Radiation therapist job openings increase
June 4, 2020 -- The vacancy rate for radiation therapists reached 7.2% in 2020, a significant increase from the 3.2% vacation rate in 2018, according to a new survey from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists performed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More societies issue statements on racial injustice
June 4, 2020 -- The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the American Association of Women Radiologists, and the American Society for Radiation Oncology are the latest radiology and radiation oncology societies to issue statements on racial injustice.
ABR postpones most exams until 2021
June 4, 2020 -- The American Board of Radiology (ABR) said it has postponed all exams at its exam centers in Chicago and Tucson, AZ, until 2021 due to the public health threat and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ASE publishes guideline on TEE in the operating room
June 4, 2020 -- The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a new guideline on the use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to assist with surgical decision-making in the operating room.
WMIS switches annual meeting to virtual conference
June 4, 2020 -- The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) said that its World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) scheduled for October 7-10 will now be a fully virtual event in order to protect the health and well-being of attendees, staff, and the public.
MRI confirms bacteria linked to vascular malformation
June 3, 2020 -- Using MRI, researchers have confirmed a link between high levels of a particular gut bacteria and a vascular malformation called cavernous angioma that can induce strokes, seizures, and headaches. The study was published May 27 in Nature Communications.
Imaging societies weigh in on racial injustice
June 3, 2020 -- With the U.S. wracked by protests over racial inequality this week, several major medical imaging societies have weighed in with statements on racial injustice in society.  Discuss
Interventional rads suggest COVID-19 protocol
June 3, 2020 -- A team of interventional radiologists has written a modified procedure protocol to help their peers navigate patient care scheduling during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article published June 3 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
JVC debuts new display for imaging
June 3, 2020 -- Display firm JVC Kenwood has introduced a new grayscale display for x-ray, CT, and MRI.
COVID-19 delays Fujifilm deal to buy Hitachi Medical
June 2, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Fujifilm Medical Systems to slightly delay its plans to acquire Hitachi Medical, the company said in a press statement.