What can radiology learn from tort reform in Tenn.?

Do recent efforts at tort reform in Tennessee offer any lessons for the rest...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Malpractice claim rate against U.S. physicians drops State tort reform reduces orders for x-rays Malpractice nondisclosure terms can vary Ortho surgeons spend $2B per year on 'defensive medicine' NEJM: Radiology suits are uncommon, payouts below average
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A panel of urinary biomarkers can accurately identify patients at risk for peri-implant osteolysis before it becomes evident on x-rays, researchers report.Reuters Health Information
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Publication date: Available online 15 June 2018 Source:Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis Author(s): Alessandra Egidi, Silvia Filippi, Federico Manganello, Wilner Lopez-Martinez, Roberta Meschini Ataxia telangiectasia is a rare autosomal recessive genome instability syndrome caused by mutations in the Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated gene and characterized by a very high sensitivity to agents inducing double strand breaks such as ionizing radiation. In cells derived from ataxia telangiectasia patients a prominent enhancement of chromosomal aberrations is revealed as a consequence of this radio...
Source: Mutation Research Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 September 2018 Source:Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 216 Author(s): A.L.C. Silva, J.C. Ugucioni, S. Correa, J.D. Ardisson, W.A.A. Macedo, J.P. Silva, A.A.C. Cotta, A.D.B. Brito Polymeric nanocomposites composed of polyaniline (PANI)/tin dioxide (SnO2), and PANI/chitosan(CS)/SnO2 were synthesized chemically by in situ polymerization method. The aniline polymerization was carried out using DBSA as protonating agent, and APS as oxidizing agent. The tin dioxide nanoparticles dissolved in hydrochloric acid (HCl) was added during the synthesis process. Nanocomposites were examined by X-ray diffracti...
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Contributors : Constantinos G Broustas ; Sally A AmundsonSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Mus musculusBackground: Radiation exposure due to the detonation of an improvised nuclear device remains a major security concern. Radiation from such a device involves a combination of photons and neutrons. Although photons will make the greater contribution to the total dose, neutrons will certainly have an impact on the severity of the exposure as they have high relative biological effectiveness.Results: We investigated the gene expression signatures in the blood of mice exposed to 3 Gy x-rays, 0.75 Gy of neutr...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Mus musculus Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018 Source:Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Volume 151 Author(s): İ.Ç. Keskin, M.İ. Katı, M. Türemiş, A. Çetin, Y. Tuncer Arslanlar, R. Kibar The study reveals the thermoluminescence (TL) properties of white and blue chalcedony minerals which this mineral mined two different regions (Edirne and Eskişehir, respectively) of Turkey. With the help of various characterization techniques (such as X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)), the gem-quality of the samples was tested. The TL glow curves of the samples irradiated with X-rays show i...
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In anticipation of the increased use of coherent X-ray methods and the need to upgrade beamlines to match improved source quality, here the coherence properties of the X-rays delivered by beamline 12ID-D at the Advanced Photon Source have been characterized. The measured X-ray divergence, beam size, brightness and coherent flux at energies up to 26   keV are compared with the calculated values from the undulator source, and the effects of beamline optics such as a mirror, monochromator and compound refractive lenses are evaluated. Diffraction patterns from slits as a function of slit width are analyzed using wave propaga...
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CONCLUSION: Study results indicated that the entropy values in the lens were signifcantly changed after radiotherapy and the degree of the change associated with dose and time. PMID: 29889097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The XVMC algorithms more accurate in IMRT dose calculations with inhomogeneity correction for esophagus cancer. PMID: 29889096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
In this study, we propose and test a generative adversarial network (GAN) based x-ray image denoising method. Images used in this study were acquired using a digital radiography (DR) imaging system. Promising results have been obtained in our experiments with x-ray images for the security check application. The Experiment results demonstrated that the proposed new image denoising method was able to effectively remove the statistical noise from x-ray images, while kept sharp edge and clear structure. Thus, comparing with the traditional convolutional neural network (CNN) based method, the proposed new method generates more ...
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
Sometimes, people can find it hard to tell the difference between asthma and bronchitis. This is because both have similar symptoms that include wheezing and shortness of breath. Diagnostic tests to tell the difference include chest X-rays. There are, however, some distinct symptoms of bronchitis, too. Learn more here.
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