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November 1, 2014 --


Current Featured Articles:

  • New Qatar hospital will pursue point-of-care radiology
    Western radiologists who want to raise their visibility to patients and referring physicians would do well to look east -- specifically, the Middle East. A new hospital set to open in Qatar in 2015 hopes to change the traditional department-based radiology model by embedding radiologists directly in clinical areas.

  • JAMA IM editorials weigh in on lung cancer screening
    With Medicare on the cusp of a momentous decision about whether to pay for CT lung cancer screening, the issue is the focus of a pair of editorials published October 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Taking opposite sides, the articles one last time outline positions that have become solidified as the U.S. government weighs what could be one of the biggest public health initiatives in decades.

  • Economics trumps clinical issues in 2014 Minnies awards
    It's the economy, stupid. That mantra, attributed to political strategist James Carville, could just as easily apply to radiology in 2014. Concern over economic issues shaped the selections by the Minnies expert panel, with many of the Minnies winners having some kind of connection to fiscal topics.

  • Bracco gets FDA nod for ultrasound contrast agent
    A third contestant has joined the U.S. market for ultrasound contrast agents: Bracco Diagnostics has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its Lumason ultrasound contrast agent. The approval marks the end of a long odyssey for Bracco in its efforts to bring the agent to market.

  • RSNA 2014 highlights 100 years of radiology history
    This year marks the 100th annual meeting for RSNA, and the society is pulling out all the historical stops to celebrate. RSNA 2014 attendees will be able to diagnose vintage x-ray images, see Wilhelm Roentgen's laboratory, and check out antique equipment, kicking off a yearlong centennial celebration that will end at the 2015 meeting.


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