Rural Hospital Scam; Overdose Undercount; Prison Flu-Shot Scandal
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in health-related investigations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists
Are you worried about artificial intelligence (AI) eliminating your job? Don't...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? AI method lowers radiation dose, speeds scanning times Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens lands FDA clearance for Mammomat Revelation
Siemens Healthineers has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens Healthineers launches IPO, raising $5.2B Siemens to debut portable cardiovascular US at ACC 2018 Siemens highlights Digital Ecosystem updates at HIMSS New Siemens ECR 2018 products include Juniper ultrasound scanner Tablet-controlled CT scanners lead Siemens products at RSNA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

When Young Athletes Need Sports Injury Care
Treatment TermsSports medicine Author Sarah Avery Sub-Title Know What to Expect at the Visit Overview When young athletes get hurt, the best option for care is often an orthopaedic doctor who specializes in sports-related injuries. However, the criminal conviction of a USA Gymnastics team doctor who used his position to abuse children and teens for decades has raised concerns among parents and athletes. Content Blocks Header Sports Medicine Experts Can Be Essential to Injury Recovery ContentParents might question the value and appropriateness of a sports medicine visit, but Duke Health orthopaedic surgeonJocelyn ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Thousands more lost their eggs in fertility clinic freezer failure
The University Hospitals Fertility Center has now admitted 4,000 embryos were lost, despite saying 2,000 when the scandal emerged three weeks ago. At first, they had said 600 families were affected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Brain Size Changes in Young Children
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller-than-normal brain regions that are crucial in controlling behavior, researchers have found. Along with conducting MRI brain scans, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Canon wins FDA clearance for Aplio i600 scanner
The Aplio i600 ultrasound scanner from Canon Medical Systems USA has received...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon scores FDA OK for US liver assessment tools Canon shows 4D features for Aplio i900 at ACC show Canon nets FDA OK for new edition of 3T MRI scanner Canon buys Dutch software firm Fysicon Canon launches new 1.5-tesla MRI, US unit at ECR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?
NEW YORK CITY - A deep-learning algorithm that analyzes B-mode morphological...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI method lowers radiation dose, speeds scanning times New algorithm helps identify negative report findings Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose How accurate are SRU guidelines for advanced fibrosis? Math functions add color, detail to ultrasound images (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Beer belly turns out to be a 30-POUND tumor in a man's abdomen
After losing 34 pounds but not seeing a difference in his pot belly, Kevin Daly, 63, of Hoboken, New Jersey, had a CAT scan that revealed a beach ball-sized tumor in his abdomen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Applying Hot New Tech Platforms to Medical Devices
Last October I spoke with Derek Mathers, director of advanced applications development at Worrell, about how augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality technologies are being applied in medtech. Minneapolis, MN-based Worrell is a global design firm that specializes in healthcare innovation and strategy. Join us at BIOMEDevice Boston, April 18-19, 2018, to hear more about how technologies like augmented reality are transforming the product development process. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off conference registration and free expo access.   In the Facebook Live video below, Mathers s...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston R & Source Type: news

Butterfly Network adds remote guidance to scanner
Butterfly Network has developed an augmented-reality capability that enables...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI shows smaller brain volume in kids with ADHD
MRI scans have uncovered reduced volume in key regions of the brain that help...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MR spectroscopy links ADHD drugs to positive emotions MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes MRI links brain volume to ADHD DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD MRI shows kids may not outgrow ADHD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Atypical brain development observed in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms
NIH-funded study uses high-resolution brain scans to uncover structural changes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stress during pregnancy does affect a baby's brain, scans confirm
Newly-developed scanning techniques allowed a team at Wayne State University to examine neural activity of 47 fetuses between 30 and 37 weeks gestation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids
Researchers using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) may have discovered an underlying...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline Court rules that DTI-MRI scans are not 'junk science' MRI reveals key brain differences in people with genetic autism MRI links early brain abnormality in infants to autism DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero
(Cognitive Neuroscience Society) The time babies spend in the womb is far from idle. The brain is changing more rapidly during this time than at any other time in development. It is an active time for the fetus to grow and explore, and of course connect to its mother. As being presented at the CNS conference, new evidence from in-utero fetal brain scans shows, for the first time, that this connection directly affects brain development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Canon scores FDA OK for US liver assessment tools
Canon Medical Systems USA has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon shows 4D features for Aplio i900 at ACC show Canon nets FDA OK for new edition of 3T MRI scanner Canon buys Dutch software firm Fysicon Canon launches new 1.5-tesla MRI, US unit at ECR Canon highlights ultrahigh-resolution CT at ECR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Samsung NeuroLogica gets FDA nod for ultrasound device
Samsung NeuroLogica has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sonex Health to partner with Samsung NeuroLogica Samsung NeuroLogica upgrades portable CT scanner Samsung debuts ultrasound systems at ACOG 2017 Samsung DR system gets FDA nod Samsung NeuroLogica wins CT installation at UC Davis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about adenomyosis
Adenomyosis is a condition where cells from the uterus lining grow into the uterus muscle. It is related to endometriosis and has similar symptoms, such as heavy, painful periods. Diagnosis involves ultrasound, MRI scans, or a biopsy. Treatment is not always necessary but can include hormonal therapy or hysterectomy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

