fMRI gauges procedure to reduce PTSD pain
February 14, 2019 -- Could vagus nerve stimulation help ease pain from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Functional MRI (fMRI) scans provided an affirmative answer by showing reduced activity in brain regions linked to pain processing in a study published online February 13 in PLOS One.  Discuss
HIMSS: NIH finds favor with multimedia radiology reports
February 14, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Interactive multimedia radiology reports better meet the needs of clinicians than traditional text-based reports, while radiologists benefit from greater efficiency, according to a presentation by researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference.  Discuss
HIMSS: Multimedia reports are ready for prime time
February 13, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Interactive multimedia radiology reports -- with additional help from artificial intelligence -- can improve reporting clarity and save time for clinicians and fellow radiologists, according to presentations on Tuesday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting.  Discuss
Live from HIMSS 2019: Multimedia radiology reports
February 13, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Is radiology ready for multimedia reports? Dr. Cree Gaskin from the University of Virginia Health System discusses the capabilities of multimedia radiology reports and their possible benefits to patient care in this live video from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference.  Discuss
3D printing unites radiology, otolaryngology
February 13, 2019 -- 3D printing is emerging as a key technology in the management of ear, nose, and throat conditions, according to an article recently published online in Laryngoscope. International researchers contend that the growing demand for 3D printing will bolster collaboration between radiologists and otolaryngologists.  Discuss
New technique may top ultrasound for heart disease risk
February 12, 2019 -- A new imaging technique known as volumetric multispectral optoacoustic tomography provided better visualization of the carotid arteries than ultrasound did in a new study, published online February 12 in Radiology. It may help advance the noninvasive assessment of cardiovascular disease, according to the researchers.  Discuss
Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment
February 12, 2019 -- The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have reaffirmed their support for the use of CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing to estimate heart disease risk, according to an article published online February 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Gadolinium in gliomas, adjacent tissue raises questions
February 12, 2019 -- Researchers have discovered the presence of gadolinium from MRI contrast in gliomas, as well as neighboring normal brain tissue and necrosis. The findings are contributing to the body of knowledge regarding the retention of trace elements from gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), according to a study published online February 2 in Neuroradiology.  Discuss
What is PET/MRI's value for cardiac sarcoidosis?
February 12, 2019 -- Much has been researched and written about the promise of PET/MRI. While the hybrid modality's range of clinical applications appears expansive, the authors of an editorial published online February 7 in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology pose the opinion that it might be time to pump the brakes on wider use of PET/MRI, at least in cases of cardiac sarcoidosis.  Discuss
Mammo screening, improved treatment yield huge impact
February 11, 2019 -- Over the last three decades, the powerful combination of screening mammography and improved breast cancer treatments has led to a sharp decline in breast cancer mortality rates and has likely saved hundreds of thousands of lives, according to research published online February 11 in Cancer.  Discuss
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