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Virtual reality exec Jepsen sets sights on wearable MRI
May 6, 2016 -- Virtual reality executive Mary Lou Jepsen has left Facebook's Oculus division for a start-up venture that hopes to develop miniaturized, wearable MRI technology that could be distributed at low cost to doctors around the world.  Discuss
Novel fMRI technique illustrates autism in boys
May 6, 2016 -- Researchers at George Washington University in Washington, DC, have developed a functional MRI (fMRI) technique that reveals what could be a valuable biomarker to evaluate brain function in boys with autism spectrum disorder.  Discuss
Inappropriate MPI scans increase cancer risk among women
May 6, 2016 -- The inappropriate use of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in women can increase their risk of cancer from radiation compared to men, according to a study published online April 21 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
6 steps to reduce radiologist burnout
May 5, 2016 -- That stress you're feeling isn't all in your head. Diagnostic radiologists are vulnerable to burnout, with nearly half showing symptoms in a recent study. Fortunately, there are six steps you can take to fight burnout, according to a new report from the American College of Radiology's Commission on Human Resources.  Discuss
MICI Q2: Few signs of erosion in rad admin sentiment
May 5, 2016 -- Radiology administrators are showing few signs of pessimism, if the most recent numbers in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI) are any indication. New MICI numbers for the second quarter of 2016 reflect continued optimism from administrators regarding their future business prospects.  Discuss
Mammography database makes performance tracking easier
May 4, 2016 -- If a breast imaging facility wants to stay in operation, it must track its performance quality as part of Mammography Quality Standards Act requirements. How can this be done most efficiently? The American College of Radiology's National Mammography Database can help.  Discuss
When should carotid stenosis be followed up?
May 3, 2016 -- Lower levels of carotid artery stenosis tend to worsen much more slowly than more significant stenosis, and they can be followed up with carotid ultrasound studies less frequently, according to researchers from the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans.  Discuss
Oxford spin-off prepares MRI liver software for market
May 3, 2016 -- Perspectum Diagnostics, a start-up company spun off from Oxford University in the U.K., is preparing to unveil a new software application designed to cut down on unnecessary invasive liver biopsies.  Discuss
3D MRI technique depicts postablation prostate changes
May 2, 2016 -- A new MRI-based 3D software technique is able to capture and quantify changes to the prostate after focal laser ablation therapy, researchers reported April 18 in PLOS One. The software could provide better management of prostate cancer patients after laser ablation therapy.  Discuss
Saudi team releases new findings on MERS virus
May 2, 2016 -- Research from Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), underlines how imaging investigations can help early detection and management of disease progression, thereby playing a crucial role in predicting patient outcome.  Discuss
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