(RESTON, VA) A new, free PQI program, Image Gently: Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) in Computed Tomography (CT) Scans in Children, authored by the Chair of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, Dr. Marilyn Goske, and co-authors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, with funding from the SPR Research and Education Foundation, has been qualified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) to fulfill Part IV, Assessment of Performance in Practice for Maintenance of Certification… Continue
Added by Member Services on September 30, 2009 at 4:03pm —
Call for Figley Fellowship Applications
The deadline for Figley Fellowship applications is October 16. ARRS offers one-month annual fellowships in radiology journalism designed to improve the quality of radiology journals by teaching the fundamentals of medical journalism, training manuscript reviewers and future editors, and providing core teachers of medical journalism in radiology departments around the country.
The fellowship curriculum includes the fundamentals of… Continue
Added by Member Services on September 24, 2009 at 11:00am —
(NEW YORK) - As Helene Pavlov, the chief of radiology at the Hospital of Special Surgery, self referral again strikes. As many radiologists are aware of, the DRA (Deficit Reduction Act) has been a major issue within the world of imaging. Recent data by Levin, et al as evaluated the relationship between the DRA and self-referral patterns. Data would suggest that as the implications of the DRA are fully realized, self-referral patterns have not abated but actually increased.
Dr. Pavlov… Continue
Added by Member Services on September 23, 2009 at 9:00am —
(NEW YORK) -- radRounds Radiology Network is pleased to introduce you to Satre Stuelke, currently a senior medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College based in New York City. Not only is Satre a soon-to-be physician, specifically a radiologist, he is also an extremely talented artist. Satre Stuelke founded the Radiology Art project in which he aimed to "explore the hidden contents and structures of everyday things." He has shown his amazing… Continue
Added by Member Services on September 23, 2009 at 8:00am —
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare, (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading health IT solutions provider, has been invited to speak on the future of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) software at the 2009 Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) Conference in Seattle, Washington. Merge will also demonstrate its latest eClinical solutions at the show.
2009 Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) Conference:
October 4 - 6, 2009, Westin Seattle -- Seattle,… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 22, 2009 at 7:45am —
Chairman Max Baucus of the Senate Finance Committee released his recommendations for health care reform recently and included several provisions that could have a direct impact on diagnostic imaging technical component (TC) reimbursement. Whereas proposals in the House of Representatives and the Administration have all increased the equipment utilization formula from the current 50% to 90% for CT, MR, PET and nuclear medicine equipment, Chairman Baucus has agreed with the protestations from the… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 22, 2009 at 12:50am —
RTOG Group Chair, Dr. Walter J. Curran, Named Director of Emory Winship Cancer Institute
Philadelphia, PA – September 15, 2009 – Walter J. Curran, Jr., M.D., RTOG Group Chair, has been named the Executive Director of the Emory Winship Cancer Institute and Associate Vice President for Cancer, Woodruff Health Sciences Center. Dr. Curran, who will continue as the RTOG Group Chair, will become the only radiation oncologist in the country to serve as the director of an NCI-designated… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 16, 2009 at 5:42pm —
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Building on a successful distribution agreement established over the past three years, Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading health IT solutions provider, and Rosslyn Medical, a large medical imaging solution provider serving the Russian market, have extended their partnership to expand the portfolio of Merge OEM products available to Rosslyn. This new agreement brings the Russian market access to “zero client” web technologies, PACS applications, and clinical… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 10, 2009 at 10:29am —
Preview of this week's case in point! Please visit ACR Case in Point
for your radiology cases today!
Monday, September 7
67-year-old female with vertigo induced by loud noises
Tuesday, September 8
2-day-old boy with abdominal distention and no passage of stool since birth. Diabetic mother
Wednesday, September 9
50-year-old male with pain in… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 8, 2009 at 12:58pm —
Medical Imaging Saves and Extends Lives: Patients Should Not Avoid Medical Imaging Care Due to Concerns Raised in Recent NEJM Article
Medical imaging exams and image guided procedures are increasingly replacing more invasive and often more costly techniques while saving and extending lives everyday. The American College of Radiology, in conjunction with other imaging stakeholders, has long been effectively addressing issues regarding radiation dose from medical imaging exams and… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 8, 2009 at 12:01pm —
Musculoskeletal Tumor Imaging, Compartmental Anatomy, Biopsy & Therapies
Doris E. Wenger, MD, Catherine C. Roberts, MD, and Patrick T. Liu, MD
ARRS Web lecture series brings presentations by the best educators in the field to your desktop, available for viewing at home or office and on your schedule. This Web Lecture includes three lectures with an estimated time to complete the activity of 1.5… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 5, 2009 at 7:00pm —
ACR Creates LI-RADS Committee to Standardize Reporting for HCC
The ACR has convened a LI-RADS (Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System) Committee to develop a system for standardized reporting and data collection for CT and MR imaging surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
The production of CT-MR LI-RADS will:
- Reduce the frequency of technically inadequate examinations by specifying minimum acceptable technical parameters for CT and MR surveillance… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 4, 2009 at 10:07am —
The iPhone App Store now has yet another great Radiology-focused application geared towards improving quality of care. eRoentgen was developed by a physician at iAtros software. According to their website, iAtros software was founded by Constantine Brocoum, MD to provide mobile medical solutions to 21st century healthcare providers. In addition to eRoentgen™ for iPhone, iAtros is in the process of developing applications for a variety of mobile… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 3, 2009 at 7:02pm —
A message from the ACR.
Please call your Senators’ offices in Washington, D.C. through the ACR’s Political Action Network at 1-800-327-5423, to tell them “NO MORE CUTS TO IMAGING.” Call the ACR’s Political Action Network 800# between 9:00am – 6:00pm EST in order for your call to be received by a staff person in their office. If the line is busy or rings more than 4 times, you will be automatically… Continue
Added by Member Services on September 3, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Merge Healthcare Acquisition of Confirma Complete
New business unit set to increase global access to computer-aided detection (CAD) medical imaging technology
MILWAUKEE & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With the completion of its acquisition of Confirma, Inc. today, Merge Healthcare Incorporated (NASDAQ: MRGE) has enhanced its medical imaging capabilities to become a market leader in MRI computer-aided detection (CAD) applications. The combined business now has the… Continue
Added by Member Services on September 2, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Dear Radiology Resident,
This is a reminder to please complete the survey about your pediatric radiology experience, if you have not already done so. We hope that results of this survey can lead to improvements in training and teaching for radiology residents. This survey consists of only 12 questions and should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Your participation and answers will be anonymous. We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to respond to this… Continue
Added by Member Services on September 1, 2009 at 2:30pm —
The largest population-based study to date comparing film-screen mammography and full-field digital mammography has found the digital approach is superior for visualizing microcalcifications deemed crucial to diagnosing ductal carcinoma in situ. No other significant difference in the diagnostic capabilities of the digital and analog approaches was identified.
Though previous studies have shown digital mammography is as good as film when it comes to detecting breast cancer, the… Continue
Added by Diagnostic Imaging on September 1, 2009 at 12:16pm —