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November 2010 Blog Posts (24)

Bill Clinton at RSNA 2010 - Photo of Day

Photo of the day:

Bill Clinton at RSNA 2010!

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 30, 2010 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Image Wisely™ Initiative to Help Providers Reduce Radiation Dose Adults Receive From Medical Imaging Scans

Washington, DC — As medical imaging exams have replaced more invasive procedures, benefiting patients and revolutionizing medicine, people’s exposure to medical radiation has increased. Imaging providers are concerned that radiation exposure over time could have adverse effects for patients. They continue to act to ensure that patients receive only necessary scans and to reduce radiation dose used in these exams.



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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 30, 2010 at 1:13pm — No Comments

RSNA 2010 - Atul Gawande "Real Reform: Facing the Complexity of Health Care"

RSNA 2010, Chicago - Atul Gawande, M.D., M.P.H. will be giving a special lecture at this year's RSNA entitled "Real Reform: Facing the Complexity of Health Care" at 1:30pm in the Arie Crown Theater. Dr. Gawande is a world acclaimed writer and public health expert who has done significant amount of work in strategy regarding improving care and lowering costs. Dr. Gawande is a previous recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award and also chosen to the TIME 100 ranked at number five in the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 29, 2010 at 9:47am — No Comments

RSNA 2010 - Dr. Hedvig Hricak calls for a new Molecular Imaging Specialty

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Hricak calls for new MI subspecialty



Dr. Hedvig Hricak used her presidential address before the opening session of the 2010 RSNA meeting to call for a new molecular imaging subspecialty while cautioning radiologists that MI is not appropriate for all clinical settings.



“We need a new breed of physicians with training in nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, radiochemistry, and molecular biology, which today is in nobody’s curriculum,” she told a… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 28, 2010 at 11:32pm — No Comments

AMIRSYS® introduces RADPrimer™ Learning Portal for Radiology Residents

Salt Lake City- November 22, 2010– AMIRSYS® announces the release of the RADPrimer™ Learning Portal for Radiology Residents. RADPrimer is the first online radiology education portal created specifically to meet the needs of both radiology residents and program directors. RADPrimer provides specialized radiology courses aligned with the curriculum for radiology residents and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 26, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

SIIM 2011 New Investigator Travel Awards

New Investigator Travel Awards

Travel awards are presented each year at the annual meeting to new investigators with an area of study and interest in imaging informatics. Young investigators are eligible if they are in a full-time training program, or have completed their training program within 2 years of the SIIM Annual Meeting. The awardees present their accepted scientific paper at the SIIM Annual Meeting.



To be eligible for a New Investigator Travel Award, applicant must be… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 24, 2010 at 11:01am — No Comments

Text Messaging Radiology Results?

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Texting imaging results poses several risks

by Arun Krishnaraj MD MPH



10:15. 11:15. 12:15. I implored my wife to call her friend again. They had been communicating via Facebook during the week but had yet to settle on a location to meet for brunch. Two hours had passed since we last received a text, but still no confirmation on where to meet. Since his birth five months ago, our son has coopted my schedule and he dictates when and where I can eat. The… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 18, 2010 at 1:10am — No Comments

RSNA 2010 Preview - CT vendors crank up low-dose radiation solutions

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Protocols that get the most from every x-ray and high-tech algorithms that delete noise will drive CT at this year’s show.



GE’s ASIR (adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction) technology will take center stage as a means to reduce patient x-ray dose by up to 50% on the company’s Discovery CT750 HD and LightSpeed VCT. ASIR is now running on more than 450 scanners worldwide, cutting dose for more than 10,000 patients per day, according to the firm. GE… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 16, 2010 at 11:21pm — No Comments

ASTRO 2010 Featured Twenty RTOG Presentations: Four of Which Were Primary Aim Results of Its Multicenter Clinical Trials

(ACR) -- ASTRO 2010 Featured Twenty RTOG Presentations: Four of Which Were Primary Aim Results of Its Multicenter Clinical Trials



Again in 2010, RTOG had a major presence at the American Society of Radiation Therapeutic Radiation (ASTRO) Annual Meeting. RTOG investigators presented at 20 scientific sessions. The following is a summary of one of the four presentations that announced primary research results.



