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  • AI predicts dementia years before symptoms occur

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Can AI diagnose Alzheimer’s disease early? PET links low serotonin levels to dementia PET is center of attention at U.K. Alzheimer’s conference FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer’s

     

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  • Retinal imaging may spot Alzheimer’s disease early

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Retinal imaging device may detect early Alzheimer’s

     

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  • New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection

    Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image…

     

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  • Two-step process leads to cell immortalization and cancer

    A mutation that helps make cells immortal is critical to the development of a tumor, but new research at the University of California, Berkeley suggests that becoming immortal is a more complicated…

     

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  • Why is thyroid cancer being overdiagnosed in Canada?

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules Thyroid nodule imaging surveillance offers low yield USPSTF recommends against thyroid cancer screening Second Opinion: Did thyroid imaging study miss the mark? Does imaging after thyroid cancer treatment help?

     

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  • FDA OK’s Biotronik’s MR-conditional pacemaker

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Biotronik gets FDA nod for pacing technology Biotronik debuts MR-conditional defibrillator lead Biotronik debuts ProMRI software tool Biotronik begins manufacturing in Singapore Biotronik brings Ilivia ICDs to Japan

     

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  • Annual breast screening reduces deaths by almost 40%

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Simple interventions reduce mammography recall rates Are older women getting appropriate mammo screening? Is Google News good for mammography? Primary care docs not ready to discuss mammo screening ACR reaffirms support for annual mammography at 40

     

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  • McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines

    Learn about the McDonald criteria. What is dissemination in space, what is dissemination in time, and what additional data are used for diagnosis?

     

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  • ASNC, SNMMI advise on cardiac sarcoidosis

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: SNMMI posts use criteria for hepatobiliary scintigraphy ASNC releases guidance on MPI in women SNMMI Image of the Year awarded to German researchers SNMMI taps new slate of officers for 2017-2018 ASNC to hold board-exam prep course ASNC launches online education module

     

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  • Hybrid modalities disappoint in bone metastases accuracy

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: ASTRO updates guidelines on painful bone metastases PET/CT CAD finds common spinal metastases PET/MRI detects distant metastasis of breast cancer DC docs use MR-HIFU to treat bone tumor FDG-PET/MRI shows advantages with malignant bone lesions

     

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  • New test differentiates between Lyme disease, similar illness

    Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. But it can be confused with similar conditions, including Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness.

     

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  • How to develop deep-learning algorithms for radiology

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: AI can yield patient-specific radiation dose estimates Deep learning can detect location of PICC line tips SIIM: Deep learning can help assess breast density SIIM: AI poised to enhance all aspects of radiology How soon will deep learning affect radiology?

     

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  • Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection

    Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging – MRI – multicolor.

     

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  • New tool aims to make surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves

    Nerve-illuminating tool outperforms visual inspection; could reduce surgery related injury and chronic pain.

     

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  • Zecotek wins PET crystal order

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Zecotek inks supply deal for PET crystals in China Zecotek reports PET milestone in China Zecotek sells PET crystals to UC Davis Zecotek books PET crystal order from China Zecotek settles Philips, Saint-Gobain lawsuits

     

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  • Saudi-Irish study highlights major differences in MRI practice

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Study: Reject pelvic x-rays if axial rotation exceeds 10┬░ High-pitch, low-contrast CTA transforms abdominal studies 3D-printed phantoms take shape for PET/MRI pelvic use

     

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  • Radiology student’s disappearance baffles authorities

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  • Alzeca raises $11M in private financing

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: MRI start-up Alzeca takes aim at Alzheimer’s disease Alzeca touts study of MRI agent in Alzheimer’s

     

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  • Scientists develop blood test that spots tumor-derived DNA in people with early-stage cancers

    In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in…

     

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  • Utilization of MSK imaging soars over 2 decades

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Johns Hopkins tackles problem of unnecessary scans Who should read point-of-care ED ultrasound exams? 5-minute shoulder MRI could ease patient anxiety Study documents decline in imaging use since 2001 Neiman coding analysis platform finds subspecialties

     

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  • JAMA: PET best option to diagnose ischemic heart disease

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: PROMISE: CCTA better than functional cardiac testing CZT-based SPECT MPI may predict cardiac outcomes PET/CT of calcium forewarns of adverse cardiac event Inappropriate SPECT MPI scans more common in women Imaging for coronary artery disease on the decline

