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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – April 2009 Archive (16)

Win $100 for Submitting Images to RadiologyInfo.org!

Residents, fellows, radiologic technologists, physics students, and medical students are invited to submit images or video clips for placement on the RSNA-ACR public information Web site, RadiologyInfo.org, for a chance to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card.



If you wish to submit, first determine the specific page of RadiologyInfo.org where the image or video clip belongs.



Members of the RSNA-ACR Public Information Web Site Committee will review the submissions to determine… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 29, 2009 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Educating Referring Clinicians About Benefits/Risk of Advanced Imaging Leads to Drop in Imaging Exams

ARRS - Educating Referring Clinicians About Benefits/Risk of Advanced Imaging Leads to Drop in Imaging Exams



Unnecessary advanced imaging (CT, MRI and nuclear medicine) can be significantly reduced by providing a simple intervention of education to ordering physicians of the risks, benefits and alternatives of various imaging modalities, according to a study performed at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, NY.



“Given the increased awareness of radiation… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 24, 2009 at 3:28am — No Comments

3T MRI Detects “Early” Breast Cancer Not Seen on Mammography and Sonography

ARRS - 3T MRI Detects “Early” Breast Cancer Not Seen on Mammography and Sonography



3T MRI, a powerful tool for evaluating patients with a high risk of having breast cancer, can detect a significant number of lesions not found on mammography and sonography, according to a study performed at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH.



The study included 434 women who underwent mammography, sonography and 3T MRI for the detection of malignant breast lesions—all women… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 24, 2009 at 3:24am — No Comments

CT Scans Increase Cancer Risk Estimates in Multiply-Imaged Emergency Department Patients

ARRS - CT Scans Increase Cancer Risk Estimates in Multiply-Imaged Emergency Department Patients



Physicians should review a patient’s CT imaging history and cumulative radiation dose when considering whether to perform another CT exam, according to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.



The study included 130 patients who had at least three emergency department visits within one year in which… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 24, 2009 at 3:23am — No Comments

New Resources for IIPs Include Practical Imaging Informatics Text

New Resources for IIPs Include Practical Imaging Informatics Text



April 23, 2009 – Leesburg, VA – The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) announces tools and training to help medical informatics professionals stay competitive in a rapidly changing environment. Shrinking budgets and critical system reviews are requiring imaging informatics professionals (IIPs) to continually grow in their positions. SIIM can help IIPs become essential to their organizations through two… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 23, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

ARRS 2009 | 109th Annual American Roentgen Ray Society Meeting in Boston!

radRounds (BOSTON) - This year, thousands of radiologists and medical imaging professionals will convene in the city of Boston to join in this year's annual ARRS meeting.

Message from Jack Crowe, MD - President of ARRS:

"... Radiologists, residents, and their guests will gather in Boston for the ARRS’ 2009 Annual Meeting for educational opportunities, social camaraderie, and matchless professional opportunities. It is no… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 21, 2009 at 2:48am — No Comments

Radiologists, cardiologists pair up to treat atrial fibrillation

April 20, 2009 Diagnostic Imaging. Radiologists, cardiologists pair up to treat atrial fibrillation By Rebekah Moan Radiologists and cardiologists may find themselves collaborating more than ever before to treat atrial fibrillation; a new study shows the value of delayed-enhanced MRI to determine whether therapy can be successful, bridging the gap between the two specialties. Delayed-enhanced MRI (DE-MRI) noninvasively shows damage to left atrial myocardial tissue and also predicts how well… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 20, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

GE Healthcare and Saudi Arabia Ministry form joint venture to Train Medical Professionals

radRounds (Riyadh) -- GE Healthcare has signed a major agreement with the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health to train medical professionals.



Jan De Witte of GE Healthcare states ""Our association with the ministry is a landmark agreement for GE Healthcare in Saudi Arabia... We are privileged to share our learning materials and change management experiences with the Saudi professionals."



GE plans to train more than 600 radiology technologists with specialty in MRI, CT, and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 20, 2009 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Former NIH Director Zerhouni Rejoins Johns Hopkins Medicine as Senior Adviser

radRounds (Baltimore, MD) - After a successful tenure at the NIH, physician and radiologist, Dr. Elias Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of Health from 2002 to 2008, and former Johns Hopkins Medicine executive vice dean has now accepted a position at Johns Hopkins to return as senior advisor to Johns Hopkins Medicine. The JHU Gazette quotes Dr. Zerhouni as saying "Hopkins is truly a second home for me, and I am honored to rejoin Ed Miller and the Hopkins family in this capacity. We… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 20, 2009 at 6:33pm — No Comments

News Brief: Nighthawk downgraded by major rating company (Moody's)

News Alert: 4/17/09 - (STOCK TICKER SYMBOL: NWHK) Nighthawk has been downgraded by Moody's.

For more NWHK News, please visit Google Finance NWHK page.

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 19, 2009 at 9:49pm — No Comments

ACR and RBMA Create Best Practices for Radiology Benefits Management Programs

ACR and RBMA Create Best Practices for Radiology Benefits Management Programs



http://www.acr.org/HomePageCategories/News/ACRNewsCenter/ACRRBMARBMGuidelines.aspx



The ACR and RBMA have developed best practice guidelines for third-party payors, managed care organizations (MCOs), radiology benefit managers (RBMs), and imaging providers for use when implementing or evaluating a… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

RadiologyArt.com: More X-ray art covered by Reuters!



Posted for educational purposes. Source: Reuters.



Ben Gruber of Reuters reports that "Ever wonder what the inside of a Big Mac looks like before you take it out of the box, or whether a barbie doll is really as well put together as she appears. Satre Stuelke did, and the result is a creation that has allowed him to combine his love for art and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 14, 2009 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Harsh economics dampen appetite for healthcare IT

April 8, 2009 Diagnostic Imaging. Harsh economics dampen appetite for healthcare IT by Greg Freiherr The weakened U.S. economy is slowing the pace of growth in healthcare IT, according to a survey conducted by HIMSS. Only a little more than half (55%) of the 304 respondents participating in the 20th annual HIMSS Leadership Survey said their IT budgets would increase, compared to 78% last year. This year about 42% said their staffing levels would increase, down from 68% last year. Survey… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 9, 2009 at 11:50pm — No Comments

ACR NOPR Data Enables CMS to Cover PET Scans for the Majority of Medicare Cancer Patients

Coverage of Life-saving and Extending PET Scans a Victory for Seniors Nationwide



Philadelphia — The American College of Radiology (ACR) strongly supports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ determination to significantly expand coverage of positron emission tomography (PET) scans performed in both the initial and subsequent evaluation of patients with many types of cancer. The CMS move is based on significant clinical evidence regarding the effectiveness of PET for… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 6, 2009 at 5:17pm — No Comments

ACR Chair Thrall Selected to Serve on Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH

ACR Chair Thrall Selected to Serve on Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH



Reston, Va. – James H. Thrall, M.D., FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors, Radiologist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, has been selected to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since 1966, the ACD has advised the NIH Director on policy and… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 6, 2009 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Introducing the "Radiforce" 56 inch full-HD monitor



As featured on CrunchGear, there will be a new toy for radiologists (and perhaps even cardiologists) available soon, there is going to be a beautiful and high performance monitor that can push a resolution of 3840×2160.



As CrunchGear states "The enormous monitor is ostensibly for medical imaging, where huge high-res… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on April 2, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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