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Las Vegas gunman had unusually high burden of corpora amylacea, but no other significant findings, at autopsy
TheNew York Times reports that brain autopsy results on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock show that he " had not had a stroke, brain tumor or a number of other neurological disorders that might have helped explain his actions " . Paddock, 64-years-old, did have an unusually high burden of corpora amylacea, the significance of which is not known.In the article, Stanford neuropathologist Hannes Vogel commented on the corpora amylacea as follows: “Most people would have them at that age, but not in that profusion,” Dr. Vogel said. “It’s a striking exaggeration of an age-related finding.&r...
Source: neuropathology blog - February 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Medmastery: The biliary system and Cholecystitis
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. Dr Nikolaus Mayr from the Abdominal Ultrasound Essentials course demonstrates ultrasound examination of the biliary system. Dr Mayr provides strategies to help identify the biliary system especially the gallbladder with the help of ultrasound imaging. Clinical examples of acute and chronic cholecystitis as well as the porcelain gallbladder. Further reading:...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - February 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Cadogan Tags: Medmastery biliary system cholecystitis Nikolaus Mayr Porcelain gallbladder Ultrasound Source Type: blogs

FDA Clears Canon Medical ’s Vantage Galan 3T XGO Edition MRI for Better Brain Imaging
Canon Medical Systems, previously known as Toshiba, won FDA clearance for its Vantage Galan 3T XGO Edition MRI scanner. The device sports the company’s Saturn X Gradient system that purportedly provides a 30% better signal-to-noise ratio when performing brain diffusion weighted imaging (DWI). The company touts that fewer breath holds have to be done when performing cardiac exams and that clinicians will benefit from being able to stack protocol sequences for quantitative analysis. High quality scans can be performed in less than five minutes, given certain conditions. This is partially thanks to new so...
Source: Medgadget - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Emergency Medicine ENT Neurology Neurosurgery Radiology Source Type: blogs

Neurosarcoidosis: DAMS Unplugged
Presenting an integrated case ofNeurosarcoidosis in DAMS Unplugged Series with discussion on various aspects of the disease and imaging.Famous Radiology Blog http://www.sumerdoc.blogspot.com TeleRad Providers at www.teleradproviders.com Mail us at sales@teleradproviders.com (Source: Sumer's Radiology Site)
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Artificial Intelligence & How Doctors Think: An Interview with Thomas Jefferson ’ s Stephen Klasko
AJAY KOHLI, MD As I walk into the building, the sheer grandiosity of the room is one to withhold — it’s as if I’m walking into Grand Central station. There’s a small army of people, all busy at their desks, working to carry out the next wave of innovations helping more than a million lives within the Greater Philadelphia region. However, I’m not here to catch a train or enjoy the sights. I’m at the office of the President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Stephen Klasko, currently at the helm of one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S. Let me backup a little. The theme...
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Ajay Kohli Internet of Things Stephen Klasko Thomas Jefferson University Thomas Klasko Watson Source Type: blogs

My doctor is insisting that I do IVF
A patient emailed me.I have had 2 miscarriages. My doctor advised to take a HSG test. The radiologist reported that my tubes are open, but I may have "peritubal disease " because there is "ampullary coiling" and the "fimbrial ends are clumped" . My doctor is insisting that I go for IVF . Can you please provide a second opinion about my case.This is has become a common racket. A HSG is a black and white shadow, and can only tell us if the tubes are open and closed. They cannot tell us if the tubes are working or not - and they definitely cannot tell us anything about what is happening outside t...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - February 11, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

Why Radiologists Shouldn ’t Work Overnight
Working overnight shifts (ONS) is an unwritten part of a radiologist ’s job description. However, burning the midnight oil only leads radiologists to make more diagnostic errors. In arecent study published in theJournal of the American College of Radiology, researchers at Emory University looked at the repercussions of ONS, and how physical and mental exhaustion influences image reading practices. In the study, researchers evaluated five faculty radiologists ’ and seven residents’ overall mental and emotional wellbeing post a “normal workday” and after ONS. They performed a Swedish Occupationa...
Source: radRounds - February 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Understanding the Cataract Phenomenon in Radiology Techs
As nuclear medicine (NM) procedures have become more popular in U.S. hospitals, radiology technologists are at increasing risk for developing a cataract. According to anew study published inRadiology, this ionizing radiation technology that ’s used to evaluate organ health and treat disease can cause damage to technologists’ eyes. Between the years 2003 and 2005, and 2012 and 2013, a group of researchers from the National Cancer Institute, the University of Minnesota, and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists surveyed 42,545 radiologic technologists about their work history, eye health, lifestyle, t...
Source: radRounds - February 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

