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Long-Term Trial Concludes: Low-dose CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

Initial results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) show that former and heavy smokers screened for lung cancer with low-dose "spiral"... Read more

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New Portable Breast Cancer Detection Scanner

A new portable scanner, based on radio frequency technology, is able to instantly identify the presence of a breast tumour, malignant or benign,... Read more

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New Study Shows Highly Targeted Radiation Technique Minimizes Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

According to a study presented yesterday at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), men with prostate... Read more

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Philips Installs First Locally Built CT Scanners in Russia

Royal Philips Electronics and Electron, a leading Russian medical equipment manufacturer, have completed Russia's first installation and clinical... Read more

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New Uniquely Human Brain Organisation Discovered

Researchers studying new uses for a radiotracer that binds to aromatase, an enzyme essential to the synthesis of estrogen, discovered by chance... Read more

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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

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IMAGING Management

The Road to Making Peer Review an Added Value—Not an Added Burden

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

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Radiologists—3 Vital Areas Oncologists Want You to Improve

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

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Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Breast Ultrasound

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

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Dr. Christopher Lockie, FRCA

Infection Prevention in the ICU

This article highlights four interventions that combat healthcare-associated...

Dr. Joseph David Cooper, MD

Infections in the Immunosuppressed and Immunocompromised Patient

Over the last decades the number of immunocompromised patients has increased...

 Todd F. Glass

Simulating Stress in Hospital Workflow

COMPUTER MODEL LOOKS AT ER FUNCTIONS, EVEN BEFORE IT’S BUILT   With the...

Prof. Pratik Pandharipande

Acute Brain Dysfunction During Critical Illness

Delirium (acute brain dysfunction) can be a complication of critical...

 Philippe Meersseman, MD

Evolving Concepts in Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure

Most patients with liver cirrhosis ‏remain in a compensated stage for ‏more...

Prof. Johan G. (Hans) Blickman, MD

Point-of-Care US: A New Service Delivery Model

Medical care in the Netherlands is organised through a gatekeeper, the...

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