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Canon launches XGO edition of 3T MRI scanner
Canon Medical Systems USA has begun shipping Vantage Galan 3T XGO, an upgraded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AHRA, Canon award grants for patient initiatives Canon Medical wins Vantage Galan installation Canon announces Toshiba Medical Systems name change Toshiba rides into RSNA sunset with Canon on horizon Canon releases new wireless DR detectors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Routine CT scans may help determine risk of fracture
Collecting bone mineral density measurements from routine CT scans of elderly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER Ultralow-dose CT successfully detects fractures Data from CTC scans improve osteoporosis screening CT scans do double duty as osteoporosis test (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer history in relatives boosts breast cancer risk
Having a first-degree relative with a family history of breast cancer sharply...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays Both screening, treatment cut breast cancer deaths What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? Do older women benefit from continued mammo screening? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ky. Medicaid expansion improves breast cancer care
Early data from Medicaid expansion in Kentucky since the passage of the Affordable...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays Tax reform bill overturns ACA's individual mandate Study: ACA led to more early-stage cancer diagnoses CMS: State healthcare spending growth on the rise (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study explores link between prenatal ultrasound and autism
The incidence of autism spectrum disorder has dramatically increased in the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Teleultrasound is beneficial for assessing fetal health SDMS takes issue with ultrasound autism study MRI scans during 1st trimester of pregnancy are safe Can 1st-trimester ultrasound affect autism severity? Ultrasound shows autism risk after birth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Calif. man sues over MRI-related burn
A 72-year-old California man is suing Glendale Adventist Medical Center, alleging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training 5 ways to create a culture of safety in radiology New board taps growing demand for MRI safety (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Adding blood test to US improves liver cancer diagnosis
Performing a blood test in addition to an ultrasound exam improved the sensitivity...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lancet: Cancer survival rates improve but vary widely US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost? JAMA: Cancer deaths fall 20% in U.S. since 1980 Cancer mortality continues to drop in U.S. HCC screening boosts survival rate in cirrhosis patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules
Radiologists have received another reprieve from the deadline for using appropriate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Adding blood test to US improves liver cancer diagnosis
Performing a blood test in addition to an ultrasound exam improved the sensitivity...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lancet: Cancer survival rates improve but vary widely US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost? JAMA: Cancer deaths fall 20% in U.S. since 1980 Cancer mortality continues to drop in U.S. HCC screening boosts survival rate in cirrhosis patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Calif. man sues over MRI-related burn
A 72-year-old California man is suing Glendale Adventist Medical Center, alleging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training 5 ways to create a culture of safety in radiology New board taps growing demand for MRI safety (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules
Radiologists have received another reprieve from the deadline for using appropriate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips to open new Ohio R&D facility for CT
Royal Philips announced that it will invest in a new R&D facility for CT and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips signs Middle East EMR deal Philips taps Rocha as new North America CEO Royal Philips acquires IT firm Forcare Philips, Neb. hospital partner on pediatric care Philips extends partnership with Ariz. provider (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Michigan State Univ. radiology chief suspended in Nassar case
The chairman of the department of radiology at Michigan State University has...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips to open new Ohio R&D facility for CT
Royal Philips announced that it will invest in a new R&D facility for CT and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips signs Middle East EMR deal Philips taps Rocha as new North America CEO Royal Philips acquires IT firm Forcare Philips, Neb. hospital partner on pediatric care Philips extends partnership with Ariz. provider (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Michigan State Univ. radiology chief suspended in Nassar case
The chairman of the department of radiology at Michigan State University has...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

U.S. budget deal will reduce physician fee cuts
The U.S. Congress on February 9 passed a $320 billion budget package that will...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Tax reform bill overturns ACA's individual mandate No radiology cuts in final 2018 MPFS; CDS pushed back CBO scores bipartisan Obamacare proposal ACR finds favorable signs in 2018 MPFS proposed rule (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ECR 2018 final program now available
The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has posted online the final program...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ECR 2018 aims to promote unity and show diversity (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO commends payment freeze for radiation treatment
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) said it commends the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO chair set to testify on Medicare payment reform ASTRO: Short radiation course safe for breast cancer ASTRO: Breast radiation 'less scary' than expected ASTRO awards $275K to researchers ASTRO honors 43 researchers at annual meeting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hologic revenues climb in 1st quarter
Growth in its breast health business contributed to revenues that exceeded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hologic launches new mini C-arm system Hologic launches $1B private offering FDA clears Hologic's breast density assessment software Hologic sees strong growth in Q4 revenues Hologic adds Dutch mammo supply deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

