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Canadian risk model boosts CT lung screening efficiency
October 24, 2017 -- Is the risk model used in the National Lung Screening Trial really the best one for determining which individuals should get CT screening for lung cancer? Maybe not, according to Canadian researchers who published what they think might be a more effective model in an October 17 paper in Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
Image analysis with 3D modeling aids wound healing
October 24, 2017 -- Researchers have proposed a novel approach to chronic wound healing that involves image analysis combined with 3D modeling and bioprinting. They have used wound images from patients with diabetes, burns, and metabolic conditions that can cause tissue death.  Discuss
5 things you may not know about ultrasound accreditation
October 23, 2017 -- Is accreditation of your echocardiography lab getting you down? Don't let it! In a new article, Judith Buckland of CardioServ interviews Sue Jensen of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission on why accreditation is easier than you think.  Discuss
The true cost of radiology billing
October 20, 2017 -- One of the common questions radiologists have concerning their billing is how much should they be paying. What they typically mean when they say this is "What fee should I pay to a billing company?" Kyle Tucker of Dexios Radiology Billing offers an explanation in this new column.  Discuss
MRI could be 'game changer' for cardiac arrest survivors
October 19, 2017 -- By taking MRI measurements of the brain's functional network connectivity within two weeks after a patient experiences cardiac arrest, clinicians may be better able to predict their clinical outcomes, according to a study published online October 18 in Radiology.  Discuss
US useful for gauging muscle changes in ICU patients
October 19, 2017 -- Using ultrasound to evaluate changes to the skeletal muscles after trauma may help physicians predict how patients will do once they have been released from the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study published online October 6 in Annals of Intensive Care.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 48: Just like you someday
October 19, 2017 -- Kids say the darndest things sometimes. In the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend, Andy runs into a youngster in the grocery store who seems to be more astute about radiologists than most adults.  Discuss
DTI-MRI poses new cause for schizophrenia
October 19, 2017 -- Disruptions in the connectivity of the brain's white matter, as seen on diffusion-tensor MR images (DTI-MRI), could play a larger role in schizophrenia than previously thought, according to a study published online October 17 in Molecular Psychiatry.  Discuss
Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays
October 18, 2017 -- Video game technology is being used for much more than simply playing games these days. Case in point: A motion-sensing device for gaming consoles can now be used to help set x-ray exposure parameters, reducing repeat exams, according to a study published online in Pediatric Radiology.  Discuss
Marie Curie and her x-ray vehicles' contribution to WWI battlefield medicine
October 18, 2017 -- Ask people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer will likely be Madame Marie Curie. But in addition to her scientific accomplishments, Curie was also the driving force behind the "radiological car," a mobile x-ray van used in World War I.  Discuss
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