UVA, Carestream Health, and Epic Are Adding Charts, Graphs, and Voice Recognition to Radiology Reports
The University of Virginia Health System (UVA) is partnering with Epic and Carestream Health to develop a multimedia radiology reporting application that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and voice recognition systems. The reports feature a versatile set of components including electronic health records (EHRs) software, comprehensive and interactive images, charts, graphs, and hyperlinks that makes toggling between report text and PACS images fast and easy. One study at the National Institutes of Health found that by having radiology reports with hyperlinks and visual data, oncologists were able to assess tumor treatme...
Source: radRounds - February 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Gadolinium leakage into ocular structures in Stroke: New Update
In a study published in Neurology Emi Hitomi et al  prompted by the unexpected finding of gadolinium leakage into ocular structures (GLOS) in acute stroke patients,  authors studied the frequency and nature of this finding in 167 patients. Authors found  gadolinium leakage into ocular structures (GLOS) to be common in patients with acute stroke; delayed GLOS was a marker for chronic vascular disease. The mechanism for acute GLOS remains uncertain but may be a remote effect of acute cerebral injury on the blood –ocular barrier.Famous Radiology Blog http://www.sumerdoc.blogs...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - February 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Learn to see beauty in death
We physicians stand witness to countless tragedies in our careers. At some point, as we stand by the bedside of a dying patient, comfort a heartbroken relative or officially call a death. We learn that love and loss, sorrow and joy are intertwined. They depend upon each other. They are two sides of the same coin. Dealing with loss after loss, we learn to look for the beauty in all of it. Sometimes, we have to look really, really closely to find it. I first learned this in residency as I stood at the bedside of one of my patients as she died. I had seen many die before her, but her death stirred something deep inside me. Sh...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jo-ann-gates" rel="tag" > Jo Ann Gates, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Critical Care Hospital-Based Medicine Source Type: blogs

New and Improved Planmed Verity CBCT Scanner Unveiled
Planmed, based in Helsinki, Finland, is releasing an upgraded new version of its popular Planmed Verity CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) extremity scanner. The system is intended for ortho, as well as head and neck imaging, and even advanced dental applications. It is CE marked in Europe and is now available wherever the mark applies. While the new device looks much like its previous version, the major changes are on the inside, such as a new and improved detector, a new operating system, and a number of new features and applications. For instance, there’s now a greater ability to capture maxillofacial and ENT im...
Source: Medgadget - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Dentistry Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Radiology Source Type: blogs

Registration and Abstract Submission for 19th International Congress of Neuropathology (ICN2018 Tokyo) now open
The organizing committees for the 19th International Congress of Neuropathology (ICN2018 Tokyo) have announced that registration and abstract submission for the meeting have officially opened as of Wednesday, February 7, 2018.  ICN2018 Tokyo will take place September 23-27, 2018.  For more information, clickhere. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

Radiology Centers Poised To Adopt Machine Learning
As with most other sectors of the healthcare industry, it seems likely that radiology will be transformed by the application of AI technologies. Of course, given the euphoric buzz around AI it’s hard to separate talk from concrete results. Also, it’s not clear who’s going to pay for AI adoption in radiology and where it is best used. But clearly, AI use in healthcare isn’t going away. This notion is underscored by a new study by Reaction Data suggesting that both technology vendors and radiology leaders believe that widespread use of AI in radiology is imminent. The researchers argue that radiology ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Digital Health EHR Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Health Care Healthcare Healthcare AI HealthCare IT Hospitals Radiology Chief of Radiology Director of Radiology Freestanding Radiology Center Hospital Ra Source Type: blogs

Meningioma involved by mantle cell lymphoma
70-year-old female with a right frontal lobe mass. Before the meningioma presented itself, the patient already carried the diagnosis of mantle cell lymphoma on peripheral blood analysis.meningiomalymphoma (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: lymphoma neoplasms Source Type: blogs

