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Varian earns IMV 2021 ServiceTrak awards
January 19, 2022 -- Varian has received 2021 ServiceTrak awards in multiple categories related to customer satisfaction in the company's radiation therapy business. Varian received the awards at the RSNA 2021 meeting. Read More
CT lung screening of low-risk women leads to overdiagnosis
January 18, 2022 -- A new study from Taiwan found that performing CT lung cancer screening on mostly low-risk women who didn't smoke leads to "considerable" lung cancer overdiagnosis. The results were published January 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
Use of ultrasound contrast lags, despite its clear benefits
January 18, 2022 -- While there are passionate advocates for ultrasound contrast in radiology and other medical specialties, its use has failed to expand -- despite the fact that it offers solid benefits, according to ultrasound experts. Read More
Siemens Healthineers earns IMV 2021 ServiceTrak awards
January 18, 2022 -- Siemens Healthineers has received 2021 ServiceTrak awards in multiple categories related to customer satisfaction in the company's medical imaging business. Siemens received the awards at the RSNA 2021 meeting. Read More
SNMMI warns of omicron's impact on PET/CT scans
January 14, 2022 -- The COVID-19 omicron variant appears to cause an unusual imaging pattern on FDG-PET/CT scans in cancer patients, according to a statement released January 14 by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) COVID-19 Task Force. Read More
Could imaging payments for Aduhelm patients bust Medicare?
January 14, 2022 -- Overlooking imaging costs related to the controversial Alzheimer's disease drug aducanumab (Aduhelm) prior to its approval was a mistake that could ultimately threaten Medicare's solvency, according to an analysis published January 14 in JAMA Health Forum. Read More
AI can stratify risk of COVID-19 based on chest x-rays
January 14, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could be utilized in low-resource settings to stratify a patient's risk of having COVID-19 based on their chest x-rays, according to research published online January 13 in Intelligence-Based Medicine. Read More
Ultrasound fetal monitoring takes time for maternity nurses
January 14, 2022 -- Using ultrasound to monitor fetal heart rates can take up a lot of time for labor and delivery nurses, according to research published January 13 in Nursing for Women's Health. Read More
New USPSTF guidelines reduce CT lung screening disparities
January 13, 2022 -- New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on CT lung cancer screening provide more access to screening for African Americans, according to research published January 13 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
MaxQ discontinues Accipio AI software as firm switches gears
January 13, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software firm MaxQ is switching gears, discontinuing its Accipio line of software for detection and triage of intracranial hemorrhage and ending its involvement in the development of image analysis-based AI applications. Read More
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