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May 2017 Blog Posts (17)

Can a Pigeon Read a Mammogram Better than a Radiologist?

Not only are pigeons good at getting stuck in air shafts, they also have phenomenal vision. A group of researchers with diverse backgrounds from the University of California, Davis, Emory University, and the University of Iowa, have…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 31, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why You Should Get a Second Opinion on Your Mammogram

Never say no to a second opinion, especially if you’re concerned about breast cancer. According to a new study, radiologist subspecialists can detect breast cancer in screenings that were initially deemed negative.

Lead investigator, Lauren Chang Sen, MD, and her…

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

New affordable remote image viewing solution for ultrasound - Tempo View

Tempo Healthcare have a new browser based DICOM viewer, Tempo View.  It is designed for ultrasound and optimised for echocardiography with fast cineloop loading and stress view.  Your images are stored locally, no need to worry about the security of the cloud, but they can still be accessed remotely via the internet on any device.  It's designed with collaboration in mind allowing secure sharing of selected studies.

Tempo View…

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Added by Neva Bull on May 29, 2017 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Radiology Sees More Medicare Patients Than Any Other Specialty

A group of researchers has recently found that radiology sees more Medicare beneficiaries than any other specialty. According to a paper presented at the American College of Radiology in Washington, DC, “not only will radiologists continue to touch more patient lives than…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 29, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

MIT Researchers Are Using Deep Learning to Diagnose Cancer Before It’s Even Visible

What if we could detect a tumor before it was even visible on a mammogram? Regina Barzilay is working to do just that. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor is using machine learning to make early diagnosis decisions. In collaboration, physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital: Taghian Alphonse, chief of breast radiation oncology, Kevin Hughes, co-director of the Avon…

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

Soon We Might Get a Real-Time, Panoramic View of the Human Body’s Insides

What if you could view the insides of the human body in high-resolution? A group of researchers at Duke University and California Institute of Technology have created technology that allows us to examine the body inside-out.

The Optical…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New CT Technology from Siemens Focuses on the Patient Experience

Advancements in technology have drastically shifted the workflow in healthcare. SOMATOM, a tomography scanner from Siemens that just received FDA clearance promises to make the scanning process more…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 22, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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 has 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

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