Best Post of December 2017: A message from American Association of Neuropathologists President Elizabeth Cochran
The next in our " Best of the Month " series is form Monday, December 18, 2017. Good to be reminded of the upcoming meeting:Louisville, KYAANP members are already prepping for the 94th Annual Meeting, to be held in Louisville, KY, June 7-10, 2018.  Annual Meeting registration and the abstract submission site have launched, and the call for DSS cases has been sent. We are looking forward to seeing you in Kentucky! (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series meetings Source Type: blogs

It ’ s (Still) the Prices, Stupid
By SETH HARDY Inefficient markets create price differentials for identical goods. These price differentials frequently occur among markets dominated by oligopolies. Taking advantage of market pricing inefficiencies is known as arbitrage. Commodity traders frequently arbitrage by buying low and selling high. In inefficient markets for perishable goods, such as airline tickets, hotel rooms, or medical imaging, there is no opportunity to re-sell these goods. Thus consumers of these goods, such as health insurance companies, will attempt to buy at the lowest possible price to maximize value. Today we see many apps and websites...
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Economics Hospital outpatient department (HOPD) Markets Outcomes Seth Hardy Value Source Type: blogs

Respicardia ’s remedē, a Pacemaker for Lungs, Now Treating First Sleep Apnea Patient
Last year the FDA granted Respicardia, a Minnetonka, Minnesota firm, approval to introduce its remedē System as a treatment option for severe central sleep apnea. Now the company is proudly reporting that the first patient to receive the newly commercialized phrenic nerve stimulating implant is already receiving treatment following surgery at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. The remedē system is essentially a pacemaker for the lungs, taking over the responsibility of stimulating the diaphragm while the patient is sleeping. People with serious central sleep apnea tend to stop breathing freque...
Source: Medgadget - February 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Medicine Radiology Thoracic Surgery Source Type: blogs

TBI Linked to Increased Dementia Risk Over Several Years
The following is adapted from arecent post on practiceupdate.com:Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with persistently increased risk of dementia, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in PLOS Medicine.Anna Nordstr öm, M.D., Ph.D., and Peter Nordström, M.D., Ph.D., both from Umeå University in Sweden, tracked dementia and TBI diagnoses among all 3,329,360 individuals in SwedenThe correlation was strongest in the first year after TBI (odds ratio, 3.52) and persisted at>30 years (odds ratio, 1.25). A weaker association with dementia was seen for single mild TBI versus more severe TBI or...
Source: neuropathology blog - February 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Alzheimer ' s disease trauma Source Type: blogs

2018 AHA/ASA stroke guidelines & Radiology
The following are key points to remember from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) 2018 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke:These 2018 guidelines are an update to the 2013 guidelines, which were published prior to the six positive “early window” mechanical thrombectomy trials that emerged in 2015 and 2016 showed a clear benefit of“extended window” mechanical thrombectomy for certain patients with large vessel occlusion who could be treated out to 16-24 hours IV tPA should be administered to all eligible acute stroke patien...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - February 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Radiologist with Stage 4 Cancer Meets His Idol
Matthew Chan, MD, a radiologist who was recently diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer had his wish come true last month when he got to meet Franz Holzhausen, Tesla ’s lead designer. The meeting didn ’t happen by chance. Chan’s old friend Allen Miller, MD, was planning to visit him after his recent diagnosis, and asked him what he wanted to do while he was there. “WatchBlade Runner 2049 and relax on the couch,” he told Miller. In a viralFacebook post, Miller said that those activities were “unacceptable” and asked him to dream big. So, he said “Well, if I could meet JB ...
Source: radRounds - February 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Anti-Hiring Conspiracy Between UNC and Duke Medical Faculty
Former Duke University Radiologist Danielle Seaman, MD, has filed a federal anti-trust claim that Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) agreed to not hire medical staff from each other ’s clinical institution. UNC and Duke administrators deny that there was ever a secret agreement to not poach doctors from one another. However, in 2015, after three years of pursuing a position in UNC ’s cardiothoracic imaging division, she was denied on the basis of the hiring pact. “I agree that you would be a great fit for our cardiothoracic imaging division, “said Paul Molina, MD, UNC&rsq...
Source: radRounds - February 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Best Post of November 2017: Choroidal hemangioma in a patient with Stuge-Weber Syndrome
The next in our " Best of the Month " series is from Monday, November 6, 2017:Sclera is at bottom of picture; retinal pigment epithelium is at top right. Between them is choroid with cavernous hemangioma (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series eye Source Type: blogs

