Smart Choice MRI promotes low-cost MRI scans
February 1, 2016 -- With insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses continuing to escalate for most healthcare consumers, one company is trying to make MRI scans more accessible and considerably more affordable -- at $600 or less per scan.
Extracolonic findings on CTC are rare but often important
February 1, 2016 -- Extracolonic findings are relatively uncommon in CT colonography (CTC) screening, but the few that require follow-up tend to be highly significant to the patient's health, according to a new report in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Virtual reality goggles can make users queasy
February 1, 2016 -- In a stroke of virtual irony, people with the best 3D vision are the most likely to experience motion sickness when viewing virtual reality displays, according to new research in the journal Entertainment Computing.
UAE's capital makes an attractive career proposition
January 29, 2016 -- DUBAI - Dr. Andrew Rivard was looking for a new opportunity when he ran across a job opening at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a new state-of-the-art medical center in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) opened by the Cleveland Clinic in May 2015. Now head of cardiac imaging, Rivard is emphasizing a patient-first culture at the facility that mirrors recent trends in U.S. radiology.
OpenDoctor takes radiology scheduling after-hours
January 29, 2016 -- It's easy to book airline tickets and perform banking transactions online, but scheduling a radiology exam? Software developer openDoctor aims to make online radiology scheduling available for patients 24/7 with its openDr software.
The Case for Deconstructed PACS: Proprietary PACS, basic VNAs will be extinct
January 28, 2016 -- The concept of "deconstructed PACS" has generated much interest and controversy, but does that model make the most sense for healthcare institutions? Dr. Nick van Terheyden of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences makes the case that proprietary PACS and even simple vendor-neutral archives (VNAs) are headed for extinction.
The Case for Reconstructed PACS: It's the functionality that matters
January 28, 2016 -- The concept of "deconstructed PACS" has generated much interest and controversy, but does it make the most sense for healthcare institutions? In a counterpoint to the deconstructed PACS argument, Menashe Benjamin, PhD, of Carestream Health claims that a single-vendor approach -- reconstructed PACS -- can better serve customers, yielding an enterprise imaging platform without the headaches of a deconstructed PACS model.
More former smokers should get CT lung screening
January 28, 2016 -- Low-dose CT lung cancer screening should be expanded to include smokers who gave up the habit long ago, concludes a new study published in the February issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
UAE takes public health approach to radiation protection
January 27, 2016 -- DUBAI - While the health benefits from the medical use of ionizing radiation are well-recognized across the globe, senior radiographers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are calling for a public health approach to controlling and minimizing the health risks of radiation, while maximizing its benefits.
Fatty liver linked to heart failure in obese patients
January 27, 2016 -- Fatty liver is an independent risk factor for heart failure in obese patients -- that is, those with a body mass index of 30 or higher, according to a new study published online January 26 in Radiology. The finding suggests that concrete interventions to stave off nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, also called hepatic steatosis, could help these patients stay healthy.
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