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Using fMRI to Understand the Link Between Risk and Criminal Activity

A study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology is using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to draw the correlation between the attraction toward risk and criminal activity.…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 28, 2018 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Getting Rid of Annoying MRI Acoustics With Music

Researchers at Case Western University are turning the noisy and distressing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine acoustics into a lulling music box that plays Yo Yo Ma.

MRI’s continuous switching patterns create jolting vibrations, which cause anxiety, annoyance, and…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2018 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Deep Learning Helps Accelerate MRI Knee Exam Interpretation

The knee is the most commonly imaged body part by MRI, and a new study has found that deep learning model can accelerate MRI knee exams while also improving…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2018 at 5:09pm — No Comments

MRI Can Predict Likelihood of Developing Dementia

MRI might soon be able to predict if a patient will develop dementia up to three years before they start presenting symptoms, according to a research recently presented at the Radiological Society of North American annual meeting in Chicago.

Researchers from the…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2018 at 5:06pm — No Comments

What’s in Store for the New ABR MOC Exam?

The American Board of Radiology (ABR) is replacing its age-old 10-year Maintenance of Certification (MOC)…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 13, 2018 at 3:57pm — No Comments

AI Collaboration Being Tested at University of Rochester Medicine

The radiology department at the University of Rochester Medicine has fully embraced artificial intelligence (AI) with their recent announcement that they’re testing Aidoc, an artificial intelligence-based software that analyzes medical images to detect abnormalities.

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Added by Julie Morse on December 13, 2018 at 3:55pm — No Comments

New Technology at University of Missouri School of Medicine Makes MRI Faster and Easier for Patients

At the University of Missouri School of Medicine, patients can now undergo MRIs while being able to breathe normally thanks to the institution’s new program Heart Speed.

An MRI takes around 90 minutes to conduct and can be difficult, tiring, and tedious for patients. In order…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 13, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Innovative Ultrasound Trial Goes off Without a Hitch and Successfully Treats Early Stage Alzheimer’s

At West Virginia University’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, a group of researchers led by neurosurgeon Ali R. Rezai, MD…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2018 at 6:16pm — No Comments

The VA is Using Imaging Scans to Create 3D Printed Anatomical Models

Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System and GE Healthcare are collaborating to create 3D printing applications using radiological scans and converting them into printable files.

Last week, the VA and GE officially announced a partnership that will help radiologists…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2018 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Facebook and NYU Collaborate to Release the Largest Open-Source MRI Dataset

As a part of their FastMRI project to use artificial intelligence to speed up MRI procedures, New York University and Facebook have just introduced a first-of-its-kind…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2018 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Say Hello to Explorer, Your New Favorite Full-Body Scanner

The EXPLORER, the new full-body scanner created in partnership between University of California Davis and United Imaging Healthcare in Shanghai has officially started producing…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 29, 2018 at 3:23pm — No Comments

NVIDIA Broadens Clara Platform

NVIDIA remains at the forefront of developing key artificial intelligence systems for radiology with their latest launch of the Clara Software Development Kit (SDK), which will enable third-party developers to build enhanced imaging applications with a series of accelerated libraries.…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 29, 2018 at 3:20pm — No Comments

AI-Based Scans Could Eliminate the Need for Using Gadolinium in MRI

According to a report recently presented at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting, important clinical data demonstrated by low-dose gadolinium MRI…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 29, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New X-Ray from Canadian Startup Could Replace CT Scan for Lung Cancer Screening

Grand River Hospital in Waterloo, Ontario is introducing a portable multi-energy x-ray imager as an alternative to CT scan for lung cancer screening. The makers of the device claim it to be cost-effective and emit 50 times less radiation than a CT scan.

The creators of the…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 26, 2018 at 3:54pm — No Comments

MEDNAX Acquires its 8th Radiology Practice

This month, Mednax added Associates in Diagnostic Radiology, P.C in Chattanooga, Tennessee to its growing roster of acquired imaging practices. It was a cash transaction and no other details about the deal were disclosed.

Associates in…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 26, 2018 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Medical Students are Kind of Afraid of AI’s Influence on Radiology

The majority of medical students believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will soon diminish the need for radiologists, and some are deterred from pursuing the specialty because of the constant insurgence of AI advancements.

The use of AI in medical imaging is growing…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 26, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Using MRI to Understand the Linguistics of Beatboxing

Researchers at the University of Southern California are using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to understand how beatbox artists make their rapid and precise percussion sounds. They recently presented their project at the Acoustical Society of America meeting.

Linguists have…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 16, 2018 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Radiology Crisis in the UK Forces 56,000 Angina Patients to Forgo CT Scans

In the United Kingdom, around 56,000 patients with angina, a chest condition that can decrease blood flow to the heart, were unable to undergo necessary CT scans last year due to the region’s radiologist shortage.

According to a recent review from the Royal College of…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 16, 2018 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Alleged Radiology Services Kickback Scheme Lawsuit Settled in Montana

Bozeman Health, a group of healthcare centers in Southern Montana, reached a settlement on October 31 with two of the hospital’s former radiologists for allegedly submitting millions of dollars in illegal claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

The lawsuit filed in 2015 was…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 16, 2018 at 4:56pm — No Comments

A Long Island Imaging Center Faces Fraud Allegations

A lawsuit has been filed against Diagnostic Imaging of Rockville Centre and Rockville Centre Diagnostic Imaging, two medical imaging facilities in Long Island New York, for allegedly billing Allstate Insurance companies for $1.3 million in fraudulent charges.

On October 18,…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 9, 2018 at 8:01pm — No Comments

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