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RadRounds Radiology Network's Blog – December 2009 Archive (45)

Annual Screening with Breast Ultrasound or MRI Could Benefit Some Women

CHICAGO — Results of a large-scale clinical trial presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) provide the first strong evidence of the benefit of annual screening ultrasound for women with dense breasts who are at elevated risk for breast cancer. In addition, the study confirmed that MRI is highly sensitive in depicting early breast cancer.

"We found that annual screening with ultrasound in… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 3, 2009 at 12:06am — No Comments

RSNA Awards Gold Medals to Drs. Glazer, Lentle and Levin

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2009 — Today the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conferred its highest honor, the Gold Medal, upon Gary M. Glazer, M.D., of Stanford, Calif.; Brian C. Lentle, M.D., of Vancouver, B.C.; and David C. Levin, M.D., of Philadelphia, Pa.



In a tradition that originated in 1919, Gold Medals are presented each year to individuals who have rendered exemplary service to the science of radiology and who have received unanimous approval by the RSNA Board of… Continue

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Outpatient Disc Treatment Gives Long-Term Back Pain Relief

CHICAGO — A randomized, controlled study comparing standard conservative therapy to a minimally invasive treatment called percutaneous disc decompression for painful herniated disc revealed that while both treatments help patients in the short run, only disc decompression kept patients pain free up to two years later. Results of the study, the first of its kind, were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).



Discs are sponge-like… Continue

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Mammography May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Some High-Risk Women

CHICAGO — Low-dose radiation from annual mammography screening may increase breast cancer risk in women with genetic or familial predisposition to breast cancer, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).



"For women at high risk for breast cancer, screening is very important, but a careful approach should be taken when considering mammography for screening young women, particularly under age 30," said Marijke C.… Continue

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Merge Healthcare Building Market Acceptance of Newest “Cloud” Image Management Solutions

Virtual Delivery Method Wins New Customer, Bringing Considerable Efficiency and Cost-Savings to RIS/PACS Deployment



MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading health IT solutions provider, today announced the availability of its RIS, PACS and Disaster Recovery solutions that leverage a cloud computing platform to manage a breadth of healthcare information. This scalable software as a service (SaaS) by Merge enables digital imaging enterprises to deploy a… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on December 1, 2009 at 9:14am — No Comments

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