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What Imaging Tech Does Your Radiology Department Need?

Technology continues penetrating the healthcare sphere, providing physicians with comprehensive solutions able to improve patient care.

Radiologists, in particular may choose from a wealth of imaging systems to store and share images:

1. Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS);

2. Radiology information systems (RIS);

3. Hospital information systems…

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Added by Yana Yelina on October 16, 2017 at 4:14am — No Comments

X-Ray Locates a Toy Traffic Cone Stuck in Patient’s Lungs

Kids have a unique knack for getting toys stuck up their nose or surreptitiously digesting them. As stressful as it might be when they swallow a figurine or trinket, seldom do we imagine that this kind of accident could manifest into a false cancer diagnosis down the road. But, that’s what happened to one British…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 13, 2017 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Mednax Scoops Up Another Radiology Practice

Mednax has been on an acquisition spree lately, and its latest conquest is Jefferson Radiology and Jefferson Imaging Associates of Hartford, Connecticut. Back in September, Mednax, the…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 13, 2017 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Former Johns Hopkins Radiologist Imprisoned for Submitting False Reimbursement Requests

A doctor from southern Connecticut has been ordered to serve 366 days in prison and pay almost $600,000 for falsifying travel expense reimbursements to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,.



Between 2007 and 2015, while a physician at JHU’s Division of Vascular and Interventional, Jean-Francois…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 13, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Job prospects for Radiology Tech

Any Rad Techs out there, please respond. I keep reading the job market for Radiology Technicians/technologists is inflated. I read in various blogs that it is different in different areas. All these posts are older and I want to know if anyone can give me a sense of current scenario.
If anyone can give their personal contact, I can email my questions/concerns.
Hope to hear some answers.
Thanks so much for your time!

Added by Ramya Gandrakota on October 11, 2017 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Why All Radiologists Need to Take Art Classes

A sharp eye is a crucial skill for physicians. That’s why researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have partnered with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to evaluate how…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 5, 2017 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Wrapping Our Heads Around the Radiologist Shortage in the Northeast

Despite having the lowest number of jobs available in the specialty, there are more radiology residents in the Northeast than any other region in the United States, according to a new study published in the Journal of the…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 5, 2017 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Why Do Some Radiologists Have Back Pain?

The health risks of spending long hours at a desk are well known to most office workers, but up until recently, we were unaware of the negative side effects for medical workers who spend most of the day stationary. According to a new…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 5, 2017 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Does Your Radiology Department Need a Reading Room Coordinator?

In the movement to curb radiologist burnout, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center are recommending radiology departments implement a reading room coordinator. This reading room…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 29, 2017 at 4:29pm — No Comments

When It Comes to Radiology, Are You a 'Giver,' 'Taker,' or 'Matcher'?

Just like in any work environment, the radiology department is staffed with all different kinds of personalities, and communication styles are bound to clash. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, 'givers,' 'takers,' and 'matchers' are the three…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 29, 2017 at 4:26pm — No Comments

This Toy MRI Helps Children Prepare for Imaging Scans

The thought of undergoing a MRI or CT-scan can be a source of anxiety and confusion for everyone, especially children. That’s why the University of California San Francisco’s Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging has introduced the KittenScanner, a miniature-sized version of a CAT scanner that…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 29, 2017 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment

This Radiologist Turns Scans Into Works of Art

To Susan Summerton, MD, a medical scan isn’t just a detailed image of the human body, it’s a form of artistic expression. Summerton is the brains behind Xray Artistry, an ever-growing collection of collages comprised of MRI, CT scans, x-ray, and…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 22, 2017 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Do You Get Enough Face Time With Your Patients?

Strong patient communication is a priority for most radiologists, yet many find this goal to be squandered by bureaucratic expectations and technological demands. In a new survey from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), around three-quarters of participating radiologists felt that time…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 22, 2017 at 12:04pm — No Comments

How We Can Make Gender Diversity in Radiology a Reality

Last month, a now-former Google engineer, James Damore, published a scathing memo about how Google should minimize its diversity efforts. He was quickly fired, and in response, more than 60 female employees filed a lawsuit against Google for gender discrimination. Through the throngs of social media,…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 22, 2017 at 12:04pm — No Comments

This Camera is Taking Endoscopy Tracking to New Levels

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have created a camera that can identify the location of endoscopes. This new technology could eliminate the need for x-ray and other scan technology to track fiber-optic devices. They recently published their…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 15, 2017 at 11:15am — No Comments

The First Ultra-High-Field MRI Scanner to Receive CE Approval

Siemens Healthineers’ Magnetom Terra has just received CE approval, and can now be used in clinical practice within the European Union. This ultra-high-field MRI operates on a magnetic field of 7 tesla, and produces more finite images, stronger signal-to-noise ratio, and better spatial resolution than…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 15, 2017 at 10:56am — No Comments

What does Anthem’s New Imaging Diagnostics Policy Mean for Your Practice?

Anthem has announced they will no longer cover outpatient MRI and CT scan services, unless the insurance company deems the imaging procedure to be medically necessary. Instead, patients will be referred to a freestanding imaging center. Anthem, which boasts around 40 million members, just enacted this new policy…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 15, 2017 at 10:52am — No Comments

How Should Patients Get Their Image Test Results?

Receiving image test results is generally a nerve-wracking experience for patients. According to a new article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology online, there are two contrasting schools…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2017 at 7:12pm — 1 Comment

What You Should Know Before Signing Up With a Teleradiology Company

In recent years, the surge of technological advancements has resulted in drastic changes in the medical industry. For example, in radiology, teleradiology is a market that has evolved into a crucial component of clinical practice. According to a Healthcare Informatics …

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2017 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Aspect Imaging is Granted FDA Clearance for Neonatal MRI System

Israel-based Aspect Imaging’s Embrace Neonatal MRI has received Food and Drug Administration clearance. The system is purposely designed for neonatal brain and head imaging, so that infants can avoid transportation outside of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).



The Embrace Neonatal MRI touts…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2017 at 7:08pm — No Comments

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