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Siemens all set for Healthineers IPO
February 21, 2018 -- German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG said this week that its Siemens Healthineers division is "ready for its market debut," a sign that the company is ready to launch the unit's initial public offering (IPO).  Discuss
Breast MRI technique helps cancer detection without contrast
February 20, 2018 -- German researchers have developed a novel breast MRI technique that greatly reduces false-positive findings and increases the detection of breast cancer -- without the need for a gadolinium-based contrast agent, according to a study published online February 20 in Radiology.  Discuss
Study finds scanner noise from 3T MRI can affect hearing
February 20, 2018 -- Even with ear protection, increased acoustic noise from a 3-tesla MRI scan can cause a temporary reduction in a patient's ability to hear. But the good news is there are no long-lasting adverse effects, according to a study published in the February issue of Radiology.  Discuss
DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline
February 16, 2018 -- With the aid of diffusion-tensor MR imaging (DTI-MRI), researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that a lack of physical fitness can lead to deteriorated nerve fibers in the brain and eventually cognitive decline, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.  Discuss
Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill
February 16, 2018 -- Eye-tracking technology has the potential to monitor the progress of trainee anesthesiologists as they improve their expertise in interpreting ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia images, according to a study in the February issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
How can radiologists prepare for future of AI?
February 16, 2018 -- Yes, artificial intelligence (AI) will likely be a useful adjunct for radiologists and increase their productivity. But AI's greatest effect may be to usher in a new role for radiologists as information managers, according to an article published online February 2 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Havana embassy case baffles clinicians -- despite MRI
February 15, 2018 -- What caused a series of mysterious illnesses among diplomatic personnel at the U.S. embassy in Havana in 2016 and 2017? A study published February 15 in the Journal of the American Medical Association hints at symptoms similar to concussion but without evidence of trauma. And MRI scans were unable to shed light on the mystery.  Discuss
Room for improvement in making MRI scans less noisy
February 15, 2018 -- In the effort to reduce noise in MRI scans, a variety of new technologies have been introduced. Researchers from New Zealand assessed one of these technologies in a study published in the February American Journal of Roentgenology and found it may be suited for T1-weighted MRI but not MR angiography.  Discuss
MICI Q1: Payor pressure weighs on radiology managers
February 15, 2018 -- Despite the growing economy, reimbursement pressure from payors -- particularly Medicare -- continues to weigh heavily on the minds of radiology administrators and managers, according to numbers for the first quarter of 2018 in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
U.S. health spending to approach 20% of GDP by 2026
February 14, 2018 -- U.S. healthcare spending will see a relatively modest increase over the next decade -- but even so, the growth means that the country will spend nearly 20% of its gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare by 2026, according to an analysis from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published online February 14 in Health Affairs.  Discuss
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