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NYMIIS pairs with SIIM to revive informatics symposium
September 1, 2017 -- After a one-year hiatus, the New York Medical Imaging Informatics Symposium (NYMIIS) returns on September 7, this time run in partnership with the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM). The joint SIIM-NYMIIS regional meeting in New York City plans to offer attendees a plethora of imaging informatics content.  Discuss
RT educator unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies
August 31, 2017 -- Move over Indiana Jones -- meet Julie Ostrowski, a radiologic technologist (RT) instructor from Illinois. Ostrowski recently returned from an expedition to Peru, where she helped catalog mummies as part of a project to uncover the secrets of the Chachapoya culture, which flourished in the Andes hundreds of years before the Incas.  Discuss
3D tumor measurements on US spot thyroid cancer growth
August 31, 2017 -- Using 3D ultrasound measurements of tumor volume rather than 2D measurements of diameter could be a better way to determine the aggressiveness of small papillary thyroid cancers -- and to guide active surveillance of tumors, according to an August 31 study in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.  Discuss
Bottoms up: Oral contrast preferred over missed finding
August 31, 2017 -- If given a choice between drinking oral CT contrast and missing a finding on an unenhanced imaging scan, patients prefer the contrast, according to results of a study published August 28 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI elastograms better than biopsy to assess kidney scarring
August 31, 2017 -- Researchers from Canada have discovered that MRI measurements of stiffness in patients who received kidney transplants can gauge damage to the organ and predict future kidney function within one year, according to a study published online August 30 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  Discuss
Breast MRI effective for postpartum breast cancer
August 30, 2017 -- Using MRI on women with breast cancer within one year of their giving birth can achieve sensitivity of almost 100% for detecting tumors and change surgical management in more than one in four cases, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Mobile App Spotlight: UBC Radiology teaching app
August 30, 2017 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at the UBC Radiology teaching app, an iOS and Android app developed by a group from the University of British Columbia (UBC).  Discuss
SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option
August 29, 2017 -- Women in the U.S. aren't aware of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) as a minimally invasive treatment option for uterine fibroids, according to results from a nationwide poll released August 29 by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).  Discuss
MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know
August 29, 2017 -- Should radiologists apply for a hardship exemption from the requirements of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the U.S. government's new effort to promote quality in the Medicare system? Carin Carlson of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some guidance.  Discuss
Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals
August 28, 2017 -- Children who had CT scans at nonpediatric hospitals in Arkansas received twice the radiation dose as kids who were scanned at hospitals with a dedicated pediatric trauma center using optimized scanning protocols, according to a study published online August 25 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
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Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course
September 11 - October 6
Silver Spring, Maryland United States
MRI Training Course for Technologists (With Simulcast)
September 18-29
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting
September 24-27
San Diego, California United States
UCSF Interventional Radiology Review
September 25-29
San Francisco, California United States
Machine Intelligence in Medical imaging (C-MIMI)
September 26-27
Baltimore, Maryland United States