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December 2008 Blog Posts (159)

Prudent gadolinium contrast use halts NSF

December 17, 2008 Prudent gadolinium contrast use halts NSF By James Brice Simple strategies, based on past experience with contrast-enhanced MRI for patients with compromised renal function, have helped radiologists and allied physicians bring the incidence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, a rare but deadly skin disorder, under control. NSF is strongly associated with gadolinium-based MRI agents administered to kidney disease patients. Symptoms, including a swelling and tightening of the… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on December 17, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

American College of Radiology opens a learning outlet on Isoph Blue Learning Management Software Platform

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology have declared a fresh joint venture for radiation oncology practice accreditation online with Isoph Blue. It is a web-based learning management system. It also provides an e-learning substance enlargement program which makes its access easy and simple for everyone. Isoph Blue has created an attractive e-learning environment by keeping aside all technical skills. ACR is also recognized as a… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 17, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Online Radiology Medical Group, Inc. provides a new Teleradiology Reading Services.

Online Radiology Medical Group, Inc is one of leading teleradiology groups in USA. Jesse Salen (Vice President Sales and Tech. Dept) at Online Radiology Medical Group, Inc announced their new teleradiology reading services for all customers worldwide. These services include remote reading of echo-cardiogram ultrasounds and functional MRI consulting and reading services. Online Radiology Medical Group is a full fledged teleradiology group providing isolated preliminary and final versions of CT,… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 17, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Sonoelastography breaks new ground in musculoskeletal imaging

December 15, 2008 Sonoelastography breaks new ground in musculoskeletal imaging By H.A. Abella Researchers from Austria, Italy, and Egypt are taking a leap of faith to evaluate several possible ultrasound elastography applications in musculoskeletal radiology. Everyone from weekend warriors to elite athletes may benefit if the test is proven effective, according to papers released at the 2008 RSNA meeting. Musculoskeletal radiologists seem keen on moving toward more quantitative, functional… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on December 15, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

3D imaging technique measures brain behavior during normal human activities

December 15, 2008 3D imaging technique measures brain behavior during normal human activities By Rebekah Moan University of California, San Diego scientists are developing a new imaging modality that will study the body/brain dynamics of humans engaged in normal activity. The Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at UCSD is creating the concurrent brain and body imaging modality MoBI (Mobile Brain/Body Imaging) under a four-year, $3.4 million research grant from the U.S. Navy Office of… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on December 15, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

radRounds Presents Feature Article from Applied Radiology | Virtual colonoscopy: A storm is brewing

radRounds Presents Feature Article from Applied Radiology: Virtual colonoscopy: A storm is brewing

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The author performed the first virtual colonoscopy (VC) in 1993. In… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 14, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Diagnostic Imaging 2.0: Communities

Last time we covered Diagnostic Imaging specific search engines, and now it is time to explore the many online communities that are available for Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine specialists. Here is an excerpt from the original post, available at… Continue

Added by András Székely on December 14, 2008 at 6:47am — No Comments

Adding a Face to the Image – The Personal Side of Medical Imaging

If there’s one thing that most of us who dread the surgeon’s knife and other invasive procedures should be thankful for, it’s the invention of medical imaging techniques that allow physicians and other healthcare professionals to diagnose our illnesses and ailments without having to open up our bodies. X-rays, scans, MRIs, mammograms, ultrasounds – where would we be without these and other similar techniques today? For starters, we’d have more deaths due to unscreened cancers and other… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 13, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Up and Running

December 12, 2008 Up and Running BY ROBERT ANTHONY Robert Anthony, a former associate editor for Physicians Practice, has written for the healthcare and practice management industries for six years. His work has appeared in Physicians Practice, edge, Humana's Your Practice, and Publisher's Weekly. He is based in Baltimore, Md. He can be reached via editor@physicianspractice.com. HOW TO KEEP YOUR RADIOLOGY EQUIPMENT IN SHAPE Whether it's as portable as a mobile PET scanner or as massive (and… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on December 12, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ultrasound unveils source of stump pain in amputees

December 12, 2008 Ultrasound unveils source of stump pain in amputees By H.A. Abella High-resolution sonography can accurately detect the causes of residual limb pain in amputees, according to British researchers, who found that ultrasound can guide proper treatment and rehabilitation, help educate patients about their condition, and even help with design and fitting of prostheses. Stump pain impairs function and mobility and may seriously undermine an amputee's quality of life. Finding the… Continue

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Is better care a JPG away?