Let academic physicians recover more of their clinical revenue. Here ’s why.
I spent considerable time after college working in academic labs being indoctrinated with the theory that publication is the currency of academic value and that researchers should always want to have their work printed in the journal most cited by other journals. You are supposed to be impressed when somebody claims that he or she is from a highly ranked university or institution, as these well-regarded institutions are synonymous with high achievement. That all changed for me during residency when I met one of the best radiologists I have ever known. He is a private p...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/cory-michael" rel="tag" > Cory Michael, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Medical school Source Type: blogs

I don ’t know if this test will save your life
“So, will this mammogram save my life?” she asked. I thought for a few seconds … “I have no idea.” “What?” she sounded perplexed. “Well, if you have a cancer that’s aggressive enough to kill you before everything else, but not aggressive enough to have already had cells metastasize, and not so aggressive that it responds appropriately to chemo but it still needs to be rapidly dividing enough to respond to chemo, and we hit this all with perfect timing — then it absolutely will save your life. Assuming you’re currently asymptomatic …” Continue r...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/justin-reno" rel="tag" > Justin Reno, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Oncology/Hematology Radiology Source Type: blogs

Uveal Melanoma: The Basics
The uvea of the eye is a vascular tunic comprised of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. Located between the sclera and the retina, the uvea contains dendritic pigmented melanocytes which have the potential to give rise to malignant melanoma. Patients with choroidal melanoma typically present as adults with painless monocular vision loss, while a cataract or glaucoma may be the presenting feature of an anterior segment melanoma.Approximately half of patients with choroidal and ciliochoroidal melanomas eventually die from their tumors. Prognosis is better in cases localized to the iris, presumably because they are recogniz...
Source: neuropathology blog - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: eye Source Type: blogs

GE ’s New Versana Essential Budget Friendly Ultrasound
GE Healthcare is unveiling a new budget conscious ultrasound system, the Versana Essential. GE touts it as having excellent image quality for the price and sees it being used by OB-GYNs, family and general practice physicians, and by clinicians in a number of other specialties. Using it you can view the thyroid vasculature, kidney vessels, and assess blood flow through the aorta, carotid, and other vessels. The Versana Essential has a number of semi-automated features that help to produce high resolution images and move scans forward, such as Whizz one-touch dynamic image optimization, Auto IMT measurement, and SonoBiometr...
Source: Medgadget - January 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Ob/Gyn Radiology Surgery Urology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Nuance Communications Focuses on Practical Application of AI Ahead of HIMSS18
Is there a hotter buzzword than Artificial Intelligence (AI) right now? It dominated the discussion at the annual RSNA conference late last year and will undoubtedly be on full display at the upcoming HIMSS18 event next month in Las Vegas. One company, Nuance Communications, is cutting through the hype by focusing their efforts on practical applications of AI in healthcare. According to Accenture, AI in healthcare is defined as: A collection of multiple technologies enabling machines to sense, comprehend, act and learn so they can perform administrative and clinical healthcare functions. Unlike legacy technologies that are...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Colin Hung Tags: Health Care Healthcare Healthcare AI HealthCare IT Radiology Voice Assistant Technology Artificial Intelligence Imaging Workflow Source Type: blogs

