Radiology and Imaging

First Patient in U.S. Gets Gamma Knife Icon Radiosurgery

Swedish Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife Icon stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) system was used for the first time in the U.S. on 1 March at Sutter... Read more

ECR2016: iCAD Unveils Tomosynthesis CAD Tool For Early Identification

iCAD, Inc., a New Hampshire-based provider of advanced image analysis and workflow solutions for the early identification and treatment of... Read more

Photo: Anterior view of chest showing location and size of adult thymus (Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)

ECR2016: Rise In Thymic Tumour Patients In Japan Calls For More MRI

The number of thymic tumour patients is increasing rapidly in Japan because of the abundance of computed tomography (CT) scanners in the... Read more

An ultra-low dose radiation CT scan of a fracture of the tibial plateau (left) compared to a conventional dose CT scan (NYU Langone Medical Center)

CT Scans At NYU Detect Fractures Even At Ultra Low-Dose Levels

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center are reporting in a new study that they successfully performed CT scans for joint fractures with one-fourteenth... Read more

Dr Richard Semelka (Source: YouTube)

ECR2016: Gadolinium Contrast Agent Safety: Facts and Myths

Over the past 25 years, gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) have been recognised to have exceptional safety profiles with minimal side... 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

IMAGING Management

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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