December 12, 2008 Is better care a JPG away? By Greg Freiherr Cruising one of the vendor booths at the RSNA meeting, my eye skipped from the exhibit in front of me to the paper tablet cradled in the arm of the media handler who accompanied me. There, nestled in a matrix of times, contacts, and booth locations, was my picture. Beside it appeared my title and the day and time I was to show up. It was meant, of course, to allow this handler and the others who would follow to greet me with… Continue

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Call Coverage: 6 Strategies for Thriving in Challenging Times

December 12, 2008 Call Coverage: 6 Strategies for Thriving in Challenging Times M. M. Robb is a science writer who specializes in radiology. He resides in suburban Washington, D.C. and can be reached via editor@physicianspractice.com. Mark Glass-Royal, a radiologist in suburban Washington, D.C., and Jerry Fosselman, COO of a 63-physician imaging practice in Sacramento, Calif., work on opposite coasts, but agree on one point: Radiology has never faced more challenging times. At issue isn't just… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on December 12, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Photographs from the RSNA 2008!

Check out the exclusive photos from the RSNA courtesy of radRounds… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 11, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Radiologists, gastroenterologists disagree about need to remove small colon polyps

December 11, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Radiologists, gastroenterologists disagree about need to remove small colon polyps By H.A. Abella Recommendations from an Oregon Health and Science Center study have clashed with the findings from a University of Wisconsin trial on the value of polypectomy for small polyps identified during CT colonography. The Oregon study calls for immediate resection while the Wisconsin trial concludes that removal would be costly, risky, and, by definition, unnecessary.… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on December 11, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Churg-Strauss syndrome - Thoracic Imaging


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Added by Miguel Cabrer on December 11, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Swedish study finds higher renal failure rate for Visipaque than Hexabrix

December 10, 2008 Swedish study finds higher renal failure rate for Visipaque than Hexabrix By James Brice With the introduction of iso-osmolar contrast media, radiologists looked forward to the day when severe adverse reactions to x-ray contrast would be eliminated. That day has yet to come, at least as far as the long-term effects of such agents, according to a large retrospective Swedish study. That research identified a significantly higher rate of renal failure among patients administered… Continue

Added by Diagnostic Imaging on December 10, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Who is Aunt Minnie?

Who is Aunt Minnie?

Posted by Rathachai Kaewlai, M.D. from Radiology in Thai (our excellent partner site)

Beside 'Aunt Minnie' (http://www.auntminnie.com) as a popular radiology website, do you know who really is Aunt Minnie?



A few communications in Radiology and AJR provided the answer.



Aunt Minnie is defined as:



- Constellation of observations virtually pathognomonic of an entity (usually of an unusual or unexpected disease)

- Subliminal… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 10, 2008 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

First Telerays and now RBAY! Another auction site for radiology enters the radiology space.

radRounds (NEW YORK) -- Online marketplace provides way to find out new suppliers for manufacturers. Now a days radiology has become demanding field and thus a number of European regions are suffering from a shortage of radiologists. So the EU got the solution by supporting radiology project R-Bay, to generate an eMarketplace for the purchase and sale of imaging-related eHealth services.



R-Bay will be extension of eRadiology. ERadiology works on 'point-to-point' connections to… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 10, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Weekly Radiology Rounds: December 8, 2008



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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 9, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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