Position statement on lung cysts, cystic lung disease
The U.K. Cystic Lung Disease Rare Disease Collaborative Network issued a position statement in January about cystic lung disease diagnosis.Simon Johnson, PhD, professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Nottingham, and colleagues highlighted that "in many cases a multidisciplinary diagnosis can be made without the need for lung biopsy" but that in some instances tissue sampling may be necessary when noninvasive methods leave diagnostic doubt. The position statement was prompted by rare cystic lung diseases increasingly recognized as a result of wider application of CT scanning. Johnson and colleagues acknowledge...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 19, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Fujitsu will not bid for UK.gov business until Post Office inquiry closes
Fujitsu has written to UK Government to confirm it will no longer tender for business in the public sector amid the ongoing inquiry into the Post Office scandal – weeks after winning a £485 million ($614 million) contract. Despite the supplier of the controversial Post Office Horizon system being…#fujitsu #ukgovernment #postoffice #postofficehorizon #cabinetoffice #register #northernireland #educationauthority #ea #capita (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coming up: Post Office scandal
Fujitsu staff feared being “hauled over the coals” after realising the Post Office was using “manipulated” audit data to criminally ...#fujitsu #postoffice (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET/CT scans show value in patients with rare type of pancreatitis
F-18 FDG-PET/CT scans may help predict relapses in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis, according to a study published January 17 in BMC Gastroenterology. In an analysis of F-18 FDG-PET/CT scans in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) prior to treatment, specific imaging findings were higher in a group that subsequently relapsed than in those who did not relapse, noted first authors Shengxin Chen and Guanyun Wang, of Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing, and colleagues. “Relapse seriously affects the lives of patients and comprises a heavy psychological burden; therefore, it is necessary to identify predict...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 19, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Molecular Imaging Source Type: news

Unlocking the potential of imaging in Alzheimer ’s disease care
Jan Makela.In the U.S., more than 6 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, a debilitating and far-reaching disease that accounts for 60% to 80% of dementia cases, and by 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International. Alzheimer’s has been a formidable challenge for our society, patients, caregivers, and healthcare systems for decades. The disease affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Its symptoms typically start with mild cognitive impairment and eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Historically, medications and therapies have...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 19, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Jan Makela Tags: Practice Management Molecular Imaging MRI Neuroradiology Source Type: news

Ugly lawns, alien tourism, and more wild headlines
Highway signs are losing their sense of humor, but you don’t have to while scanning these headlines from the past week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising prices and an aging fanbase threaten to make the hobby obsolete
Highway signs are losing their sense of humor, but you don’t have to while scanning these headlines from the past... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We overshare everything nowadays, so why not getting laid off?
Highway signs are losing their sense of humor, but you don’t have to while scanning these headlines from the past... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Costco using new scanners to stop membership sharing
In an effort to crack down on non-members using membership cards, Costco is testing new technology that could be used as another way to verify a shopper’s membership status. A photo from Costco Insider on X, formally known as Twitter, shows a Costco employee scanning a shopper’s membership card…#costco #costcoinsider #issaquah #reddit #ktla #goldstar (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Full-Body MRI for Neurostimulation System for Pain FDA OKs Full-Body MRI for Neurostimulation System for Pain
Newly approved updated labeling allows patients to receive full-body MRI scans while implanted with the Abbott dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurostimulation system.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 18, 2024 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Source Type: news

Paper mills are bribing editors at scholarly journals, Science investigation finds
Related podcast Paper mills bribe editors to pass peer review, and detecting tumors with a blood draw BY Sarah Crespi , Richard Stone , Zakiya Whatley One evening in June 2023, Nicholas Wise, a fluid dynamics researcher at the University of Cambridge who moonlights as a scientific fraud buster, was digging around on shady Facebook groups when he came across something he had never seen before. Wise was all too familiar with offers to sell...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 18, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Assessing violence and injury prevention plans, strategies and indicators in eighteen Pacific Islands countries: an environmental scan - Baffsky R, Koshiba C, Muna EL, Maua RF, Ivers R, Peden AE.
This study identifies, and synthesises existing plans and strat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How much do canceled appointments actually cost radiology?
Brian Bradfield.Canceled appointments are an inevitable part of a radiology department's — and a hospital's — operations. As shown in an MGMA Stat poll Looking at this through the lens of financial health, this increase in no-shows translates into a big profit hit for radiology. It's more than the loss of revenue from delivered services — it's also a matter of underutilization of resources. Loss of provided service revenue Radiology services can be a big profit generator for hospitals. As the population ages and preventive measures become more commonplace, there is a heightened demand for CT scans, MRIs, and x-ra...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2024 Category: Radiology Tags: Clinical News CT Digital X-Ray MRI Source Type: news

Costco testing membership card scanners in store entrances
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon grants an extension to CareOregon, SCAN on merger plans
The proposal has run into controversy since it was announced in December 2022. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 17, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news