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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

What Does the Future Hold for Proton Therapy?

Around 40 years ago, Belgian researcher Yves Jongen believed that proton technology could be the most effective form of cancer treatment. In…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 10, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What is AR Doing for Ultrasound and Surgery?

Medical imaging as we know it might be in the midst of a massive transformation with the emergence of augmented reality (AR). Physician researchers are developing and utilizing the technology to conduct ultrasound, surgeries, and other procedures to make faster and more…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 4, 2018 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Imaging Innovations Predict Fractures Among Aging Patients

Bone fractures are increasingly common among aging populations. Not only is rehabilitation and healing a strenuous and long…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 4, 2018 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Why We Need More Safety Measures for Ears During MRI Procedures

A study from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China found that the acoustic noise produced by imaging machines can cause temporary hearing…

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Added by Julie Morse on May 4, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

NVIDIA’s Project Clara is Creating Game-Changing Technology for Medical Imaging

NVIDIA has been turning heads recently in the medical imaging community with their new artificial intelligence-based healthcare programs. Their latest venture in Graphics Processing Units (GPU) technology is Project Clara, a “medical imaging supercomputer” that…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 26, 2018 at 8:13pm — No Comments

New Kentucky Law Excludes Radiologists from Reading Black Lung Radiographs

A new law passed in Kentucky could reduce diagnosis rates of black lung in the state. The bill backed by Republican Representative Adam Koenig allows only NIOSH-certified pulmonologists to interpret chest x-rays in black lung compensation cases. Previously, B reader radiologists could…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 26, 2018 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Near-Infrared Light Might be Least Invasive Way to Diagnose and Treat Cancer

San Francisco startup Openwater is aiming to prove that…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 26, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Google Cloud Research Says that AI Won’t Replace Radiologists…Yet

The medical community has viewed the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) with both fear and excitement. The…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 22, 2018 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Are You a Radiologist in it for the Lifestyle? You Might not be Happy

Radiologists who entered the profession to enjoy a cushy lifestyle might not be as happy as those who chose the specialty for intellectual pursuits. A new study…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 22, 2018 at 4:08pm — No Comments

How the First MRI Got Its Start in a McDonalds

It was 1983 and Bob Kagan wanted to revolutionize medicine. That year, after seeing a MRI at a conference in Colorado, Kagan sought to bring the technology to Holy Cross Hospital in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, where he worked as a pathologist. His supervisors passed on the idea, and so he…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 22, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

High Match Rate for Integrated Interventional Radiology Residents

More students than ever before were offered residency positions on this year’s annual Match Day on March 16, 2018. There were 37,103 applicants for 33,167 positions, and 96.2 were filled — a .2 percent increase from last year. Among the most popular specialties was Integrated Interventional Radiology, which…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 12, 2018 at 2:31pm — No Comments

GE is Making Ultrasound Education More Accessible

Lack of adequate ultrasound training and accessibility is a serious problem in many low and middle income countries across South America, Africa, and Asia. In a 2015 study from the University of Washington, 45…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 12, 2018 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Siemens Healthineers Stock Rises After Monumental IPO

Siemens Healthineers AG, a medical imaging design and development lab, experienced a…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 12, 2018 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Michael D. Hope Becomes New Radiology Chief at SF VA Medical Center

Starting March 2018, Michael D. Hope, MD, became the new chief of radiology at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He is taking over from interim chief, Stefanie Weinstein, MD.



This announcement marks Dr. Hope’s latest leadership position, as he also serves as the vice chair of the department of…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 6, 2018 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Arterys Receives FDA Clearance for Lesion and Tumor Detection Program

Arterys, the San Francisco-based medical imaging company, has just been granted Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for their new Oncology AI suite that detects and tracks lesions and tumors in the liver and lungs using artificial intelligence (AI).



The clearance marks the latest accomplishment for…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 6, 2018 at 4:21pm — No Comments

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