5 ways to optimize CT lung cancer screening
An academic hospital that implemented a CT lung cancer screening program obtained...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results Cancer deaths continue to fall, but CT lung screening lags Risk-based lung cancer screening tops USPSTF guidelines Chest doctors issue guidelines for CT lung cancer screening Canadian risk model boosts CT lung screening efficiency (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IMRIS touts order growth in 2017
Image-guided therapy developer IMRIS said it achieved a 67% increase in system...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IMRIS, Hill-Rom get FDA nod for operating room table IMRIS touts revenue, earnings gains FDA clears Deerfield's Symbis system Former Siemens chief lands at Deerfield Investment firm to buy IMRIS assets (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA, NRC clear path for U.S. supply of molybdenum-99
A U.S.-based supply of molybdenum-99 is finally at hand: The U.S. Food and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Holst joins NorthStar Medical NorthStar nets more funds from U.S. government Report warns of shortages to Mo-99 supply in U.S. NorthStar hires 2 new VPs NorthStar gets patents and trademark (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists
A new study published February 1 in Radiology on occupational radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts What's the radiation risk to RTs from fluoro studies? Radiologists show no radiation-related mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients
Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found that gadolinium...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium in fetuses almost entirely cleared via placenta X-ray fluorescence detects retained gadolinium in bone FDA issues directive on GBCA labeling, safety research GBCA-related allergic reactions rare in cardiac MRI MGH researchers working on GBCA alternativeComments: 2/9/2018 4:23:20 AMPazhayanur Ramakrishnan https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/eye-could-provide-window-brain-after-stroke Eye could provide “window to the brain” after stroke - Preliminary res...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the SNMMI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts Are RTs protected enough during fluoro procedures? Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel SIR study eyes whether radiation causes cataracts Higher cataract incidence tied to repeated head CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients
Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found that gadolinium...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium in fetuses almost entirely cleared via placenta X-ray fluorescence detects retained gadolinium in bone FDA issues directive on GBCA labeling, safety research GBCA-related allergic reactions rare in cardiac MRI MGH researchers working on GBCA alternative (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 56: The magic words
They are the magic words that seem to accompany every radiology report, no...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 55: Recognition #MyRadGirlfriend No. 54: Cold weather blues #MyRadGirlfriend No. 53: Follow your dreams #MyRadGirlfriend No. 52: The old Nintendo trick #MyRadGirlfriend No. 51: First do no harm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Technologists improve image quality from urgent care centers
Radiology departments are facing a conundrum from the growing number of urgent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA guidance urges lower radiation dose for kids CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose NDSC adds pediatric imaging criteria to ACR Select Why are pediatric MRI scans on the rise in the ED? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 56: The magic words
They are the magic words that seem to accompany every radiology report, no...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 55: Recognition #MyRadGirlfriend No. 54: Cold weather blues #MyRadGirlfriend No. 53: Follow your dreams #MyRadGirlfriend No. 52: The old Nintendo trick #MyRadGirlfriend No. 51: First do no harm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists
A new study published February 1 in Radiology on occupational radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts What's the radiation risk to RTs from fluoro studies? Radiologists show no radiation-related mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Technologists improve image quality from urgent care centers
Radiology departments are facing a conundrum from the growing number of urgent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA guidance urges lower radiation dose for kids CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose NDSC adds pediatric imaging criteria to ACR Select Why are pediatric MRI scans on the rise in the ED? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens to sell Symbia Intevo Bold SPECT/CT in Canada
Siemens Healthineers has received regulatory approval to market its Symbia...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lower revenue plagues Siemens Healthineers' Q1 numbers Siemens teams up with Florida Hospital Siemens Healthineers plans cost cuts to prepare for IPO Report: Siemens targets health IPO for March Siemens chief: Health unit may someday surpass parent (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AHRA, Canon award grants for patient initiatives
Canon Medical Systems USA and the AHRA have awarded 64 grants worth $620,000...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon Medical wins Vantage Galan installation Canon announces Toshiba Medical Systems name change Toshiba rides into RSNA sunset with Canon on horizon Canon releases new wireless DR detectors Toshiba, AHRA open Putting Patients First grant program (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canada's Choosing Wisely warns of CT overuse
Doctors from Memorial University of Newfoundland warn that too many unnecessary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER JACR: How inappropriate is CT use, really? Emergency docs want decision support to tackle CT overuse Emergency departments reserve CT for complex cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Agfa brings new IT suite to HIMSS 2018
Agfa HealthCare plans to showcase the newest version of its Engage Suite of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Agfa readies its portfolio for ECR 2018 Agfa lands Premier contract Agfa nets new DR contracts Agfa awarded Md. contract Agfa completes Canadian installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Planmed adds features to its Verity CBCT scanner
Mammography and orthopedic imaging firm Planmed has launched an upgraded version...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Planmed's 2D digital mammography system FDA clears Planmed's Verity for maxillofacial imaging Planmed inks Verity distribution pact Planmed's Verity receives Health Canada license Planmed, Merry X-Ray ink CT distribution deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Is CT or MR perfusion better for diagnosing CAD?
Recent advances in scanner technology have made the use of CT stress myocardial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment ASNC releases guidance on MPI in women CTA plus stress tests help predict heart attacks Reconstruction kernel cuts artifacts in CT MPI ISCT: Is CT perfusion dead beyond the head? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Huge differences in cost of MRI scans
Patients seeking a routine MRI scan for back pain can pay as little as $350...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI scan volume drops in 2017, but new purchases planned HealthCost offers consumers access to imaging costs New audit pinpoints causes of 'wasteful' unnecessary scans Incidental imaging findings boost healthcare costs How do high-deductible health plans affect radiology? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IRadimed posts mixed results for Q4, year-end
MRI accessories developer IRadimed has posted mixed results for its 2017 fourth...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IRadimed predicts boost in 2018 revenue IRadimed's revenue, net income drops in Q3 FDA clears IRadimed's MRI-compatible patient monitor IRadimed posts Q2 revenue decline IRadimed projects lower 2017 revenue (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Start-up firm Ferric Contrast scores NSF award
MRI contrast developer Ferric Contrast has received a Small Business Technology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is ferumoxytol the alternative to gadolinium MRI agents? Start-up to develop robotic biopsy device for MRI NIH awards NSF study grant to TJU team Penn engineers develop better MRI contrast Fla. university nets $5M nuclear physics grant (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

