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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – August 2008 Archive (20)

Upcoming Meeting! American Society of Head and Neck Radiology

Upcoming Meeting for all those interested in Head and Neck Radiology! Promises to be a great meeting. Here are a few words from the President Elect of the ASHNR. To register for the meeting, please visit http://www.ashnr.org



"It is my pleasure to invite you to the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR) to be held in Toronto at the Toronto Hilton Hotel from Wednesday, September 10th through Sunday, September… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 30, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

MIMVista for the iPhone - A formidable Osirix Competitor!

Has anyone downloaded MIMVista? It looks like a formidable competitor and complement to Osirix for radiologists using the iPhone. Here is some more information from MIMVista's website.



"The Mobile MIM iPhone Application is a new multi-modality imaging application for the Apple® iPhoneTM and iPod® touch. This innovative software allows a referring physician or patient to view medical images remotely, without being tied to an imaging workstation.



The Mobile MIM… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 29, 2008 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

radRounds and Student Doctor Network

We would like to take a moment and mention that radRounds over this past summer has proudly partnered with Student Doctor Network (SDN). Our goal is to help as many medical students and trainees via our partnership with SDN.

A few words about the Student Doctor Network



The Student Doctor Network (SDN) is an independent community of students, advisors, educators, and practicing health care… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 29, 2008 at 12:57am — No Comments

New Educational Document for Residents Studying for the ABR Physics Examination - As per popular demand - Typical Radiation Doses for Commonly Performed Radiology Studies

Central Nervous system:

Computed Tomography (CT)-Head: 2 mSv

Computed Tomography (CT)-Spine: 10 mSv

Myelography: 4 mSv



Face and neck:

Computed Tomography (CT)-Sinuses: 0.6 mSv



Chest:

Computed Tomography (CT)-Chest: 8 mSv

Radiography-Chest: 0.1 mSv (i.e. 3 one-way flights cross country between New York and San Francisco)

Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring: 2 mSv



Gastrointestinal:

Computed Tomography (CT) Abdomen: 8-10… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 28, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Osirix 3.2 - You can download it direct from the Apple webpage!



Some radiologists have been asking... What is Osirix?



Osirix is an image processing software dedicated to DICOM images produced by medical equipment (MRI, CT, PET, PET-CT, …) and confocal microscopy (LSM and BioRAD-PIC format). It can also read many other file formats: TIFF (8,16, 32 bits), JPEG, PDF, AVI, MPEG and QuickTime.



It is fully compliant with the DICOM standard for image comunication and image file formats. OsiriX… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 25, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Group Spotlight: Healthcare Technology Alliance is another avenue for health/tech related networking opportunities

Check out this group--HTA, otherwise known as Healthcare Technology Alliance.



Since it's inception in April of 2008, the Healthcare Technology Alliance (HTA) has grown to over 1,500 members on CollectiveX. The CollectiveX Groupsite has allowed members to collaborate on technical projects related to healthcare technology today and technology in the future.



Its members range from high end programmers to clinicians… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 25, 2008 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

Website Review: New site for radiology bound med students! Wiki-model RadzApp enters the house of radiology.

We have the fortunate opportunity to review a new site in the world of radiology targetted to medical students who are applying for radiology. It is a Wikipedia style website detailing resources important in the residency application process. We all know how stressful and daunting the application process is. As per the founder of Radzapp, "It has been difficult finding the right information on applying. SDN and AuntMinnie are great, but the forum format… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 25, 2008 at 11:44am — No Comments

Doctors without Borders Has an Opening for a Radiologist



Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) has an immediate opening for a radiologist who can support and implement the following key recommendations as part of a program to implement the "Diagnostic Strategy 2008-2010."



* Ultrasound for diagnosis in hospitals where Doctors without Borders supports obstetrics, gynecology and or surgical programs;

* X-ray in TB/HIV programs; and

* X-ray in all surgical programs with… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 21, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Resource page created for radiology residents taking upcoming ABR Physics Boards!

With the upcoming ABR Physics boards in less than a month, radRounds has put together a brief resource page. We will continue to work on this and this page will evolve with time. Please let us know if you'd like to see any specific content or have suggestions!

Please visit our physics resources page for links to important learning modules and other webpages essential for radiologic physics studying

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 20, 2008 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Coronis Fusion 6MP DL is the world's first six MegaPixel diagnostic display by Barco

Coronis Fusion 6MP DL, which is the world's first six MegaPixel diagnostic display system engineered and developed by Barco, is quickly finding acceptance in the radiology reading room. After some early contracts in the Australia, Belgium, Korea, Germany, USA and France, Barco announced recently that it has received an important order for this product from the Beatrix Hospital in the Netherlands.



