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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – January 2010 Archive (46)

AUR Photography Contest - 1st Annual!

AUR is proud to announce the 1st Annual AUR Photography Contest, to highlight the photographic talents of our members. This contest will be conducted through the newly-built AUR Facebook fan page: http://bit.ly/AURfacebook



The winners in each of five categories will be selected by popular vote by Facebook fan page members—it could be you! We’d like you to “become a fan” of the AUR Facebook page now to participate in this contest and connect… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 21, 2010 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Webinar: A New Look With Contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography

AN EDUCATIONAL ON-DEMAND WEBCOURSE - CONTRASTMRA.ORG



Please visit http://www.contrastmra.org for the full course.



This webcourse was originally presented as a satellite symposium at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting on December 1, 2009 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, IL. CME credit is not provided.



There have been significant improvements over the last… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 21, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Merge Healthcare to Present at Jefferies 2010 Global Healthcare Services Conference

Jefferies 2010 Global Healthcare Services Conference



MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading health IT solutions provider, will be presenting at the Jefferies & Company, Inc. 2010 Global Healthcare Services Conference. This invitation-only investor event will be held January 25 – 27, 2010 in New York.



This is Jefferies’ inaugural Healthcare Services Conference. Merge is pleased to be a part of a distinguished group of over 130 public and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 21, 2010 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Technetium supply to tighten further

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- This week brings bad news for the nuclear medicine community. The already constrained supply of technetium in the U.S. could get even tighter in the coming weeks. The Dutch High Flux Reactor at Petten, the Netherlands, is scheduled to go down for repairs lasting until August. And restart of the reactor at Chalk River, in Ontario, which was supposed to offset this loss and, eventually, normalize the supply of molybdenum-99 and the technetium it generates, may be delayed.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 21, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Featured Radiologist Job Posting: Outpatient radiology practice in Phoenix, AZ seeks Radiologist with Neuroradiology and MSK experience

Outpatient radiology practice in Phoenix, Arizona with multiple outpatient radiologist owned and operated imaging centers is seeking an MRI fellowship-trained radiologist with experience in Neuroradiology and/or MSK for opportunity for partnership or employee track to join six other partners. No call or evenings. Predominantly MSK and Neuro MRI interpretation with some general radiology coverage.



Employee or partnership track.



Arizona license, Board Certification, and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 21, 2010 at 12:12am — No Comments

Image Sharing - Future of Radiology Webinar by Dr. Keith Dreyer of MGH (sponsored by lifeIMAGE)

Message from lifeIMAGE: "Last month’s RSNA put image sharing on center stage. Here at lifeIMAGE, we are excited about this focus on sharing patient information across healthcare enterprises. The radiology community feels energized to access and share patient imaging information timely and efficiently across the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 19, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

RSNA 2009 Round-up

Stay tuned for our RSNA 2009 Round-up with summaries of the latest cutting edge research, new technology, and vodcasts!

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 18, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Top 10 Radiology Residency Programs

We surveyed an anonymous prominent academic radiologist at a "top tier" radiology department and also an active private practice radiologist who is a partner at a 20+ person group. Here are our results, just in time for assisting the current applicants to various radiology residency programs! Take these survey results with a grain of salt and use your best judgement as these are the subjective and expressed views of two individuals but nonetheless very interesting!



Academic… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 17, 2010 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

Special ACR Statement on the Earthquake in Haiti

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all those directly and indirectly affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti this week. The ACR Foundation has begun to make contact with individual radiologists who have provided service in that country. Through these contacts, the ACR Foundation will assess what direct or indirect assistance we may be able to facilitate in the affected region. For your convenience, here is a listing of international aid organizations that are working to serve… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 16, 2010 at 2:08am — No Comments

Ziosoft Announces the Appointment of Joan Main, Director of Luminary Development

REDWOOD CITY, CA, January 14, 2010--Ziosoft®, Inc. a leader in advanced visualization and analysis software for medical imaging, today announced that Joan Main has joined Ziosoft as director of luminary development, effective December 31, 2009. Main brings over 20 years of marketing experience with medical technology products to Ziosoft. Joan has worked in a similar capacity for multiple companies including Johnson and Johnson, Acuson and Siemens Medical Systems.



