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Researchers at MIT and University of Nebraska Have Unleashed New MRI Non-Gadolinium Metal Contrast Agent

In preparation for an MRI, a patient is usually injected with a gadolinium contrast media, a substance that aids in illuminating certain features in the brain. Although the agent is generally considered safe for most, it can result in serious adverse side effects for young children and people with weak kidneys. A new…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 7, 2017 at 6:53pm — No Comments

VR Is Now a Part of the Patient Experience

Stanford Medicine is turning neuroimaging into a virtual reality game. The teaching hospital has developed a new software system that uses MRIs, CT scans, and angiograms to project a 3D model that physicians and patients can interact with.



The Virtual Reality system functions as both an educational and clinical tool for physicians, surgeons, and patients. Through…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 7, 2017 at 6:53pm — No Comments

What’s Patient Protocol for a NFL Player? A Radiologist Tech Weighs In

Last month, Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel announced his retirement from the NFL. His decision came after the release of a study that found all football players demonstrate signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative brain disease. Although the dangers of concussions have been a heavily discussed topic for the last several years, we…

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Added by Julie Morse on August 7, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

RadPartners to Open 70 New Locations

Radiology Partners, or RadPartners, a national network of radiology services has announced they will be setting up more than 70 new sites across Ohio, Iowa, and Texas. These new additions will expand the group’s list of over 350…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 27, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What’s It Like to Have a Radiologist at the Zoo?

Animals at the Brookfield Zoo can now get medical imaging evaluations thanks to Marina Ivančić, MD, the Chicago Zoological Society’s full-time, board-certified veterinary radiologist.



Like human radiologists, Ivančić starts her day by doing rounds with the rest of the veterinary practitioners, and then focuses on examining images and writing diagnoses.…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 27, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What Would Congress be Like With a Radiologist?

There are 15 doctors serving as Congress members, but the House of Representatives might be welcoming its first radiologist Congressman come 2019. Running on the Republican ticket, Stephen Ferrara, MD, a former U.S. Navy chief medical officer, has raised over $250,000 to run for a seat in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District. He has received support from the American College…

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Added by Julie Morse on July 27, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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