     

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  • 2D synthesized DBT screening is ready for prime time

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Radiologists can trust DBT density measurements Patients with co-pays less likely to choose DBT DBT does not boost BI-RADS 3 category use Synthesized 2D images OK for assessing breast density Study finds DBT matches — or surpasses — FFDM

     

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  • International Isotopes grows sales in Q2

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: International Isotopes lands field services contracts International Isotopes retires 90% of convertible notes International Isotopes revenues climb in Q1 International Isotopes sees revenue dip in Q3 International Isotopes hit by revenue drop in Q1

     

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  • Arab Health 2018 adds eight conferences

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Arab Health 2018 confirms speakers Official launch of ArabSafe goes ahead Leaders in Healthcare conference wraps up Arab Health Dubai deputy ruler opens Arab Health 2017 3D printing takes center stage at Arab Health 2017

     

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  • New Machine Learning program shows promise for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

    A new machine learning program developed by researchers at Case Western Reserve University appears to outperform other methods for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms begin to interfere…

     

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  • Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks

    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop…

     

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  • New blood test may transform the way cancer is monitored and treated

    Stanford University scientists have described a new type of test that can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood.

     

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  • 3 ways to defend 3D printers from cyberattacks

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: 3D printing shortens hip surgery times, lowers costs 3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures Holography beckons as alternative to 3D printing 3D-printed mouse ovaries yield healthy offspring 3D printing helps rads build better CT fluoro paddle

     

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  • UCSF radiologist develops augmented reality software

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: UCSF develops imaging augmented reality applications Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging Holography beckons as alternative to 3D printing ISCT: Will cinematic rendering become ’3D on steroids’? Researchers enhance holographic displays

     

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  • Can AI diagnose Alzheimer’s disease early?

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: MRI reveals key brain differences in people with genetic autism AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules Machine learning predicts pregnancies with fetal growth restriction MRI may predict cognitive impairment in fighters FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains

     

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  • Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

    Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant.

     

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  • Is enterprise imaging on a slow road to mediocrity?

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: 4 steps to expand enterprise imaging beyond radiology Wis. hospital cures chaos of nonradiology images A step closer to Doc McCoy’s beloved toy? Does breast MRI hold future for mammography market? Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency

     

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  • Zotec sponsors Butler University’s athletics

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Zotec awarded NC contract Zotec renews contract with Wash. firm Zotec renews contract in South Carolina Zotec signs with Ohio firm Zotec renews Minn. contract

     

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  • MICI Q3: Administrator sentiment remains steady

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: MICI Q2: Political concerns cloud radiology outlook MICI Q1: Radiology takes wait-and-see approach to future MICI Q3: Rad administrator sentiment slips — or does it? MICI Q2: Few signs of erosion in rad admin sentiment MICI Q1: Solid floor under rad administrator sentiment

     

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  • PET links low serotonin levels to dementia

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: PET is center of attention at U.K. Alzheimer’s conference High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer’s PET plays key role in preventive Alzheimer’s study Novel PET compound could aid Alzheimer’s detection PET helps discover why moods change

     

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  • MRI saves baby who accidentally ingested ketamine

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Neonates show no adverse effects from CT, MRI contrast

     

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  • Study: Better to catch breast cancer early

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: How do women fare when breast cancer is detected on US? Patients with co-pays less likely to choose DBT AI algorithm uses color to better detect breast cancer ACR reaffirms support for annual mammography at 40 ACOG sticks to 40 for breast screening, with caveats

     

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  • Tips for imaging patients at rehabilitation facilities

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: CMS sheds light on plans for clinical decision support Radiology billing must adapt to patient consumerism Is your practice ready for new decision-support rules? ABNs key when performing noncovered radiology services How do high-deductible health plans affect radiology?

     

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  • Cerebral spinal fluid analysis: Tests and results

    What is cerebral spinal fluid analysis and what conditions does cerebral spinal fluid analysis diagnose? What is a lumbar puncture?

