Adding MBI to mammography finds more cancers in dense tissue
January 27, 2015 -- Adding molecular breast imaging (MBI) to conventional mammography finds more cancers in women with dense breast tissue -- and at acceptable radiation doses for screening, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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Bundling of radiology codes into surgical codes continues
January 27, 2015 -- Not surprisingly, many of the 2015 changes to CPT codes made by the American Medical Association include the bundling of codes for imaging guidance -- as well as radiological supervision and interpretation -- into surgical codes, Jeff Majchrzak of Panacea Healthcare Solutions explains in a new article.
MedInformatix partners with Vestrum
January 27, 2015 -- MedInformatix has partnered with Vestrum Health to give MedInformatix clients access to Vestrum's data aggregation system.
AHRA and Toshiba announce grant winners
January 27, 2015 -- AHRA and Toshiba America Medical Systems have announced the winners of their 2014 Putting Patients First grants.
Experts discount JAMA study urging discharge of chest pain patients
January 26, 2015 -- Low-risk chest pain patients should be sent home without imaging, concludes a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But several experts are disputing the study's main finding that treadmill stress tests, as well as CT and other imaging tests, have no value in preventing heart attacks in low-risk individuals.
Primary care docs say imaging improves patient care
January 26, 2015 -- Despite the thrashing that medical imaging has taken over the past 10 years, primary care providers still say that imaging improves clinical decision-making and patient care, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Arab Health: Why CT really can rule supreme in coronaries
January 26, 2015 -- DUBAI - CT is now the gold standard for ruling out coronary artery stenoses and coronary anomalies. It can also be useful for coronary artery bypass graft and electrophysiology studies, as well as investigations of pulmonary veins, delegates learned on the opening day of Arab Health.
Mayo team develops more accurate breast cancer risk model
January 26, 2015 -- Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a breast cancer risk prediction model that they believe more accurately classifies breast cancer risk than the current screening standard, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Dubai's ruler opens Arab Health exhibit floor
January 26, 2015 -- The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, opened the technical exhibit floor at this week's Arab Health 2015 meeting in the United Arab Emirates.
MillenSys showcases new EHR/PACS at Arab Health
January 26, 2015 -- MillenSys is showing new PACS/electronic health record (EHR) software at Arab Health in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this week.