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Radiofrequency Ablation Safe and Effective for Reducing Pain from Bone Metastases

Philadelphia, PA – Image-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a minimally invasive cancer treatment which can be performed in the outpatient setting, significantly reduced the level of pain experienced by cancer patients with bone (osseous) metastases, limiting the need for strong narcotic pain management, and supporting improved patient frame of mind, according to results of an American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) study published online Jan. 4, 2010 in the journal… Continue

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ACR Case in Point - Preview for the week of January 4th, 2010

To view ACR Case in Point Cases, please visit http://caseinpoint.acr.org

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Biomarker Identification Accelerates Alzheimer Research

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A new study, showing that PET scans and cognitive testing can help detect the risk of developing Alzheimer disease (AD), is among promising new research presented at the Alzheimer's Association's 2009 International Conference on AD that could lead to diagnosis at the preclinical stage.

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Stanford 3D Lab Emerges as Imaging Leader

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During the course of producing extraordinary clinical images for patients and clinicians, the 3D Imaging Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine has established itself an international epicenter for developing and teaching the 3D image postprocessing techniques that are becoming increasingly critical to clinicians and researchers worldwide.

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Multidetector CT Angiography in the Evaluation of Acute Blunt Head and Neck Trauma: A Proposed Acute Craniocervical Trauma Scoring System

(RADIOLOGY) -- A proposed acute craniocervical trauma scoring system could be used as a guide to select blunt trauma patients for multidetector CT angiographic evaluation. In a retrospective study of 830 consecutive patients who presented to an emergency department with acute blunt head and neck trauma over 9 years, Delgado Almandoz and colleagues discovered that multidetector CT angiography depicted injury in 12.8% of those patients. A proposed scoring system based on independent predictors of… Continue

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ACR to Comment on Meaningful Use Rules

(RESTON) -- ACR to Comment on Meaningful Use Rules



On December 30, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced two of three highly anticipated regulatory notices on the “meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology” Medicare/Medicaid incentives program authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).



CMS released a proposed… Continue

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