HoloLens Augmented Reality Headset Helps Surgeons to Reconnect Blood Vessels
After a traumatic injury, surgeons may need to repair damage using flaps of tissue taken from elsewhere in the body. One of the challenges with this approach is that the blood vessels of the “new” tissue must be connected with those at the injury site. At the moment, surgeons use a handheld ultrasound scanner that can detect blood pulsing under the skin, to approximate where blood vessels are. Researchers at Imperial College London have now developed an augmented reality system, based on the Micosoft HoloLens, that allows surgeons to see the positions of key blood vessels and bones in a CT image overlay on a pa...
Source: Medgadget - January 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Radiology Surgery Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Choroidal ganglioneuronal hamartoma in an NF1 patient
Thanks to Dr. Ahmed Gilani (pediatric pathology fellow at the University of Colorado) for providing me with slides of an enucleation specimen from a patient with Von Recklinghausen Neurofibromatosis (NF-1). The specimen exhibits a region of choroidal expansion with hamartomatous neuroglial tissue. Distributed throughout this choroidal expansion are non-pigmented ovoid bodies, which have a delicately laminated appearance reflecting the presence of concentric Schwann cell processes. One might conceive of these choroidal expansions as cousins of iridic Lisch nodules.Choroidal expansion in an enucleation specimen from a child ...
Source: neuropathology blog - January 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: eye Source Type: blogs

To Err is Homicide in Britain – the case of Dr. Hadiza Bawa-Garba  
By, SAURABH JHA The good that doctors do is oft interred by a single error. The case of Dr. Hadiza Bawa-Garba, a trainee pediatrician in the NHS, convicted for homicide for the death of a child from sepsis, and hounded by the General Medical Council, is every junior doctor’s primal fear.   An atypical Friday Though far from usual, Friday February 18th, 2011 was not a typically unusual day in a British hospital. Dr. Bawa-Garba had just returned from a thirteen-month maternity break. She was the on-call pediatric registrar – the second in command for the care of sick children at Leicester Royal Infirmary. A...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: Patients Physicians The Business of Health Care Source Type: blogs

What If Amazon Ran Hospitals?
What if Dr. Alexa offered you the next appointment with your doctor in the Amazon Clinic? What if you could buy your prescription drugs in Amazon’s online pharmacy? What if you could get your personalized plaster cast from the 3D Printing Department? In light of the recent moves of Amazon and other tech giants in the healthcare field, we imagined what it would look like if Amazon operated an entire hospital. Tech giants move into healthcare Facebook, Google, and Amazon are aiming for new horizons. The playfield must be too small for them solely on the technology markets. They certainly have the capacity to...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 30, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design 3d printing amazon artificial intelligence digital health digital technology Innovation Personalized medicine wearables Source Type: blogs

What is amyloid?
The following is adapted fromPhenomena, the Phenopath newsletter, Winter 2018 (21:1):Rudolph Virchow, introduced the term “amyloid” to refer to extracellular deposits in human tissues that exhibited a positive blue-violet staining reaction to iodine and dilute acid. Based on this reaction, Virchow mistakenly identified these aggregates as composed of starch (amylum is Latin for starch).  Subsequent microscopic studies have shown that amyloid deposits exhibit an affinity for Congo red dyes, which also yield a property known as “dichroic birefringence” in which crossed polarizing filters pro...
Source: neuropathology blog - January 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: nerve Source Type: blogs

Today's Google Doodle Honors Neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield
Quoted fromKN Smith ofForbes:Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 127th birthday of Canadian neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield, who developed a groundbreaking epilepsy treatment called the Montreal Procedure.In the 1930s, while working as a neurosurgeon at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University, Penfield had a patient who reported smelling burned toast just before her seizures. He realized that he could use that hallucinatory scent to pinpoint the part of the brain that was seizing - and put a stop to it.With the patient wide awake, but under local anesthetic, he used electrodes to stimulate parts of her expos...
Source: neuropathology blog - January 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: neurosurgery Source Type: blogs

