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Patients want imaging results stat -- can portals deliver?
July 27, 2016 -- What do patients want from providers after they've had an imaging exam? They want their results as soon as possible -- and Web-based portals can help meet this demand, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Nuclear medicine training helps radiologists
July 27, 2016 -- Radiologists who receive training in nuclear medicine are still able to interpret anatomical imaging studies just as well as general radiologists, according to a new study. The research is good news for efforts to create a unified training program for hybrid imaging.
Survey finds CTA use has surged since 2001
July 26, 2016 -- Driven by dramatic growth in chest exams and the number of studies performed in the emergency department, utilization of CT angiography (CTA) exams in the Medicare population has skyrocketed over the past 13 years, according to new research from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute.
Initiative drives PACS use in point-of-care ultrasound
July 26, 2016 -- Want to increase the number of emergency department point-of-care ultrasound studies being archived on PACS at your institution? It may not take that much effort to get emergency room physicians on board, according to a study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Can femoral ultrasound find role in CV risk assessment?
July 26, 2016 -- By spotting atherosclerotic plaques that aren't also present in the carotid artery, femoral ultrasound can predict the risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease in many asymptomatic patients who would be overlooked if they only received carotid ultrasound, according to research from Italy published online in Angiology.
PET with tau agent sheds light on Alzheimer's disease
July 25, 2016 -- PET imaging of tau proteins with a novel radiotracer based on fluorine-18 is showing great promise in differentiating between Alzheimer's patients and cognitively normal individuals and identifying how the disease may develop, according to a study published online July 25 in JAMA Neurology.
Radiologists' expertise cuts inappropriate imaging
July 25, 2016 -- Radiologists who participate in a radiology benefits management program by consulting with referring physicians can help reduce inappropriate imaging by at least 20%, according to a new study published in the July edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Brain MRI shows lingering effects of concussion
July 22, 2016 -- MRI scans of college athletes who have a history of concussion show changes in brain size, blood flow, and structural white matter months and even years after injury, according to a study published online July 21 in the Journal of Neurotrauma.
EchoPixel prepares to ship VR tools on HP platform
July 21, 2016 -- Advanced visualization firm EchoPixel made a major step toward broader clinical acceptance of its True 3D Viewer advanced visualization tools this week. The company is getting ready to begin shipping a version of the holographic technology based on virtual reality (VR) displays and workstations from computer giant HP.
Does imaging after thyroid cancer treatment help?
July 21, 2016 -- Yes, surveillance imaging can identify the recurrence of thyroid cancer in patients who have received treatment. But that doesn't mean the scans will affect patient survival, according to a large retrospective study published online July 21 in BMJ.
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