CTPA rates increase among pregnant women
The use rate of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) has increased among pregnant women -- but outcomes from these studies are often negative, researchers have reported. A team led by Sameer Goyal, MD, of Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York, discovered that the rate of CTPA exams for PE among pregnant patients increased by more than 70% over a 10-year time period without a simultaneous increase in positive findings -- results that underscore the importance of assessing the risk of radiation exposure in this group. The study findings were published March 18 in the Journal of the A...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 19, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Industry News Ob/Gyn Source Type: news

Biometrics Streamline Age-Sensitive Transactions as Privacy Concerns Persist
Biometric technologies have garnered increasing attention and adoption in recent years, transforming the authentication and digital identification landscape across various industries. From fingerprint scans to facial recognition and iris scanning to pay-by-hand, unique biometric identifiers offer…#cbp #cbpone #juliemao #justfutureslaw #fedscoop #tsa #concernspersist (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘She Looks Like Me’ Review: Family Secrets and Public Scandals Brush Shoulders In a Scattered Documentary
A tale of disability, abuse, expectations and family secrets, “She Looks Like Me” from director Torquil Jones has a headstart on most documentaries, given its subject matter’s winding twists and turns. Some key details end up obscured — there’s enough real-life material here to fill an entire…#shelookslikeme #torquiljones #dreamlike #jenbricker #illinois #dominiquemoceanu #jens #dominique #jen #romanian (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Finds No Brain Injuries Among ‘ Havana Syndrome ’ Patients
WASHINGTON — An array of advanced tests found no brain injuries or degeneration among U.S. diplomats and other government employees who suffer mysterious health problems once dubbed “Havana syndrome, ” researchers reported Monday. The National Institutes of Health’s nearly five-year study offers no explanation for symptoms including headaches, balance problems and difficulties with thinking and sleep that were first reported in Cuba in 2016 and later by hundreds of American personnel in multiple countries. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] But it did contradict some earlier finding...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauran Neergaard/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Medic Vision secures distribution contract with Mumbai, India firm
Medic Vision Imaging Solutions has inked a distribution contract for its AI-driven MRI image enhancement software with a Mumbai, India-based company. Equipment supplier Akarui Solutions will distribute Medic Vision's iQMR software, which speeds MRI scans by 40%, according to the firm. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 18, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers develops cinematic reality app
Siemens Healthineers has developed a cinematic reality app that enables "realistic renderings of human anatomy," it said. The company's Cinematic Reality app is designed for Apple Vision Pro and allows users to view interactive holograms of the human body taken from medical scans, according to the firm. It could help with surgical planning and medical and patient education, Siemens noted. Siemens highlighted the app at the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando. It is a prototype and not yet available for commercial use. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 18, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Imaging Informatics Industry News Artificial Intelligence Source Type: news

Millions at stake in fight over one MRI scanner in Wake County
A years-long dispute involving Duke Health over a new MRI machine in Wake County shows the logjam that often results around the state's rules for new health care facilities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 18, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

NHS 'cover-up culture' exposed: Ombudsman warns scandal-stricken hospitals are concealing evidence of poor care
Rob Behrens (pictured), accused the NHS of, on occasions, acting in a 'dreadful' way to prevent bereaved families from finding out the truth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The immediate effects of vision-zero corridor upgrades on pedestrian crashes in New York: a before-and-after spatial point process approach - Sehtman-Shachar S, Billig PC, Stein A, Kaplan S.
The long-term effects of the Vision-Zero (VZ) approach in Scandinavia are well documented. In contrast, information regarding the immediate effects of VZ at the starting phase upon gradual implementation is scarce. Taking New York City as the case study, w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Values and national identification in minority and majority youth: longitudinal multi-study findings - Benish-Weisman M, Daniel E, Elizarov E, Sverdlik N, Titzmann PF.
Collective identification is vital for adolescents, fostering well-being and connection, but scant attention has been given to drivers of national identification and their contextual variations in youth. To address this, two longitudinal studies examined h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Portuguese Continue European Trend Of Veering Right Ahead Of EU Elections
By Gregorz Adamczyk of Remix news In Portugal, the election results led to several conclusions. First, they demonstrated how Europeans are reacting to the EU-enforced Green Deal: Two environmental parties did not even…#portuguese #gregorzadamczyk #remix #portugal #europeans #greens #communists #socialists #scandinavia #sweden (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image perception: Are radiologists akin to MLB batters?
A radiologist’s perception when viewing a complex MR image may be akin to a Major League Baseball (MLB) batter reading the stitches on a fastball, according to researchers exploring exactly how diagnostic interpretations are made. The baseball metaphor works because eye-tracking studies have shown that radiologists are able to discriminate between normal and abnormal stacks of 26 T2-weighted images from prostate MRI in as little as 48 milliseconds per section, said neuroscientist Robert Alexander, MD, of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, in an interview with AuntMinnie.com. Similarly, expert batter...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 18, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Advanced Visualization Source Type: news

Image perception: Are radiologists akin to MLB batters?
A radiologist’s perception when viewing a complex MR image may be akin to a Major League Baseball (MLB) batter reading the stitches on a fastball, according to researchers exploring exactly how diagnostic interpretations are made. The baseball metaphor works because eye-tracking studies have shown that radiologists are able to discriminate between normal and abnormal stacks of 26 T2-weighted images from prostate MRI in as little as 48 milliseconds per section, said neuroscientist Robert Alexander, MD, of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, in an interview with AuntMinnie.com. Similarly, expert batter...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 18, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Advanced Visualization Source Type: news

UK researchers find way of diagnosing bowel cancer without biopsies
PET scans can examine entire bowel before and during treatment, avoiding risks associated with taking tissue samplesResearchers in Glasgow have identified a new means of diagnosing and treating bowel cancer with imaging technology, avoiding the need for biopsies.Biopsies require an invasive procedure with a number of health risks, such as infection, and are limited in what they can capture within a patient ’s bowel.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 18, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Grierson and agencies Tags: Bowel cancer Medical research Society Scotland UK news Science Source Type: news

Victims of Norton Motorcycles pension fraud paid £9.4m compensation
The Fraud Compensation Fund has paid £9.4m to the three retirement schemes that collapsed during the Norton Motorcycles pension scandal, more than a decade after victims had seemingly lost their life savings. The payment represents some long-awaited good news for more than 200 people who fell…#norton #keanureeves #victims #dalriada #neildavis #tewkesbury #gloucestershire #guardian #stuartgarner #pensionsombudsman (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news