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Expectations for tomosynthesis debut rise amid nagging doubts

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Expectations for tomosynthesis debut rise amid nagging doubts

Hologic targets 2008 release, but other vendors defer, citing clinical questions, regulatory issues, and technological uncertainties

Greg Freiherr

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Not since the height of the CT slice wars have vendors said so much about products that were so far from market. They have been talking up… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

DWI breaks new ground in pelvic MR imaging, staging

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

DWI breaks new ground in pelvic MR imaging, staging

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Several studies released at the 2007 RSNA meeting suggest that diffusion-weighted MR imaging could one day become a routine exam for noninvasive characterization and staging of uterine tumors, replacing unnecessary catheter or surgical biopsies.



Dr. Nagaraj S. Holalkere and colleagues at… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Digital breast tomosynthesis cuts callbacks, aids detection

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Digital breast tomosynthesis cuts callbacks, aids detection

Positive study from Netherlands stands out in finding no difference between conventional and new technology

Sarah Jersild

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Digital tomosynthesis detects more breast masses, better categorizes those masses, and produces lower callback rates than conventional mammography. In a study of… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Demand skyrockets for digital mammography

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Demand skyrockets for digital mammography

Vendors struggling to keep up with orders look for ways to boost production and beat backlogs

Greg Freiherr

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While demand for MR and CT equipment languishes, digital mammography is enjoying a heyday with no end in sight. When the final numbers are tallied, vendors expect to have shipped twice as many… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

CTA seeks niche triage role in unstable angina patients

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

CTA seeks niche triage role in unstable angina patients

If multislice CT can rule out obstructive coronary artery disease, time and cost of care would be reduced and risk stratification improved

Francesca Pugliese, M.D., and Gabriel P. Krestin, M.D., Ph.D.

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Coronary CT angiography has been found to be a powerful tool to evaluate patients suspected of… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

CT shines for head and neck vascular trauma

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

CT shines for head and neck vascular trauma

Time-efficient whole-body CT for blunt cervical arterial injury delivers less dose than focused CT angiography

Sarah Jersild

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The use of multislice CT angiography has increased detection of vascular injury in patients suffering head and neck trauma, prompting debate on whether whole-body screening or… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

CT perfusion expands stroke care options

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

CT perfusion expands stroke care options

H. A. Abella

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New CT perfusion scanning techniques that are safer and faster than older CT protocols could offer a practical imaging alternative to MR perfusion for stroke patients, according to two studies presented at the 2007 RSNA meeting. Findings also emphasize a new trend for widening the window for… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Computer illiteracy relates to age, stress, and persona

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Computer illiteracy relates to age, stress, and persona

Smiles can help radiologists deal with technological advances, while frowns can be disadvantageous

C. P. Kaiser

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While stress and personality have a well-established relationship with one another, they were also found to have a strong relationship to computer literacy within the radiologist… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Commoditization situates specialty at crossroads

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Commoditization situates specialty at crossroads

John C. Hayes

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Radiology is at a crossroads, according to three prominent radiologists who have followed the specialty's digital revolution and evolution of practice. Their message was characterized by the RSNA as "a warning and a challenge."



The transformative impact of technology was at the… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Case Of The Month

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Case Of The Month

Pooja Voria, M.D., MBA, Irini Youseff, M.D., MPH, and Robert Perone, M.D.

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Clinical History

A 13-year-old girl presents with abdominal pain, right lower quadrant tenderness, guarding, elevated lipase, and a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease.



Findings



On contrast-enhanced CT images, a heterogeneous… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Cardiologist involvement ups Medicare imaging costs

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Cardiologist involvement ups Medicare imaging costs

Cardiac CT boosts self-referred utilization, other nonradiology specialists see modest growth

James Brice

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The explosive growth of Medicare outpatient imaging from 2000 to 2005 explains why federal regulators have singled out radiologists for restraints. Medicare payments for outpatient medical… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Cardiac CT studies pose questions on clinical role

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Cardiac CT studies pose questions on clinical role

Researchers stress need for better dose reduction strategies as whole-chest exams earn positive reviews

James Brice

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Studies of chest pain patients with conventional 64-slice and dual-source CT add to a growing base of evidence suggesting that CT is well suited to rule out acute coronary syndrome in… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Buyers, sellers alike need valuation data for best deal

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Buyers, sellers alike need valuation data for best deal

Basic guidelines and formulas can help both parties estimate worth of imaging center and avoid unprofitable guesswork

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Diagnostic imaging centers have experienced significant ownership changes over the last few years. Radiologist affiliation arrangements, hospital joint ventures, mergers and… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Breast ultrasound adjusts to get past false positives

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Breast ultrasound adjusts to get past false positives

Despite ACRIN 6666 trial results, sonography could still play a role in supplemental screening of high-risk women

Emily Hayes

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The massive American College of Radiology Imaging Network 6666 trial shows that adding ultrasound to the initial breast screening protocol for high-risk women could help… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Breast MR imaging aids high-risk women

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Breast MR imaging aids high-risk women

Once again, MRI has outrun other modalities as a supplemental tool for screening high-risk women.

Emily Hayes

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A large prospective screening trial from the University of Pennsylvania compared screen-film mammography, digital mammography, whole-breast ultrasound, and contrast-enhanced MRI in a population of 569… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Academy suggests CT in ER for some seizure patients

January 22, 2008

Diagnostic Imaging.

Academy suggests CT in ER for some seizure patients

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New American Academy of Neurology guidelines recommend immediate CT brain scans for some patients who arrive in the emergency room with seizures.



The AAN-appointed Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee, led by Dr. Cynthia L. Harden of Cornell University, reviewed all the clinical… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on January 22, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Radiopaedia 2.0 Update - Full time coding starts

As of today, the good folk at http://tricycledevelopments.com/ have a coder on the job 100%

So R 2.0 should be getting closer much faster than before!

Frank

Added by Frank Gaillard on January 7, 2008 at 2:10am — 2 Comments

Radiopaedia 2.0 update

Radiopaedia.org is gradually approaching its update to 2.0. This will have many many improvements, as well as a facelift. All the current content will be ported across of course.



You can have a look at the new lay out:



I will… Continue

Added by Frank Gaillard on January 2, 2008 at 7:25am — No Comments

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