     

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  • Insight Imaging buys LG Medical

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Siemens names Insight Imaging as preferred provider Insight Imaging wins GE contract Insight Imaging, CDI announce merger plan

     

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  • 3D printing shortens hip surgery times, lowers costs

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: 3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures Holography beckons as alternative to 3D printing 3D-printed mouse ovaries yield healthy offspring 3D printing helps rads build better CT fluoro paddle 3D printing’s legal landscape remains wild, untamed

     

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  • USPSTF to take another look at AAA screening

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: SPECT/CT tracer shows promise for AAA risk evaluation Current AAA screening strategies may miss the mark Vascular surgery society cautions use of US in AAA USPSTF finalizes AAA screening recommendations EHR alerts boost participation in AAA screening

     

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  • Laurel Bridge releases enterprise imaging upgrade

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Laurel Bridge upgrades enterprise software Intelerad partners with Laurel Bridge Laurel Bridge teams up with Strategic Radiology Laurel Bridge touts enterprise imaging upgrades Laurel Bridge upgrades Compass software

     

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  • Lumicell touts progress on image-guided cancer system

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Lumicell gets FDA nod for breast surgery imaging trial

     

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  • MillenSys launches new software package

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: MillenSys shows EHR/VNA software at ECR 2017 MillenSys unveils Workspace PACS upgrade MillenSys set to debut EHR/VNA software at Arab Health MillenSys launches new DICOM viewer MillenSys shows upgraded PACS at Arab Health

     

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  • #MyRadGirlfriend No. 43: Always perfect

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 42: Sit down, shut up, read this #MyRadGirlfriend No. 41: Rude to your face #MyRadGirlfriend No. 40: The quick and the dead #MyRadGirlfriend No. 39: Welcome to Philadelphia #MyRadGirlfriend No. 38: Always a bridesmaid

     

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  • New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistance

    Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics.

     

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  • How do women fare when breast cancer is detected on US?

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Elastography, color Doppler US avoid breast biopsies ARRS: Don’t underestimate breast US in cancer arsenal How should BI-RADS 3 breast lesions be followed up? ABUS: An effective option for dense breast screening AIUM: Experience matters in US screening of dense breasts

     

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  • Scientists reveal source of human heartbeat in 3D

    A pioneering new study is set to help surgeons repair hearts without damaging precious tissue.

     

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  • Novel near-infrared agent could benefit lung nodule surgery

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: New imaging method helps detect ovarian tumors

     

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  • Clarius rolls out new mobile US software release

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Handheld ultrasound scanner hits the trail Clarius signs military distribution contract FDA clears app-based ultrasound from Clarius Clarius unveils smartphone ultrasound scanner for vets Clarius debuts wireless ultrasound system

     

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  • Stimwave gets FDA nod for StimQ neuromodulation device

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Stimwave reaches milestone

     

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  • Philips wraps up offer for Spectranetics

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Philips posts imaging sales gain in Q2 Philips to acquire imaging software firm TomTec Philips partners on CT dose management initiative Philips, Varian, IBA partner on Singapore cancer center Philips to buy Spectranetics in $2.2B deal

     

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  • Varian inks deal with Bionix

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Varian treats 1st patient with HyperArc Philips, Varian, IBA partner on Singapore cancer center FDA clears Varian’s Halcyon rad therapy system AccuBoost names U.S. distributor Bionix launches radiation therapy tattoo system Bionix adds Medspira’s Breath Hold

     

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  • Carestream debuts MR visualization modules

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Carestream wins Ind. DR installation Carestream nets DR order in Minn. Carestream lands 10-unit DR order in NH Carestream, CurveBeam partner on weight-bearing CT Carestream wins Ill. DR contract

     

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  • Subspecialty, complex patients up radiologist charges

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Study: Vertebroplasty use declines Updated patient-facing dataset now available New tool estimates prices for breast cancer screening Neiman coding analysis platform finds subspecialties Neiman launches patient-facing dataset

     

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  • ISMRM offers guidelines for gadolinium MRI contrast

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: EMA confirms clampdown on linear gadolinium agents Gadolinium found in animal tissue regardless of GBCA type ACR releases updated contrast media manual Gadolinium retention in brain may be underestimated FDA finds no health effects from gadolinium retention

     

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  • Lung cancer foundation launches $100K AI challenge

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Study: CT screening would cut lung cancer deaths in China Self-driving doctors? Auto industry offers model for AI use Fujitsu develops AI to analyze CT studies How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? Chinese team wins machine-learning competition

     

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  • CAD software aids monitoring of multiple sclerosis

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Do ED MRI scans reduce hospital stays for MS patients? SIR: MRI debunks venoplasty for treating MS Parizel calls for more standardization of MRI protocols SNMMI: PET helps track neuroinflammation in MS MRI offers insight into brain changes from concussion

     

