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SNMMI 2018: A year of promotion and ongoing challenges
June 22, 2018 -- The upcoming Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting in Philadelphia will mark the end of President Dr. Bennett Greenspan's one-year term. AuntMinnie.com recently spoke with Greenspan to hear his thoughts on the current state of nuclear medicine and SNMMI's path to the future.  Discuss
Siemens goes back to future with Acuson Sequoia launch
June 22, 2018 -- Siemens Healthineers is looking to revive one of the most storied brands in radiology with the launch of a brand new Acuson Sequoia scanner this week. While the name may be familiar, the new Sequoia is an entirely new platform designed to address many of the limitations of existing ultrasound technology.  Discuss
Fetal MRI scans might foretell effects of severe anemia
June 22, 2018 -- Fetal MRI brain scans can advance the detection of abnormalities due to severe fetal anemia and correlate subsequent deficiencies with poor neurological development, according to a French study published online June 6 in the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
How should AI be used in breast ultrasound?
June 21, 2018 -- How can radiologists make the most of artificial intelligence (AI) software in breast ultrasound? By using the software concurrently during the interpretation process, according to research presented at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
State court lets Kwiatkowski case move ahead
June 21, 2018 -- A Pennsylvania state court has allowed a lawsuit to move ahead against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, charging that the facility should have done more to prevent radiologic technologist David Kwiatkowski from infecting patients with hepatitis C as he diverted fentanyl for his own use.  Discuss
ASNC releases new guidelines for SPECT MPI
June 21, 2018 -- The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published its 2018 guidelines for SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). The document features updates on hardware, collimators, and cadmium zinc telluride gamma cameras, along with several new sections.  Discuss
Dealing with medical CDs: Images, reports, or both?
June 20, 2018 -- Years after it was first identified as a problem in radiology, the use of CDs to transport medical images continues to vex imaging facilities. In a new column, informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech talks about practical solutions to the dilemma.  Discuss
Virtual reality adds depth to brain aneurysm diagnosis
June 20, 2018 -- Radiologists detected brain aneurysms just as accurately by examining CT scans with a virtual reality device as they did by reviewing conventional CT angiography and 3D rotational angiography scans, researchers reported in the July issue of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  Discuss
AI algorithm registers MRI scans in under 1 second
June 20, 2018 -- Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of registering MRI scans roughly 1,000 times faster than standard methods can, according to a poster presentation at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition event this week in Salt Lake City.  Discuss
Breast MRI underutilized in high-risk women
June 20, 2018 -- Supplemental screening breast MRI is underused by women at higher risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
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