Why EMRs will not replace imaging IT
October 18, 2019 -- The growing influence and uptake of electronic medical records (EMRs) in healthcare has driven debate over the future role of clinical and diagnostic software for specialists. In radiology, questions are arising about the future of imaging IT applications such as PACS. Don't look for imaging IT to go away anytime soon, however, according to Steve Holloway of Signify Research.  Discuss
IMV: Imaging boosts precision in radiation therapy
October 17, 2019 -- Radiation therapy is a relatively stable market, with procedure volume growing at an average annual rate of 2%. But major technological changes in radiation oncology are brewing under the surface, such as the growing use of imaging, according to a new report by IMV Medical Information Division.  Discuss
MRI shows concussion effects last longer than thought
October 17, 2019 -- MR images have revealed lingering abnormalities in the brains of concussed athletes more than a year after they were cleared to return to competition, which could mean the injuries have not yet completely healed, according to a study published online on October 16 in Neurology.  Discuss
DBT finds more cancers of all types than FFDM
October 17, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has a higher cancer detection rate compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM). And DBT's improved performance persists no matter the tumor type, size, or grade of cancer, according to a study published online October 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Pulmonary CT explains death from genital plastic surgery
October 16, 2019 -- Pulmonary CT angiography helped clinicians better understand the cause of death in the case of a 33-year-old woman in China who died after receiving vaginal injections of hyaluronic acid and collagen, according to a review published October 14 in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.  Discuss
fMRI maps show dementia spreading through brain networks
October 16, 2019 -- Brain maps based on functional MRI (fMRI) scans are proving useful in predicting the spread of brain atrophy that leads to progressive dementia, according to a study published October 14 in Neuron.  Discuss
Do steroid injections into joints do more harm than good?
October 15, 2019 -- X-ray imaging shows that corticosteroid injections for osteoarthritis pain in the hip and knee may actually damage the joints, leading to more rapid progression of the disease and eventually joint collapse, according to a study published online October 15 in Radiology.  Discuss
CDC names vaping-related illness, issues new guidance
October 15, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its initial recommendation for healthcare providers on how to deal with vaping-associated illness, which the CDC has now named e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).  Discuss
MRI links head trauma microbleeds to clinical outcome
October 15, 2019 -- MRI scans of patients with traumatic head injuries have revealed microbleeds that appear as dark lesions and are often too small for detection on CT, according to a study published on October 14 in Brain.
Third-trimester ultrasound finds undetected fetal abnormalities
October 15, 2019 -- Almost a quarter of fetal abnormalities are identified for the first time during routine ultrasound at 35 to 37 weeks gestation, according to a study published on October 8 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
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