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Is Burnout Worse for Radiologists in Canada than it is for Radiologists in the U.S.?

New research recently published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology shows us that it might be more emotionally challenging to be radiologist in Canada than in the…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2018 at 12:02pm — No Comments

New Ultrasound Tech Software Auto-Populates Measurements and Decreases Report Errors

Using a transfer-software tool to auto-populate ultrasound measurement increases accuracy and reduces time and money spent on creating reports, according to a new …

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Siemens’ MAGNETOM Sola Granted FDA Clearance

Siemens has just received Food and Drug Administration clearance for its MAGNETOM Sola, a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner. It features BioMatrix technology, which is designed to accommodate a wide variety of patient…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why Most Parents Can’t Understand Pediatric Radiation Safety Guides

Pediatric radiation safety guidelines are written at far too difficult reading levels for the average parent to understand, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on October 11, 2018 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Southern California Imaging Center Mogul Indicted for $284 million in Healthcare Fraud

Sam Sarkis Solakyan, the owner of several medical imaging companies in Southern California, has been indicted for conspiring to commit honest services mail fraud, healthcare fraud, aiding, and abetting. He was arrested on September 26, 2018.…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 11, 2018 at 3:58pm — No Comments

ACR Gold Medal Winners Announced

The American College of Radiology will award three radiologists with Gold Medals…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 11, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hundreds of Thousands of MRI Orders Cancelled at VA Hospitals

Mass cancellations of imaging scans at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals across the country have prompted the VA inspector general to conduct audits at nine medical centers.

Hospitals in Tampa and Bay Pines Florida;…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 4, 2018 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Can MRI Show Us How Mindfulness Relates to Pain?

People who are more in tune to mindfulness experience less physical pain than those who struggle with staying in the present, says a …

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Added by Julie Morse on October 4, 2018 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Learning about MRI Limitations at the Brain Museum

At the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences’s Brain Museum in Bengaluru, India, visitors can touch and feel real human brains. In 1979, the museum started collecting brains that have endured some kind of disease or infection. Today, the museum houses all kinds of…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 4, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Using MRI to Create 3D Heart Models to Improve Cardiac Procedures

Researchers at John Hopkins University’s schools of Engineering and Medicine are using MRI images of human hearts to create 3D personalized models for physicians to identify and eradicate heart tissue that can cause the organ to go into cardiac arrhythmia. Their…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 27, 2018 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Is Simulation Training Better than Anesthesia for Young Patients Before Their MRI?

Simulation training is a viable way to determine if children need to undergo anesthesia before their scheduled MRI, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 27, 2018 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Using fMRI to Get Over Heartbreak

Rapper Dessa was having a hard time getting over her ex-boyfriend. For years, she felt trapped in a mental cycle of obsession and pining. After unsuccessfully trying all of the traditional break-up remedies (time, distance, and focusing on friendships), she knew she had to do…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 27, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Are Disappearing Contrast Agents the Future of MRI?

Contrast agents illuminate the body’s organs and tissues, making it easier for physicians to accurately read the MRI scan. However, it can be challenging to identify the agents from the actual body, so researchers from the California…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2018 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Bi-annual MRI More Effective than Annual Mammogram for Breast Cancer Detection

Young women with genes associated with a high risk of breast cancer should undergo two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans a year instead of an annual mammogram, according to research that was presented at the most recent San Antonio Breast Cancer…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2018 at 1:36pm — No Comments

VR Helps Diffuse MRI Fears for Children and Their Parents

National Health Service physicist Jonathan Ashmore, PhD, has spearheaded the development of a virtual reality (VR) app that gives children who are nervous about their upcoming MRI an exact idea of what the procedure looks like.…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 20, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Researchers Develop Protocol That Improves Bone Metastases Detection by 30 Percent

At the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, researchers have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that improves the detection of bone metastases in the body and is a quicker process than a conventional MRI…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 13, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Dr. James Hutchinson, Full Body MRI Inventor, Dies at Age 77

Inventor of the full-body MRI, James Hutchinson, PhD, passed away at age 77 on September 14, 2018 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Dr. Hutchinson created spin-warp imaging, a patent that has since been used in imaging centers all…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 13, 2018 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Fractal Discovery Could Quadruple the Speed of MRI

Researchers from the University of Queensland are using fractals to accelerate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, which would make them less expensive to process.

In a …

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Added by Julie Morse on September 13, 2018 at 11:53am — No Comments

Using MRI to Tell the Difference Between Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Researchers at the University of Sydney and Westmead Institute for Medical Research are using MRI to distinguish bipolar disorder from depression.

Around 60 percent of people with bipolar disorder are first diagnosed…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2018 at 9:07am — No Comments

Steve Ferrara, MD: First Radiologist to Win Congressional Election

Steve Ferrara, MD, could be on his way to being the first radiologist in Congress.

The…

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Added by Julie Morse on September 8, 2018 at 9:04am — No Comments

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