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Virtual reality goggles can make users queasy
February 1, 2016 -- In a stroke of virtual irony, people with the best 3D vision are the most likely to experience motion sickness when viewing virtual reality displays, according to new research in the journal Entertainment Computing.  Discuss
UAE's capital makes an attractive career proposition
January 29, 2016 -- DUBAI - Dr. Andrew Rivard was looking for a new opportunity when he ran across a job opening at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a new state-of-the-art medical center in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) opened by the Cleveland Clinic in May 2015. Now head of cardiac imaging, Rivard is emphasizing a patient-first culture at the facility that mirrors recent trends in U.S. radiology.  Discuss
OpenDoctor takes radiology scheduling after-hours
January 29, 2016 -- It's easy to book airline tickets and perform banking transactions online, but scheduling a radiology exam? Software developer OpenDoctor aims to make online radiology scheduling available for patients 24/7 with its openDr software.  Discuss
The Case for Deconstructed PACS: Proprietary PACS, basic VNAs will be extinct
January 28, 2016 -- The concept of "deconstructed PACS" has generated much interest and controversy, but does that model make the most sense for healthcare institutions? Dr. Nick van Terheyden of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences makes the case that proprietary PACS and even simple vendor-neutral archives (VNAs) are headed for extinction.  Discuss
The Case for Reconstructed PACS: It's the functionality that matters
January 28, 2016 -- The concept of "deconstructed PACS" has generated much interest and controversy, but does it make the most sense for healthcare institutions? In a counterpoint to the deconstructed PACS argument, Menashe Benjamin, PhD, of Carestream Health claims that a single-vendor approach -- reconstructed PACS -- can better serve customers, yielding an enterprise imaging platform without the headaches of a deconstructed PACS model.  Discuss
More former smokers should get CT lung screening
January 28, 2016 -- Low-dose CT lung cancer screening should be expanded to include smokers who gave up the habit long ago, concludes a new study published in the February issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.  Discuss
UAE takes public health approach to radiation protection
January 27, 2016 -- DUBAI - While the health benefits from the medical use of ionizing radiation are well-recognized across the globe, senior radiographers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are calling for a public health approach to controlling and minimizing the health risks of radiation, while maximizing its benefits.  Discuss
Fatty liver linked to heart failure in obese patients
January 27, 2016 -- Fatty liver is an independent risk factor for heart failure in obese patients -- that is, those with a body mass index of 30 or higher, according to a new study published online January 26 in Radiology. The finding suggests that concrete interventions to stave off nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, also called hepatic steatosis, could help these patients stay healthy.  Discuss
MRI use causes gadolinium levels to rise in SF Bay
January 26, 2016 -- A new study has found that levels of gadolinium have been rising steadily in the waters of San Francisco Bay over the past two decades. The study attributes the rising levels to growing use of gadolinium for scientific and medical applications, in particular as a contrast agent for MRI scanning.  Discuss
Stratifying your imaging technology? Think about your people
January 26, 2016 -- As healthcare organizations consider stratifying their imaging technology, augmenting technical skill sets required to sustain a newly adopted platform can be easily overlooked. In this article, healthcare recruiting firm Skinner and Associates offers advice on how to proceed.  Discuss
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