Why, though? A cat ahead of its time
The CueCat scanned images on print ads and took users to a URL. So, just like a QR code, but too soon.#cuecat (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI's impact on false-positive mammograms, breast cancer screening performance
Computer-aided detection (CAD) software for mammography has been available for decades but has traditionally been hampered by a high number of false-positive marks. AI software based on deep-learning algorithms is showing promise, however, for helping to improve specificity in screening mammography and other breast imaging modalities. Just over 40.5 million mammograms were performed in the U.S. in 2023, according to Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) national statistics. Although mammogram is the most widely used screening modality, a known problem is that 9.5% of the 10% of women contacted for further testing after...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: Improving radiology efficiency and outcomes Source Type: news

How AI can flag critical imaging results for priority review and treatments
This study demonstrates the ability of an FDA-cleared artificial intelligence (AI) decision support tool (e-ASPECTS) to improve the performance of US physicians when deriving the ASPECTS," according to the authors. The study called attention to the impact of AI software on physician performance in ASPECTS scoring. Agreement with a reference standard (expert consensus read with reference to follow-up imaging) was evaluated with and without software support.While the study was supported by Brainomix and had several limitations, consistent improvement was seen in both neurology and neuroradiology-qualified doctors, after a su...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: Improving radiology efficiency and outcomes Source Type: news

A Piece of Work: The Nine-Step Authentication Process
Are you ready for retina scans and handprint recognition? A WSJ comic strip about the modern workplace.#wsj (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Blood Test for Alzheimer ’ s Disease Is Almost Here
As the world’s population ages, health experts are bracing for higher rates of age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Finding new ways to diagnose the condition is more of a priority than ever, since new treatments work best earlier in the course of disease. But currently, the two primary ways to diagnose Alzheimer’s—PET imaging or a lumbar puncture—are either too expensive or invasive for most people, leaving too many cases undiagnosed. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] In a study published in JAMA Neurology, researchers report on a promising, more accessible test usin...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

New CPT code issued for FFR-CT
Cardiovascular software developer HeartFlow highlighted that CT procedures for estimating fractional flow reserve (FFR) have transitioned to a single category I Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code beginning January 1, 2024. Practices will have one new category I code (75580) that describes non-invasive estimates of FFR based on software analysis of coronary CT angiography data, the company noted. FFR-CT is a modeling technique that estimates coronary flow from routine coronary CT angiography (CTA) scans. HeartFlow’s FFR-CT Analysis software creates a 3D model of a patient's arteries, with algorithms then simulati...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Subspecialties Chest Radiology Source Type: news

Daihatsu Extends Japan Factory Halt to Mid-February Amid Scandal
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nomogram combines ultrasound features to assess thyroid nodules
A nomogram combining ultrasound features and TI-RADS parameters can differentiate between malignant and benign thyroid nodules, according to research published January 22 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Investigators led by Lina Pang from Fourth Military Medical University in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China found that their nomogram achieved high predictive performance in evaluating TI-RADS thyroid nodules categories 3, 4, and 5. “A method of integrating information from multiple ultrasound modalities should be developed to improve diagnostic accuracy as a further supplementary tool for the risk stratification perf...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 24, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Subspecialties Head and Neck Radiology Source Type: news

AI Tool Predicts PCI Outcomes; Shellfish Blood Clotter; Persuasive CAC Scan Images
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers developed the BMC2 artificial intelligence-based models for predicting death and complications after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). (European Heart Journal) A single bolus of recombinant staphylokinase... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 24, 2024 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

From complexity to clarity: Research shows benefit of #betterposter templates at Cochrane Colloquium
Poster sessions are a key component of most academic conferences. However, rows of text-heavy posters can be difficult for attendees to navigate, particularly for those for whom English is not their native language, or who may be neurodivergent or disabled. Cochrane recently teamed up with researchers to introduce poster templates for the Cochrane Colloquium based on the latest research. The results from the ' real world ' assessment are now available. We spoke with the researchers to find out more. Can you tell us a bit about your elite poster research team, so we have an understanding of how you are approaching academi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 23, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

FDA clears Siemens ’ remote scanning software
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Siemens Healthineers' syngo Virtual Cockpit remote scanning software. Syngo Virtual Cockpit is a communication platform for real-time image visualization, acquisition, and collaboration between healthcare professionals across multiple sites. The software enables users to connect to CT, MRI, PET, SPECT, PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and PET/MRI scanners from Siemens as well as other equipment vendors, regardless of location. The software allows radiologic technologists to use live audio, video, and chat functions to conduct scans or provide support for up to three different remo...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 23, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Pluvicto prostate cancer treatment protocols vary globally
An international survey of treatment centers has revealed significant differences in several aspects of Lu-177 PSMA-617 prostate cancer therapy, including patient imaging protocols, according to a study published January 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.Aligning these differences could improve patient outcomes, noted lead author Andrea Farolfi, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues.“Standardization or harmonization of protocols and dedicated training are desirable in anticipation of increasing numbers of patients and theranostic centers,” the group wrote.Pluvicto was approved by the U.S....
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 23, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Subspecialties Genitourinary Radiology Source Type: news

Are we FINALLY close to solving the Alzheimer's puzzle? After decades of failures in quest to beat cruel disease, scientists now have drugs AND tests - amid warnings rates could spiral in the coming years
Patients in the UK must undergo a swathe of tests, including scans and a lumbar puncture, with some facing waits of up to four years for their Alzheimer's diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adolescent Fitness Tied to Cardiometabolic Health Years Later
TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2024 -- Adolescent fitness is inversely associated with the burden of cardiometabolic conditions up to 45 years later, according to a study published online in the January issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Horizon scandal: concern over complex route to justice for Scottish victims
This week, the long-running public inquiry into the Horizon IT scandal will take evidence on the case of Bill Quarm, a father of five who ran a post office in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Quarm did not live to see his conviction quashed last year, after pleading guilty to a charge of embezzlement in…#horizon #billquarm #scotland #outerhebrides #quarm #calumgreenhow #westlinton #edinburgh #postoffice #wales (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news