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November 2017 Blog Posts (14)

Study Shows Facebook is a Productive Tool for Radiology

In many professions, Facebook is considered a dangerous time waster, but for radiologists, the social media platform has become a necessary tool in nurturing community education. A new study from the department of radiology at Emory…


Added by Julie Morse on November 22, 2017 at 4:31pm — No Comments

CTRL-Labs Brain-Controlling Technology Could Disrupt Medical Technology

Ever since the dawn of computers, we’ve depended on certain hardware to take our ideas from our brains to the screen. However, CTRL-Labs, a New York City-based neuro-tech company, is merging neuroscience and computing practices to create technology that directly links brain activity to computer output, cutting out the keyboard, mouse, buttons, and any other tool required in…


Added by Julie Morse on November 22, 2017 at 4:25pm — No Comments

AI Has a Firm Grip on Radiology, But (Hopefully) Patients Will Prefer Human Doctors Over Robots

Artificial intelligence occupies powerful space in the medical industry. Today, many clinics and hospitals have tablets in place of receptionists, deep learning models are already diagnosing TB, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are using…


Added by Julie Morse on November 22, 2017 at 4:21pm — No Comments

My Perspective of Nursing

A common notion goes that an individual’s environment tells a lot about them in terms of the extent of his or her knowledge. Their experiences shape a person’s choices, desires, and wants in life. Growing up, I wanted to become a lawyer. However, my mother became sick and I had to take care of her. She suffered a stroke partially incapacitated her, a condition that necessitated my help as her caregiver. This was a challenging experience for my family and I.…


Added by Nelson Clark on November 21, 2017 at 5:18am — No Comments

Don't Miss These Sessions at RSNA

The Radiological Society of North America annual meeting will kick off on Sunday, November 26 at the McCormick Place in Chicago. There are many panels, workshops, discussions, and reading sessions happening every day. You can plan out your schedule with the RSNA program, yet, here are some special events…


Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Why We Need Emergency Radiology Now More Than Ever

Emergency radiology requires radiologists to shapeshift into precise and calculated emergency physicians. From University of California Los Angeles to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, here are some examples of how the radiology department has become a crucial component of emergency services.

When a suicide bomb explosion injured 250 people at an Ariana…


Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:09pm — No Comments

RSNA Shines a Spotlight on Machine Learning This Year

The Radiology Society of North America will introduce machine learning labs at this year’s meeting as an effort to increase exposure of the technology throughout the field.

“No question — machine learning will change the way radiologists practice in the years ahead, sometimes dramatically. But there is much work to be done before ML becomes common place,”…


Added by Julie Morse on November 17, 2017 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Do Gena and Chuck Norris Have a Right to Sue Over GBCAs?

Hollywood street fighter Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena Norris have filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Superior Court claiming that Gena was poisoned by a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), the substance used in MRI or MRA procedures to enhance image quality.

The couple is seeking over $10 million in damages from several healthcare companies, including…


Added by Julie Morse on November 10, 2017 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

MRI Shows How Astronauts’ Brains Change While in Space

Astronauts go through a variety of physical changes while up in space, like losing bone density, but a new study has found that they also experience changes in the brain after spaceflight.

Researchers at…


Added by Julie Morse on November 10, 2017 at 4:58pm — No Comments

More Residents and Medical Students are Choosing Interventional Radiology Over Diagnostic Radiology

Medical students are more interested in interventional radiology than diagnostic radiology, says a study published in Current Problems in Radiology.

Researchers from the University of California San Francisco asked students to fill out a five-point Likert scale…


Added by Julie Morse on November 10, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Evaluating and Negotiating a Radiologist Job

Great video and lecture by Dr. Raym Geis MD about how you should approach evaluating and negotiating a radiologist position.

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 8, 2017 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Do Radiologists Get the Recognition They Deserve?

Many people don’t understand the kind of work a radiologist does. In fact, 44 percent of patients don’t even consider their radiologist to be a doctor. The role of a radiologist is often misconstrued, and many have embellished ideas of a radiologist’s lifestyle. Radiologists often solely operate behind the scenes — making it hard for patients and other physicians to…


Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2017 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

MEDNAX Continues to Rack up Radiology Practices

MEDNAX has added a new practice to its rapidly growing list of acquisitions: Synergy Radiology Associates of Houston, Texas, the largest private radiology group in the greater Houston area.

MEDNAX, the South Florida-based health solutions…


Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Do Interventions to Dismantle the Gender Gap in Radiology Actually Work?

Despite academic efforts to reduce the gender disparity in the field, there are still not enough women in radiology. According to a recent study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, efforts to increase female presence in radiology have fallen short.



Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2017 at 4:54pm — No Comments

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