Radiation dose safety: Filtering the message from the noise April 18, 2014 -- Patient radiation dose safety is a hot topic in the imaging industry and media. But as often happens when a subject is hot, the radiation safety information pool has become muddied with disparate and conflicting information. Neil Singh from Ascendian Healthcare Consulting helps filter the true message in radiation safety from the industry noise.
MRI finds loss of brain volume in older, apathetic adults April 17, 2014 -- MRI scans have revealed that older adults with bouts of apathy may have smaller volumes of gray and white matter in areas of the brain associated with learning, memory, and internal communication, according to a study published online April 16 in Neurology.
Lung cancer screening reduces mortality in COPD patients April 17, 2014 -- Lung cancer screening with CT and spirometry delivers a high rate of diagnosis of early-stage lung cancers and reduces mortality in individuals with mild to moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a pilot study in Respiratory Medicine.
CBO revises estimate on self-referral costs April 17, 2014 -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has reported that Medicare could save approximately $3.4 billion over 10 years if a loophole in the self-referral law is closed.
Calgary Scientific gets ResolutionMD OK in China April 17, 2014 -- Calgary Scientific has received certification for its ResolutionMD software from the China Food and Drug Administration for diagnosis on both Web and mobile devices for all imaging modalities.