RBMA: How to restructure your imaging center
May 21, 2013 -- At no other time in history has there been such rapid change in healthcare -- particularly in radiology, according to a May 21 talk at the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) meeting. To thrive in such an environment, imaging centers need to understand the options for restructuring their business.  Discuss
ATS: VA lung cancer study embraces broader screening criteria
May 21, 2013 -- A small CT lung cancer screening study of U.S. veterans found a higher rate of disease compared to the landmark National Lung Screening Trial, according to results presented at this week's American Thoracic Society (ATS) meeting in Philadelphia. The higher prevalence could fuel debate surrounding the criteria for patient selection.  Discuss
CAD helps detect and treat skull fusion in infants
May 20, 2013 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) technology can be an invaluable tool for quantitative diagnosis and treatment planning of craniosynostosis, or premature fusion of skull sutures in infants, researchers from Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, have found.  Discuss
Money worries fuel resident burnout
May 20, 2013 -- Radiology residents are prone to burnout even more than some other specialties, but their dilemma has less to do with the late nights, long hours, and strained interpersonal relationships than one might imagine. Instead, there is a familiar culprit: money, says a new study in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
4D musculoskeletal CT offers window into joint disorders
May 17, 2013 -- There's still a lot to learn about how bones interact in joints during movement, but 4D musculoskeletal CT can help close that knowledge gap, paving the way for new understanding of joint disorders and how to treat them, according to researchers from Monash Health Centre in Melbourne, Australia.  Discuss
Even on a tight budget, CT enteroclysis can prove effective
May 17, 2013 -- A modified CT enteroclysis technique, performed with widely available and affordable infusion equipment and enteral contrast, can obtain diagnostic-quality images of small-bowel distention, South African researchers have reported in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Women in their 40s reluctant to give up breast screening
May 17, 2013 -- In a study that confirms recent findings, researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that mammography screening rates have changed little among women in their 40s despite guideline changes by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Study results were published May 15 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.  Discuss
A radiologist reflects on the Boston Marathon bombings
May 16, 2013 -- Monday, April 15 -- Patriots' Day in Boston -- started much like any other day for radiologist Dr. Robert Ward of Tufts Medical Center. But it turned out to be anything but normal after two bombs exploded at the end of the Boston Marathon, sending dozens of injured people to Tufts with battlefield-like injuries.  Discuss
Key to clinician interaction? Location, location, location
May 16, 2013 -- Want more personal interaction with your referring physicians? Try moving your reading rooms out of the basement and into clinical areas. A new study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology found that such "embedded" reading rooms resulted in a big jump in personal visits from clinicians.  Discuss
GE to ship MRI protocol for patients with metal implants
May 16, 2013 -- GE Healthcare on May 15 said it plans to begin shipping MAVRIC SL, a combination of MRI acquisition protocol and postprocessing software designed to enhance the accuracy of soft-tissue and bone imaging in patients with metal implants that could make them unsuited for MRI with conventional techniques.  Discuss
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