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May 2009 Blog Posts (26)

What's a Radiologist? Dr. Pavlov, Radiologist, Chief of Radiology at HSS and Writer for the Huffington Post Explains

(NEW YORK - May 29th, 2009) - Dr. Helene Pavlov, M.D., F.A.C.R., Radiologist in Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery and Writer at Huffington Post wrote an illuminating article for HuffPo's readership entitled "Radiology Myth Buster: Radiologist - Technologist or Physician?" - it is true, often patients and non-medical professionals often may not know what the difference between a radiologist and a radiology technologist are. Hence, the ACR (American College of Radiology) this year invested… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 30, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Animal Imaging Centers Continue to Enter Digital Age with another PACS Installation

Plymouth, MN, USA – May 29, 2009



Ashva Technologies installs EDGE PACS at Blue Sky Animal Hospital



Leading Radiology informatics firm, Ashva Technologies has installed their EDGEPACS web based PACS at the Blue Sky Animal hospital in Wyoming, MN.



Blue Sky Animal hospital is a complete full-service animal hospital with 4 modalities (CR, DR, US and portable CR) offering a full range of medical, imaging, dental and surgical services for animals ranging in… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 30, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

RTOG Reports HPV Status Predicts Survival, Progression of Oropharyngeal Cancers in Largest Study to Date

RTOG Reports HPV Status Predicts Survival, Progression of Oropharyngeal Cancers in Largest Study to Date



Philadelphia, PA – May 27, 2009 – The largest and most definitive study to date has found that patients with stage III or IV oropharyngeal cancer (cancers of the upper throat) whose tumors contained the human papillomavirus (HPV) have better outcomes than patients with HPV-negative disease according to new research from the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) that will be… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

AMICAS, RBMA Announce Sponsorship Agreement

RBMA is Pleased to Announce a New Sponsorship Agreement with AMICAS, Inc.



FAIRFAX, VA — May 28, 2009 — The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) recently entered into an agreement with AMICAS, Inc. to sponsor a keynote lecture series beginning in 2010 through 2012. This special program will bring a high-quality, well-known speaker to the Radiology Summit each year for three years.



According to a recent member needs assessment conducted by RBMA, members rate… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 28, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Ziosoft 3D Thin-Client Software Gives Impressive Performance at Stanford MDCT Conference Workstation Face-Off

Ziosoft Is Outstanding in First–Time Appearance at the Workstation Face-Off during Stanford Conference on Multi-Detector Row CT



Redwood City, CA, May 27, 2009 -- Ziosoft®, Inc. a leader in advanced visualization and analysis software for medical imaging was a first time participant in the Stanford Workstation Face-Off, during the 11th Annual Symposium on Multidetector Row CT held last week in San Francisco. The 7th annual Workstation Face-Off challenged the eight… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 27, 2009 at 4:43pm — No Comments

RTOG Finds Brain Irradiation Decreases Incidence of Brain Metastases in Locally Advanced Lung Cancer Patients

RTOG Finds Brain Irradiation Decreases Incidence of Brain Metastases in Locally Advanced Lung Cancer Patients



Philadelphia, PA – May 27, 2009 – Patients with locally advanced lung cancer who received a course of radiation therapy to their brain at the completion of their lung cancer treatment were less likely to develop brain metastases within the first year after treatment according to new research from the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) that will be presented at the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 27, 2009 at 3:42pm — No Comments

RTOG Finds Short-Course Radiotherapy Effective Treatment for Painful Vertebral Bone Metastases

RTOG Finds Short-Course Radiotherapy Effective Treatment for Painful Vertebral Bone Metastases



Philadelphia, PA – May 27, 2009 – A single high dose of radiotherapy is as effective in relieving the pain from vertebral bone metastases as ten smaller treatments according to new research from the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Orlando on May 31, 2009. RTOG, an NCI-funded national clinical… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 27, 2009 at 3:19pm — No Comments

PACSMail - Innovative and Useful Tool for Radiologists!

(May 26, 2009, NEW YORK) -- radRounds Radiology Network interviews the innovators behind PACSMail!





What is PACSMail?

PACSMail is a secure medical data communications network that allows clinicians to collaborate via Internet. Access to the network permits the design and delivery of a range of ‘virtual’ clinical services allowing those with hands-on responsibility for patient… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 27, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Radiology Social Media Guide - How Radiologists and Medical Imaging Professionals can Benefit from Social Media and Social Networking

How a radiologist and busy medical imaging professional can benefit from professional social networking websites:



- Efficiently build, develop, and maintain a professional network

- Easily find and maintain contact with colleagues and alumni from medical school, residency, and fellowship

- Enrich contacts with colleagues around the world

- Spawn new dynamic relationships based on common interests and experience



Discover new career, research, or… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 25, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

SONY Launches Compact and Affordable Full-page Dye Sublimation Medical Printer

PARK RIDGE, N.J., May 18, 2009 - Sony is announcing the commercial availability of its model UP-DR80MD medical-grade digital printer, delivering fast and cost-effective performance for a range of advanced surgical and ultrasound applications.



