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Goodbye, PACS. Hello, MIMPS? FDA updates rules for radiology software
April 19, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the descriptions of eight classification regulations -- including three that are radiology-specific -- to reflect recent regulatory changes. Among the changes, the agency is retiring the use of PACS in favor of MIMPS, or medical image management and processing system. Read More
How important is age in breast cancer risk assessment?
April 19, 2021 -- Is age really just a number? Risk scores produced by a deep-learning model based on analysis of mammograms alone may offer better insight into a woman's risk of breast cancer over the next two years than traditional risk factors. Read More
Biden administration nixes FDA plan to lift reviews of AI software
April 19, 2021 -- Saying the proposal was riddled with "errors" and "ambiguities," the Biden administration on April 16 torpedoed a plan proposed in the waning days of the Trump administration to eliminate 510(k) reviews for a range of medical products, including artificial intelligence (AI) software. Read More
Despite COVID-19, MICI respondents say imaging will remain profitable
April 19, 2021 -- Radiology administrators and imaging managers appear confident that their operations will maintain or increase growth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as they continue to express concern about how study volume will rebound, according to the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Read More
When should radiologists consider moving to independent practice?
April 16, 2021 -- The transition from radiology training to independent practice can be an exhilarating yet challenging phase of one's career journey. In a new article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, Dr. Amy Patel and colleagues offer some advice. Read More
CT radiomics predicts survival in NSCLC patients
April 16, 2021 -- CT radiomics can be useful for predicting survival in patients receiving immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to research presented at this week's annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. Read More
I'm working my tail off but not getting any work done (Part 3 of 3)
April 16, 2021 -- Do you feel like you're busier than ever, but you're not getting anything done? Radiologist Dr. Roy Kwak wraps up his three-part series on productivity in radiology with this article. Read More
AI predicts heart disease mortality from CT lung screening exams
April 15, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm used to analyze CT lung cancer screening exams was able to predict risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease, according to a study published April 15 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
PET shows slow cognitive recovery in chronic COVID-19 patients
April 15, 2021 -- FDG-PET scans and cognitive function tests showed that patients with chronic COVID-19 who suffer from neurological impairment had not yet returned to normal after six months in a recent study by German researchers. Read More
Siemens Healthineers completes Varian acquisition
April 15, 2021 -- It's been called the biggest acquisition in healthcare this year, and now it's a done deal. Siemens Healthineers announced on Thursday that its purchase of Varian Medical Systems is complete. The purchase instantly makes Siemens the dominant player in the global radiation therapy market. Read More