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June 2008 Blog Posts (74)

Report from SNM: Images of the Year cover molecular imaging from head to toe

June 17, 2008 Report from SNM: Images of the Year cover molecular imaging from head to toe James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. Henry J. Wagner Jr. has selected two images, a PET/CT scan showing the early metastatic spread of tumor in a patient's ear and a SPECT/MRI study of osteomyelitis in another patient's foot, to exemplify the diagnostic capabilities of nuclear medicine as the 2008 Society of Nuclear Medicine Image of the Year.… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on June 17, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Report from SNM: PET/CT restaging alters management for one-third of breast cancer cases

June 16, 2008 Report from SNM: PET/CT restaging alters management for one-third of breast cancer cases Erica Andrews -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FDG-PET/CT is gaining attention for its role in staging and restaging breast cancer. A trial from the Technical University of Munich, presented Sunday at the 2008 Society of Nuclear Medicine meeting in New Orleans, found that PET/CT detected local or distant recurrence in 67% of breast cancer… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on June 16, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

CT lung cancer screening offers moderate benefit in smokers

June 16, 2008 CT lung cancer screening offers moderate benefit in smokers Shalmali Pal -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A new study finds that CT screening can reduce lung cancer mortality among smokers but won't protect them from the other adverse effects of lighting up. Results from an evaluation of the long-term efficacy of screening fell between more positive outcomes reported by the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) and… Continue

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Contrast-enhanced ultrasound shows vascular details of liver nodules

June 16, 2008 Contrast-enhanced ultrasound shows vascular details of liver nodules Wendy Despain -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound with microflow imaging provides noninvasive analysis of the vascular structure and hemodynamics of liver nodules. This analysis, in turn, provides information about how advanced hepatocellular carcinoma is. Dr. Katsutoshi Sugimoto and colleagues in the gastroenterology and hepatology… Continue

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Study recommends standardized image reject methodology

June 12, 2008 Study recommends standardized image reject methodology Douglas Page -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Digital radiography systems are in common use for medical imaging, yet few studies have examined computed radiography quality performance in terms of reject rates. This lack is due primarily to difficulty in obtaining the data required to calculate reject statistics. "This problem has been further compounded by the lack of software… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on June 12, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Senate legislation to avoid Medicare cuts stalls

June 12, 2008 Senate legislation to avoid Medicare cuts stalls H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The U.S. Senate fell six votes short Thursday, June 12, of achieving the 60 votes needed to block debate on legislation that would have set aside an impending 10.6% cut in Medicare physician payments. Fifty-four senators, primarily Democrats, voted in favor of cloture for the Medicare Improvement for Patient and Providers Act 2008 (S 3101).… Continue

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Free Radiology Residents Review Course!

UMDNJ

Radiology/UH C-320

150 Bergen St.

Newark, NJ 07103



There will be a free radiology residents review course at New Jersey Medical School on the weekend of July 12 and 13, 2008. The course will be didactic in format but will be interactive. We believe that residents preparing for the diagnostic portion of the written board examination will find the course to be extremely helpful.



Course Director:

Dr. Maldijian



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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on June 12, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Scientists image birth of HIV particle for first time

June 11, 2008 Scientists image birth of HIV particle for first time H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Researchers at Rockefeller University in New York City have figured out a way to image the formation of a human immunodeficiency virus particle in real-time. The novel technique could change the approach to HIV research and lead to the development of new treatments. Nearly 0.6% of the world's population is HIV-positive, according to… Continue

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Web 2.0 spins new path to image integration

June 10, 2008 Web 2.0 spins new path to image integration Douglas Page -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Web 2.0 is a buzzword for emerging web technologies designed to enhance information sharing, boost creativity, and promote collaboration among users. A new paper documents how radiologists can use these applications to dynamically retrieve and integrate pertinent digital images into radiology websites (J Digit Imaging 2008 May 7 [Epub ahead of… Continue

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New cases of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis drop

June 10, 2008 New cases of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis drop James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A status report on nephrogenic systemic fibrosis suggests that new cases of the rare but devastating skin disease associated with exposure to gadolinium-based MRI contrast media have slowed to a trickle since the introduction of regulatory restrictions in the U.S. and Europe in 2007. Speaking at an NSF update at the 2008 International Society… Continue

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Global group creates framework to regulate teleradiology

