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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – January 2009 Archive (12)

SIIM 2009 Resident Scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the SIIM 2009 Resident Scholarship.



The deadline is March 2, 2009.



The SIIM 2009 Resident Scholarship is available to all trainees (medical students, residents, and fellows) pursuing a career in radiology or medical imaging. Preference is given to radiology residents in the first half of their training.



The Scholarship includes SIIM 2009 Annual Meeting registration and travel expenses, as well as a one-year SIIM… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 31, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Report from SCMR: Salvage imaging offers fresh insight on benefits of heart therapy

January 30, 2009

Diagnostic Imaging.

By James Brice




Cardiac researchers assessing the benefits of revascularization therapies will operate a little less in the dark, thanks to salvage imaging, a new cardiac MR technique. Using T2-weighted pulse sequences, salvage imaging identifies the location and extent of edema that accumulates in the myocardium after an ischemic event such as myocardial infarction. The areas where edema accumulates correlate with heart muscle… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 30, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

radRounds Mobile Site Launches!

We have gone mobile! Check out our new radRounds Mobile website - a slim, mean, lean version of the site. It is optimized for Android and iPhone interfaces. Please let us know if you have any problems with the new website. Here is the address -- point all your mobile devices to:

http://www.radrounds.com/m

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 29, 2009 at 10:48pm — No Comments

iPhone features Osirix on National Television! Check out their new iPhone Ad called "READ"

Check this out - Apple features its latest advertisement on national television entitled "Read." In the ad, the announcer says with the iPhone you can read anything... if you want to read restaurant reviews, there is an app for that... if you want to read an MRI, there is an app for that too!



iPhone Osirix… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 27, 2009 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Interventional Device Reviewers Wanted: $300 per Review



A paid consulting opportunity for all radRounds Members from our partner, WhichInterventionalDevice.com



As per the WID team: "Now at just over a year old, we are expanding our review panel of radiologists. We would like to invite any of our interested members to join our international panel of reviewers.



Reviews are easy to write and are based on the design and features of the device, what its like to use, ie. does it do… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 25, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

ACR In-Service Exam: February 5th, 2009

2009 ACR In Training Exams are coming up soon! Diagnostic Radiology Exam is scheduled for Thursday February 5, 2009.

For past year exams or other resources and information, please visit the ACR Resident and Fellow Section Website here.

http://rfs.acr.org/

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 25, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

CMS begins coverage analysis of Cardiac Imaging MR Studies

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) has started the review and analysis of the imaging appropriatness of flow analysis and mapping in cardiac MR studies. Cardiac MR studies are typically used to evaluate function including cardiac valves and intracardiac shunts.



"The CMS has determined that blood flow measurement, imaging of cortical bone and calcifications, and procedures involving spatial resolution of bone and calcifications, are not considered reasonable and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 23, 2009 at 12:06am — No Comments

GE Healthcare to cut jobs in recession

radRounds (NEW YORK) -- GE Medical Systems, one of the more successful divisions of GE is beginning a cost cutting program that unfortunately will involve job cuts. The medical systems and bioscience division of General Electric Co. began a cost-cutting program a month ago approximately. According to company spokesperson, John McKaig, GE Healthcare, which has a global work force of 47,000, will see worldwide staff reductions of "low to mid-single digits in terms of percentage… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 19, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

Virtual Radiologic Ranked Top Teleradiology Services Provider in 2008 KLAS Report

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan 8, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- KLAS, a leading independent research firm focused on the healthcare industry, has ranked Virtual Radiologic Corp. the Category Leader in the Teleradiology Services category in its 2008 "Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards" report.



"We are proud to achieve the Category Leader ranking from KLAS, particularly since the ranking measures performance based on customer surveys and interviews," said Sean Casey, chief executive officer of Virtual… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 17, 2009 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Research News: Imaging utilization in the management of appendicitis and its impact on hospital charges

radRounds (BOSTON) -- Otero, et al, at the Department of Radiology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston has recently published a study evaluating the trends in imaging utilization in adults with diagnosis of appendicitis and the role that imaging plays in the escalating appendicitis hospital charges. His research has demonstrated that imaging utilization has increased rapidly, but trends show a slowdown that might correspond with achievement of standardization.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

NovaRad announces combined availability of NovaRIS and NovaPACS Radiology System

NovaRad's NovaRIS/NovaPACS 7.1 combined radiology system will be helpful for hospitals, imaging centers and clinics improve reading and scheduling efficiencies for enhancement in the productivity. NovaPacs offers fast image retrieval; full-feature viewer with interface which can be understood easily and also has 7-year on-site archive with off site emergency back up.



The combined RIS/PACS system is a web based system which runs on the same open source platform for speedy installation… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 7, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Now a safer eye cover mask for medical MRI and Radiology and imaging practitioners

Terry Weber of Originals by Weber introduces their new MRI Safe Eye Cover examination mask. This new product in specially designed to enhance radiological procedures and assists radiologists during MRI and Radiology examination of patients. This mask is made of disposable lightweight black foam. At the same time the product is nontoxic and comes with an adjustable elastic strap. The best thing about this product is that, it extremely comfortable to wear and come at a very low cost. The company… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 6, 2009 at 10:10am — No Comments

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