How Can Radiology and Emergency Medicine Departments Improve Communication?
New research suggests that rifts between radiology and emergency medicine (EM) departments can be repaired by better communication. According to astudy published in theJournal of the American College of Radiology, a combination of surveys and meetings helped the radiology and emergency medicine groups at Baylor College of Medicine to achieve a more professional, productive relationship. Groups of faculty members and residents from both departments started by developing a survey to anonymously evaluate behavior and suggest areas for improvement. Then, both departments discussed survey responses and possible solutions i...
Source: radRounds - January 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Hologic ’s New Fluoroscan InSight FD Mini C-Arm for Extremity Scans
Hologic just launched its new Fluoroscan InSight FD Mini C-Arm, an extremities imaging system intended for specialists such as orthopedists and podiatrists. The user can select between high resolution or low dosage modes, varying between patients as needed. The low-dose mode can produce images with up to half the radiation compared the machine’s automatic setting. The quality of the images can still rival the fully automatic mode. Choosing the high resolution setting enables the full use of the system’s detector to achieve the best image possible. The device features a 24-inch touchscreen, that can be used...
Source: Medgadget - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Orthopedic Surgery Plastic Surgery Radiology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Does Donald Trump Have Heart Disease?
By SAURABH JHA According to the WHO definition of health, which is “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity,” several million Americans became unhealthy on Tuesday November 8th, 2016 as Florida folded to Trump. As Hillary’s prospects became bleaker many more millions, particularly those on Twitter, lost their health. The WHO sets a high bar for health. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a person on social media to be in “complete mental and social well-being.” Whilst WHO has set a high b...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Medmastery: The pancreas
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog The team at Medmastery fresh from a second Comenius Award from the Society for Pedagogy, Information and Media (GPI) are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. First we take a dive into the Abdominal Ultrasound Essentials course and review strategies to help identify pancreatitis with the help of ultrasound imaging Further reading: LITFL Medmastery Courses Medmastery on Facebook and Twitter Guest post: Nikolaus Mayr, MD...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - January 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Cadogan Tags: Medmastery pancreas pancreatitis Ultrasound Source Type: blogs

Endolymphatic Sac Tumor in an Elderly Man
Papillary architecture is typical for this entityThe patient is not known to have Von Hippel Lindau Syndrome, which can be associated with this tumor. According toExpert Path, the differential diagnosis for endolymphatic sac tumor is middle ear adenoma, middle ear adenocarcinoma, metastatic renal cell carcinoma, metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma, paraganglioma, choroid plexus papilloma, and ceruminous adenoma. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: neoplasms Source Type: blogs

Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled, Cleared in Europe to Map Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abbott has announced that its Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled, landed CE Mark approval in Europe. The device is used to track down sources of difficult to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias in order to locate targets for therapeutic ablation procedures. It relies on both electrical impedance and magnetic sensing to map out the heart.  The catheter connects to the company’s EnSite Precision Cardiac Mapping System, which displays the maps, and can be utilized to work within any chamber of the heart. The 16 electrode array at the distal end of the catheter has an unconventional, slotted spoon-like s...
Source: Medgadget - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Cardiology Radiology Source Type: blogs

Remembering the Late Professor Juergen Willmann
Esteemed and highly innovative researcher and Stanford University professor of radiology Juergen Willmann, MD, died in a car accident on January 8. He was 45 years-old. Originally from Germany, Willmann spearheaded research using microbubbles and ultrasound that could be used to identify tumors and target the transmission of medication. His work was already being implemented in clinical imaging trials with humans to detect breast and ovarian cancer. He also won the 2017 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology& Biomedical Imaging Research. Not only revered for his pioneering accomplishments, Will...
Source: radRounds - January 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

What the Marine Corps Can Teach Radiologists About Workplace Stress
Radiologists who suffer from burnout, feel overworked, or struggle with heightened levels of responsibility should turn to stress management tactics practiced by the U.S. Marine Corps. According to a recentstudy published in theJournal of the American College of Radiology, the U.S. Marine Corps has a comprehensive stress-identifying protocol that can used to prevent disastrous repercussions to unmitigated stress, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, rage, nightmares, and insomnia. The authors from Indiana University ’s Department of Radiology explain that the U.S. Marine Corps’ response to stress can be ...
Source: radRounds - January 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

England Is in the Throes of an Interventional Radiologist Shortage
The United Kingdom ’s National Health Service (NHS) is suffering from an extreme lack of interventional radiologists. According toThe Guardian, as a result of the shortage, many patients are forced to undergo unnecessary procedures that result in permanent and unwanted physical repercussions.According toThe Guardian, there are 44 percent fewer interventional radiologists than NHS hospitals require. The NHS needs 735 specialists in order to provide 24/7 service; however, according to data from the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), there are only 414.As a result of this tremendous deficit, women who have recently gi...
Source: radRounds - January 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Male Doctors Make More in Industry Payments Than Females
A new gender wage gap has been found. A recent study suggests that male physicians in the United States took in more money from the biopharmaceutical industry in 2015 than their female peers, across almost every specialty. Researchers analyzed the general industry payments, including research grants, consulting fees, and food and beverage expenses, earned by 933,925 physicians. Two-thirds of the doctors in the study were male. Across all specialties, men received a higher per-physician value of general payments versus women, with a median difference of $1,470. The discrepancy in neurosurgery was particularly wide, with t...
Source: Policy and Medicine - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Thomas Sullivan - Policy & Medicine Writing Staff Source Type: blogs

