Take that, Watson: Radiologists 'sense' cancer in images
August 30, 2016 -- Have you ever pulled up an image and had a feeling that something wasn't right? You might not be imagining things, according to an August 29 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study indicates that radiologists may have a sense that cancer is present in an image even if there are no obvious signs of abnormality.
4 tips for using Facebook for patient outreach
August 30, 2016 -- Let's face it: More and more patients are using social media platforms like Facebook to find health information. And no matter how radiologists personally feel about this trend, it's crucial to utilize social tools for patient outreach, according to a case study published online August 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
AI could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
August 29, 2016 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) technology could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies -- good news in an era when the focus is increasingly on curbing healthcare costs while also providing high-quality, appropriate care, according to a new study published online August 29 in Cancer.
ICD-10-CM changes and challenges for radiology
August 29, 2016 -- The October 1 deadline to begin using the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes is looming. Are you ready for the upcoming changes? Donna Richmond of Panacea Healthcare Solutions walks you through the changes and explains how to avoid having your claims for imaging services denied.
Study finds adding DBT to mammography is cost-effective
August 26, 2016 -- Adding screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to annual mammography is cost-effective when compared with mammography alone -- particularly in women between the ages of 40 and 49, according to a new study published online August 22 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 4
August 26, 2016 -- In the fourth installment of this series, Judith Buckland from consulting firm CardioServ offers more tips on how to comply with the latest accreditation requirements for quality improvement from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
Ultrasound jump-starts patient's brain after coma
August 26, 2016 -- A team from the University of California, Los Angeles has successfully used ultrasound to jump-start a patient's brain as he recovered from a coma, restoring full consciousness and language comprehension within three days of the procedure.
CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life
August 26, 2016 -- Australian researchers used CT, 3D printing, and some forensic tricks to reconstruct the face of Meritamun, a high-status woman who lived in ancient Egypt during the reign of the pharaohs, according to a story on Seeker.com.
Minnies 2016 semifinal candidates
August 25, 2016 -- The list of candidates for the 2016 edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging, is now available. This year's campaign includes 216 candidates in 14 categories.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 1
August 25, 2016 -- What's it like dating a second-year radiology resident? Learn about the trials and tribulations of radiology relationships from another point of view with #MyRadGirlfriend, an ongoing weekly comic strip by Ryan McBeth.