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Docs with scanners order more low-value imaging
September 25, 2017 -- Physicians with a history of imaging use are more inclined to order low-value imaging -- especially if they own the scanners, according to a September 25 study in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings could affect the debate over whether prohibitions against physician self-referral should be extended to in-office imaging.  Discuss
Digital tomo refines postoperative imaging of hand fractures
September 25, 2017 -- The proper installation of orthopedic hardware in the hand and wrist after surgery is usually confirmed with digital radiography. But digital tomosynthesis may further enhance visualization around such implants, according to research published online September 11 in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Chang: IT is the key to improving radiology efficiency
September 22, 2017 -- Information technology (IT) is the key to improving the quality and efficiency of radiology -- and to solidifying the role of radiologists in the era of value-based healthcare, according to Dr. Paul Chang, who spoke at a September 21 webinar hosted by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions
September 22, 2017 -- Are you having a hard time classifying a renal lesion on CT, MRI, or conventional ultrasound? Contrast-enhanced ultrasound can be a powerful problem-solving tool for evaluating these indeterminate lesions, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
fMRI locates brain region tied to sleep-related depression
September 22, 2017 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) has pinpointed increased activity in a region of the brain associated with reward processing that could help protect against depression due to poor sleep or insomnia, according to a study published online September 18 in the Journal of Neuroscience.  Discuss
Female radiologists make as much as male peers
September 21, 2017 -- Female academic radiologists in the U.S. make as much money as their male colleagues -- a situation that's unusual among many medical specialties, according to a new study to be published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
SIIM conference offers snapshot of AI in radiology
September 21, 2017 -- Efforts to apply artificial intelligence (AI) technology to medical imaging are advancing at a dizzying pace. There will be no better place to witness this growth than the second Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI) next week in Baltimore.  Discuss
PET tracks Zika virus, disease progression in mice
September 21, 2017 -- Researchers from the U.S. Army are using PET scans of mice to study brain inflammation and gather more information about the progression of disease due to the Zika virus, according to a study published online September 12 in Molecular Imaging and Biology.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 46: Happy Rosh Hashanah
September 21, 2017 -- It's not a happy new year if you're Jewish and you have to work a shift on Rosh Hashanah. Ryan tries to soften the blow a bit by paying Andy a visit at the radiology department.  Discuss
Meet the Minnies 2017 finalists
September 20, 2017 -- Are you wondering who made the final cut in the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging? Our list of finalists includes 28 candidates competing in 14 categories, ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Best Radiology Mobile App.
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