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Circulation: Cancer risk low for children undergoing heart scans
June 9, 2014 -- Radiation from x-ray and CT scans of the heart is low and doesn't significantly raise the risk of cancer for young children being scanned, according to a study published on June 9 in Circulation that looked at nearly 14,000 heart scans.  Discuss
SNMMI: New PET tracer detects recurrent prostate cancer
June 9, 2014 -- ST. LOUIS - German researchers have developed a new PET radiotracer that detects recurrent prostate cancer in patients with very low prostate-specific antigen levels, according to two preliminary studies presented on Sunday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.  Discuss
Revamping your radiation dose policies for the enterprise
June 9, 2014 -- Recent regulatory changes regarding radiation dose management have made it imperative for healthcare providers to revise their imaging policies and procedures. But where should you begin? Neomi Mullens and Neil Singh from Ascendian Healthcare Consulting offer their advice.  Discuss
ACR CEO Harvey Neiman dies
June 6, 2014 -- Longtime American College of Radiology (ACR) CEO Dr. Harvey Neiman has died after a long illness, ACR said. Neiman, 71, dedicated his life to improving medical care, and under his leadership, ACR grew to become one of the world's most powerful medical specialty societies, according to the organization.  Discuss
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.
Experts outline road map for effective CT lung cancer screening
June 6, 2014 -- The radiology community was shocked on April 30 when a Medicare advisory panel issued a vote of low confidence in CT lung cancer screening. In this article, Teri Yates of Accountable Radiology Advisors describes how some advocates of screening are moving forward in the wake of this setback.  Discuss
SRU guidelines would catch nearly all incidental thyroid cancers
June 5, 2014 -- Very few incidentally detected thyroid cancers would be missed if recommendations from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) for thyroid nodules were followed. What's more, the nodules not worked up are unlikely to become a problem, according to research published in the June issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Making a Difference as a Sonographer: Embracing telemedicine
June 5, 2014 -- Telemedicine is a powerful and disruptive force in today's healthcare system. For sonographers and others on the front lines of healthcare, telemedicine can be stressful and a big change. But it can also offer some of the very best moments for a healthcare worker, according to echocardiographer Doug Wuebben.  Discuss
Letter: VA scandal included radiology services in Texas
June 4, 2014 -- The scandal rocking the U.S. Veterans Health Administration has a radiology aspect, according to a letter submitted in May to the VA Office of Inspector General by a retired physician from the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, who claims that the facility hid delays in medical imaging procedures.  Discuss
Iranian Congress of Radiology attracts over 3K delegates
June 4, 2014 -- The latest edition of the Iranian Congress of Radiology wrapped up last month, attracting more than 3,100 delegates to the Olympic Hotel in Tehran. In this exclusive review for AuntMinnie Middle East, conference president Dr. Hamidreza Haghighatkhah shares highlights from the congress.  Discuss
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