ACR 2017: Can wellness advice get radiologists active? May 24, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - If sitting is the new smoking, then radiologists have a bad habit to kick. Fortunately, teaching them ways to be more active can have a positive effect, according to a presentation at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 1 May 24, 2017 -- The right heart has jokingly been referred to as the organ's stepchild, with little attention paid to its size, function, and prognostic implications. To help with this often overlooked task, a new series from CardioServ will review the proper methods to quantify the right heart for both size and function.
Ultrasound loses one of its greats in David Cosgrove May 24, 2017 -- Dr. David Cosgrove, a leading researcher and teacher from London, died on Tuesday 16 May at the age of 78. An enthusiast for clinical ultrasound, microbubble contrast agents, and elastography, he remained active right up to his death.
FDA finds no health effects from gadolinium retention May 23, 2017 -- There is no evidence that gadolinium remaining in the body after MRI contrast administration has any negative health effects, according to a review published on May 22 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The announcement is unlikely to settle the debate over gadolinium contrast safety, however.
ACR 2017: Radiation dose varies in head CTs of children May 23, 2017 -- A large analysis of pediatric head CT scans across the U.S. showed surprisingly large variations in radiation dose that increased as children grew older, according to results presented at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting in Washington, DC.
ACR 2017: GE's Immelt says radiologists should not fear AI May 23, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Radiologists should take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) by using it to improve their hospitals and practices, and they shouldn't fear that the technology will take their jobs, advised Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric, during a May 21 keynote address at the American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting.
ACR 2017: Rads can take patient calls, keep privacy May 22, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - With minimal effort and alias phone numbers, radiologists at the University of Pennsylvania devised a way to take calls from patients about their imaging results and not have the interactions interfere with off-hour activities, according to a study presented Sunday at the American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.
ACR 2017: Rads top list for Medicare patients served May 22, 2017 -- So maybe this is why you feel so busy: Radiologists serve more Medicare beneficiaries per capita than any other medical specialty, according to a study being presented at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting in Washington, DC.
Imaging companies react to WannaCry threat in U.S. May 22, 2017 -- In the wake of the first reports that the WannaCry ransomware attack has also hit some U.S. hospitals, imaging vendors are moving quickly to help affected customers and to address the threat from the ransomware, which appeared worldwide on May 12.
MRI shows true value in invasive placenta May 22, 2017 -- Further evidence of MRI's ability to confirm suspected placental anomalies or to assist in cases of equivocal ultrasound findings has come from Saudi Arabia. A study of pregnant women found that noncontrast MRI is a sensitive diagnostic test for detecting invasive placenta.