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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One of the most significant factors in extracting information from EHR record is the use ofnatural language processing (NLP) which I have referred to in a number of previous notes (see, for example:EMRs and the Data Entry Paradox; Same Concept Not Applicable in the LIS World;Assessing Drugs Using"Real World Evidence" in Addition to Clinical Trials;AI Allows Computers to"Read" EHR Records and Make Predictions). A recent article discussed why one should"care" about Amazon's new medical language processing service (see:Why Should You Care About Amazon's New Medical Language Proc...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Computer Security Electronic Health Record (EHR) Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Innovations Lab Information Lab Regulation Medical Research Medicolegal Issues Predictive Analytics Source Type: blogs
AbstractTo measure integral doses in image-guided radiation therapy, we developed an integral condenser dosimeter comprising a disposable USB-A mini-substrate with a 0.1- µF condenser and a silicon X-ray diode (Si-XD), a microcomputer (mbed) dock, and a personal computer (PC). The Si-XD is a high-sensitivity photodiode selected for detecting X-rays. The USB-A substrate with dimensions of 24 × 14 mm2 is inserted into the microcomputer dock, and the condenser is charged to 3.23  V through a 10-kΩ resistor. The condenser charging voltage is subsequently measured directly using an anal...
Source: Radiological Physics and Technology - Category: Physics Source Type: research
ConclusionThe authors propose that this case represent an uncommon subset of osteoarthritis. Regular review, both clinically and radiologically, is required to assess speed of progression and to prevent rapid loss of bone stock without the surgeon being aware.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Turner Imaging Systems announced it will be releasing its Smart-C X-ray device, which is a tiny C-arm designed for imaging the extremities at the point of care. The device can be used inside clinical offices, surgical suites, and even taken in the fi...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Emergency Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Radiology Source Type: blogs
(Image courtesy of In2Bones) Orthopedic surgical device developer In2Bones announced the global launch of its “see-through” PitStop implant for children and adults with flat feet. One of the most common foot deformities, flat-foot often starts during adolescence and continues into adulthood. In2Bones (Memphis, Tenn.) developed the PitStop subtalar implant to restore the stability of a patient’s arch during the walking process. Several traditional metallic sublatar implants can be limiting because of material’s stiffness compared to the adjacent bones, causing pain and biomechanical adaptat...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Implants Orthopedics In2Bones Source Type: news
Background: The calcaneal apophysis ossification staging system is a novel method for assessing skeletal maturity. However, it was created using the same historic patient population that was used to create the Greulich and Pyle atlas of the hand and wrist, predominantly white children. It is unclear if the calcaneal apophysis ossification staging system is still applicable to the modern pediatric population and to children of other races. Methods: We retrospectively studied 1327 benign lateral foot x-rays from modern white and black children. Calcaneal stage was determined and age, race, and sex were collected for eac...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Foot & Ankle Source Type: research
Abstract The performance of synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence (SR-XRF) spectrometry for nondestructive discrimination of small fragments of automotive aluminum wheels was studied. Fragments (
Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences - Category: Forensic Medicine Authors: Tags: J Forensic Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: 2018Source: Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 12, Part 1Author(s): M. Rajesh Yadav, P. Radha Krishna, B. Tirumala Rao, B. Rupa Venkateswara Rao, G.V. LakshmikanthAbstractThe structural and spectroscopic characteristics of Mn2+ in LiNaZnP2O5 (LNZP) nanophosphors were prepared by solid state synthesis and investigated. Diffraction of X-rays confirms that the material gets crystallized in orthorhombic phase with Cmcm space group. The average crystallite size for the prepared sample was found to be 28.02 nm and with increase in Mn2+ ions concentration, a systematic decrease in the crystallite size...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Under the present experimental conditions, There is no evidence that 10cGy-irradiation protected the liver cells against a subsequent higher dose. The significant effect of 10 cGy-irradiation emphasizes the low-dose radiation associated risk. PMID: 30507334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Zhao Y, Xu Y, Bao Y, Geng X, Zhang T, Li D Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the difference in absorbed organ dose and image quality for head-neck CT angiography using organ dose modulation compared with 3D smart mA modulation in different body mass indices (BMIs) using an adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASiR-V) algorithm. METHODS: Three hundred patients underwent head-neck CTA were equally divided into three groups: A (18.5 kg/m2≦BMI 
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
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