Radiology can benefit from mobile computing in myriad ways
November 15, 2013 -- Mobile computing technologies have the potential to reshape the practice of radiology, touching on areas such as interactions with referring physicians and other radiologists, image acquisition and transmission, education, and even patient care, according to an article in the December issue of Academic Radiology.
MICI Q4: No hope on the horizon for scanner purchasing
November 14, 2013 -- If you were hoping for good news on a comeback in radiology before this year's RSNA meeting, you may have to wait a little longer. Radiology administrators continue to have a pessimistic outlook for the fourth quarter of 2013, according to new data from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).
Breaking bad news: Some docs are more willing than others
November 14, 2013 -- It's no surprise that residents and radiologists don't like breaking bad news to patients with serious medical conditions. But a survey from Pakistan suggests some types of medical specialists are more willing to tell patients the awful truth, while others pass the job along to the referring physician.
Radiologists can fight reading fatigue with a few steps
November 13, 2013 -- Feeling a little tired from your long image reading session? You're not the only one. But you may be able to reduce fatigue by wearing contact lenses instead of glasses, brightening up the reading room, and viewing images on the right type of LCD monitor, Japanese researchers have concluded.
JACR: How inappropriate is CT use, really?
November 13, 2013 -- It's true that some proportion of patients is exposed to large numbers of CT scans. But the characteristics of these patients and their doctors are consistent with reasonable medical decision-making, according to new research published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
PiB-PET shows more beta amyloid after traumatic brain injury
November 12, 2013 -- British researchers are using PET imaging with the Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB) radiopharmaceutical to show -- for the first time -- increased beta-amyloid deposits in cortical gray matter and striatum regions following traumatic brain injury.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 13 -- Liver fat and fibrosis
November 12, 2013 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the 13th in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of this modality. In this edition, Dr. Birnholz addresses the challenges of imaging liver fat and fibrosis in the age of obesity.
Targeted breast radiotherapy offers treatment option
November 11, 2013 -- Targeted radiotherapy delivered to women undergoing surgery for early breast cancer could offer a feasible alternative to current procedures, which require daily radiotherapy sessions for weeks after surgery, according to two new studies published in Lancet and Lancet Oncology.
Iterative recon delivers quality CCTA at well under 1 mSv
November 11, 2013 -- Researchers from China and the U.S. have succeeded in producing ultralow-dose coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams in a wide range of patients using iterative reconstruction. In the process, they've helped redefine low-dose CCTA to mean far less than 1 mSv in all patients, according to study results published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.
Early physics training gives radiology residents a leg up
November 8, 2013 -- A new program aimed at infusing a dose of imaging physics into the early training of radiology residents has improved their understanding of both medical physics and radiology, according to an article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Big data and its relevance to medical imaging
November 8, 2013 -- "Big data" is a buzzword you'll be seeing a lot over the next few years as your corporate executive team and healthcare vendors incorporate it into their business development activities. Hjalmer Danielson from Ascendian Healthcare Consulting helps give some definition to the term in this new column.
Speech recognition improves report turnaround time
November 7, 2013 -- Using speech recognition software improved report turnaround time 24-fold in a community radiology practice, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
FFDM finds more high-risk lesions: But is that a good thing?
November 6, 2013 -- Transitioning from analog mammography to full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with a threefold increase in the detection of high-risk lesions. But it can also result in oversurveillance and overtreatment, according to a new study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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