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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – September 2010 Archive (5)

Radiologist Diagnostic Accuracy Drops As Day goes on...

Radiologists’ diagnostic accuracy drops as the day goes on



(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) - By Rebekah Moan



Now there’s proof after a day of interpreting images radiologists are less accurate, more tired, unable to focus, and experience eyestrain compared to earlier in the day. A study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology compared the ability of radiologists and residents to read bone exams earlier in the day to later in the day.



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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 26, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Radiology News -- Changing the FDA; a look through the cliché files

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- There’s been plenty of talk over the years about the FDA being broken—its review process is too slow, its decisions flawed, its costs too high. The talk has come from industry, the public, and academia. The catalyst has been frustration. The makers of medical devices must wait for the FDA to decide whether a device is “substantially equivalent” to one already on the market when clearing a device through the 510(k) process, or “safe and effective” when shepherding a… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 24, 2010 at 12:36am — No Comments

Radiology News - New meaning lurks inside those tiny blurs on CT scans

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- A millenium passed between the anatomy of Galen and the physiology of William Harvey. It's been a mere eight years since the blurry spots on spiral CT called ground glass opacities (GGOs) were linked to early lung cancer. Already, the first hints are emerging of what they may actually mean to malignant transformation.





Given the speed of progress in molecular science, it's reasonable to expect some clarity soon in the uncertainties surrounding GGOs that… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 22, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Mammography Saves Lives™ Campaign Helps Clear Confusion on When and How Often Women Should Receive Mammograms

Mammography Saves Lives™ Campaign Helps Clear Confusion on When and How Often Women Should Receive Mammograms



New Site Sends Women Mammogram Reminders and Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories…


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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 21, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

VRC positions itself as national radiology practice

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Virtual Radiologic positions itself as a national radiology practice What is billed as an alliance may become the first step in a move that could position Virtual Radiologic as a national radiology group practice. The alliance will bring that company and S&D Medical into a workflow and technology partnership beginning Oct. 1. S&D Medical, now called New York Radiology Alliance, will maintain its autonomy and local presence but will gain the power of a national… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 17, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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