Are RTs protected enough during fluoro procedures? September 12, 2016 -- Over the past 60 years, radiologic technologists (RTs) have tended to follow standard radiation protection protocols. But they're still at greater risk of radiation exposure and ensuing disease, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Researchers close in on radiation's cancer-causing mechanisms September 12, 2016 -- U.K. researchers studying human cancers have identified two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation, enabling doctors to potentially determine which tumors were caused by radiation exposure, according to a study published on September 12 in Nature Communications.
Teamwork improves safety for MRI scans of cardiac devices September 9, 2016 -- Radiologists at Emory University are getting by with a little help from their electrophysiology friends. Together they are successfully ensuring the safety of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices during MRI scans, according to a paper published in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
SDMS takes issue with ultrasound autism study September 9, 2016 -- The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is expressing concern that a recent study linking first-trimester ultrasound with more severe autism symptoms may lead pregnant women to skip or delay a medically necessary examination.
JAAOS: X-ray still best for knee pain screening September 9, 2016 -- Despite the power of MRI, x-ray is still the best tool for screening patients ages 40 years and older who have knee pain, according to a new study in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
CMS offers alternatives for MACRA implementation September 9, 2016 -- Shedding some light on its initiative to promote value-based healthcare, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will offer physicians four options for implementing provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
Carestream gets FDA nod for conebeam extremity CT September 8, 2016 -- Carestream Health is preparing to begin shipments of a new conebeam CT scanner for orthopedic extremity applications after receiving clearance for the system from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 3: When call pays off September 8, 2016 -- What's it like dating a second-year radiology resident? Learn about the trials and tribulations of radiology relationships from another point of view with #MyRadGirlfriend, an ongoing weekly comic strip by Ryan McBeth.
Emergency providers miss mark in radiation dose survey September 8, 2016 -- Nearly half of emergency department healthcare providers weren't able to identify which of six commonly used imaging modalities involved ionizing radiation, according to survey results published in the September edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
PACS brings improved quality of care to Laos hospital September 8, 2016 -- With so many other pressing healthcare priorities, resource-strapped hospitals in developing countries may consider PACS to be out of their reach. But if the experience of one Laotian hospital is any indication, it may be well worth the investment.