CT, MRI use declined in ED after 2007
August 20, 2014 -- After a period of rapid increase from 1993 to 2007, use of medical imaging in the emergency department (ED) declined, mostly because of decreased utilization of CT and MRI, according to a new study published this month in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Robot-assisted remote echocardiography shows promise
August 20, 2014 -- Can an ultrasound scanner be controlled robotically by an operator thousands of miles away? It's not just a dream, according to researchers who demonstrated the feasibility of robot-assisted echocardiography in a pair of articles published recently in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.
MRI points to brain benefits of exercise for kids
August 20, 2014 -- Diffusion-tensor MR images have confirmed that aerobically fit have more favorable white-matter tracts in their brains than their less fit peers, thus improving their chances for greater cognitive function.
Decade of lung CAD brings insight, but little daily use
August 19, 2014 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) is known to boost radiologist performance in the detection of lung nodules, and radiologists certainly need the help. But despite a decade of fine-tuning and some powerful new capabilities, CAD systems haven't found a place in daily practice at most imaging facilities
Who is the better radiologist?
August 19, 2014 -- If you were a patient, which radiologist would you rather have reading CT scans: the methodical but thorough plodder who orders lots of follow-up studies or the decisive reader who occasionally misses pathology? Would your answer change if you were an administrator? Or a referring physician? Dr. Saurabh Jha explores these questions.
GE: Patients want to know if they have dementia
August 19, 2014 -- A patient survey sponsored by GE Healthcare on incurable neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease found that more than 3 out of 4 people would want to know what neurological disorder they have, even if there were no cure.
Hologic to distribute fracture assessment tool
August 19, 2014 -- Swiss imaging software developer Medimaps Group has named Hologic as the U.S. distribution partner for its TBS iNsight osteoporosis fracture assessment software.
Mallinckrodt joins S&P 500
August 19, 2014 -- Pharmaceutical developer Mallinckrodt has become a component of the S&P 500 Index.
Software extracts ROI values on PACS viewers
August 18, 2014 -- Optical character recognition software can automatically and reliably capture region-of-interest (ROI) values from images displayed on PACS viewers, potentially yielding significant time savings for radiologists, according to research published online in Academic Radiology.
Vital Images gets clearance for denoising software
August 18, 2014 -- Advanced visualization firm Vital Images has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for image denoising software.