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August 2018 Blog Posts (15)

Facebook Wants to Speed Up Your MRI

New York University School of Medicine and Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research group are joining forces to develop technology that will make MRI procedures take less time.

MRIs are slow, and sometimes a patient can wait…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 30, 2018 at 11:12am — No Comments

Radiologists Have The Second Highest Rates of Misdiagnosis

Cancer is the most frequently misdiagnosed condition in imaging tests, with breast, lung, pancreatic, and ovarian cancer the most commonly misinterpreted cancers, according to a recent …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 30, 2018 at 11:10am — No Comments

MRI Uncovers Missing Contact Lens Found 28 Years Later in Patient’s Upper Eyelid

In Scotland, a contact lens that had gone missing for nearly three decades was finally located when the owner of the lens underwent an MRI for upper eyelid swelling and ptosis.

The MRI had…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 30, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

The United Kingdom is Suffering from a Radiologist Shortage

Regions throughout the UK are grappling with low staff numbers in their radiology departments. According to the Royal College of Radiologists in Scotland, there has been a 10 percent increase in radiology demands over the last five years. The RCR was promised 10…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 23, 2018 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Using MRI to Determine Cognitive Recovery in Coma Patients

Researchers at the Neuroimaging for Coma Emergence and Recovery Consortium are using MRI and a multimodal MRI sequence to predict if comatose patients will regain full cognitive function when they emerge from their comas.…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 23, 2018 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Should We Use Brain Scan Technology to Predict Criminal Behavior?

Psychiatric forecasting was once a commonly used method in determining a convict’s likelihood to commit future crimes. Although later evidence showed that the practice was ridden with racial biases and false positives, scientists and lawmakers are still interested in using…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 23, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Getting to the Root of Gender Disparity in Radiology

By and large, females are largely underrepresented in radiology compared to gender distribution rates in other specialties, according to a report…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 16, 2018 at 6:38pm — No Comments

FDA Shuts Down Mammogram Services at a Miami Radiology Clinic

A well established radiology center in Miami is under scrutiny for the quality of their mammogram services performed between May 16, 2016 and April 9, 2018.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanded Lakes Radiology II stop…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 16, 2018 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Metal Hamper Brought into MRI Room Severely Injures Patient

A metal hamper was accidentally brought into a MRI room and quickly struck the patient’s head, causing an orbital bone fracture in their eyebrow, …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 16, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Who Benefits from Late Night Radiology Shifts?

Overnight radiology shifts increase image report reading rates and processing, but radiologists who burn the midnight oil tend to struggle with diagnostic performance. According to a…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 9, 2018 at 1:14pm — No Comments

AI-Based Medical Imaging Expected to Generate $2 billion by 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon become common place in radiology, and the rise of algorithm-driven technology in the medical imaging industry is poised to generate $2 billion annually by 2023, according to a report from Signify Research, a United Kingdom-based healthcare…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 9, 2018 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Should the Radiology Extender Be Commonplace in Hospitals?

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 9, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Are You an Effective Communicator?

When specialists fail to accurately communicate important patient information, it can have enormous repercussions on that patient’s health along with lasting legal consequences. According to the non-profit healthcare accreditation…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 2, 2018 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Can We Prevent Patient No-Shows in Radiology?

No-shows can negatively impact both a facility’s financial operations and patients’ health. A group of researchers led by Joshua I. Rosenbaum, MD, a radiologist at the University of Washington, conducted an extensive …

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Added by Julie Morse on August 2, 2018 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Reducing Radiology Burnout Might Be Easier Than We Thought

Burnout is inevitable in medicine, and without adequate support and resources, it can result in major consequences such as substance abuse, reckless behavior, and strained personal and professional relationships. According to a…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 2, 2018 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

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