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2D/3D hybrid interface refreshes diagnostic imaging
February 14, 2018 -- A new display interface for radiology workstations combines virtual reality with a traditional 2D interface to provide simultaneous 2D and 3D visualization of medical images. Using it helped radiologists improve their diagnostic performance in a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Is virtual reality in radiology becoming a reality?
February 14, 2018 -- Virtual reality is by no means a new technology, but recent developments have given it new life, enabling it to spread from gaming and consumer markets into industries such as manufacturing and healthcare. Will the healthcare move be hard? Ulrik Kristensen of Signify Research offers a perspective.  Discuss
The gig economy and the virtual healthcare executive
February 14, 2018 -- The rise of the gig economy is changing how we consume everything from vacation rentals to transportation. Is healthcare next? Ray Plummer from Skinner and Associates sees rising interest in virtual healthcare executives as an example of how the gig economy could be coming to a hospital near you.  Discuss
FDA clears Viz.AI's stroke detection software
February 13, 2018 -- In a move that blazes a regulatory trail for developers of imaging artificial intelligence (AI) software, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its blessing to Viz.AI for Contact, an AI-based application that analyzes CT images and notifies providers that a patient might be having a stroke.  Discuss
Indian group defends radiologist in fatal MRI incident
February 13, 2018 -- A local branch of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association has come to the defense of the radiologist who was arrested in connection with the death of a man who carried an oxygen cylinder into an MRI suite in January, according to a February 12 article in the Indian Express.  Discuss
French find no need for CT to rule out PE
February 13, 2018 -- French researchers found that a set of clinical criteria was just as accurate as a protocol that included CT pulmonary angiography for ruling out pulmonary embolism (PE) in the emergency department, according to an article published in the February 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Patients want more imaging info -- and before their exams
February 13, 2018 -- How much information do patients want before imaging exams? Certainly more than they're getting, according to a study published online February 13 in Radiology. In fact, more than half seek information about the procedure on their own beforehand, and one in five patients show up for the exam without having received any information about it.  Discuss
Cancer history in relatives boosts breast cancer risk
February 12, 2018 -- Having a first-degree relative with a family history of breast cancer sharply increases the risk of breast cancer in women older than 65, according to a study of more than 400,000 women published February 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings could weigh into the debate over whether these women should undergo mammography screening.  Discuss
Study explores link between prenatal ultrasound and autism
February 12, 2018 -- The incidence of autism spectrum disorder has dramatically increased in the past few decades -- as has the use of prenatal ultrasound. Is there a link? A new study published online February 12 in JAMA Pediatrics offers equivocal results.  Discuss
Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules
February 12, 2018 -- Radiologists have received another reprieve from the deadline for using appropriate use criteria (AUC) and clinical decision support (CDS) in the Medicare system. But they can't postpone the inevitable and should start planning for AUC and CDS now, according to Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners.  Discuss
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