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MRI + mammography detects recurrent breast cancer
June 22, 2017 -- Adding MRI to mammography improves the detection of recurrent breast cancer in women who have been treated for the disease, according to a study published June 22 in JAMA Oncology. What's more, MRI appears to be a better option than ultrasound as an adjunct to mammography.
Do radiologists call clinicians too often? Yes and no
June 22, 2017 -- Do you feel like you spend too much time on the phone talking to referring physicians? If so, think again: Clinicians actually value phone time with radiologists, according to a new study that found diverging opinions between radiologists who think their calls are excessive and referring physicians who appreciate the direct communication.
AI can yield patient-specific radiation dose estimates
June 22, 2017 -- A machine-learning algorithm shows potential for facilitating the holy grail of real-time, patient-specific radiation dose estimates from CT scans, according to research presented at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting earlier this month in Pittsburgh.
FDA set to unveil new digital health devices initiative
June 21, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon unveil a new plan aimed at fostering innovation in digital health, according to a blog post by FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.
The 'sky is the limit' for 7T MRI research in Boston
June 21, 2017 -- Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston is making a considerable investment in the future of radiology and patient care with its recent installation of an investigational 7-tesla MRI scanner. While the unit initially will be used for research, the hospital is open to the idea of someday using the scanner clinically.
CMS proposes revisions to simplify MACRA
June 20, 2017 -- Changes could be imminent to the U.S. government's program for shifting healthcare practices toward value-based care and away from volume. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on June 20 announced a proposed rule that aims to simplify reporting requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015.
Why radiologists find it hard to face patients
June 20, 2017 -- Radiologists are being told they need to spend more time with patients, but is this a realistic expectation? A new survey published June 20 in Radiology found that while most radiologists would like more patient-facing time, the realities of their jobs -- such as reimbursement for their time -- get in the way.
Take care managing radiologists of different generations
June 20, 2017 -- From adapting to a PACS upgrade to managing salary and vacation requirements, radiologists of different generations should be handled in different ways. In a new column, Dr. Barry Julius, founder of the website RadsResident.com, offers advice based on his experiences with baby boomers, Gen Xers, and millennials.
Elastography can help evaluate carotid plaque
June 19, 2017 -- A shear-wave ultrasound elastography method can be used to evaluate the stability of carotid plaques, helping to identify those that are most vulnerable to rupturing and causing a stroke, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Holography beckons as alternative to 3D printing
June 16, 2017 -- For all its proven value, 3D printing is just one of many ways to look at 3D data -- and it's a rather rigid one at that. For clinicians, understanding a patient's medical condition may require more than a printed skull or aneurysm. In these cases, a holographic dataset can be helpful.
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