RADIOLOGY NEWS
OCT tool offers fast intraoperative brain tumor imaging
June 19, 2015 -- A new brain tumor imaging technique based on optical coherence tomography (OTC) may offers surgeons a highly accurate way to visualize -- and ultimately resect -- malignant tumors during surgery, according to a report from Johns Hopkins University.
Hygiene education prompts rads to clean up their act
June 18, 2015 -- Giving radiologists information about the importance of disinfection and sanitization practices at the workstation prompted them to clean their work areas more often, according to the results of a Canadian study. The researchers believe the findings offer hope for reducing bacterial contamination in the workplace.
Social media boosts awareness of new research
June 18, 2015 -- It can be hard for researchers to find the time to use social media. But if they want to broaden the reach of studies published in peer-reviewed journals, it's really worth the effort, according to research published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
PACS replaces planes for image transfer in Arctic
June 17, 2015 -- A remote spot in an eastern Arctic region of Canada that is closer to Greenland than Toronto has received its first CT scanner, as well as a PACS and satellite link to go with it. The new technologies are revolutionizing healthcare in the region, as images no longer need to be transported by cargo plane to the southern part of the country.
Is your practice invisible? Social media can help
June 17, 2015 -- Radiology has an image problem: Many patients still don't understand who radiologists are and what they do, and referring physicians may believe that radiology provides a commodity rather than physician skill. But social media can help, according to a talk at the recent International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT.
No news for imaging is good news in June MedPAC report
June 16, 2015 -- Recommendations for medical imaging are noticeably absent in the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) June report to Congress -- a welcome break from the usual scrutiny that radiology receives from policymakers.
DTI-MRI sheds light on concussion symptoms
June 16, 2015 -- Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have uncovered distinct injury patterns in the brain using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) in people with concussion-related depression or anxiety. Results of the new study were published online June 16 in Radiology.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 23 -- Ultramobilizing ultrasound
June 15, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the 23rd in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of the modality. In this article, Dr. Birnholz reviews ultraportable ultrasound options, including new, upgraded, or replacement equipment.
Sorry, rads: Patients want results from referring docs
June 12, 2015 -- Radiology leaders have been urging their colleagues to come out of the reading room and deal more directly with patients. But it turns out that when it comes to getting the results of their imaging exams, patients want to hear from the doctor who ordered the study, according to research in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Are you a competitor, a valued partner, or invisible?
June 12, 2015 -- Healthcare as an industry is under pressure. In this new paradigm, independent radiology practices need to understand how their hospital and health system partners really view them in order to remain viable. Executives at the recent Radiology Business Management Association summit see three types: competitors, valued partners, and those who are invisible.
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