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  • CDN joins forces with DiA Imaging Analysis

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: DiACardio changes name Voxar, Central Data Networks ink pact

     

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  • UCSF develops imaging augmented reality applications

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  • ACR forms education committee for patient-centered care

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: ACR touts fall quality and safety conference ACR releases updated guidelines for mammo phantoms ACR, ASTRO, AAPM provide guidance updates Why radiologists find it hard to face patients ACR launches toolkit for patient engagement

     

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  • FDA, RSNA plan joint 3D printing workshop

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: FDA releases digital health innovation action plan FDA set to unveil new digital health devices initiative RSNA highlights 3D printing resources 3D printing’s legal landscape remains wild, untamed 3DHeals: 3D printing start-ups demand skill, persistence

     

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  • Report: Siemens preps security fix for molecular units

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Siemens issues security advisory for molecular products Siemens health unit posts revenues, profit gain in Q3, plans IPO Canada greenlights sale of Siemens’ 3T Magnetom Vida Siemens completes 1st U.S. Artis C-arm angio install FDA clears Siemens’ Magnetom Vida 3T MRI

     

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  • Colorectal cancer mortality starts edging back up

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening CDC: Cancer screening lags goals ACS: U.S. cancer death rates continue to fall ACA has boosted colorectal cancer diagnoses CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage

     

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  • Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea

    Simple, inexpensive test could help identify sleep apnea in children who snore.

     

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  • Insurers reverse 97% of pediatric proton denials on appeal

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: How to avoid radiology claim denials: Medical necessity Pediatric proton therapy treatments on the rise

     

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  • ViewRay sees Q2 sales grow, net loss narrows

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: ViewRay to highlight MRIdian Linac research at AAPM 1st patients treated with ViewRay’s MRIdian system ViewRay sees drop in Q1 revenue ViewRay boosts borrowing capacity ViewRay lands FDA clearance for MRI linac

     

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  • Simple interventions reduce mammography recall rates

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Mammography recall rates: Is lower really always better? ACR 2016: 4 ways to slash mammography recall rates SBI: 3 simple ways to reduce mammography recall rates How do radiology residents affect mammography reads? Study: Mammo false positives cost women money, time

     

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  • MRI reveals key brain differences in people with genetic autism

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: MRI links early brain abnormality in infants to autism MRI opens early window into autism DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD Novel fMRI technique illustrates autism in boys fMRI aids in autism diagnosis

     

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  • New PET tracer could work well for prostate cancer

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: SNMMI Image of the Year awarded to German researchers SNMMI: PET/ultrasound targets recurrent prostate cancer Societies release guideline for localized prostate cancer Novel PET tracer aids recurrent prostate cancer patients New PET tracer advances prostate cancer detection

     

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  • Are older women getting appropriate mammo screening?

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Do older women benefit from screening mammography? ACOG sticks to 40 for breast screening, with caveats You’re never too old for mammography screening, study finds Do older women benefit from continued mammo screening? Study finds benefits to breast cancer screening over 75

     

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  • Accuray points to Radixact research at AAPM 2017

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  • Shine breaks ground on isotope production facility

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Report: Shine seeks more molybdenum-99 funds Shine adds new strategic adviser U.S. government grants Shine $10M Shine names VP for product delivery Shine lands Chinese contract

     

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  • Regenerative medicine breakthrough: Can a small chip ‘heal’ entire organs?

    A groundbreaking new cell reprogramming device can turn existing cells into any other type of cell, repairing tissue and organs in mice.

     

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  • AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Machine learning predicts pregnancies with fetal growth restriction Self-driving doctors? Auto industry offers model for AI use Thyroid nodule imaging surveillance offers low yield Machine learning may aid reading of thyroid ultrasound TI-RADS guidelines shine for managing thyroid nodules

     

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  • Cognitive hearing aid filters out the noise

    People who are hearing impaired have a difficult time following a conversation in a multi-speaker environment such as a noisy restaurant or a party.

     

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  • Evoked potential test and results

    Evoked potential tests are used to help identify and diagnose a range of conditions which affect the nervous system, including multiple sclerosis.