To boost job satisfaction, put the pedal to the metal
Research has found that a sedentary lifestyle negatively affects one's health...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR 2017: Can wellness advice get radiologists active? ARRS: To prevent burnout, find a higher purpose Under stress: Radiologists embrace novel ways to tackle burnout The Healthy Radiologist: Am I burned-out? Can the reading room go from sedentary to svelte? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Whole-body MRI gains momentum for oncology cases
Whole-body MRI is an emerging clinical tool for accurate and early assessment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Multiparametric MRI can help avoid renal mass biopsies MRI confirms prostate cancer with lower dose of GBCA Biomarker test could direct MRI use for prostate cancer Is ferumoxytol the alternative to gadolinium MRI agents? Short breast MRI protocol works for cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

India clears Varian's Halcyon radiation therapy system
Varian Medical Systems' Halcyon radiation therapy system has received the Atomic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian acquires Mobius Medical Varian inks deal to acquire Sirtex for $1.3B Varian posts double-digit Q1 gain Varian pursues partnership in China Taiwan clears Varian's radiation therapy system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACR releases contrast reaction resource
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has introduced a resource that summarizes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR urges Anthem to rescind outpatient imaging policies ACR releases appropriateness summaries for patients CMS renews ACR's data registry for 2018 ACR calls for summer radiology internship applications ACR revises Appropriateness Criteria (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

10 top tips on best use of MR enterography in small bowel
Used properly, magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) can play a valuable clinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning can help diagnose Crohn's disease CEUS can aid assessment of Crohn's disease activity PET/MR enterography offers potential in Crohn's disease ARRS: 6 reasons to be optimistic about radiology Radiation dose and CT: What really are the essentials? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news