“We are very… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 14, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Whole-body airport scanners are basically safe—or are they?

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Since the attempted explosion of an airliner as it was landing in Detroit on Christmas Day by an alleged terrorist from Nigeria, global air safety experts have been scrambling to enact new safety measures. A quick answer has come in the form of whole-body scanners that use low-level radiation to allow screeners to see through clothing to identify hidden weapons or explosives. These things have been around for a while, but, outside of a few pilot locations, haven’t really… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 9, 2010 at 6:13pm — No Comments

CMS releases proposed 'meaningful use' rules

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released proposed rules for "meaningful use" of electronic medical records. Radiologists who can prove they are making "meaningful use" of certified electronic records are eligible for $44,000 in Medicare incentives starting in 2011. That's per physician. This is all part of the government's plan to get more physicians on the systems. The rule isn't final; yet, but it's worth taking a look. According to a summary… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 9, 2010 at 6:12pm — No Comments

ECR 2010 - Abstract Last Minute Submissions - Extended Deadline to Jan 10, 2010

Abstract Submission Extended! Your latest results @ ECR 2010



Abstract submission: December 23, 2009 – January 10, 2010.

Present your latest achievements at the upcoming ECR 2010!



ECR is giving you the unique chance to present your most recent work within the shortest possible time frame! Submit your scientific exhibit or educational exhibit abstract now – and present it at ECR 2010!

All posters will be citable publications.



Notification of… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 9, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Teleradiology Practice Opportunities (Featured Job)

(DIAGNOSTIC MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS) -- Why read for someone else’s teleradiology practice when you can read for your own?



Diagnostic Management Solutions, LLC (DMS), a premier comprehensive health care practice management firm located in New York, has an exciting teleradiology business opportunity for a U.S. based, board-certified radiologist or radiology group.



DMS will provide a turn-key teleradiology practice to an eligible radiologist or radiology group. DMS’ provides… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 7, 2010 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Airport Full Body Scanners and Radiation - American College of Radiology (ACR) Statement

January 2010 ─ Amid concerns regarding terrorists targeting airliners using weapons less detectable by traditional means, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ramping up deployment of whole body scanners at security checkpoints in U.S. airports. These systems produce anatomically accurate images of the body and can detect objects and substances concealed by clothing.



To date, TSA has deployed two types of scanning systems:



Millimeter wave technology uses… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 6, 2010 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Negative Perception of Pediatric Radiology May Explain Workforce Shortage (RSNA)

(RSNA News) -- According to a latest Socioeconomic feature article in the December 2009 Issue of RSNA News, there may be a negative perception of pediatric radiology among residents. Misguided residents? Possibly. Read more at RSNA.org --

The perception that pediatric radiologists earn less money and are more limited in where they work were among the deterrents named by radiology residents surveyed in a recent study analyzing the persistent workforce shortage in the subspecialty.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 6, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Physician Payment Cut Delayed

(RESTON/ACR) -- Based on the 2010 Medicare fee schedule final rule, the 21.2 percent cut to the conversion factor was scheduled to be implemented Jan. 1, 2010. However, as of December 19, 2009, Congress has passed legislation to apply a zero percent update to the conversion factor through Feb. 28, 2010. This means that instead of the 21.2 cut, the conversion factor for January and February 2010 will be the same as 2009. Below is information from CMS on how claims will be handled for the first… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 5, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments

New SBI and ACR Recommendations Suggest Breast Cancer Screening Should Begin at Age 40

(RESTON) -- New SBI and ACR Recommendations Suggest Breast Cancer Screening Should Begin at Age 40



The new recommendations from the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) on breast cancer screening, published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), state that breast cancer screening should begin at age 40 and earlier in high-risk patients. The recommendations also suggest appropriate utilization of medical… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 5, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Medici Project - Radiographic Survey (Radiographics Article)

(RADIOGRAPHICS) -- This month's Radiographics journal features a very interesting radiographic survey of the Medici family. According to the authors and abstract:



The remains of 12 members of the grand ducal (junior) branch of the Florentine Medici family were exhumed in 2003 as part of the Medici Project, a multidisciplinary study whose aim was to investigate the lifestyles, health status, and possible causes of death of members of one of the richest, most powerful families of… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on January 5, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

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