Latest Blog Posts in Imaging
For the Russian state-based public healthcare system, the concept of value-based imaging could be regarded as a new one. So far it is sill mostly based on reimbursement according to volume of radiological services. But this situation has to be changed rapidly. During the last years our government has taken a course to promote preventive and high-technology... Read more
2017 will see the inauguration of several imaging conferences around the world. Clinicians, managers and leading experts are gathering at different events in Europe and beyond to discuss and highlight current issues in imaging and radiology. HealthManagement.org has picked the top three must-attend conferences taking place this year…European Congress... Read more
The new software, Tracking Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium shifts in Data (TREND), can quickly analyse a series of images such as CT, MRI, ultrasound or any video from scientific equipment of all kinds. Steven R. Van Doren, Professor of Biochemistry at University of Missouri answered our questions about this exciting new development.1. TREND is a... Read more
There is no estimate of how many unnecessary imaging examinations are requested, performed, and reimbursed. Unofficially, professionals agree that the proportion is as high as one fourth to one third of all CT examinations performed in adult patients. Requests for CT imaging are driven by clinical need, patients' attitudes, fear of litigation and are... Read more
I first became interested in early detection of breast cancer as a child when my aunt died of it at age 60 after initial diagnosis at age 40. Eight years later, my mother was diagnosed with it when I was in high school. She had nipple retraction. Her mammogram was normal and she had dense breasts. The surgeon had her admitted to the hospital, telling... Read more
U.S. healthcare payment policy is finally shifting towards rewarding value not volume and radiologists are a critical part of the transformation. The healthcare delivery system in the United States has been notoriously expensive with marked variability in quality. The Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare” has led to more Americans being insured, but has... Read more
Zoom On Richard L. Baron, president, Radiological Society of North America, 2016 Richard L. Baron, MD, FACR, is president of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors (2016). As RSNA president, Dr. Baron’s priorities are to foster the development of new radiological innovations, and facilitate education into the daily practices... Read more
Prof. Gábor Forrai is the current President of the European Society of Breast Imaging (2015-2018). He is Head of the Department of Radiology at Duna Medical Center - Hospital & Clinics, and Managing Director of GÉ-RAD Kft. Prof. Forrai previously worked as Head of Radiology Department at the Defence Forces Hospital/Teaching Hospital University Semmelweis... Read more
What are your key areas of interest and research/assignment? Lean management. New technologies, new regulations and new opportunities make very frequent changes to our daily tasks. In order to maintain and improve quality, it’s very important to keep monitoring and adapting all of the processes. What are the major challenges in your field? Customer... Read more
Radiation-Chemo Combo Prolongs Survival in Low-Grade Brain Tumour
Patients with glioma – a low-grade type of brain tumour – who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen, including procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV), experienced a longer progression-free and overall survival than patients with only radiation therapy, according to the resuRead more
Wide high-resolution touch screen for easy ECG review Full-size keyboard with a durable cover keeping dust, dirt and liquids away, making it highly hygienic ETM Sport, the first automated interpretation of athletes’ ECGs based on the Seattle...
Sectra PACS is designed for a high production environment with stability and usability in focus. Highlights include functions to speed up oncology workflows such as anatomical linking and support for reviewing complex multiparametric MRI studies such...
The TE7 touch screen ultrasound system is designed to provide superior quality imaging for rapid patient-care decisions. Intuitive gesture controls and efficient focused point-of-care exams minimize the user learning curve, with no need to navigate a...
Scanning for technically difficult patients (TDP) becomes even more challenging for physicians, while image quality is critical for confident diagnosis. DC-8 Exp brings together a new set of innovative solutions to enhance the experience of conducting...
The SonoSite EDGE II is a high-resolution, all-digital, 9.0-pound (4.1 kg) ultrasound system with a 12.1in. LED full-bleed glass display. The Edge II boosts improvements in cardiac and abdominal image quality through DirectClear Technology and a new wide-angle...