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IMAGING Management

COVID-19 Pandemic Alters Paediatric Radiology

2021 29 Dec

According to a report published in Academic Radiology , the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the demographics and clinical composition of exams in paediatric radiology practice.   Massachusetts General Hospital researchers quantified changes between pre-pandemic (15 September 2019 to 15 March 2020) and pandemic (15 March 2020 to 1 May 2020) periods... Read more

IT Management

AI Helps Multilingual Patient Communication in Radiology

2021 14 Feb

A free web-based tool uses artificial intelligence to help radiologic technicians communicate with patients in various languages.   You might also like : Machine Learning and COVID-19 Management   The RadTranslate web app was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital’s MESH Incubator. To use the tool, a technician should... Read more

Executive Health Management

Safe Return to Work for Healthcare Staff

2020 12 Oct

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals face higher infection risk arising from both community exposure and occupational hazards. As noted in a new study by Harvard and Massachusetts General Brigham researchers (Shenoy et al. 2020), COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests show persistently positive results among healthcare workers.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Closing the Loop: The Road to Zero Medication Errors

2019 26 Aug

Summary: It is estimated that even today, medical errors are the third leading cause of deaths in the US, costing the health system several billions of dollars a year. Many of these deaths can be attributed to the misuse of medication.   When used properly, medications save lives. Unfortunately, medication and dosing errors are one of... Read more

IMAGING Management

The Global Radiology Gap

2019 18 Jul

According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of the world does not have access to radiology services considered basic in most modern hospitals. It is this global radiology gap that now poses a threat to public health. Irene Githinji is one of the 200 radiologists practising in Kenya, a country of 43 million people. The remote hospital... Read more

IMAGING Management

Full-Body PET Scan Can Detect Blood Clots: Animal Study

2015 21 Sep

A new radiopharmaceutical probe developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has allowed researchers to perform full-body scans to locate hidden blood clots in an animal model, according to a report that will appear in the October issue of the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology . Finding the location and composition of clots... Read more