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Julie Morse's Blog – December 2017 Archive (15)

What Do Medicare’s Policies Mean for Your Imaging Practice?

Back in August, Anthem decided they would no longer cover MRI and CT scans for outpatient services. Some of the factors that led to this decision might point to Medicare’s proposed rules for 2018 and could affect other private…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 29, 2017 at 11:33am — No Comments

Ringing in 2018 with AI Innovations in Radiology

Artificial Intelligence will soon be common place in radiology workflows. At this year’s Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) annual meeting, AI was the focal point of many sessions and various med-tech companies were excited to show off their latest AI integrations and innovations.



EnvoyAI, a catalog of AI algorithms, and…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 29, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Nvidia and Nuance Want to Make Image Analysis Better and Faster with Their AI Marketplace

Nvidia and Nuance are joining forces to create an AI distribution platform where practitioners can take advantage of AI-trained models for medical imaging analyses. This new partnership comes on the heels of Nvidia and GE Healthcare’s recent…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 29, 2017 at 11:26am — No Comments

Study Shows That Male Triathletes Should Take a Breather

Male triathletes should be concerned about their heart health. According to a report presented at the recent Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference, extensive exercise involved in triathlon training can result in myocardial fibrosis, a dire…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 21, 2017 at 4:10pm — No Comments

New MRI Boasts Unique Magnetic Field Strength

Professor David Lurie has created a MRI that he calls “100 different MRI scanners in one.” The highly sophisticated scanner took 10 years to develop and is now being used to analyze the brains of patients who are recovering from a stroke.

Called the Fast Field-Cycling MRI scanner, the machine’s special power is that its strength can be adjusted during procedures. “This…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 21, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Can This Machine Learning Tool Diagnose Pneumonia Better Than a Radiologist?

Pneumonia is one of the most common infections that can lead to hospitalization, and depending on the population, there are often variations in imaging diagnosis accuracy. A group of Stanford University researchers are working to maximize the rate of correct…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 21, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Identifying Domestic Abuse Patterns Through Radiology Images

A new study presented at the Radiological Society of North American conference has found that imaging patterns can help us do more than determine the cause for particular injuries and abnormalities. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have determined…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 14, 2017 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Fat Distribution Predicts a Person’s Risk for Heart Attack

Obesity and overweight can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or diabetes. Yet, there are other ways to determine someone’s chances of developing a cardiometabolic health condition. According to a recent study presented at the Radiological Society of North America annual…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 14, 2017 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Dicom and Change Healthcare are Partnering with Google Cloud to Solve Your Data Storage Woes

Many healthcare organizations rely on Google cloud storage for file sharing. However, getting adequate space on the system is a struggle that affects us all. At the annual Radiological Society of North America conference, Dicom Systems, Change Healthcare, and Kanteron Systems announced they’re collaborating with Google Cloud to expand and streamline storage services for…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 14, 2017 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Radiologists Make More Mistakes When Working Longer Hours

Overtime and long hours can result in poor job performance in practically any career. However, a new study has found that this is especially true for radiologists. Researchers Tarek Hanna, MD, assistant professor of…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2017 at 9:56pm — No Comments

GE Healthcare and NVIDIA Introduce AI to 500,000 Imaging Devices

In collaboration with NVIDIA, GE Healthcare is launching artificial intelligence capabilities in 500,000 of its imaging devices — that’s around half of the company’s operating scanners worldwide. Not only is this system-wide…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2017 at 9:54pm — No Comments

How Arterys is Streamlining Imaging Practices with New AI Platform

This year’s annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting was a grand showcase of artificial intelligence ventures. Take for example the Arterys’s latest platform Arterys MICA, a web based medical imaging system powered by AI.



MICA facilitates workflows for a diverse set of imaging devices, including MRI and CT. The scalable GPU architecture allows…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2017 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Concussions Take a Rapid Toll on Young Brains

The neurological repercussions of playing football occur sooner than we think. Two new studies from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that youth football players who experience concussions had less activity between default mode network (DMN) regions than those who didn’t have a history of concussions.…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 1, 2017 at 9:33pm — No Comments

A Multidisciplinary Team Creates Child-Friendly MRI Coils

Miki Lustig, PhD, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at University of California Berkeley wanted to make MRI coils less heavy and cumbersome for child patients. Ana Claudia Arias, PhD, a physicist in the same department was creating printed wearable devices made of liquid nanoparticles. Although Arias didn’t know anything about MRI and Lustig…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 1, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Samsung Reveals New Efficient Scanner

Medical imaging giant Samsung recently unleashed its latest innovation: the OmniTom, a 16-slice CT scanner. After receiving FDA clearance in August, the machine was scheduled to debut at the Radiological Society of North America’s annual conference in Chicago.



The OmniTom is a part of Samsung’s AccE campaign, which stands for Access, Accuracy, and Efficiency.…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 1, 2017 at 9:24pm — No Comments

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