Coronis Fusion 6MP DL is the latest offering from Barco's diagnostic display.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 20, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Researchers have found that PET may become one of the most preferred imaging methods for the individualized therapy

Researchers have found that PET may become one of the most preferred imaging methods for the individualized therapy mainly for disorders which are caused by addictive behaviours. Researchers who use positron emission tomography (PET) have recently validated the well known theory that individual personality traits like reward dependency is connected to brain chemistry.



For the study, the researchers had evaluated some 20 odd males with no history of any substance abuse. The… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 19, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Radiology as Art - Amazing site. Medical imaging is truly beautiful.

We had the most lucky discovery this past weekend of a very beautiful and creative site, www.radiologyart.com! We radiologists are all very visual individuals and frequently have a background in photography and art. This fine site is one demonstration of the creative potential of combining art and technology. The images speak for themselves. See these examples:…



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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 17, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

FUJIFILM Medical Systems, USA has clinched a fresh, three-year contract with Purchasing Partners LP

FUJIFILM Medical Systems, USA has clinched a fresh, three-year, dual-source contract. This contract was awarded to them by Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P for complete assortment of medical film and imagers, including mammography film, conventional wet film, dry film, and the complete set of laser imagers.



The contract comes into effect from September 1,2008. This award now combines two categories already held by Fujifilm into a single contract category. Premier, as of now… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 12, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

radRounds reaches 888 members on 8.08.08 - 8AM!

Update: radRounds reaches 888 members on 8.08.08 - 8AM! After only 6 months of launch, we are the largest radiologist and medical imaging professional and social network. Thanks to all those who have contributed cases and also invited your colleagues to share in this site.



We are working hard to continue to bring improvements in the website.



Latest updates:

**Privacy enhancements - you can ensure that your profile is viewed by you, your connections, or everyone; you… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 8, 2008 at 11:11am — 2 Comments

Featured Company: Oakwood Healthcare Systems

Unibased Systems Architecture, Inc., an US company, announced a successful stint at Oakwood Healthcare Systems (OHS), by centralizing scheduling of all the OHS radiology departments in the organization. USA’s number one rated enterprise scheduling application, Resource Management System (RMS), is being utilized in 4 inpatient hospitals and 8 outpatient sites thereby allowing almost all the steps of the pre-registration process to be merged into a single-step process. This has ultimately… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 7, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Residents, fellows, medical students: Win $100 if your image is selected by RadiologyInfo.org!

A message from the RSNA:



Residents, fellows, physics students and medical students are invited to submit their images and videos to the RadiologyInfo™ Outstanding Image contest. Winning images—with acknowledgement of the contributors—will illustrate existing pages of RadiologyInfo.org, RSNA’s online resource for patients, which provides information on more than 100 exams and procedures.



Randomly selected contributors also receive an Amazon gift card.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 7, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

$$ Paid Consulting Opportunity by HRA Research: "Market for Contrast Delivery Systems" - $200

HRA Research is conducting a study on “The Market for Contrast Delivery Systems.” If you are a Radiologist, in active practice, we would like to invite you to participate in a telephone interview. We are looking for radiologists who are the chief or chair of their department and are involved in the decision making process regarding department purchases The interview would last approximately 60 minutes and you would receive an honorarium of $200.00 for your time at the completion of the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 4, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

VRC Reports multi-year agreement w/ Lion City Radiology in UAE and Singapore

Breaking news! Virtual Radiologic Corp (VRAD) reported a multi-year agreement with “Lion City Radiology of Singapore” to provide interpretations of MRI and CT for all the imaging centres which are affiliated with Lion City Radiology in Singapore and UAE (United Arab Emirates). The agreement also includes a provision that may let VRAD for final interpretations of Singapore radiological studies but only upon prior validation by Singapore Ministry of Health.



This agreement is very… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 3, 2008 at 8:51pm — 1 Comment

Confidential and Free Radiology Residency Application Advice by radRounds academic radiologists/residents

Dear prospective radiology residency applicants,



The time is drawing near. All you MSIV's who are applying for radiology, that is great news! You have chosen a wonderful specialty!



What we found in our experience is that the quality of mentorship and advice radiology-bound medical students get is hit or miss. Therefore, we wanted to solve that problem and help you.



From our membership, we have assembled a team of residents and attendings who have volunteered to… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 1, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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