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October 2018 Blog Posts (12)

Should Radiology Curricula be More Self-Paced?

Self-paced curricula for fourth-year medical students in a radiology clerkship could be a more effective form of learning, according to a study recently published in the…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 26, 2018 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Dutch Medical Startup to Develop MRI That Visualizes Soft Tissue and Bone

MRIGuidance, a med-tech company spun out of the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, has just been granted $1.9 million in seed investment for a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) software called BoneMRI that can analyze soft tissue and bone without radiation.

MRI is…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 26, 2018 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Researchers are Using Non-Invasive Antenna for MRI

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are taking magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to new levels. By using a tiny radio antenna implanted in the brain as a sensor, they can detect electrical currents and light generated by luminescent proteins, according to a study published this week in…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 26, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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 U.S.

Physician shortages can…

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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 study published in…

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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 bodies.

The BioMatrix Sensors are able to assess…

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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.

According to the unsealed …

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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 for their contributions to the specialty at…

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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; Salisbury, North Carolina; Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado;…

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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 study…

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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 brains — from healthy hosts to patients who died from Japanese…

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

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