Second Opinion: Did BMJ miss mark with thyroid study? October 27, 2016 -- In an article published July 21 in BMJ, researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center questioned whether the use of imaging after treatment for thyroid cancer improved patient outcomes. Dr. Mark Tulchinsky of Pennsylvania State University offers a response in this Second Opinion column.
Winners of Minnies 2016 showcase mosaic of radiology October 26, 2016 -- As they do every year, the winners of this year's Minnies awards highlight how the diverse pieces of medical imaging unite into a single glorious mosaic. The Minnies laureates for 2016 range from a researcher whose life's work helped shape U.S. healthcare policy this year to a radiologist who is winning his fifth Minnie.
3D-printed transducer focuses ultrasound waves October 26, 2016 -- Researchers have found a way to control high-pressure ultrasound to manipulate, move, or destroy structures noninvasively by using 3D-printed laser-generated focused ultrasound transducers, according to a new report in Applied Physics Letters.
Just keep scanning: Project builds CT database of fish October 25, 2016 -- Is it possible to scan all the fish species in the world, store the data, and give it all away for free? One University of Washington professor believes it is -- and he's come up with some novel scanning techniques to move the project forward.
DTI-MRI charts brain changes in young football players October 24, 2016 -- Diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) scans have shown significant brain changes in young football players after just one season of games and practice, even when they appear concussion-free, according to a new study published online October 24 in Radiology.
Straight Talk From the PACSman: A PACS-centric RSNA? October 21, 2016 -- It's time to change how PACS is shown at the annual RSNA meeting in Chicago, according to PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo, aka the PACSman. Vendors and prospective purchasers alike would benefit greatly from an exhibit hall dedicated just to PACS and related imaging informatics technologies.
MICI Q4: Medicare payment outlook remains at rock bottom October 20, 2016 -- As radiology heads into the finish lap of 2016, radiology administrators remain pessimistic that they will receive adequate reimbursement from Medicare for diagnostic and interventional radiology services, according to fourth-quarter numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 9: Type and screen October 20, 2016 -- In the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend, Andy has to deal with an overzealous Dr. Rankin, who's sure his patient needs an appendectomy. Fortunately, Dr. Roth is there to help.
3D/4D ultrasound matures as it shows clinical value October 19, 2016 -- Initially a technology used only by early adopters, 3D/4D ultrasound has indeed come of age, buoyed by mounting evidence of its diagnostic utility in a variety of clinical applications. Today, 3D/4D ultrasound is increasingly being used by healthcare institutions around the world.