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Understanding the Repercussions of False Positive Breast Cancer Biopsies

A new study has found that false positive breast…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 21, 2018 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Is this Eye Tracking Device the Future of Brain Injury Diagnosis?

The common test for brain injury involves waving a finger back and forth in front of the patient’s face, and seeing how well they can track it. Instead of relying on such antiquated protocols and standard imaging technology to identify brain injuries, two sisters have developed…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 21, 2018 at 12:04pm — No Comments

What is the Financial Impact of Missed Imaging Appointments?

Patients are more likely to show up to an imaging appointment when it’s scheduled within a week than when it’s planned at least six months…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 21, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

NEA Grant for Using MRI To Understand Art’s Impact on the Brain

Two professors at Auburn University were recently awarded a $90,000 Research:…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 14, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Would Radiology Be Better with a 13-Button Mouse?

A group of researchers have devised a way to make radiologists’ processes more comfortable and efficient with a slight modification to a piece of everyday technology.

The 13-button mouse was introduced to a group of 59…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 14, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Why First-Year Med Students Need More Radiology Exposure

Medical school is a crucial time for developing clinical interests. However, students typically receive minimal exposure to radiological clinical practices during the first year, and this lack of imaging curriculum greatly influences their perspective of the field. A group of…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 14, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

AI Making its Way into the Front of Radiologists’ Screens

Artificial intelligence innovations are rapidly changing practices and procedures in radiology. For example, Wake Radiology in Raleigh, North Carolina became the first healthcare facility to install EnvoyAI’s algorithm…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 7, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Increasing Pancreatic Cancer Detection Rates with Machine Learning

Most patients with pancreatic cancer receive their diagnosis when it’s too late, as it’s often difficult to identify the tumor during its…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 7, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

NIH Gives $3 Million Grant for New Ultrasound System

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded John Hopkins University-based medical device company Perceptive Navigation $3 million to continue product and clinical development work for their Vu-Path ultrasound…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 7, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Can We Better Educate Patients About Their Imaging Procedures?

Although radiologists have been working toward strengthening patient communication in recent years, there exists a weak spot in relaying procedural information. According to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on June 1, 2018 at 11:47am — No Comments

Where are All of the Female Radiology Residents?

Radiology has long struggled to achieve a gender balance. According to a recent study…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 1, 2018 at 11:42am — No Comments

Researchers Figure Out How to Turn a Glove into an Imaging Device

Researchers at New York University Langone Health have developed a wearable device that takes detailed images of bones, ligaments, and tendons in the hand. The glove-like instrument utilizes a high-impedance coil which prevents electrodynamic interactions with nearby coils,…

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Added by Julie Morse on June 1, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

What Will Happen if We Replace MRI Magnets with Diamonds?

An international team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have devised a way to utilize the defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds to strengthen magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems and eliminate their need…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 25, 2018 at 12:05pm — No Comments

How Can Patients Better Understand Radiology Reports?

Technology has expanded medical resource accessibility for both physicians and patients. Online portals foster stronger and more effective communication, allowing patients to get hands-on insight on their diagnosis, treatment plans, and imaging reports. However, according…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 25, 2018 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

Dr. Geraldine McGinty Receives Thorwarth Award

This week, distinguished radiology community leader and breast cancer detection expert Geraldine McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, was …

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Added by Julie Morse on May 25, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments

Increased Job Prospects for Neuroradiologists, Not So Much for Pediatric Radiologists

The diagnostic radiology job market is experiencing a revival. According to a recent study published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 17, 2018 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Using AI To Determine if Your Radiologist Appointment is On Time

It’s just as difficult to predict if your doctor is running on schedule as it is to draw your own blood. Fortunately, a team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital has figured out a way to eliminate those frustrating long waits by developing a machine learning technique…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 17, 2018 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Using MRI and PET to Detect Early Knee Osteoarthritis

Researchers from Stanford University have developed the first protocol using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting early stage knee osteoarthritis (OA) in all joint tissues. Their …

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Added by Julie Morse on May 17, 2018 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Using Noninvasive Imaging Innovations to Determine White Blood Cell Count Among Cancer Patients

Low white blood cell count is a dangerous problem that can occur after chemotherapy treatment.  Last month, postdocs at the Madrid-MIT M+Vision Consortium released an algorithm that analyzes WBC count through an optical imaging device that records videos of microcirculation of…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 10, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Yes, Let’s Put Ultrasound on a Smartphone

There’s a significant lack of affordable and accessible ultrasound services throughout the world. Machinery is bulky and expensive, and without insurance, patients often have to spend upwards of $200 on a single procedure. Nevada Sanchez, co-founder of Butterfly Network, is aiming to…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 10, 2018 at 1:42pm — No Comments

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