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Will Radiologists Continue to Work From Home in a Post-COVID-19 Society?

COVID-19 has strong-armed many sectors into converting their entire workforce into a telecommuting operation. Many healthcare facilities have followed suit by allowing radiologists to work from home, and the overwhelming sentiment is that permanent home-based imaging work could be the silver lining of this…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 19, 2020 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Can Artificial Intelligence effectively and ethically detect COVID-19?

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) a viable solution to the COVID-19 testing crisis?

 

This has been a major question buzzing in the minds of healthcare leaders as they scramble to come up with solutions to the short-supply of the…

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Added by Julie Morse on April 19, 2020 at 11:43am — No Comments

A Tissue Transparency Technique Lets Us Examine Organs Like Never Before

German researchers have created 3D technology to view every micrometer of an entire human organ. The unprecedented imaging technique called SHANEL allows for scientists to label tissues on a deep level and clear large organs such as the brain and kidney.

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Added by Julie Morse on April 19, 2020 at 11:28am — No Comments

Is Tomosynthesis Better than Mammography at Detecting Breast Cancer?

New research shows digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to be a more effective breast cancer diagnosis tool than digital mammography (DM), according to a study recently published in Radiology…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 20, 2020 at 3:21pm — No Comments

What We Can Learn About Coronavirus from Images of SARS and MERS?

paper recently published in the American Journal of Roentgenology has…

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Added by Julie Morse on March 20, 2020 at 3:03pm — No Comments

The ACR Encourages Limiting CT and CXR for COVID-19 Patients

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is urging radiologists to steer clear of CT scans and chest radiographs (CXR) as their first line of diagnostic defense of COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment, according to a recently issued statement.

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Added by Julie Morse on March 20, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Why We Need to Improve Interpretation Services During Imaging Exams

Imaging exam results are getting lost in translation when ordered for patients who need an interpreter, according to a new study published in Abdominal Imaging.

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Added by Julie Morse on February 21, 2020 at 10:39am — No Comments

Using a Plant Virus to Create a Contrast Medium

Researchers at the University of Texas Dallas (UTD) are playing with alchemy by transforming a virus into an organic radical contrast agent (ORCA), an alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents to be used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures.…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 20, 2020 at 1:26pm — No Comments

U.S. Government Accuses Yale of Discriminating Against Older Radiologists

Yale New Haven Hospital is under fire from federal prosecutors for allegations that the prestigious medical center’s Late Career Practitioner Policy discriminates and humiliates older physicians.…

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Added by Julie Morse on February 20, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

North Carolina Imaging Center Sued for Substandard Mammograms

A group of former patients of Raleigh Radiology filed a lawsuit this month against the imaging center for producing substandard…

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2020 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Using AI and MRI to Detect ADHD

Researchers from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are utilizing multichannel deep neural network model (mcDNN) in conjunction with MRI to predict attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2020 at 6:19pm — No Comments

MRI Technique Predicts Future Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers

Researchers have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique to determine the likelihood that a teenager will develop binge drinking habits later in life, according to a …

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Added by Julie Morse on January 17, 2020 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Anesthesia before MRI Results in Death of Teen

A 14-year girl in England has died due to complications of being anesthetized prior to her imaging scan.

Alice Sloman’s heart was twice the size of normal hearts, a condition that put her in danger when administered anesthesia. Before her scan, she was described as…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2019 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Is Mammography + MRI the Key for Early Detection of Breast Cancer?

Dense breast tissue not only increases a woman’s risk of developing cancer, it also makes it more difficult for physicians to identify possible tumors. However, emerging research from University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands has found that implementing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening in addition to…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2019 at 6:18pm — No Comments

MRI Shows Us the Neural Underworking of Depression

Two teams of researchers are using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine the neural patterns associated with major depressive disorder (MDD). Both groups presented their findings at the most recent Radiological Society of North America annual meeting in Chicago.…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 22, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New Portable MRI Could Change the Way We Approach Emergency Imaging

Jonathan Rothberg, an entrepreneur with a knack for developing creative solutions for imaging needs, is adding a portable MRI scanner about the size of a photo booth to his growing…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 14, 2019 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Is Your Identity at Risk When You Undergo a Facial MRI?

Facial recognition software could jeopardize patient confidentiality standards when used to analyze MRI images, according to a new study conducted by the Mayo Clinic.

 

Mayo Clinic researchers used …

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Added by Julie Morse on November 14, 2019 at 6:09pm — No Comments

MRI Shows How Excessive Screen Time Impacts White Matter in Young Children

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cross-sectional …

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Added by Julie Morse on November 14, 2019 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Radiologists Identify the Relationship Between Lung Injury Patterns and Vaping

Once considered a safer alternative to cigarettes, radiologists are now drawing connections between vaping and lung injury patterns, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 18, 2019 at 6:42pm — No Comments

What Happens When the State Won’t Let You Purchase a Scanner

A general surgeon in North Carolina wants to buy a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to make procedures more affordable, but the state won’t allow him. Now he’s suing.

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Added by Julie Morse on October 18, 2019 at 6:36pm — No Comments

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