Compatible with most popular image capture, endoscopic camera and digital ultrasound systems, the new printer delivers crisp 301 dpi, continuous tone output and easily combines images and text on letter-size media for comprehensive medical… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 18, 2009 at 11:18am — No Comments

Customize your SEEKRadiology

There are all sorts of search engines that are pertinent to the field of diagnostic imaging such as Goldminer, RadiologySearch and YottaLook. But these are all on a different server with different URL’s so if you want to use all of them at once, you have to have 3 or more windows or tabs open. SeekRadiology is bound to solve just that problem. It is not a search engine in itself, but it is a clever use of some old HTML and new Java Script to ease your search needs.



And now, you can… Continue

Added by András Székely on May 17, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Diagnostic imaging community sites list update

The largest collection of Radiology related community sites with a recent update:
http://tomographyblog.com/2009/05/15/diagnostic-imaging-community-sites-list-update/

Added by András Székely on May 17, 2009 at 3:28am — No Comments

ACR Image Metrix™ to Provide Image and Data Infrastructure for Randomized PET/CT Bone Imaging Clinical Trial

(May 13, 2009; Philadelphia, PA) – American College of Radiology (ACR) Image Metrix™ has been chosen by the Academy of Molecular Imaging (AMI) to provide data and image storage infrastructure for a new study to compare the effectiveness of conventional planar 99mTc-MDP bone imaging with 18F-sodium fluoride PET/CT (18F-NaF) at detecting bony metastases in patients with breast, prostate and non–small-cell lung cancers.



The protocol was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Food and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 13, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

CMS Denial of CT Colonography Coverage May Cost Lives

ACR NEWS RELEASE:



Congress Should Act to Require Coverage of Virtual Colonoscopies



The recent determination by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to not cover screening computed tomography colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, exams is not supported by the latest clinical evidence and may result in tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths each year from colorectal cancer, particularly among minority and underserved populations. CMS… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 12, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

ARRS Membership Approves Strategic Integration with the ACR

ARRS Membership Approves Strategic Integration with the ACR



Reston, Va. – April 29, 2009 - The membership of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) voted overwhelmingly today to approve a strategic integration with the American College of Radiology (ACR). This historic integration, effective July 1, will provide enhanced services to radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists seeking continuing medical education, quality and safety programs, clinical research, and a… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 12, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Why CTC should be covered - removing barriers

Dr. Michael Zalis, director of CT colonography at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School discusses why CT colonography is a good test for colon cancer screening.

Please read the entire article at the Boston Globe

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 8, 2009 at 6:28pm — No Comments

News from the ABR - American Board of Radiology

The most recent issue of the Beam from the ABR (American Board of Radiology) offers new insights and news into the latest happenings in radiology, particularly related to MOC, board certification, and critical professional issues of radiology practice.



The Letter from the Editor consists of a statement of celebration (the ABR is 75 years old!) and can learn a bit of history from Dr. Gary Becker. There is even a new video detailing the annals of the ABR certification process. In… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on May 8, 2009 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Top 50 Radiology related websites

Suzane Smith brought to my attention the list of the top 50 Radiology and Sonography Technician blogs. It is a must for all our readers.

http://tomographyblog.com/2009/05/08/top-50-radiology-and-sonography-technician-blogs/

Added by András Székely on May 8, 2009 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

Cardiac CT triple rule-out debunks radiation fears

May 8, 2009

Diagnostic Imaging.

Cardiac CT triple rule-out debunks radiation fears

By H.A. Abella



For years, high radiation dose exposure has been the bogeyman that kept the cardiac CT triple rule-out exam for chest pain from widespread application. That concern has been addressed with the use of radiation dose reduction techniques, according to a Thomas Jefferson University study. "The amount of radiation that people get from a triple rule-out study is not as high as… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on May 8, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

GE launches ‘Healthymagination’ initiative

May 7, 2009

Diagnostic Imaging.

GE launches ‘Healthymagination’ initiative

By Greg Freiherr



GE launched today Healthymagination, a six-year initiative that will redirect half of its $1 billion healthcare R&D budget toward driving down the cost of healthcare while boosting access to improved care through technology and service innovations in the U.S. and around the world. GE's chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced in a press conference the company's commitment to… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on May 7, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

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