyone must be getting bored of the constant "Soon soon.." "Next week" Blah blah blah announcements. I am the boy who cried "Radiopaedia.org 2.0 is here" I am afraid.



Still we are getting there. Was told yesterday that tomorrow was going to be THE day, but I suspect (having become more fluent in code-monkeyian) that that means sometime next week... maybe.



The delays have been worth it.. the new site is looking and behaving well. Just load testing… Continue

Added by Frank Gaillard on April 30, 2008 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Young Investigator Awards add luster to MRI’s scientific stars

April 30, 2008



Young Investigator Awards add luster to MRI’s scientific stars

James Brice

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Sophisticated pulse sequence developments and practical applications for diffusion imaging dominated the work of finalists selected for the ISMRM's 2008 Young Investigator Awards.



The number of applications doubled this year, said Debiao Li, Ph.D., chair of the Young Investigator… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 30, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Imaging unveils internal secrets of drug traffickers

April 30, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Imaging unveils internal secrets of drug traffickers

Emergency departments increasingly must deal with side effects of intestinal concealment of illicit drugs

BY SABINE SCHMIDT, M.D., PIERRE SCHNYDER, M.D., AND JEAN-YVES MEUWLY, M.D.

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The proliferation of narcotics use over the past decades has been accompanied by a rise in drug smuggling. Meticulous… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 30, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Demand for MR scanners slumps in 2007

April 30, 2008



Demand for MR scanners slumps in 2007

Greg Freiherr

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Despite expanding clinical applications driven by functional and breast imaging, MR scanners are stuck in a sales doldrums.



Vendors last year sold about 850 new units to customers in the U.S., about 7% less than the year before. Their sale produced $1.3 billion in revenue, about 4% less than in… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 30, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Brain imaging study uncovers neurophysiology of drunken behavior

April 30, 2008



Brain imaging study uncovers neurophysiology of drunken behavior

Todd Bensen

Society for Neuroscience

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New brain imaging research shows that social drinkers experience decreased sensitivity in brain regions involved in detecting threats and increased activity in regions involved in reward after consuming alcohol. The first human brain imaging study of alcohol's… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 30, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Intensity-modulated breast therapy approach reduces radiation-induced dermatitis

April 29, 2008



Intensity-modulated breast therapy approach reduces radiation-induced dermatitis

Shalmali Pal

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Preventing adverse skin reactions during breast radiotherapy is a challenge. Attempts to address the problem with topical creams or hygiene have been unsuccessful. Instead, Canadian researchers have gone back to the source of the problem and found that using… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 29, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Lung ultrasound quickly spots acute respiratory failure

April 28, 2008



Lung ultrasound quickly spots acute respiratory failure

Wendy Despain

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Specific lung ultrasound signs reliably indicate common causes of acute respiratory failure and rapidly differentiate it from similar diseases. More than 90% of patients admitted to university teaching hospital intensive care units with trouble breathing could have been easily diagnosed with lung… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 28, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Faulty research methods raise questions about cancer trials

April 28, 2008



Faulty research methods raise questions about cancer trials

Emily Caldwell

Ohio State University Medical Center Communications

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A review covering 75 group-randomized cancer trials over a five-year period indicates that fewer than half of the studies used appropriate statistical methods to analyze the results. It suggests that some trials may have reported that… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 28, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Multislice CT and D-dimer test detect pulmonary embolism without ultrasound

April 25, 2008



Multislice CT and D-dimer test detect pulmonary embolism without ultrasound

James Brice

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Venous ultrasonography may be an extraneous step in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. A D-dimer test performed with multislice CT scan is no less sensitive than the two tests performed in combination with venous ultrasound of the leg, according to a study from… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 25, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Novel teleradiology system allows simultaneous collaboration

April 24, 2008



Novel teleradiology system allows simultaneous collaboration

Douglas Page

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University researchers have devised a unique 3D teleradiology viewer that allows remote radiologists to collaborate simultaneously using the same image.



