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With a background writing and editing for the healthcare industry, I research and write relevant content for radRounds.
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Indiana University, Bloomington, MFA
University of California, Santa Cruz, BA
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Alessandra Simmons is a writer and editor based in Chicago, specializing in the healthcare and nonprofit communications and marketing, curriculum development and literary editing.
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$1M in Prize Awards for Data Science Bowl 2017: Helping Radiologists Lower the False-Positive Lung Cancer Scans

In January 2016, Vice President Joe Biden’s created the Cancer Moonshot initiative to help promote 10 years’ worth of advances in cancer research, prevention and treatment within just five years. One of the main goals of Moonshot is to bring the expertise of diverse fields together to solve pressing cancer problems. Following VP Biden’s lead…


Posted on January 17, 2017 at 11:00am

Radiologists Utilize Image-Based Global Networking Tool

Figure 1 is an online global network in which healthcare practitioners, including radiologists, can share medical cases and receive feedback in real time. Using the smartphone app or web browser version, practitioners upload an image, write a caption and tag it with a category. Healthcare providers often post images…


Posted on March 3, 2016 at 12:38pm

Diagnostic Imaging May Be Safe for Pregnant Women

Some radiologic imaging can be safe for pregnant women who have sustained traumatic injuries, according to a review article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). 

Researchers from the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, and the Garden State OB/GYN Associates in Voorhees, NJ reviewed the diagnostic dilemma that confronts emergency room physicians when pregnant women present with traumatic…


Posted on September 17, 2015 at 11:00am

The Fate of PACS

Since May, there’s been ongoing debate about one of your most significant, frequently-used tools – your PACS. Has it, in fact, outlived its original purpose only to be replaced by a sleeker, more versatile system? 

At this year’s SIIM conference, Donald Dennison, director-at-large of the SIIM Board of Directors and chair of the ACR…


Posted on September 15, 2015 at 11:13am

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