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Quality Initiatives Involving Nonphysician Providers in Radiology

2015 02 Feb

Quality is a multifaceted endeavour, which is very important and complex in medical imaging. Engaging many different individuals in the radiology department is necessary to improve quality and service for patients. A recent study published in the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal aimed to assess three new quality initiatives in radiology... Read more

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Reducing Imaging Scans For Headaches May Delay Diagnosis

2014 30 Dec

According to an article published in the January issue of Neurosurgery , recent guidelines that seek to reduce the use of neuroimaging tests for patients with headaches run the risk of either missing or delaying the diagnosis of brain tumours. The article was written by Neurosurgeon Dr. Ammar H. Hawasli and colleagues of Washington University School... Read more

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Medicare To Cover Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

2014 13 Nov

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week its proposal for low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans to become a covered service in the screening of high-risk patients for lung cancer. Patients must be between the ages of 55 and 74, and be a current smoker or one who quit within the past 15 years. They must have smoked... Read more

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X-Ray Phase Tomography Enhanced with Synchrotron Radiation

2014 23 Oct

A recent study has confirmed the effectiveness of x-ray phase tomography with synchrotron radiation in detecting cancerous tissue in a mouse model. "Phase-contrast imaging" produced images with much enhanced contrast, making a clear differentiation between cancerous tissue and healthy tissue, according to researchers. The findings have been reported... Read more

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Cardiac Imaging May Pose Radiation Risk

2014 04 Oct

According to a recent statement by the American Heart Association, doctors should ensure that patients understand the radiation-related risks of heart imaging tests before they undertake the procedures. These heart imaging tests may include nuclear stress tests, cardiac CT scans and fluoroscopy.  According to Dr. Rana Fazel, MD, MSc, chair of... Read more

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AHA to Clinicians: Know the Radiation Risks of Heart Imaging

2014 01 Oct

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a new scientific statement stressing the importance of clinicians to understand the risks of heart imaging involving radiation and to discuss these with patients before ordering such tests. The advisory came out amidst increasing reliance on the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat patients with... Read more

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MRI in Cervical Spine Clearance

2014 05 Aug

If the diagnosis of a cervical spine injury is missed in patients, it can result in devastating consequences. In some cases, CS injuries cannot be ruled out clinically using the National Emergency X-Radiography Utilisation Study low-risk criteria either because of a neurologic deficit or pain, and there may be a need to use other imaging tools. However,... Read more

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Paediatric Appendicitis: Algorithm Reduces CT Scan Use

2014 05 Aug

A study recently published in the journal Surgery and conducted by researchers of the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, highlights that an algorithm designed to aid the diagnosis of appendicitis in paediatric patients lowers the use of computed tomography (CT) scans. The most frequent reason for acute abdominal pain in children, acute appendicitis is... Read more

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Boston Marathon Bombings: Emergency Radiology Response Assessment

2014 15 Jul

A review of the Brigham and Women's Hospital emergency radiology response to the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013 underscores the vital role medical imaging plays in emergency situations. At the same time, the new study focuses on how radiology departments can improve their preparedness for mass casualty events. As a Level 1 trauma centre,... Read more

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New Benchmark: Dome S6c LED Color Radiology Display Launched

2014 03 Jul

NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has released its new Dome® S6c widescreen color 6MP diagnostic display, now in production. The newest member of the S-series product family, the Dome S6c offers LED-backlight technology, grayscale and color imaging, and 30-inch widescreen viewing. With a native resolution of 3280 x 2048, the Dome S6c is ideal for... Read more