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CT better than echo for aortic annulus before TAVR
February 13, 2017 -- Aortic valve replacement may be more accurate when measurements are made with CT versus echocardiography, according to a January 24 paper in Academic Radiology. Coronary CT angiography measurements correlated well with 3D echocardiography results by most measures, making CT a suitable replacement for echo in planning transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery.
Tips for transitioning your radiology practice to MIPS
February 13, 2017 -- Are you ready for Medicare's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Providers need to start collecting data this year as the system -- intended to push U.S. healthcare from volume to value -- prepares to go into full effect in 2018. Fortunately, Maria Calamaro of Healthcare Administrative Partners has some tips.
Optical technique sorts malignant from benign in brain surgery
February 11, 2017 -- A new microscopy technique sorts healthy from malignant brain tumors, making surgery safer and more precise, according to the U.S. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Mammography false positives deter women from screening
February 10, 2017 -- Women with false-positive results from a screening mammogram are significantly more likely to delay subsequent exams than women with true-negative results, according to a study published online February 9 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
MICI Q1: Radiology takes wait-and-see approach to future
February 10, 2017 -- The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president seems to have prompted many radiology administrators to take a wait-and-see attitude toward their future business operations, if new data from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI) for the first quarter of 2017 are any indication.
Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead
February 10, 2017 -- DUBAI - The first ArabSafe committee meeting was held during Arab Health 2017. Modeled on the EuroSafe Imaging campaign, the new initiative aims to establish a radiation safety culture among Arabic-speaking countries and to ensure the appropriate use of radiation.
MRI pioneer Sir Peter Mansfield dies
February 9, 2017 -- Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield, PhD, who performed early research in nuclear magnetic resonance that led to the creation of MRI, died on February 8 at the age of 83, the University of Nottingham announced.
Coronary calcium predicts events, death, in younger adults
February 9, 2017 -- If CT scans detect any amount of coronary artery calcium in people between the ages of 32 and 46 years, they have an exponentially higher risk of cardiovascular events and death later in life, according to a February 8 paper in JAMA Cardiology. Developing a screening strategy for younger people at risk should be a priority.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 26: Name on the bottle
February 9, 2017 -- Who says radiologists don't talk to patients? Andy gets a late-night phone call from someone familiar -- maybe too familiar -- in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.
Machine-learning analysis of heart motion predicts survival
February 9, 2017 -- A machine-learning survival model based on 3D cardiac motion predicts outcomes beyond conventional risk factors in patients with pulmonary hypertension, according to a new study from the U.K. and Singapore. Semiautomated analysis of the cine MR images could potentially be used to guide patient management.
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