"This technology provides sophisticated image analysis features, enabling seamless collaboration across remote locations without any… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 24, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

CT colonography CAD trial could quicken regulatory approval

April 24, 2008



CT colonography CAD trial could quicken regulatory approval

H. A. Abella

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A clinical study to determine computer-aided detection's value to CT colonography could save manufacturers time and money by speeding up the regulatory approval process. If proven successful, the approach could save thousands of lives each year by enhancing early colorectal cancer… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 24, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Osirix White Paper written by Apple!

Check this out. This is the latest from Apple. They actually wrote a white paper on Osirix!

http://images.apple.com/science/pdf/ImagingWorkflow_White_Paper20080423.pdf

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 24, 2008 at 2:37am — No Comments

Pittsburgh Compound B offers early proof of Alzheimer’s

April 23, 2008



Pittsburgh Compound B offers early proof of Alzheimer’s

Yomi Wrong

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Though University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer's disease researchers believed it all along, groundbreaking research now confirms that Pittsburgh Compound B binds to the beta-amyloid deposits found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's. The finding is a major step toward an early, definitive diagnosis of… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 23, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Paper debunks SIIM certification myths

April 23, 2008



Paper debunks SIIM certification myths

Douglas Page

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So many myths have grown up around the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional process established last year by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine that one paper has already appeared debunking the most flagrant.



"Although the majority of information heard about the CIIP process is accurate,… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 23, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Whole-body PET/CT screens Li-Fraumeni patients for range of cancers

April 22, 2008



Whole-body PET/CT screens Li-Fraumeni patients for range of cancers

Don Rauf

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Though whole-body PET/CT is expensive, it may prove its worth by periodically screening Li-Fraumeni syndrome patients for the emergence of various cancers that are characteristic of the rare and dangerous genetic disorder.



LFS patients are extremely susceptible to a range of cancers… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 22, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Ultrasound reliably diagnoses early-stage Parkinson’s disease

April 21, 2008



Ultrasound reliably diagnoses early-stage Parkinson’s disease

Wendy Despain

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Transcranial ultrasound provides a differential diagnosis for parkinsonian syndromes before the disease progresses beyond the very first, nonspecific, clinical signs, according to a new study. Researchers conducting the study say this noninvasive and inexpensive test should become routine, as… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 21, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Report from ARRS: Studies identify expanded role for D-dimer test

April 21, 2008



Report from ARRS: Studies identify expanded role for D-dimer test

H. A. Abella

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Reports of the demise of the D-dimer test for suspected pulmonary embolism may be greatly exaggerated, according to two new studies. Multislice CT angiography has become the de facto standard for pulmonary embolism detection, but researchers in Illinois and Hawaii have shown the inexpensive… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 21, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Another AFIP Session Starts on 4/21! We'd like to welcome all residents from AFIP!

AFIP-one of the best six four weeks of residency. Welcome all residents! And we hope you enjoy your four weeks @ the AFIP. If any resident needs any advice on the course or anything related to Washington DC (housing, restaurants, parking, etc), please forward your questions to the radRounds team, email (admin@radrounds.com), or to the community, don't hestitate to do so!

Best Regards,
radRounds Team

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 21, 2008 at 12:41am — No Comments

Report from ARRS: Obesity impairs obstetric sonography

April 18, 2008



Report from ARRS: Obesity impairs obstetric sonography

H. A. Abella

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Canadian researchers have found that pregnant women who are overweight or obese are more than 10 times more likely than women of normal weight to have their second trimester fetal ultrasound screening recalled due to poor results. Worse yet, a second exam may not improve visualization but instead add… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 18, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Innovation outsourcing proposal could change pace of informatics progress

April 18, 2008



Innovation outsourcing proposal could change pace of informatics progress

Douglas Page

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Progress in imaging informatics tends to be incremental, one deliberate step at a time. But at least one expert believes change could be measured in much longer strides if corporations outsourced innovation.



A new paper promotes the novel concept of having corporations… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on April 18, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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