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New technologies automate workflow, easing burden for radiologists
June 29, 2022 -- Radiology practices are harnessing new technologies, such as novel workflow software and artificial intelligence, to automate workflow, enabling radiologists to use their time more efficiently and potentially lessening their stress. Read More
How to combat radiologist cherry-picking
June 29, 2022 -- Cherry-picking in radiology -- when a radiologist chooses the case they want rather than the next one on the worklist -- can have a negative impact on both patient care and staff morale. Dr. Elizabeth Bergey explains how to mitigate this phenomenon. Read More
How can new technologies help technologists deliver better care?
June 29, 2022 -- From small hospitals to large medical centers, new technologies like artificial intelligence are helping radiologic technologists become more efficient, keep up with heavy workloads, and create space for them to treat patients like humans. Read More
The PACSman Pontificates: Pit bull and the PACSman
June 28, 2022 -- How is the PACS purchasing process like politics? Imaging industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- aka the PACSman -- offers some thoughts in the latest installment of The PACSman Pontificates. Read More
Machine learning, radiomics differentiates glioma
June 28, 2022 -- An automated method based on a machine-learning algorithm and MRI radiomics can differentiate between low-grade and high-grade gliomas, according to research presented at the annual Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference in Kissimmee, FL. Read More
'Pop-up' alert boosts appropriate pediatric CT use in the ED
June 28, 2022 -- A simple "pop-up" clinical decision-support alert for children presenting in the emergency department (ED) with mild brain injury reduces unnecessary head CT scans, a study published June 23 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine has found. Read More
CMS rethinks limit on PET scans for Alzheimer’s disease patients
June 27, 2022 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will take another look at its recent national coverage determination that limits Alzheimer’s disease patients eligible for monoclonal antibody treatments to a single PET scan. Read More
Contrast mammo useful alternative to MRI for treatment response
June 27, 2022 -- Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) can be a useful alternative to supplemental MRI for assessing breast cancer treatment response, according to an Italian study published June 22 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Photon-counting CT proves value in driving down imaging dose
June 27, 2022 -- Photon-counting CT is showing promise as a way of reducing radiation dose by more than a third, researchers from Tübingen in Germany have reported. It enables oncologic abdominal CT with a much reduced dose while retaining image quality similar to dual-energy CT, they say. Read More
Whole-body PET/CT for a child: 5 minutes, no sedation
June 27, 2022 -- Danish nuclear medicine physicians recently tested a new whole-body PET/CT scanner with a five-minute image acquisition time and no sedation on a 17-month-old girl to resolve a case of suspected incomplete Kawasaki disease. Read More
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