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July 2017 Blog Posts (12)

RadPartners to Open 70 New Locations

Radiology Partners, or RadPartners, a national network of radiology services has announced they will be setting up more than 70 new sites across Ohio, Iowa, and Texas. These new additions will expand the group’s list of over 350…


Added by Julie Morse on July 27, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What’s It Like to Have a Radiologist at the Zoo?

Animals at the Brookfield Zoo can now get medical imaging evaluations thanks to Marina Ivančić, MD, the Chicago Zoological Society’s full-time, board-certified veterinary radiologist.

Like human radiologists, Ivančić starts her day by doing rounds with the rest of the veterinary practitioners, and then focuses on examining images and writing diagnoses.…


Added by Julie Morse on July 27, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What Would Congress be Like With a Radiologist?

There are 15 doctors serving as Congress members, but the House of Representatives might be welcoming its first radiologist Congressman come 2019. Running on the Republican ticket, Stephen Ferrara, MD, a former U.S. Navy chief medical officer, has raised over $250,000 to run for a seat in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District. He has received support from the American College…


Added by Julie Morse on July 27, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Should Hospitals Be Using Blockchain to Keep Patient Data Safe?

Nothing — not even medical images —are safe from cyberattacks. On May 12, the WannaCry ransomware attack infected around 300,000 operating systems in 150 countries. Among the casualties were 48 British hospital trusts, and many hospitals were forced to cancel or postpone appointments. According to…


Added by Julie Morse on July 19, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

In Rural Chinese Towns, Doctors Will be Adopting AI in Breast Cancer Screenings

Artificial Intelligence is encroaching on the way Chinese radiologists read breast scans. This month, the National Clinical Research Center for Cancer (NCRCC) signed a contract with the Institute of Computing Technology, a research center at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to start incorporating AI into medical imaging…


Added by Julie Morse on July 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Here’s the Start-up Launching Making MRIs Telepathic

In the classic horror film Carrie, Sissy Spacek plays a teenager with telekinesis who uses her mental powers to burn down her high school gym after her classmates pour a bucket of pig’s blood on her head. Although telekinesis is usually just a trait reserved for fictional characters, Openwater, a San Francisco-based medical…


Added by Julie Morse on July 17, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Watch Out for Breast Cancer on all CT Chest Scans

People undergo CT scans for all kinds of reasons. However, a recent study published in the German medical journal RöFo, is urging…


Added by Julie Morse on July 12, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Self-Centered Careerists Are Ruining Radiology

Rising up through ranks of the corporate ladder is a saying that most would never think to apply to radiologists. However, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of…


Added by Julie Morse on July 11, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Zebra and Teleradiology Solutions Are Joining Forces

Zebra Medical Vision is partnering with India-based Teleradiology Solutions (TRS) to deliver its deep learning-powered image analysis system to 150 hospitals in 20 countries throughout Asia and Africa.

Since 2015, Zebra has been working with health care facilities in the U.S. and…


Added by Julie Morse on July 10, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Be Careful When Sharing Images on Chat Apps

The world’s most popular chat service Whatsapp, with more than 1.2 billion active users, is regularly used by medical professionals within England’s National Health Service. Although sending patient information through messaging platforms is strictly prohibited by British authorities,…


Added by Julie Morse on July 7, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Radiology is Making a Comeback, and Is Now a Central Part of Medical Education

Howard University College of Medicine is updating their first-year curriculum to include courses that integrate radiology with anatomy studies. This initiative was introduced as a response to managing funding, faculty, and time constraints.

Built on a five-tier curriculum, the program encourages…


Added by Julie Morse on July 4, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

More Talk is Better

Despite the influx of cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other gadgets meant to streamline communication, radiologists and referring physicians still struggle to establish effective lines of communication. Yet, findings from a…


Added by Julie Morse on July 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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