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RSNA16: Sentiment Associated with ICU Imaging Use

2016 06 Dec

Natural language processing of patient notes can be used to determine sentiments of the healthcare providers and associations with imaging orders, according to a study presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual scientific meeting in Chicago this week.Falgun Chokshi, MD, Director of Neuroradiology Services at Emory University,... Read more

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RSNA16: Radiologists as Drivers of Value-Based Healthcare

2016 06 Dec

Radiologists can and should drive value-based healthcare, and they have a significant role to play in the path to transforming healthcare to a value basis, says Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, CEO of University of Utah Healthcare. Lee shared the University of Utah health system's journey towards value-based healthcare with delegates to the Radiological Society... Read more

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RSNA16: Aerobic Exercise Improves Cognitive Function

2016 05 Dec

According to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who exercised four times a week over a six month period had an increase in brain volume in specific areas of their brain. Those who participated in aerobic exercise demonstrated greater gains in such activity.... Read more

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RSNA16: Screening Women with High Breast Cancer Risk

2016 05 Dec

A 3D functional infrared imaging tool trialled in Israel was affordable and acceptable to patients, and can be used as a selection tool for high-risk women to be screened with MRI. Miriam Sklair-Levy, Israel, Sheba Medical Center, presented an evaluation study at the Radiological Society of North America annual scientific meeting in Chicago last week.... Read more

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RSNA16: Depression in Soldiers linked to Brain Injury

2016 05 Dec

According to new findings presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the use of multiple brain imaging techniques helped find a disruption of the circuitry in the brain's cognitive-emotional pathways. This could provide a foundation for depression symptoms in solders who have suffered mild traumatic brain injury... Read more

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RSNA16: Radiology the “Canary in the Mine” for Medicine in the Digital Age

2016 05 Dec

Digital doctor, Robert Wachter, MD, professor and interim chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, explored healthcare IT for a year before writing his acclaimed book The digital doctor: hope, hype and harm at the dawn of medicine’s computer age, a synthesis of where we are in the digital journey. Prompted... Read more

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RSNA16: Going to a Top Medical School May Not Lead to Patient Satisfaction

2016 29 Nov

Patient satisfaction with radiologists appears to improve when the physicians did not attend one of the top 50 medical schools, according to Luke Ginocchio, MD, who presented a study that analysed ratings of radiologists on the website RateMDs. Ginocchio acknowledged the study’s limitations but said this was a trend that was noticeable. Their study... Read more

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RSNA16: Better Interpretation if Patient Questionnaire Info Included

2016 29 Nov

Using patient questionnaires to obtain additional clinical history can assist more accurate diagnosis, according to a study presented by Ankur Doshi, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual scientific meeting in Chicago this week. Their study investigated if adding patient questionnaires at time of reading... Read more

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RSNA16: Can Inappropriate Imaging for Low Back Pain Be Reduced?

2016 29 Nov

Low back pain (LBP) is a common patient complaint, representing 2 percent of all Emergency Room visits in the U.S., and a huge expense for the health service in imaging costs. It affects up to 85% of Americans, and the direct healthcare are costs more than 85 billion or 9 percent of national health expenditure.Two studies presented at the Radiological... Read more

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Faster MRI Scans With Compressed Sensing from Siemens Healthineers

2016 29 Nov

Siemens Healthineers underlines its position as innovation leader in magnetic resonance imaging with new acceleration technologyCompressed Sensing allows MR imaging up to ten times faster without compromising image qualityThe first application, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine1, enables diagnostic cardiac imaging of patients with arrhythmias or of those with... Read more