Even small amounts of plaque linked to heart attack, death November 6, 2014 -- A study of nearly 38,000 patients that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that even small amounts of coronary artery plaque increased the risk of heart attack or death a year after diagnosis.
Radiation safety from the medical physicist's perspective November 5, 2014 -- The call to action regarding patient radiation dose safety has flooded the healthcare industry with a wide array of new options, recommendations, requirements, and regulations that are pushing organizations to revamp radiation safety initiatives across the board.
Radiography misses one-third of wrist fractures October 24, 2014 -- Researchers from Turkey found that radiography missed one-third of wrist fractures compared with multidetector-row CT, according to an article published online on October 18 in Emergency Radiology. They believe that clinicians may want to use CT or MRI for emergency room patients suspected of having wrist trauma.
RSNA to show x-ray 'nature scenes' by Dutch medical physicist October 9, 2014 -- What happens if you combine x-rays, creatures large and small, and a diorama? You get a "biorama," as Dutch medical physicist and artist Arie van 't Riet, PhD, has termed his images. His artwork will be shown at the upcoming RSNA 2014 annual meeting in Chicago.
Tomosynthesis can replace CT for many chest exams September 2, 2014 -- A new study by Swedish radiologists performed under real-world conditions indicates that digital chest tomosynthesis can replace CT for a number of lung exams, saving both money and radiation dose. The research confirms previous studies on the role tomo can play in carving out a middle ground between CT and conventional chest radiography.
Imaging exams guided treatment after Boston Marathon bombing July 30, 2014 -- Medical imaging exams such as x-ray and CT played a key role in managing patients who arrived in the minutes and hours after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, according to a study in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Study: Nonobstructive coronary disease has its own risks July 18, 2014 -- Individuals found to have nonobstructive plaque at angiography are routinely sent home without being stented. But a new study from Colorado suggests that simply dismissing these patients and hoping for the best could be dangerous.
Boston hospital adjusts operations after marathon bombing July 15, 2014 -- In a paper published online July 15 in Radiology, staff from Brigham and Women's Hospital details the hospital's response to the Boston Marathon bombing and how it has improved some operations and procedures to better handle emergency situations.
Consumer-grade displays can tackle image viewing June 20, 2014 -- Even without DICOM calibration, consumer-grade color displays can perform comparably to medical-grade grayscale LCDs for reading chest radiographs, Colombian researchers reported in the June issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
The hybrid OR suite: Design collaboration for success June 6, 2014 -- Many hospitals are considering the installation of hybrid operating rooms (ORs) -- suites in which both image-guided, minimally invasive procedures and open surgeries can be performed. In this article, a team from Massachusetts General Hospital describes how it went about creating an advanced hybrid OR suite.