Intermountain Healthcare Launches System to Measure and Report Cumulative Medical Radiation Exposure
Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based nonprofit system of 22 hospitals and 185 clinics, is compiling the cumulative radiation patients receive... Read more
MRI-Based Measurement Helps Predict Vascular Disease in the Brain
Aortic arch pulse wave velocity, a measure of arterial stiffness, is a strong independent predictor of disease of the vessels that supply blood... Read more
Hologic's Breast Tomosynthesis Reduces Recall Rates and Improves Cancer Detection - U.S. Study
Hologic has announced that the first large-scale observational study in a U.S. clinical practice comparing breast cancer screening with Hologic's... Read more
WAVE I Study of Renal Denervation Therapy for Hypertension
Kona Medical has announced that three and six month results from the WAVE I study were presented today at the late-breaking clinical trials session... Read more
Varian Nexus DRF Digital X-ray System Cleared for USA
Varian Medical Systems has announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Varian's diagnostic X-ray image... Read more
New Breast Cancer Detection Modalities: Implementation in a Busy Breast Unit
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
2016 13 Dec
Most radiology departments currently use some form of formalized peer review and those that do not will soon as a result of upcoming legislation. However, many radiologists claim that previous attempts at peer review failed to accomplish the goals of identifying and meeting learning objectives, enhancing performance and improving patient outcome. Instead,... Read more
2016 05 Oct
We asked 50 oncologists how they perceive the service from radiology and how they would rate different changes. Better communication stands out as key in taking cancer care to the next level.As the number and complexity of cancer cases increase, radiology spends more and more time providing service to oncologists. It is therefore vital that oncologists,... Read more
2016 23 Jul
Samsung Applies Deep Learning from Big Data in World-FirstThe Samsung RS80A with Prestige premium ultrasound device now includes S-Detect™, which applies deep learning to breast lesion analysis using ultrasound.Background Breast ultrasound can be hard to read and interpret and the reader may experience fatigue and attention lapses. Computer-aided diagnosis... Read more
Health: The Economic Growth Engine of the 21st Century
Is there a correlation between health and economic growth? Can the healthcare... Read more
Infections in the Immunosuppressed and Immunocompromised Patient
Over the last decades the number of immunocompromised patients has increased... Read more
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Infection
The ICU ResponseInfection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus... Read more
The iViz is a lightweight Point Of Care (POC) ultrasound solution, specifically designed for emerging sub-segments where there is need for a highly accessible and mobile solution that is capable throughout key areas of the patient care path. The iViz...
The SonoSite X-Porte is a high resolution, all digital ultrasound kiosk designed to meet the needs of the demanding clinical environment. The X-Porte Kiosk includes: a capacitive multi-touch panel user interface, adjustable high resolution 19” LED monitor...
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...
The SonoSite SII features a new touchscreen user interface with a clinician-driven menu logic that adaptively adjusts to your imaging needs – “what you need, is what you see”. An embedded dual transducer connector allows you to quickly switch between...
Sectra's reporting module, developed with complex oncology cases in mind, facilitates overview of relevant priors together with the current request and report text. It also offers support for resident workflows and embedded links to images in the rep...