Meet Kaiser ’s local IT leader
Donna Scannell has worked in IT for Kaiser Permanente for the last 30 years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Delete Facebook? That ’s as hard as giving up sugar | Dean Burnett
Plenty of people say they ’re going to do it, but in the end can’t. So why do social networks have such a hold?The recently exposed Cambridge Analytica scandal, where intrepid Observer journalists revealed that more than 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested without consent for political ends, has shaken the worlds of media, politics, eveninternational relations. Facebook itself has also taken quite a hit, with itsshare value dropping considerably, and many people, even the co-founder of WhatsApp, joining the#DeleteFacebook movement.Related:The Cambridge Analytica saga is a scandal of Facebook ’s ow...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Facebook Social networking Media Technology Neuroscience World news Source Type: news

AI method lowers radiation dose, speeds scanning times
An artificial intelligence (AI) technique developed at Massachusetts General...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI advances MRI for prostate cancer patients Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Is CT alone enough to clear cervical spine trauma?
If a CT scan of a patient with obtunded blunt trauma is normal, is a follow-up...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis? Success of urgent neck CTA rests on patient selection CT protocols prove vital for success in severe trauma cases Study: Skip CT in most blunt emergency trauma cases Emergency departments continue to drive CT use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Michigan boy diagnosed with a Gorham-Stout bone disease
Leonardo Aguillon, two, of Zeeland, Michigan, was admitted to the hospital on March 9 for pneumonia. A routine chest X-ray and a CT scan revealed that half of his left rib cage was missing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Michigan boy, 2, diagnosed with a vanishing bone disease
Leonardo Aguillon, 2, of Zeeland, Michigan, was admitted to the hospital on March 3 for pneumonia. A routine chest X-ray and a CT scan revealed that half of his left rib cage was missing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: AI faster, more accurate than humans at analyzing heart scans
A form of artificial intelligence can analyze heart ultrasound tests than more quickly and better than board-certified echocardiographers, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation launched into how jobs were found for discredited NHS managers
NHS Improvement has commissioned an independent investigation into the way jobs were “found or facilitated” for former directors at the scandal hit Liverpool Community Health Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Clarius launches medical school award program
Handheld-ultrasound technology developer Clarius Mobile Health has created...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hologic, Clarius ink deal on wireless ultrasound Clarius releases ultrasound research software Clarius rolls out new mobile US software release Handheld ultrasound scanner hits the trail Clarius signs military distribution contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IU-invented microscope could make surgeries more effective, disease diagnoses timelier
(Indiana University) A former Indiana University School of Medicine researcher has invented a native-state microscope that is able to scan large areas using fiber optics. It could allow for immediate, real-time microscopic confirmation of the complete removal of malignant tissues during surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows potential of imaging methods for systemic sclerosis-related Raynaud's phenomenon
Current methods of measuring changes in blood flow or skin temperature in the hands of people with systemic sclerosis are subjective and not always sensitive to change. Testing and developing new means of treating systemic sclerosis-related Raynaud's phenomenon in future clinical trials could now be made easier thanks to two imaging methods that have been validated by new research. Arthritis Research UK has funded a study led by the University of Manchester showing how laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI), which measures blood flow, and thermography techniques, which measure skin temperature, could both play an i...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study
Many patients are treated in emergency rooms, told to take time off from work and rest, referred for scans or surgery, and prescribed painkillers that include addictive opioids, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop brain scanner in a helmet
(Reuters) - British scientists have developed a lightweight and highly sensitive brain imaging device that can be worn as a helmet, allowing the patient to move about naturally. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Helmet-shaped brain scanner allows wearers to move around
Scientists hope it will help children with neurological and mental disorders and reveal how brains handle social situationsThe world ’s first brain scanner that can be worn as people move around has been invented, by a team who hope the contraption can help children with neurological and mental disorders and reveal how the brain handles social situations.The new scalp caps – made on 3D printers – fit closely to the head, so can record the electromagnetic field produced by electrical currents between brain cells in much finer detail than previously.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Juliette Jowit Tags: Science Epilepsy Source Type: news

Carestream New Software Redefines Orthodontic Workflow
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2018 CS Model+ software is giving clinicians back an important step in the treatment planning process: The ability to automatically segment, setup, analyze and present digital models within minutes. The manual process of analyzing models and creating treatment setups is valuable, yet time-consuming. By eliminating the most tedious parts of the process, CS Model+ lets doctors analyze every patient ’s model with the same dedication and attention to detail that was once reserved for only the most complicated or unique cases.“What makes CS Model+ unique is that it redefines the orth...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 21, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New brain scanner allows patients to move freely for the first time
(Wellcome Trust) A new generation of brain scanner, that can be worn like a helmet allowing patients to move naturally whilst being scanned, has been developed by researchers at the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham and the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL. It is part of a five-year Wellcome funded project which has the potential to revolutionize the world of human brain imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

