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#ICNC2019: Machine learning predicts sudden death in heart failure patient for the first time

2019 14 May

Artificial intelligence ( AI ) has shown promise to select heart failure patients for expensive treatments to prevent lethal arrhythmias , reports a study presented at ICNC 2019. The study is the first to use a machine learning algorithm to predict sudden death in heart failure patients . The International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and... Read more

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Better reports mitigate 'curse of knowledge' for patients & radiologists

2019 07 May

The shift to structured radiology reports has increased report clarity for referring providers and is supported by most radiologists. As the movement for increased transparency in healthcare continues, more and more patients are accessing their imaging reports via patient portals. When radiologists address the clinical question that was posed,... Read more

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#ESMOBreast19: continuous chemo shows better outcomes & quality of life in advanced breast cancer

2019 30 Apr

Patients with advanced breast cancer benefit more through undergoing continuous chemotherapy which helps them both improve survival outcomes and maintain quality of life, as opposed to intermittent scheduling, according to new results of the Stop&Go study which will be presented at the ESMO Breast Cancer Congress 2-4 May, in Berlin, Germany.... Read more

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Direct patient-radiologist communication: online patient portal

2019 17 Apr

The radiologist has always been considered the "doctor's doctor," advising referring clinicians. Recently there has been a shift in the care continue thrusting radiologists onto centre stage where they serve patients directly. The new norm in radiology is in the approach of patient-centred care . Physicians and healthcare providers 'team up' with... Read more

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3-step 15sec hand-rubs reduce infection & improve hygiene compliance

2019 16 Apr

The spread of infectious diseases in hospitals and the increase in hospital deaths due to Health Care Acquired Infections is one of the leading concerns and main focus of clinicians worldwide. Hand hygiene in healthcare has proven to be the single most effective, simple and low-cost heath improvement component to increase infection control quality... Read more

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Siemens Healthineers and Heart Center in Portugal partner for improved care continuum

2019 27 Mar

Siemens Healthineers and Heart Center in Portugal partner for improved care continuum Red Cross Hospital in Lisbon opens one of the most modern heart centres in Portugal  Siemens Healthineers will provide a digital service solution including clinical workflow design, management of the medical equipment and strategic consulting... Read more

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Machine Learning can automate charting using patient-doctor conversations

2019 26 Mar

Automating symptoms recording clerical aspects of medical record keeping through speech recognition during a patient’s visit 1   could allow physicians to dedicate more time directly with patients, according to a new report published in JAMA Intern Med . Researchers considered the feasibility of using machine learning  to automatically populate... Read more

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Esperanto 2019 - ESR Guide to clinical audit in radiology and clinical audit tool

2019 19 Mar

19 March, 2019 -  The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of Esperanto, the ESR Guide to Clinical Audit in Radiology and Clinical Audit Tool, following its launch at ECR 2019. Esperanto is a free English language document developed by the ESR Audit and Standards Subcommittee of the ESR Quality,... Read more

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#ECR2019: Paediatric CEUS: a fantastic tool

2019 06 Mar

Dr.  Paul Sidhu , professor of Imaging Sciences and Consultant Radiologist King’s College London , UK, and President Elect of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology ( EFSUMB ) presented the Luigi Oliva Honorary Lecture at ECR2019 .   Professor Sidhu opened his lecture saying “I fully appreciate that ultrasound... Read more