Mobile App Spotlight: RadsBest February 2, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at RadsBest: Fast Decision Support for Radiologists, an iOS app that offers a number of features aimed at helping radiologists improve the quality, usefulness, and consistency of their reports.
Arab Health: 5 tips for handling diabetes foot problems February 2, 2015 -- DUBAI - The creation of a dedicated service for diabetes patients with foot problems, in which interventional radiologists play a central role in limb salvage, is contributing to a dramatic reduction in the number of amputations in the United Arab Emirates.
Brazil team finds WhatsApp suitable for reviewing bone fractures January 30, 2015 -- WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most popular instant messaging apps for smartphones today. But it's not just for chatting or sharing videos and photos: It can also be used as a diagnostic tool for viewing certain types of CT scans and radiographs, according to a study from Brazil.
How does breast tomosynthesis affect screening recall rates? January 30, 2015 -- Data from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) studies dominated the recent RSNA 2014 meeting, with a special emphasis placed on how the technology affects screening recall rates. For example, one study explored how radiologists' experience might affect recall rates with DBT, while another investigated how DBT could affect recall rates in women undergoing baseline breast cancer screening.
Radiologists score growing role in sports medicine for NFL teams January 29, 2015 -- When Super Bowl XLIX kicks off on Sunday, it will be the culmination of months of hard work for players, coaches, and staff who take the field at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Off the field, radiologists are playing a growing role for NFL teams by providing definitive diagnoses that help injured athletes recover and get back on the field faster.
New board taps growing demand for MRI safety January 28, 2015 -- The rising number of MRI accidents is fueling a growing interest in better safety procedures in MRI suites. Two MRI safety advocates are tapping that sentiment by forming a new board to create standardized testing and certification framework for radiology professionals who work with MRI scanners.
Arab Health: Speaker serves smorgasbord of radiology food signs January 28, 2015 -- DUBAI - A veritable gastronomic feast was served up at this week's Total Radiology Conference at the multidisciplinary Arab Health show, when a presentation worthy of a Michelin star was delivered about food-inspired signs in radiology.
MR/ultrasound fusion biopsy shines in prostate cancer January 27, 2015 -- Prostate cancer biopsy with a targeted technique that fuses MR and ultrasound images outperformed traditional extended-sextant ultrasound-guided biopsy, identifying more high-risk cancers and fewer low-risk malignancies, according to research published in the January 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Adding MBI to mammography finds more cancers in dense tissue January 27, 2015 -- Adding molecular breast imaging (MBI) to conventional mammography finds more cancers in women with dense breast tissue -- and at acceptable radiation doses for screening, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Bundling of radiology codes into surgical codes continues January 27, 2015 -- Not surprisingly, many of the 2015 changes to CPT codes made by the American Medical Association include the bundling of codes for imaging guidance -- as well as radiological supervision and interpretation -- into surgical codes, Jeff Majchrzak of Panacea Healthcare Solutions explains in a new article.
Arab Health: 7T clinical MR units could soon become reality January 27, 2015 -- DUBAI - At least one large company is very interested in developing a 7-tesla MRI system for use in large university hospitals in the near future, a leading European expert said during a keynote lecture at Arab Health.
Experts discount JAMA study urging discharge of chest pain patients January 26, 2015 -- Low-risk chest pain patients should be sent home without imaging, concludes a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. But several experts are disputing the study's main finding that treadmill stress tests, as well as CT and other imaging tests, have no value in preventing heart attacks in low-risk individuals.
Primary care docs say imaging improves patient care January 26, 2015 -- Despite the thrashing that medical imaging has taken over the past 10 years, primary care providers still say that imaging improves clinical decision-making and patient care, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Arab Health: Why CT really can rule supreme in coronaries January 26, 2015 -- DUBAI - CT is now the gold standard for ruling out coronary artery stenoses and coronary anomalies. It can also be useful for coronary artery bypass graft and electrophysiology studies, as well as investigations of pulmonary veins, delegates learned on the opening day of Arab Health.