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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – July 2008 Archive (6)

Osirix for the iPhone!

Imaging carrying your entire PACS system in your pocket. It will also be worth that 2 hour wait for an iPhone if you are a radiologist, perhaps even teleradiologist! Hook up some movie LCD glasses, plug it into your Osirix-enabled iPhone and you can start to dictate out studies anywhere in the world. Check this video out--an official preview of what is to come from Osirix. Watch out MIM (the recently featured radiology system at the WWDC by Steve Jobs @… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 30, 2008 at 7:45pm — No Comments

ACR (American College of Radiology) Statement on Imaging Accreditation in the Medicare System

ACR Statement on Imaging Accreditation in the Medicare System



7.30.08



Due to intense advocacy and education efforts by ACR members and staff, as well as those of other organizations, Congress recently overrode a presidential veto and passed the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (H.R. 6331) which averted a massive cut in Medicare physician payments. This new law, which due to ACR efforts and others, contains no imaging cuts, requires that medical… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 30, 2008 at 3:17pm — No Comments

WID: "We have to new reviews for you"

We have two new reviews for you.



The Tyco Cool-tip RF ablation system. Reviewed by Dr Geoff Hide Consultant musculoskeletal Radiologist. Geoff has reviewed its use for ablation of bone osteoid osteomas.…



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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 21, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

ACR Response to GAO Imaging Report: No RBMs Needed

ACR Response to GAO Imaging Report: No RBMs Needed



July 15, 2008, Reston, Va. — The American College of Radiology has reviewed the GAO’s report on imaging growth and shares many of the report’s concerns regarding the cost, quality and safety of imaging services. The College agrees with the report’s findings that financial incentives for physicians are a primary driver for the dramatic and costly growth of in-office imaging.



However, the ACR does not support GAO’s… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 17, 2008 at 1:49am — No Comments

US Political and Medicine News: Senate Passes Medicare Physician Payment Legislation 69-30

Senate Passes Medicare Physician Payment Legislation 69-30



On July 9 the Senate overcame partisan gridlock and passed the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (H.R. 6331) by a tally of 69-30. This vote total represents the necessary support to override a potential veto by President Bush. Several senators switched their stance from the last time the Senate voted on identical legislation July 26. Intense lobbying and grassroots by the physician community and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 10, 2008 at 6:42am — No Comments

Featured Software: SMIViewer - A simple yet powerful platform for your volume analysis!

So if you haven't already seen SMIViewer, it is a volume analysis software. Here is a screen shot:





We interviewed the creator of SMIViewer and we would like to share it here on radRounds.



Tell us about yourself and about your group


I am a researcher/developer working in medical imaging for past 5 years or so. Science.Medical.Imaging (http://groups.google.com/group/medicalimagingscience) is a group that… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 4, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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