Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose
March 14, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence algorithm may enable breast imagers to sharply reduce radiation dose from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams -- perhaps by as much as 80%, according to research presented last month at the SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 conference in Houston.  Discuss
Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education
March 14, 2018 -- Researchers from China have created 3D-printed livers of pediatric patients with hepatic tumors and used these models to educate the parents -- improving their understanding of the condition and treatment options, according to a recent study published in the Journal of International Medical Research.  Discuss
Surgeons at Texas hospital use AR in sinus surgery
March 14, 2018 -- An augmented reality (AR) technology was used to perform minimally invasive sinus surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston by sinus surgeons affiliated with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.  Discuss
JAMA report on U.S. healthcare spending calls out imaging
March 13, 2018 -- Why are U.S. healthcare costs so much higher than those in comparable developed countries while clinical outcomes are worse? When a study published online March 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association sought to answer that question, heavy utilization of imaging technology in the U.S. landed squarely in its crosshairs.  Discuss
FDA: Brain coils may cause artifacts on MRA images
March 13, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a letter to healthcare providers warning them that stainless steel neurovascular embolization coils could cause artifacts on MR angiography (MRA) images.  Discuss
Are you ready for Medicare's value modifier adjustment for 2018?
March 13, 2018 -- The results are in from a survey of U.S. healthcare practices and their degree of readiness for the Medicare Value-Based Payment Modifier. The change could result in reimbursement penalties for practices that aren't ready. Where do you stand? Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains.  Discuss
1st 10.5T MRI scans performed on humans
March 13, 2018 -- Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research are breaking new ground by performing the first whole-body 10.5-tesla MRI scans on humans.  Discuss
ACC: PET tops SPECT for severe coronary artery disease
March 12, 2018 -- PET is significantly more proficient than SPECT in detecting severe obstructive coronary artery disease, enabling more appropriate use of revascularization treatment, according to a study presented on Saturday at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events
March 12, 2018 -- By using PET/CT to measure the level of calcium in the coronary arteries during stress tests, clinicians can better predict which patients are at high risk of heart disease, according to a study presented on Monday at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual conference in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
DocPanel hopes users will swipe right for second opinions
March 9, 2018 -- LAS VEGAS - A start-up firm making the rounds at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society meeting aims to create a marketplace for teleradiology services that will match academic radiologists directly with healthcare providers -- and even patients -- who need their image interpretation skills.  Discuss