California woman's car crash led to the discovery of a brain tumor  
Aimee Green, 24, was knocked unconscious during a car crash in Sacramento, California on February 20. Hours later a routine brain scan revealed a tumor growing above her right ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scans reveal whether depressed patients will improve
A special form of brain imaging can identify whether depressed people will improve, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scans may help determine whether depressed patients will improve
A special form of brain imaging can identify whether depressed people will improve, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do patients with neck injuries really need that MRI after a normal CT?
A new Yale-led study finds that the cost of a follow-up MRI after a normal CT scan for unconscious patients with blunt neck injuries may outweigh the benefit. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Specialist nurse predicts scanner will replace scores in ulcer care
A senior tissue viability nurse plans to ditch traditional pressure ulcer risk assessment in favour of a hand-held scanner that can detect changes in the skin invisible to the naked eye. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

South Africa:The Most Important News This Year Did Not Get a Headline
[Daily Maverick] It is a scandal, a shame and a terrible indictment of our press (who are doing so much to reveal the problems of the country) that the change in the greatest crisis in our country, HIV infections, has gone so under-reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MRI scans ‘spots 46% more cases of prostate cancer’ than biopsy
An international team led by University College London found they could diagnose 46 per cent more aggressive tumours by using MRI scans rather than relying on biopsies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Working Toward & #039;Universal Connectivity & #039; in Drug Delivery
A few years ago HealthPrize Technologies LLC and West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. partnered to develop a program for rewarding patients for adhering to injectable regimens. The 2014 partnership integrated HealthPrize’s digital adherence and engagement platform with West’s injectable drug-delivery systems. The companies are now renewing that partnership with a next-generation solution offering expanded options for device connectivity. Tom Kottler, CEO and co-founder, HealthPrize Technologies, told MD+DI that recent updates include an upgraded user interface, dedicated sales and marketing staff, and additio...
Source: MDDI - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Study: Prostate MRIs better than standard biopsies in cancer detection
An MRI scan with targeted prostate biopsies may detect prostate cancer better than standard biopsies, according to a new international study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LSD blurs line between ourselves and others, study finds
Drugs targeting similar brain networks as LSD could help with a variety of mental disordersApart from the wide-eyed bike ride home from the lab, his neighbour turning into a witch, the threatening behaviour of his furniture and the futile battle to save his ego from collapse, Dr Albert Hofmann appeared to enjoy his first trip on LSD.Now, 75 years after the Swiss chemist witnessed the full effects of his psychedelic invention, scientists have discovered fresh details of how the drug affects the brain. Scans of healthy volunteers show that less than half the dose that left Hofmann cowering on his sofa makes a person ’s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Drugs Source Type: news

Research and Education Evaluation of the fit of zirconia copings fabricated by direct and indirect digital impression procedures
ConclusionsWithin the limitations of this study, the zirconia copings fabricated with CAD-CAM using different digitization methods and Ni-Cr copings fabricated using the lost-wax technique and casting produced clinically acceptable marginal and internal discrepancies. No significant differences were found among the DS, IMP, and LW groups. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

FDA tags closing Philips plant for mishandling adverse event reports
Updated to reflect that the FDA document was a Form 483, not a warning letter, and to include commentary from a Philips spokesperson. The FDA recently released a Form 483 it sent to Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) over issues it found with a Cleveland, Ohio-based plant the company plans to close, citing numerous mishandled adverse event reports and other reporting and quality control issues. The report relates to an inspection of the facilities performed by the federal watchdog between July 17 and August 18 last year and includes a total of nine observed issues. In its letter, the FDA said that Philips failed to appropriatel...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance royalphilips Source Type: news

FDA tags closing Philips plant in warning letter for mishandling adverse event reports
The FDA recently released a warning letter it sent to Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) over issues it found with a Cleveland, Ohio-based plant the company plans to close, citing numerous mishandled adverse event reports and other reporting and quality control issues. The report relates to an inspection of the facilities performed by the federal watchdog between July 17 and August 18 last year and includes a total of nine observed issues. In its warning letter, the FDA said that Philips failed to appropriately address 3,623 complaints it received from between July 2016 and July 2017. The federal watchdog said that all of the 3...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance royalphilips Source Type: news

$12,000 For A Bee Sting? Emergency Room Visits Get Even Pricier
(CNN Money) — Sylvia Rosas decided to go to the emergency room after getting stung by a bee in her yard in Valrico, Florida. She had experienced allergic reactions in the past, but didn’t have an EpiPen on hand. However, what really hurt was the $12,000 bill she received for the visit to the ER. The 53-year-old said she was seen by several doctors, who ordered thousands of dollars in blood tests and an EKG during the 2015 visit that lasted less than two hours. Since the hospital was out of network, her insurer wouldn’t cover the visit, and she ended up having to pay the entire bill. “Never did I thi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Source Type: news

Chronic pain, TBI, and PTSD in military veterans: a link to suicidal ideation and violent impulses? - Blakey SM, Wagner HR, Naylor J, Brancu M, Lane I, Sallee M, Kimbrel NA, Elbogen EB.
The polytrauma clinical triad refers to the co-occurrence of chronic pain, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite research implicating dyadic relationships between these conditions and adverse outcomes, scant resear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news