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Using MRI to Understand the Linguistics of Beatboxing

Researchers at the University of Southern California are using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to understand how beatbox artists make their rapid and precise percussion sounds. They recently presented their project at the Acoustical Society of America meeting.

Linguists have…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 16, 2018 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Radiology Crisis in the UK Forces 56,000 Angina Patients to Forgo CT Scans

In the United Kingdom, around 56,000 patients with angina, a chest condition that can decrease blood flow to the heart, were unable to undergo necessary CT scans last year due to the region’s radiologist shortage.

According to a recent review from the Royal College of…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 16, 2018 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Alleged Radiology Services Kickback Scheme Lawsuit Settled in Montana

Bozeman Health, a group of healthcare centers in Southern Montana, reached a settlement on October 31 with two of the hospital’s former radiologists for allegedly submitting millions of dollars in illegal claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

The lawsuit filed in 2015 was…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 16, 2018 at 4:56pm — No Comments

A Long Island Imaging Center Faces Fraud Allegations

A lawsuit has been filed against Diagnostic Imaging of Rockville Centre and Rockville Centre Diagnostic Imaging, two medical imaging facilities in Long Island New York, for allegedly billing Allstate Insurance companies for $1.3 million in fraudulent charges.

On October 18,…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 9, 2018 at 8:01pm — No Comments

fMRI Helps Us Understand How We Interpret Social Signals

Through the use of fMRI, researchers have discovered that the brain generates negative responses faster and more effortlessly than positive reactions, according to a study recently published…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 9, 2018 at 7:58pm — No Comments

MRI in Adult Clinic Proven to Be Effective in Diagnosing Pediatric Appendicitis

Researchers have found that unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for child patients with appendicitis in an adult clinical setting is effective and accurate, according to a study recently published in the American College of…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 9, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Using MRI to Understand How Electrical Stimulation Heals Stomach Problems

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is helping doctors comprehend how electrical stimulation helps alleviate stomach problems, a phenomenon that experts had previously struggled to visualize, according to research recently published in…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2018 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Should Wellness Days Be a Regular Part of Radiology Residency Programs?

No one has ever complained about taking a mental health day, which is why it’s not surprising that 87 percent of radiology residents have reported that “wellness days” can decrease or prevent feelings of burnout, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2018 at 5:07pm — No Comments

MRI Installation Causes iPhones to Go Haywire but not Androids. Why?

One day in early October, around 40 Apple phones, tablets, and watches belonging to staff at Morris Hospital in Illinois stopped working while a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine was being installed. The mysterious mass shut down had to do with how helium interacts with the…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2018 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Should Radiology Curricula be More Self-Paced?

Self-paced curricula for fourth-year medical students in a radiology clerkship could be a more effective form of learning, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 26, 2018 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Dutch Medical Startup to Develop MRI That Visualizes Soft Tissue and Bone

MRIGuidance, a med-tech company spun out of the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, has just been granted $1.9 million in seed investment for a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) software called BoneMRI that can analyze soft tissue and bone without…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 26, 2018 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Researchers are Using Non-Invasive Antenna for MRI

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are taking magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to new levels. By using a tiny radio antenna implanted in the brain as a sensor, they can detect electrical currents and light generated by luminescent proteins, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 26, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Is Burnout Worse for Radiologists in Canada than it is for Radiologists in the U.S.?

New research recently published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology shows us that it might be more emotionally challenging to be radiologist in Canada than in the…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2018 at 12:02pm — No Comments

New Ultrasound Tech Software Auto-Populates Measurements and Decreases Report Errors

Using a transfer-software tool to auto-populate ultrasound measurement increases accuracy and reduces time and money spent on creating reports, according to a new …

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Siemens’ MAGNETOM Sola Granted FDA Clearance

Siemens has just received Food and Drug Administration clearance for its MAGNETOM Sola, a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner. It features BioMatrix technology, which is designed to accommodate a wide variety of patient…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why Most Parents Can’t Understand Pediatric Radiation Safety Guides

Pediatric radiation safety guidelines are written at far too difficult reading levels for the average parent to understand, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on October 11, 2018 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Southern California Imaging Center Mogul Indicted for $284 million in Healthcare Fraud

Sam Sarkis Solakyan, the owner of several medical imaging companies in Southern California, has been indicted for conspiring to commit honest services mail fraud, healthcare fraud, aiding, and abetting. He was arrested on September 26, 2018.…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 11, 2018 at 3:58pm — No Comments

ACR Gold Medal Winners Announced

The American College of Radiology will award three radiologists with Gold Medals…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 11, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hundreds of Thousands of MRI Orders Cancelled at VA Hospitals

Mass cancellations of imaging scans at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals across the country have prompted the VA inspector general to conduct audits at nine medical centers.

Hospitals in Tampa and Bay Pines Florida;…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 4, 2018 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Can MRI Show Us How Mindfulness Relates to Pain?

People who are more in tune to mindfulness experience less physical pain than those who struggle with staying in the present, says a …

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Added by Julie Morse on October 4, 2018 at 5:47pm — No Comments

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