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Julie Morse's Blog – July 2018 Archive (12)

Is Practicing on a Cadaver the Best Way to Develop Ultrasound Skills?

Medical students and radiology residents at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are turning to lightly embalmed cadavers to fine tune and master their ultrasound-guided procedure skills.

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Added by Julie Morse on July 26, 2018 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Researchers Analyze Brain Iron Levels to Predict Severity of Symptoms in MS Patients

MRI has been vital to detecting the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS). Yet now, researchers have discovered a way to use the imaging practice to predict the severity of a MS patient’s symptoms.

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Added by Julie Morse on July 26, 2018 at 5:49pm — No Comments

How Do Interruptions Impact Image Reading?

Interruptions are inevitable in any workplace, but for on-call radiologists, minor interruptions can significantly delay image analysis, according to a report that will be published in the Journal of Medical Imaging.

On average, an on-call…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 26, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Are Big Radiology Groups the Specialty’s Future?

The number of radiology practice consolidations is rapidly growing, causing the valuations for physician groups to significantly increase, says a report from Forbes.

According to investment experts, seven of…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 19, 2018 at 12:41pm — No Comments

How MRI Can Help Detect MS in Children Before They Start to Develop Symptoms

Yale University scientists have developed a way to use MRI to determine if a child is at high risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS) before they start exhibiting symptoms.

In a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 19, 2018 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Name Your Price MRI Startup Coming to an Imaging Center Near You

Medmo, a unique name-your-price imaging service, is helping patients access affordable MRIs and other imaging services by matching them to imaging centers within their budget.  The New York-based startup’s platform is designed to help patients with high deductibles or no insurance find low-cost scans and imaging centers fill up empty slots in…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 19, 2018 at 12:34pm — No Comments

What’s Holding Radiology Research Back?

Although research is critical to promoting innovation in radiology, across North America the specialty has struggled to maintain a strong level of academic participation. The Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal published a recent …

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Added by Julie Morse on July 12, 2018 at 2:34pm — No Comments

What are Virtual Radiology Rounds?

Virtual discussion of imaging studies improves patient care and promotes new skills among radiologists, researchers reported in Pediatric…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 12, 2018 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Why Were Veterans’ Radiology Exams Cancelled in Florida VA Hospital?

Four radiology technicians at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida are accusing the hospital of cancelling hundreds…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 12, 2018 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Should Tablets Be a Staple in Radiology Residencies?

Radiology residents are significantly more motivated, engaged, and efficient when their curriculum is tablet-based says a new study recently published in Academic…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 6, 2018 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Saving the Generalist from Extinction

As the number of radiologist fellowships are growing, the need to reexamine the role of the generalist radiologist has become more pressing. According to researchers at Emory University’s department of radiology and imaging services, radiologist sub-specialists are often practicing outside of their specialty.…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 6, 2018 at 6:28pm — No Comments

What Should You Do When Your Hospital Bills You Nearly $4,000 for a CT Scan?

A middle-aged Mississippi man has fallen victim to the trappings of the U.S.’s overly-complex medical billing system. Jimmie Taggart, a financial consultant, was billed $3,878.25 for a CT scan earlier this year and is now refusing to pay.

Taggart’s doctor at the North Mississippi Medical…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 6, 2018 at 6:23pm — No Comments

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