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IT Management

Affidea announces first AI partnership with icometrix to improve care for MS patients

2019 01 Mar

Affidea and icometrix have today announced a strategic partnership to streamline and improve the care of patients with neurological disorders in Europe, with the rollout of a new AI tool for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).   As the leading European provider of advanced diagnostic imaging services, Affidea is starting the collaboration... Read more

IMAGING Management

Growing student interest in radiology amidst AI fears

2019 06 Feb

The importance of artificial intelligence ( AI ) is ever increasing in healthcare, especially in enhancing the accuracy of diagnostic tools and disease risk predictive models. Radiology is said to be among the medical specialities most primed to incorporate AI into clinician workflow. It's no wonder that conversations about AI replacing radiologists... Read more

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MRI Scans Can Help Spot HIV in the Brain

2017 13 Mar

Changes in the brain's white matter – as seen in MRI scans – could indicate that HIV is persisting in the brain despite effective drug treatment, according to a UCL-led study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Currently, clinicians have to perform a lumbar puncture to confirm if HIV infection has spread to the brain. The procedure involves... Read more

IMAGING Management

New Materials Promise Safer, Faster MRI Scans

2016 18 Jan

A new technology that includes the use of metamaterials can make MRI scans quicker, more accurate and safe for patients, according to a new study published in the journal Advanced Materials . Researchers from ITMO University and other institutions demonstrated that the quality of MRI images could be enhanced with the aid of metamaterials — artificial... Read more

IMAGING Management

High-Deductible Plans Linked to Lower Use of Imaging Tests

2016 15 Jan

Results of a new study indicate that high-deductible health plans may reduce all diagnostic imaging rather than helping physicians and patients choose high-value imaging. Researchers found that patients enrolled in such health plans use about 7.5 percent fewer diagnostic tests than patients without such plans. The findings are published online in the... Read more

IMAGING Management

Heart Ageing Differences Shown on MRI

2015 20 Oct

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study published in the journal Radiology indicates that heart ages differently in men and women. Researchers from Johns Hopkins say the findings may support the development of gender-specific treatments for heart disease. Previous studies have shown that in both sexes, the main heart chamber, the left ventricle... Read more

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App from Children's Hospital LA Enables Image-Sharing

2015 19 May

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has become the first clinical site to offer a free app that allows patient families to receive imaging files via smartphones and other mobile devices, or to request the files be sent directly to another caregiver. The large data files (eg, a typical MR image is about 500 MB in size) are encrypted and stored securely on... Read more

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DVD Eases MRI Patient Anxiety, Improves Scan Quality

2015 15 Feb

Researchers in the UK claim that an instructional DVD designed to help patients prepare for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, including pointers on how to relax, led to more successful scan outcomes. The patients receiving the DVD also felt less anxious during the MRI scan, the researchers point out. The findings are published in the British... Read more

Cardiology Management

3D Printing Makes Heart Surgery Safer for Children

2015 01 Feb

Aside from making surgery safer for children with congenital heart disease, 3D printing technology can reduce the duration as well as the number of invasive procedures required — thus minimising healthcare costs. A case in point is when a cardiac surgeon in the US recently used a 3D printed heart as a model to plan a life-saving procedure for his young... Read more

IMAGING Management

CE Mark for MRI-Compatible Pacemaker Leads

2014 20 Oct

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Paul, MN, USA) has received a CE mark approving updated labelling for its Tendril™ STS and IsoFlex™ Optim™ pacing leads, giving existing and future patients with pacing devices access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in Europe. The leads are used with the Accent MRI™ pacemaker, an advanced pacing platform that provides... Read more