Minnies 2016 semifinal candidates August 25, 2016 -- The list of candidates for the 2016 edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging, is now available. This year's campaign includes 216 candidates in 14 categories.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 1 August 25, 2016 -- What's it like dating a second-year radiology resident? Learn about the trials and tribulations of radiology relationships from another point of view with #MyRadGirlfriend, an ongoing weekly comic strip by Ryan McBeth.
Lancet: Arab uprising exacts severe health toll August 25, 2016 -- The Arab uprising that began in December 2010 and subsequent conflicts have led to significant health issues and lowered average life expectancy in much of the eastern Mediterranean region, according to research published online on August 24 in Lancet Global Health.
5 tips to get a grip on your radiology practice's metrics August 24, 2016 -- As a radiologist, how much do you really know about how well your practice is running from a financial perspective? In this article, Don Rodden of HealthPro Medical Billing offers five tips for analyzing your practice's performance and making sure it's achieving its full potential.
Mobile App Spotlight: Kanal's MR safety implant risk tool August 24, 2016 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at Kanal's MR Safety Implant Risk Assessment, a new iOS app designed by longtime MRI safety advocate Dr. Emanuel Kanal.
AHRQ summary offers 3 strategies for CIN prevention August 24, 2016 -- The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a summary of two major evidence reviews on the risks of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), stating there are only three proven strategies for preventing CIN.
Imaging detects telltale signs of Zika infection August 23, 2016 -- Radiologists reviewing medical imaging scans of babies and fetuses in cases of suspected Zika infection can expect to see a number of telltale brain abnormalities, including loss of gray- and white-matter volume and a "collapsed" appearance of the skull. That's according to a report on the devastating virus published August 23 in Radiology.
MRI shows promise in diagnosing CTE in living patients August 23, 2016 -- MRI scans four years apart have detected a loss of brain volume in regions associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The results could be the first time the degenerative neurological condition has been identified in a living person, according to a paper published online August 23 in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Should low-risk women get breast screening every 3 years? August 23, 2016 -- Some women's health researchers are coming around to the idea of breast screening tailored to a woman's risk of breast cancer. A new study published August 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine offers support for the idea, but also goes a step further, calling for screening every three years for women at lowest risk of cancer.