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Did MRI helium leak take out hospital's iPhones?
October 31, 2018 -- Social media websites are buzzing with speculation that newer Apple iPhones are susceptible to helium leakage from MRI scanners, based on a recent incident at a hospital near Chicago in which more than three dozen Apple devices stopped working after a scanner installation. Read More
Study finds low reintervention rate for UAE of fibroids
October 31, 2018 -- While uterine artery embolization (UAE) has proved an effective interventional radiology treatment for fibroids, concerns remain about reintervention rates years after the initial treatment. Fortunately, a new study has found that UAE reintervention rates are lower than previously thought. Read More
Canadian group tackles MRI waits through scheduling
October 31, 2018 -- Wait times for MRI scans have been a troublesome issue in Canada. But in Ontario, researchers have developed a method that could double the number of patients who receive MRI scans within targeted wait times by using computer technology to give higher priority to patients the longer they have been waiting. Read More
Machine learning can predict stroke treatment outcomes
October 30, 2018 -- Making use of imaging features and demographic information, machine-learning algorithms predicted 90-day outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke, offering potential as an aid for treatment decisions, according to research published online October 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Spanish speakers need native language breast density info
October 30, 2018 -- Spanish-speaking women aren't getting the information they need when it comes to breast density notifications -- which more often than not are in English, according to a study published October 22 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read More
Understanding the value of RVUs in radiology
October 30, 2018 -- What exactly are relative value units (RVUs), and how do they affect payment for radiology services? In this new article, Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners analyzes RVUs and explains how well they work for measuring physician productivity. Read More
Medical groups urge endovascular training for stroke
October 30, 2018 -- Multiple interventional radiology societies have committed to providing necessary stroke training to interventional radiologists to alleviate the shortage of physicians trained in endovascular stroke therapies. Read More
MRI shows how extended space travel affects the brain
October 29, 2018 -- Recovering from weightlessness might be the least of the problems that astronauts face when they return home to Earth. MRI scans revealed a loss of gray-matter volume in the brain soon after touchdown and prolonged changes in circulation of cerebrospinal fluid some seven months later, according to a study published in the October 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
DBT doesn't hurt screening throughput
October 29, 2018 -- Implementing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) at a breast center doesn't appear to negatively affect screening throughput, even though the modality's imaging and interpretation times can be longer than those of conventional mammography, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
5 reasons why imaging AI is different from CAD
October 29, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging is on the rise and already becoming part of the standard of care. But with all the hype, one must ask: Is next-generation imaging AI simply a new take on computer-aided detection/diagnosis (CAD)? Aidoc CEO Elad Walach presents five reasons why AI is fundamentally different. Read More
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