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.
USPSTF ponders addition of new heart risk factors June 12, 2015 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has drafted a research plan for assessing cardiovascular disease risk, and it is accepting public comments on the idea of adding nontraditional measures such as coronary artery calcium into standard cardiovascular risk factor assessment for asymptomatic individuals.
MDCT: In CT lung cancer screening, don't forget the heart June 11, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Radiologists who screen smokers for lung cancer with CT should remember to look at the heart as an important predictor of mortality in its own right, according to a Tuesday talk at the International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT (MDCT).