     

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  • Siemens posts revenues, profit gain in Q3, plans IPO

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Siemens issues security advisory for molecular products Canada greenlights sale of Siemens’ 3T Magnetom Vida Siemens completes 1st U.S. Artis C-arm angio install FDA clears Siemens’ Magnetom Vida 3T MRI Siemens gets FDA nod for Biograph Horizon Flow

     

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  • Alliance HealthCare revenues climb in Q2

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Alliance revenues climb in Q1 Alliance HealthCare inks merger deal, will go private Alliance HealthCare buys OnPoint Alliance HealthCare opens new oncology center

     

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  • Siemens issues security advisory for molecular products

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Canada greenlights sale of Siemens’ 3T Magnetom Vida Is your MRI scanner the weak link in your security plan? Siemens completes 1st U.S. Artis C-arm angio install SIIM: Are imaging vendors prepared for cybersecurity? Imaging companies react to WannaCry threat in U.S.

     

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  • U.S. Senate passes key FDA funding bill

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: U.S. Senate healthcare repeal fails for 3rd time Senate ACA replacement plan falls short of needed votes Senate Republicans vote to debate ACA repeal Senate unveils updated healthcare bill Senate ACA repeal vote delayed as support wavers

     

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  • GE gets FDA nod for new Signa Premier MRI

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: GE names new CEO for India, South Asia GE debuts film on women’s health GE, Jefferson ink efficiency partnership GE Healthcare buys consulting firm GE, HeartFlow sign collaboration agreement

     

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  • Help wanted: Openings increase in radiology job market

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Take care managing radiologists of different generations Radiologists should ease into their golden years Strickland issues new warning over U.K. workforce Female physicians still paid less than male colleagues ACR projects 16% job growth for radiologists in 2016

     

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  • Smaller, smarter, softer robotic arm for endoscopic surgery

    Flexible endoscopes can snake through narrow passages to treat difficult to reach areas of the body.

     

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  • LEAD Technologies releases LEADtools upgrade

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: LEAD Technologies debuts updates to LEADtools LEAD Technologies releases upgrades LEAD Technologies releases LEADtools upgrade LEAD Technologies launches new module LEAD Technologies upgrades HTML5 viewer

     

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  • PAWS program achieves sedation-free pediatric MRI scans

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Pediatric-friendly MRI can enhance sedation Video from RSNA 2015: Lego imaging suite allays kids’ fears of MRI scans Mandatory child life counseling calms kids before MRI scans Surf’s up at Yale New Haven’s pediatric MRI suite Superheroes help kids triumph over fears of MRI scans

     

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  • SNMMI posts use criteria for hepatobiliary scintigraphy

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: SNMMI Image of the Year awarded to German researchers SNMMI taps new slate of officers for 2017-2018 SNMMI partners with NDSC on appropriate use criteria SNMMI offers appropriate use criteria for 2 cancers SNMMI gets nod from CMS for appropriate use criteria

     

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  • Elekta adds members to MR-Linac Consortium

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Elekta promotes 21 studies at AAPM 2017 Elekta to install Bhutan’s 1st linear accelerator Elekta begins installation of MR-linac system Elekta receives order from Ala. provider Elekta points to study of older lung cancer patients

     

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  • Fuji releases Synapse PACS upgrade

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Fuji installs mammo system in Calif. Hologic sues Fuji over DBT patents Fuji scores DOD OK for web viewer FDA OK’s Fuji’s breast tomo upgrade Fuji to show mobile x-ray unit at RSNA 2016

     

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  • MRI screening finds more cancer in Li-Fraumeni syndrome patients

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: NCI awards $17M grant for breast imaging CDC: Cancer screening lags goals MRI screening can benefit kids predisposed to cancer FDG-PET can help with early tumor detection in Li-Fraumeni syndrome

     

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  • Hologic posts Q3 revenue gains

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Hologic sues Fuji over DBT patents Hologic nets FDA OK for tomo claim in dense breasts Hologic posts Q2 revenue growth DOD awards Hologic purchasing contract Hologic inks deal with Somatex

     

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  • Study: Vertebroplasty use declines

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Updated patient-facing dataset now available New tool estimates prices for breast cancer screening Neiman coding analysis platform finds subspecialties Neiman launches patient-facing dataset Neiman report warns of ACOs’ effects on radiology

     

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  • New method may help predict risk of bleeding after stroke

    A new scoring method may help predict who is at high risk of serious bleeding after a stroke, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology┬«, the medical journal of the American…

     

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  • Machine learning predicts pregnancies with fetal growth restriction

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: AI algorithm uses color to better detect breast cancer AI can yield patient-specific radiation dose estimates 3T MRI could become routine for fetal anomalies ARRS: Fetal MRI on the rise Role-playing helps rads convey news about fetal abnormalities