June 9, 2008 Global group creates framework to regulate teleradiology Yomi Wrong -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In what is likely a precursor to uniform standards for clinical teleradiology, an international network of radiology organizations has drafted guidelines for the burgeoning teleradiology industry. The "Top 10 Principles of International Clinical Teleradiology," approved this year in Vienna by the International Radiology Quality… Continue

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Endoscopic ultrasound proves to be safe and effective in children

June 9, 2008 Endoscopic ultrasound proves to be safe and effective in children Wendy Despain -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Endoscopic ultrasound, a common test for adults, is rarely used on children. Researchers in Israel who studied the efficacy of the test on these smaller patients have found it to be a safe and effective tool for diagnosing pediatric gastroenterology patients. Dr. Shlomi Cohen and colleagues in the Pediatric Gastroenterology… Continue

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Teleradiology Network- Social Platform for Global Radiology

Just trying my hand at the social networking which is new buzz word. Always thought it would be nice to have people interested in Teleradiology in one common platfrom hence this teleradiology centered forum. This network is about people who see opportunities & risks involved in globalization of Radiology Services







Visit Teleradiology Networkk



www.globalradiology.ning.com

Dr.Sumer K Sethi,…

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Added by Sumer Sethi on June 9, 2008 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Blog highlight: MidEssexRay

There are quite a few radiology blogs out there! Great ones like Sumer's and Vijay's Scanman blog! We'd like to feature MidEssexRay along with others in upcoming blogs. Let's talk about MidEssexRay, a blog started started by Dr. Peng Hui Lee of Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom. Dr. PH Lee is a Consultant Radiologist of the Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust. It's a great blog that will cover many topics in radiology including helpful protocols and links. The URL for …

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on June 7, 2008 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Whole-body MR with diffusion imaging matches PET/CT for lung cancer staging

June 6, 2008 Whole-body MR with diffusion imaging matches PET/CT for lung cancer staging James Brice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A little diffusion imaging goes a long way toward boosting the accuracy of whole-body MRI and matching the performance of whole-body FDG-PET/CT for M-staging of non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Yoshiharu Ohno, an assistant professor of radiology at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, drew this… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on June 6, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Teleradiology lowers costs, increases efficiency of clinical trial

June 6, 2008 Teleradiology lowers costs, increases efficiency of clinical trial Douglas Page -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Teleradiology is playing a significant role in a major three-year international trial focused on sickle cell disease. The Silent Cerebral Infarct Multicenter Transfusion (SIT) Trial requires 1880 children with sickle cell disease from 28 pediatric clinical sites in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and France to undergo a screening… Continue

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Stopping restless reg(ulator) syndrome

June 5, 2008 Stopping restless reg(ulator) syndrome Greg Freiherr -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click the video at the bottom of the American College of Radiology's website, myradiologist.com, and a board-certified radiologist appears, explaining how radiologists are an important part of the medical team. The explanation begins with the cyber radiologist posing the question, "Did you know that radiologists are physicians?" In the year 2008,… Continue

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SPECT identifies possible basis of social anxiety disorder

June 5, 2008 SPECT identifies possible basis of social anxiety disorder Don Rauf -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A physiological reason may explain why the shrinking violet in your family is so shy. Using brain SPECT, Dutch researchers have detected irregularities in dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitter systems in the brains of such individuals that appear to be linked to social anxiety disorder, a condition that affects an estimated 15… Continue

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Paid Consulting/Market Research Opportunity - $60 Honorarium

This opportunity is brought to you via HRA Research.



HRA Research is currently conducting an internet study on treatment trends for neuroradiology and neurosurgery. If you are a Radiologist who treated at least 4 cerebral aneurysms in the past month, we would like to participate in our interactive online study. We value your professional opinion and hope that you will be able to participate in this study. In appreciation of your time, we will be sending you an… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on June 5, 2008 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

RADPAC And The 2008 AMCLC

RADPAC And The 2008 AMCLC



The 2008 Annual Meeting Chapter Leadership Conference (AMCLC) was a big success for RADPAC. RADPAC raised $129,000 from 410 contributors compared to $110,000 raised last year from 375 contributors. In addition, of the 410 contributors at the meeting 88 were residents. There were 14 states that had all of their residents registered for the AMCLC contribute and there were 21 states that had all the councilors registered for the AMCLC contribute. Only… Continue

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