RTOG 0229 principal investigator Mohan Suntharalingam, MD, from… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 13, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Fall Edition of The ACR Scan Now Available

(ACR) -- Download the ACR’s latest edition of The Scan, a quarterly, patient-centered newsletter that you can make available in your waiting room or mail (or email) directly to your patients.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 12, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Image Gently, SNM Launch Initiative to Standardize Radiation Dose in Pediatric Nuclear Medicine

(AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY) -- Washington, DC — The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and the Society for Pediatric Radiology’s Board of Directors, recently approved new North American Guidelines for Radiopharmaceutical Doses for Children. These societies have expanded their pediatric radiation protection initiative by standardizing doses (based on body weight) for 11 nuclear medicine procedures commonly performed in children. The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging has… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 11, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Final Rule on the 2011 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System

(ACR) - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule on the 2011 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) for public viewing on November 2, 2010. There is a 60 day comment period ending on January 3, 2011. The official version of this… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 10, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Happy Rad Tech Week!

(ASRT) -- National Radiologic Technology Week®



Nov. 7-13, 2010



National Radiologic Technology Week® is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of radiologic technologists across the nation. The celebration takes place each November to commemorate the anniversary of the x-ray's discovery by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.



The week-long celebration calls attention to the valuable work of R.T.s in the health care field and the highly technical… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 9, 2010 at 10:41pm — No Comments

ARRS Leonard Berlin Scholarship - Applications Are Due Soon

(ARRS) -- The application deadline for both the ARRS Leonard Berlin Scholarship in Medical Professionalism and the ARRS Scholarship is Friday, November 19.



The purpose of the Berlin scholarship is to support study and research related to medical ethics, medico-legal principles, patient accountability, sensitivity to patient diversity and/or other topics encompassing medical professionalism.



The purpose of the ARRS scholarship is to support study in a field selected by the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 9, 2010 at 5:26pm — No Comments

The Role of Imaging and Radiology in Medical Travel

Medical imaging is a

wide field involving all medical modalities designed to diagnose,

confirm pathologies, and follow up certain diseases. As radiology is

involved in the medical process, its role in medical travel should be

explained for the benefit of patients and supporting physicians.



Typically once a patient reaches the desired location for treatment,… Continue

Added by Dr. Mohamed Refaey on November 9, 2010 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Medical Imaging – What is it all about?

By Dr. Mohamed El-Refaey, MSc





On this 115th anniversary of the discovery of X-rays, Health Imaging Hub is going to highlight some concepts and details of medical imaging and its advancement at the present time. Medical imaging and related technology is not a story to tell in few lines, it is a concept that

involves multiple industries and stakeholders all over the world. Here

is a brief introduction…

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Added by Dr. Mohamed Refaey on November 8, 2010 at 10:09am — No Comments

Lung Cancer Screening News - Screening of People at High-Risk for Lung Cancer With Low Dose CT Scans Significantly Reduces Lung Cancer Deaths

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) released initial results from a large-scale clinical trial evaluating whether lung cancer screening with low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) or standard chest X-rays saves lives.



Lung cancer, most frequently caused by cigarette smoking, is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is expected to claim 157,300 lives in 2010. There are more than 94 million current and former smokers in the United States, many of whom… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 8, 2010 at 4:48am — No Comments

Merge Healthcare Expands Distribution in South America

Merge Healthcare Expands Distribution in South America



Agreement with Salumed brings image management solutions to Ecuador


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading Health IT solutions provider, today announced a new distribution agreement with Salumed, a large healthcare equipment distributor in Ecuador. Salumed has licensed Merge software technology for image management, specialty image review in orthopedics and mammography, and practice…
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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 5, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Lung Cancer Screening - Breaking News Regarding the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial

STATEMENT OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY (ACR) ON THE NATIONAL LUNG CANCER SCREENING TRIAL (NLST)



Lung cancer, most frequently caused by cigarette smoking, is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States – claiming nearly 160,000 lives each year. The most effective way to avoid lung cancer death is not to start smoking, and if you already smoke, to quit immediately and permanently.



As a medical association representing nearly 34,000 health care… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 4, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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