MR arthrography helps labral-tear patients avoid surgery November 12, 2015 -- A protocol using unenhanced MRI and MR arthrography can help determine which patients should receive surgery to repair labral tears, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Living Pain Free: Sonographer back pain, part 1 November 12, 2015 -- In this new series of articles, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben will look at the "seven sins" that cause back issues and show you what to do to reduce -- and in the majority of cases eliminate -- back pain for good.
fMRI may explain why some comatose patients reawaken November 12, 2015 -- By using functional MRI (fMRI) to view regions of the brain that play a role in regulating consciousness, French researchers may have discovered a way to predict which patients could emerge from a coma.
Yelp reveals what patients value about imaging services November 11, 2015 -- The online consumer ratings website Yelp.com isn't just for restaurant reviews: Patients are using it to grade their imaging center experiences, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
CMS pushes back deadline for imaging decision support November 11, 2015 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has postponed its January 1, 2017, deadline for physicians to start ordering advanced imaging studies with clinical decision-support software that is based on appropriate use criteria.
ABNM, ABR scrap plan to revamp nuclear medicine training November 10, 2015 -- A plan to improve job prospects for nuclear medicine trainees by merging their training path with that of diagnostic radiologists has been scrapped by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) and the American Board of Radiology (ABR).
Simulator training helps nonrads read chest x-rays November 10, 2015 -- Nonradiologists can be taught to better detect nodules on chest radiographs using a training program that simulates a real-world radiology environment, rather than through more traditional didactic methods, according to a new study in the November Journal of the American College of Radiology.
DWI-MRI shows which stroke patients need fast therapy November 10, 2015 -- Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a method that combines diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) and key clinical characteristics to determine which severe stroke patients would most likely benefit from catheter-delivered removal of blood clots.
Use criteria cut unnecessary heart interventions November 9, 2015 -- Appropriate use criteria for coronary revascularization have been effective in reducing the number of inappropriate percutaneous coronary interventions performed, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
fMRI connects fitness and brain health in older adults November 9, 2015 -- Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have determined that the strength of connections between various parts of the brain in older adults may be affected by fitness level, according to a study published online in NeuroImage.