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Has Technology Damaged Radiology Culture? How Can We Fix It?

Advancements in technology have improved many aspects of radiology — from communication to record organization to faster imaging. However, just as much as technology has made radiology work easier, it has also lessened interpersonal interactions and changed the professional climate in many reading rooms and…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 1, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

Mednax Acquires Radiology Associates of South Florida

Mednax, a South Florida-based consortium of healthcare services, has recently acquired Radiology Associates of South Florida (RASF).



Based in Miami, RASF has been providing diagnostic and interventional radiology and vascular surgery services for Baptist Health South Florida’s eight hospitals. Since…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 1, 2017 at 11:27am — No Comments

Siemens Creating CT Scan Technology Made for the Silver Screen

Siemens Healthineers is taking a few cues from Hollywood to create CT scans that actually look photorealistic. The medical technology company has introduced Cinematic Volume Rendering Technique (VRT), a technique that produces 3D medical images that give a more illustrative depiction of tissue structures and help…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 1, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

How Can MRI Predict Brain Injuries in Professional Fighters

Six months after his death, pathologists determined Jordan Parsons to be the first MMA fighter to suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Parsons wasn’t an outlier; many boxers and mixed martial arts fighters sustain long-term brain injuries, which can result in behavioral and personality changes.…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 24, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What to Consider When Administering GBCAs

Radiologists should carefully consider the reasons why they’re injecting gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) before administering the drug, suggests a new study. According to researchers at Case Western…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 24, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Get Ready for Multicolored MRI

Researchers at Case Western University are making MRI multicolored as a way to conduct more comprehensive and precise disease diagnosis. Introduced by Paul Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield in the 1980s, and considered “one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 20th century,” MRI traditionally uses one…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 24, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

What Happens When Your Patient Doesn’t Know What You’re Talking About

Reading something we don’t understand happens more often than we’d like. Reports laden with confusing and complicated language are challenging to get through, and when MRI and CT scan interpretations are written with dense and disconcerting terminology, it can be challenging to then relay that information to…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 18, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Where Does Radiology Burnout Come From? And How Can We Stop it?

Working on the weekends has become the norm for many physicians, and burnout rates have skyrocketed across many specialties. For radiologists, increased expectations and reimbursement policies are just a few of the main stressors that contribute to burnout. A new article…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 17, 2017 at 9:29pm — No Comments

MRI Study Shows Links Between Neanderthal and Modern Human Brain Topography

Approximately 40,000 years ago, early homo sapiens in Europe interbred with Neanderthals. Remarkably, Neanderthal DNA remains present in humans today, and has influenced co-localized cranial and brain morphology, according to a recent study published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 17, 2017 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Researchers Successfully Use AI to Predict Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Researchers from IBM and the University of Alberta have collaborated to bring new AI technology that can predict symptoms of schizophrenia with 74 percent accuracy. With their findings recently published in Schizophrenia, the researchers monitored activity in different regions of the brain to…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 14, 2017 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Where Does Radiologist-Referrer Communication Go Wrong?

There’s room for improvement when it comes to radiologist-referrer communication — according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Eugene Won, MD, and Andrew B. Rosenkranz used New York…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 14, 2017 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Why Do Art Lovers Make Great Radiologists?

Kimberly MM Isakov didn’t always want to become a physician. During her formative years, she pursued chemistry, cinema studies, and engineering. Her interests led her to the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where her love of visual art propelled her to pivot her career toward medicine. This summer, she…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 14, 2017 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Researchers at MIT and University of Nebraska Have Unleashed New MRI Non-Gadolinium Metal Contrast Agent

In preparation for an MRI, a patient is usually injected with a gadolinium contrast media, a substance that aids in illuminating certain features in the brain. Although the agent is generally considered safe for most, it can result in serious adverse side effects for young children and…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 7, 2017 at 6:53pm — No Comments

VR Is Now a Part of the Patient Experience

Stanford Medicine is turning neuroimaging into a virtual reality game. The teaching hospital has developed a new software system that uses MRIs, CT scans, and angiograms to project a 3D model that physicians and patients can interact with.



The Virtual Reality system functions as both an…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 7, 2017 at 6:53pm — No Comments

What’s Patient Protocol for a NFL Player? A Radiologist Tech Weighs In

Last month, Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel announced his retirement from the NFL. His decision came after the release of a study that found all football players demonstrate signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain disease. Although the dangers of concussions have…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 7, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

RadPartners to Open 70 New Locations

Radiology Partners, or RadPartners, a national network of radiology services has announced they will be setting up more than 70 new sites across Ohio, Iowa, and…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 27, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What’s It Like to Have a Radiologist at the Zoo?

Animals at the Brookfield Zoo can now get medical imaging evaluations thanks to Marina Ivančić, MD, the Chicago Zoological Society’s full-time, board-certified veterinary radiologist.



Like human radiologists, Ivančić starts her day by doing rounds with the rest of the veterinary…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 27, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What Congress Would Like With a Radiologist

There are 15 doctors serving as congress members, but come the next special congressional elections, the House of Representatives might be welcoming its first radiologist congressman. Running on the Republican ticket, Stephen Ferrara, MD, a former U.S. Navy chief medical officer, has raised over…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 27, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Quick Ways to Relief Muscular Pain at Home

The human body is composed of complex structured muscles, and muscular pain can exist at anywhere in the entire body. Muscle pain usually appears after doing the heavy activity or sometimes pulling off muscles can also result in such happening.

It is also possible…

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Added by Emma Miah on July 21, 2017 at 6:29am — No Comments

Should Hospitals Be Using Blockchain to Keep Patient Data Safe?

Nothing — not even medical images —are safe from cyberattacks. On May 12, the WannaCry ransomware attack infected around 300,000 operating systems in 150 countries. Among the casualties were 48 British hospital trusts, and many hospitals were forced to cancel or…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 19, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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