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ARRS: Added radiation exposure from DBT is within limits
April 24, 2018 -- WASHINGTON, DC - While digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) increases radiation exposure for women when used with digital mammography for screening, the combined dose remains well within safety standards, according to a study presented on Monday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.  Discuss
'Orangeworm' hacker group targets healthcare with virus
April 23, 2018 -- A new hacker group called Orangeworm has developed a computer virus that specifically targets the healthcare sector. The virus has already been detected on devices such as x-ray and MRI machines, according to a warning issued April 23 by antivirus firm Symantec.  Discuss
False-positive screening results don't deter patients
April 23, 2018 -- Patients who previously had a false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening test aren't deterred from future screening -- in fact, they are more likely to comply with screening protocols, according to a study published online April 23 in Cancer.  Discuss
Long-term deals and AI drive Q1 sales growth at Philips
April 23, 2018 -- More long-term managed service deals, along with increased activity in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector and a strong performance in ultrasound, have contributed to revenue growth at Philips during the first three months of 2018.  Discuss
Metal-free tomosynthesis spots success of hip implants
April 23, 2018 -- Chinese researchers found that digital tomosynthesis with a metal artifact reduction algorithm was better than either CT or conventional radiography for assessing the integration of hip implants with bone. Their findings were published in the May issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty.  Discuss
How serious is the risk of breast cancer overdiagnosis?
April 23, 2018 -- Overdiagnosis of breast cancer -- that is, the detection of cancer on screening that would not necessarily become apparent in a woman's lifetime -- is cited as one of screening mammography's biggest harms. But its prevalence is not as high as some think, according to a study published in the May issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Live from 3DHeals 2018: 3D printing and radiology
April 20, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - What are some of the hottest uses for 3D printing in radiology? In this video from the 3DHeals 2018 meeting, Dr. Jenny Chen of 3DHeals discusses how 3D printing makes possible a more advanced level of human-computer interaction by creating models based on medical images that can be touched and manipulated in the real world.  Discuss
Is Twitter a good source of mammography information?
April 20, 2018 -- Studies show that the benefits of screening mammography outweigh its radiation risks, yet women continue to express concern about the radiation from mammography, often through social media and particularly on Twitter, according to research published online April 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery
April 20, 2018 -- Researchers have developed an augmented reality technique to visualize 3D virtual guidance lines directly on a patient during fluoroscopy-guided orthopedic surgery -- reducing procedure time and radiation, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging.  Discuss
Avoid AI silos with a vendor-neutral analytics platform
April 20, 2018 -- The advent of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) is threatening to bring back data silos that were common in radiology before the adoption of vendor-neutral archives. But there is a solution thanks to vendor-neutral analytics platforms, according to Mitch Goldburgh of NTT Data Services.  Discuss
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