(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- by By Rebekah Moan Nighthawk remains poised for growth despite a recent announcement that it is closing some offices and cutting jobs, according to a financial analyst who follows the company. On June 11 Nighthawk announced in its 8-K filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission its plan to reduce operating costs by closing offices in San Francisco and Austin, TX, and a portion of its facility in Coeur d’Alene, ID. The company will lay off 35 employees. Nighthawk… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 27, 2010 at 11:00pm —
About the White Paper: For those who do not know what is Vendor Neutral Archive or VNA, the term is used by many vendors of PACS software to identify the core of their product--the component Continue
that is used to reliably manage, store, retrieve, and query medical
images and related information. Unfortunately, there is no "official"
definition of the functionality of a VNA. As such, VNA offerings vary
from vendor to vendor. The result is confusion among users…
Added by Yusuf Hakim on July 27, 2010 at 8:08am —
Great career opportunity for ARRT / CT Tech to run and operate the CT Scan department for a well establish, well respected and growing private medical practice in San Diego, CA. Full-time direct hire position, Mon. - Fri. day time schedule, good pay and full benes. more information at PlazaPersonnelService.com
Added by Susan Duva on July 25, 2010 at 7:58pm —
This workshop will provide participants with American Heart Association ACLS® Certification and provide a full day of emergency airway management techniques. Course consists of didactic lectures, intensive imaging, discussion and hands -on workshop with the world's most realistic airway mannequins and patient simulators. Continue
Audience: This course is appropriate for physicians, dentists, nurses and all allied health and dental…
Added by Randy Pigg on July 23, 2010 at 12:11pm —
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 19, 2010 at 6:31am —
Conscious Sedation Consulting is offering a comprehensive didactic continuing education course on the administration of conscious (moderate) sedation and analgesia.
This course is appropriate for all non-anesthesia health care providers who are involved in the administration of sedatives and analgesia. Course has…
Added by Randy Pigg on July 15, 2010 at 12:37pm —
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 8, 2010 at 3:17pm —
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released quality of care data for hospitals participating in the Hospital Outpatient Quality Data Reporting Program (HOP QDRP). This data is posted on the Hospital Compare website.
The Hospital Compare website was created jointly by CMS and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) to make data available to patients, families, and providers on hospital performance and quality of care for certain services. The intent is to help… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 8, 2010 at 10:12am —
RADIOLOGY TEACHING FILES APP FULLY OPTIMIZED FOR iPAD
Collaborative Learning for Radiological Community has Never Been Easier or Looked Better as
Teaching Files Make the Most of the Large Touch Screen and Vivid Display of the iPad.
Melbourne, Australia, July 1, 2010 – Radiopaedia.org, a collaborative, online resource for the global radiological community, is pleased to announce that… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 7, 2010 at 10:30am —
ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Revised and Content Added for 2010
Reston, Va. — July 6, 2010 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) updated more than 30 criteria, added an additional five topics, and revised relative radiation level categories for diagnostic imaging exams in the latest version of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria® — evidence-based guidelines to help health care providers choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam for a patient’s given clinical… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 6, 2010 at 3:08pm —
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING, John C. Hayes) --
MedPAC issues broad critique of self-referred imaging; outlines steps to curb abuses
n a report bristling with documentation, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission issued a broad-ranging critique of in-office self-referred imaging and outlined a series of steps to curb practices it said were contributing to the growth in imaging volume.
Steps that could help restrain in-office self-referral of imaging services… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 4, 2010 at 11:30am —
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING, BMJ) --
English electronic medical records plan hits some snags
The benefits of the Summary Care Record (SCR) scheme, introduced as part of the National Programme for IT (NPfIT), appear more modest than anticipated, according to a study published on bmj.com June 17.
The findings are based on an independent evaluation by researchers at University College London and come as the new coalition government in the U.K. announces a review… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 3, 2010 at 11:30am —
From April to May 2010, DSCT.com – the expert
community for dual-source CT in radiology and cardiology – asked the
website’s visitors at what dose level they would consider a CTA to be a viable
option for early detection of coronary artery disease. 363 participants took a
vote showing a clear result: 42 % gave a figure of less than 1 mSV (see fig.
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 3, 2010 at 10:00am —
(AUNTMINNIE.COM) - "PET/CT beats CT in NSCLC staging, but both have limitations"
It appears that researchers have found PET/CT is much more accurate than CT alone for evaluation and staging of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). To read more about this latest research development in radiology, please visit Auntminnie.com directly here
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 3, 2010 at 8:00am —
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING, Greg Freiherr) --
Fluorine-18 unlocks door to Alzheimer’s diagnosis
An intractable foe of what makes people what they are suddenly seems vulnerable, and it is imaging that has struck the blow. In a clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University, a PET agent built around fluorine-18 readily and safely distinguished the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients from those of healthy volunteers. And the Johns Hopkins researchers are not alone. Several… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 2, 2010 at 11:30am —
Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Re-elected as RTOG Group Chair
Philadelphia, PA – June 24, 2010 – Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, was elected to a fourth term as group chair by the principal investigators of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG). Curran, who has held the group chair position since 1997 is the executive director of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. RTOG is a National Cancer Institute-funded national clinical trials group and is… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 1, 2010 at 4:00pm —
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING, Rebekah Moan) --
Nighthawk cuts jobs, closes offices, but still poised for growth, analyst says
Nighthawk remains poised for growth despite a recent announcement that it is closing some offices and cutting jobs, according to a financial analyst who follows the company.
On June 11 Nighthawk announced in its 8-K filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission its plan to reduce operating costs by closing offices in San… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 1, 2010 at 11:30am —