     

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  • Radiologists can trust DBT density measurements

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Synthesized 2D images OK for assessing breast density Study gives thumbs-up to synthesized 2D DBT screening Synthesized 2D images fine for gauging breast density With tomo, are synthesized 2D images good enough? Synthesized 2D images dramatically reduce DBT radiation dose

     

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  • Cardinal Health profits fall in fiscal 2017

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Cardinal Health provides cautionary fiscal outlook Cardinal Health bids for new Lymphoseek sales rights Cardinal Health to pay $26.8M to settle FTC charges Cardinal launches LEU radiopharma initiative PharmaRx suit against GE, Cardinal dismissed

     

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  • SPECT/CT tracer shows promise for AAA risk evaluation

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: SPECT/CT can be valuable in abdominal emergencies Current AAA screening strategies may miss the mark Vascular surgery society cautions use of US in AAA USPSTF finalizes AAA screening recommendations JNM: FDG-PET/CT helps identify ruptured AAA risk

     

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  • SuperSonic unveils Aixplorer Ultimate

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Ultrasound loses one of its greats in David Cosgrove SuperSonic features Aixplorer updates at ECR 2017 FDA OK’s SuperSonic’s new ultrasound probes SuperSonic upgrades Aixplorer platform SuperSonic reports flat revenues for Q2

     

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  • Right heart quantification awareness: Part 3

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Right heart quantification awareness: Part 2 Right heart quantification awareness: Part 1 Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 4 Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 3 Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 2

     

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  • 4 steps to expand enterprise imaging beyond radiology

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: 3 steps to enterprise imaging for smaller hospitals Top 10 lessons for planning enterprise imaging strategy HIMSS/SIIM paper offers advice on enterprise image viewers 7 steps to enterprise imaging success CIOs must work magic when dealing with enterprise PACS

     

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  • RSNA to host Fast 5 session at annual meeting

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: RSNA foundation to award $4M in grants Former RSNA President Dr. Richard Baron dies RSNA highlights 3D printing resources RSNA extends partnership in Brazil RSNA attendance bounces back 4% in 2016

     

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  • IsoRay touts prostate cancer treatment data

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: FDA responds to IsoRay’s GammaTile 510(k) Court approves IsoRay class-action settlement IsoRay agrees to settle shareholder lawsuit IsoRay revenue falls, net loss edges up in Q4 IsoRay touts brain brachytherapy study results

     

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  • Mazor reports Q2 revenue increases

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Mazor wraps up 1st installation in Colo. Mazor signs Hartford HealthCare Mazor reports Q4 revenue increases Mazor revenues surge in Q3 Mazor touts clinical studies

     

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  • SDMS releases updated sonography work standards

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: SDMS announces grants, scholarships SDMS takes issue with ultrasound autism study SDMS publishes job description guide for sonographers SDMS to hold conference on work-related MSK injuries SDMS rolls out conference grant program

     

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  • CMS sheds light on plans for clinical decision support

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: ACR finds favorable signs in 2018 MPFS proposed rule CMS releases 2018 MPFS with 1% radiology pay cut Radiology billing must adapt to patient consumerism Is your practice ready for new decision-support rules? ACR wants CMS to stick with decision-support schedule

     

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  • Patients with co-pays less likely to choose DBT

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: DBT does not boost BI-RADS 3 category use Synthesized 2D images OK for assessing breast density Study finds DBT matches — or surpasses — FFDM DBT in younger women mitigates mammography’s ‘harms’ SBI: Immediate tomo reads don’t increase recall rates

     

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  • Canada greenlights sale of Siemens’ 3T Magnetom Vida

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Siemens completes 1st U.S. Artis C-arm angio install FDA clears Siemens’ Magnetom Vida 3T MRI Siemens gets FDA nod for Biograph Horizon Flow Siemens to debut new SPECT/CT unit at SNMMI 2017 Siemens completes Medicalis purchase

     

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  • Elekta touts 21 studies at AAPM 2017

    on AuntMinnie.com Related Reading: Elekta to install Bhutan’s 1st linear accelerator Elekta begins installation of MR-linac system Elekta receives order from Ala. provider Elekta points to study of older lung cancer patients Elekta debuts MR-linac radiation therapy system at ESTRO

     

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  • MedInformatix partners with Intelligent Medical Objects

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