X-Ray Pill for Colon Cancer Screening: C-Scan System Cleared in Europe
Traditional colonoscopies that are used to screen patients for presence of colon cancer can be physically unpleasant, much too invasive, and require diets and laxatives that leave patients feeling empty and exhausted. A new option, in the form of a pill that emits X-rays to image the colon, has just been cleared by European regulators via a CE Mark. The C-Scan System from Check-Cap, an Israeli firm, features a swallowable pill that has an X-ray source, a positioning system, computing components, and a battery. The patient first swallows a contrast agent and then wears special sensors attached to the skin over where the co...
Source: Medgadget - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: GI Radiology Surgery Source Type: blogs

Hologic Brevera Biopsy System Slices and Images Breast Tissue, Now Cleared in Europe
Breast biopsies, which can conclusively diagnose the presence of a tumor, suffer from a number of procedural limitations. One big issue is that during the excision of every sample, the physician can’t easily confirm whether the taken tissue really does come from the targeted lesion. Hologic‘s Brevera biopsy system has now been approved in Europe to provide such functionality, allowing the doctor performing a biopsy to quickly pass high quality, useful samples to the pathologist for review. The Bevera features the company’s Cor-Lumina imaging technology, which feeds tissue slices taken by a slice...
Source: Medgadget - January 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Pathology Radiology Surgery Source Type: blogs

CT Exams Show Enlarged Aortas in Former Professional Football Players
More than four years ago I made the following comment aboutchronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) which was then being diagnosed in professional football players (see:NFL Physician Says Diagnosis of"Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy" Lacks Validity):I think that I already know how this story is going to turn out. Neurologists, pathologists, and radiologists are going to develop tests and imaging procedures that will provide earlier evidence of concussive injury for both amateur and professional football players. This will result in many players having to sit on the bench for longer periods of time after such injur...
Source: Lab Soft News - January 17, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Medical Research Medicolegal Issues Preventive Medicine Source Type: blogs

Guest Post from Dr. Mike Lawlor: Audentes Announces Positive Interim Data from First Dose Cohort of ASPIRO, a Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of AT132 in Patients With X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy
Dr. Mike LawlorRegular contributor Mike Lawlor, MD, PhD passed this development along from the X-linked myotubular myopathy clinical research front:Audentes Therapeutics has released an interim data update on the ASPIRO gene therapy clinical trial for X-linked myotubular myopathy.  In the 4thquarter of 2017, three patients were given a single dose of an adeno-associated virus containing the human myotubularin gene.  To quote the press release:" The early AT132 efficacy data observed in our first dose cohort of patients have exceeded our expectations, " stated Dr. Suyash Prasad, Senior Vice President and...
Source: neuropathology blog - January 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: muscle Source Type: blogs

Parsonage-Turner syndrome: DAMS Unplugged
Parsonage-Turner syndrome  characterized by rapid onset of severe pain in the shoulder and arm. This acute phase may last for a few hours to a few weeks and is followed by wasting and weakness of the muscles (amyotrophy) in the affected areas.The exact cause of PTS is unknown, but it is believed to be  caused by immune-mediated disorder Affected individuals may recover without treatment or experience recurrent episodes. The initial descriptions of this disorder in the medical literature date back to the late 1800s. In 1948, Drs. Parsonage and Turner were the first physicians to describe a large series o...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - January 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Strengthening Radiology Report Literacy for Patients
The average adult struggles to understand patient radiology reports — as they contain language written for and by medical professionals. A newstudy published in theJournal of the American College of Radiology found that patient resources from MedlinePlus, RadLex, and PORTER (Patient-Oriented Radiology Reporter) produce imaging procedure results that are often unintelligible for patients. Teresa Martin-Carreras, MD, and Charles E. Kahn Jr., MD, MS from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania sought out to determine if the radiology department ’s lay-language radiology glossary could help patients gain a b...
Source: radRounds - January 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs