Study: CT screening would cut lung cancer deaths in China July 25, 2017 -- Using a statistical model, Chinese researchers found that CT screening could reduce deaths from lung cancer in China by 24% compared with no screening, mostly by reducing deaths among smokers, according to a paper published July 14 in the Chinese Journal of Cancer.
WhatsApp works well for pediatric ortho trauma July 24, 2017 -- Researchers in Israel are finding new clinical uses for WhatsApp, the popular global text messaging platform. Reading images sent to smartphones via WhatsApp showed good agreement with the same images being read on a PACS workstation for pediatric orthopedic surgeons, according to a new study in Pediatric Emergency Care.
Self-driving doctors? Auto industry offers model for AI use July 24, 2017 -- Analogies can be drawn between the development of autonomous driving technology and artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine. In this column, Eran Rubens, chief technology officer for enterprise imaging at Philips Healthcare, believes that an auto industry model for classifying automation could be adapted to the practice of medicine.
EMA confirms clampdown on linear gadolinium agents July 21, 2017 -- It's official: After months of intense lobbying and wrangling, the use of some linear gadolinium contrast agents in MRI will be restricted, and others are to be pulled from the market, following confirmation on Friday that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved recommendations made on 7 July by the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee.
Pediatric patient sedation on the rise at one ACO July 21, 2017 -- A four-year survey of more than 18,000 MRI scans within the Partners for Kids accountable care organization (ACO) showed an increasing need to anesthetize pediatric patients undergoing MRI scans, according to results published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Median salary for radiologists tops $500K July 20, 2017 -- The median annual salary in 2017 for U.S. radiologists has topped $500,000 for the first time, according to a new survey on physician compensation by the American Medical Group Association. The growth continues a recovery in radiologist salaries that began in 2014.
fMRI, EEG may detect consciousness in TBI patients July 20, 2017 -- Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital are using the novel approach of combining functional MRI (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) to determine the level of consciousness in intensive care unit patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a study published online July 20 in Brain.
Is Google News good for mammography? July 19, 2017 -- Coverage in Google News about mammography screening has the potential to influence public perception of the exam and could even affect women's adherence to screening protocols, according to a study published online July 7 in Academic Radiology.
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 2 July 19, 2017 -- The right heart has jokingly been referred to as the organ's stepchild, with little attention paid to its size, function, and prognostic implications. To help with this often overlooked task, this series from CardioServ will review the proper methods to quantify the right heart for both size and function.
PET is center of attention at U.K. Alzheimer's conference July 19, 2017 -- While PET can accurately detect or exclude Alzheimer's disease by imaging beta-amyloid plaques in the brain, the modality is underutilized in clinical care, according to research presented this week at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London.