A ganglion of neuropathologists spontaneously coalesces at a this week's Association of Pathology Chairs meeting
Neuropathologists serve many roles aside from signing out surgical specimens and performing brain autopsies. That fact was in full display at this week's Association of Pathology Chairs meeting where, at a reception on Monday, a group of neuropathologists found themselves standing together at an afternoon reception. (Perhaps this coalescence was not so much by chance as it occurred directly adjacent to the bar.) It was nice to see old friends.Left to right: Drs. Douglas Miller, Kymberly Gyure, Jennifer Baccon, Eyas Hattab, and Brian Moore (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Medical training is over. What ’s the next chapter?
Today is a strange day. I treated myself to a slice of nondescript doughy hospital pizza for lunch today. If this was an actual pizza place, and I had a choice, I would never order this pizza. But today, the pizza tasted fantastic. In fact, it tasted like the best pizza I’ve ever had. Why you ask? Because this would likely be the last time I’d ever eat this hospital pizza. I enjoyed it and every memory associated with it. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/manu-prativadi" rel="tag" > Manu Prativadi, MD < /a > Tags: Education Medical school Radiology Source Type: blogs

Are Big Radiology Groups the Specialty ’s Future?
The number of radiology practice consolidations is rapidly growing, causing the valuations for physician groups to significantly increase, says a report fromForbes.According to investment experts, seven of the top 20 radiology practices have completed merger and acquisition deals in the last year and a half. The spike in consolidations can be attributed to the disheveled market, rearranging reimbursement models, hospital consolidation, the emergence of artificial intelligence and other high-tech systems, and a heightened demand for “services and coverage by health systems,” accordingtoForbes.There are a nu...
Source: radRounds - July 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

What is the nodulus?
The lobule of the cerebellar vermis that, together with the flocculus of each hemisphere, forms the flocculonodular lobe. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: anatomy Source Type: blogs

First Blood Flow Diverting Stent for Large and Giant Brain Aneurysms Approved in U.S.
Stryker won FDA pre-market approval for its Surpass Streamline Flow Diverter, a device indicated for treatment of large and even giant unruptured intracranial aneurysms. This is only the second flow diverting stent to be approved in the U.S., the first being from Medtronic. “Surpass Streamline is the first flow diverter indicated for large and giant posterior communicating artery aneurysms.  These unruptured aneurysms are more challenging due to their location and surrounding anatomy.  Having Surpass approved for this and other locations is an important advantage for physicians and patients,” in ...
Source: Medgadget - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Neurology Neurosurgery Radiology Source Type: blogs

Stryker ’s Blood Flow Diverting Stent for Large and Giant Brain Aneurysms Approved in U.S.
Stryker won FDA pre-market approval for its Surpass Streamline Flow Diverter, a device indicated for treatment of large and even giant unruptured intracranial aneurysms. This is only the second flow diverting stent to be approved in the U.S., the first being from Medtronic. “Surpass Streamline is the first flow diverter indicated for large and giant posterior communicating artery aneurysms.  These unruptured aneurysms are more challenging due to their location and surrounding anatomy.  Having Surpass approved for this and other locations is an important advantage for physicians and patients,” in ...
Source: Medgadget - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Neurology Neurosurgery Radiology Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Execs Investing In Intelligent Technologies Face Roadbumps
A recent report from Accenture concludes that healthcare executives are enthusiastic about “intelligence technologies” such as AI and IoT. It also suggests, however, that health organizations will need to add new capabilities to be sure they can manage these technologies responsibly. The report, based on a survey of 100 health executives, found that 77% of respondents expect to invest in IoT and smart sensors and that 53% expect to invest in AI systems.  Presumably, they expect these technologies to offer benefits more quickly. Why the gap in adoption? The truth is that healthcare leaders haven’t yet...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Chatbots Digital Health EHR Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Google Health Care Healthcare AI HealthCare IT Accenture AI Ethical Standards AI Investment AI Misbehavior Falsified Location Data Healthcare Source Type: blogs

Milk-of-calcium-cyst
Rt. Renalmilk of calcium cyst. A small cyst upper pole of right kidney seen with echogenic debris. Change of posture caused layering to dependent part. (Source: cochinblogs)
Source: cochinblogs - July 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Milk of calcium cyst ultrasound kidney Source Type: blogs

Changing needs for Radiology Education: Summary
It was an honour to be on panel discussion in #Radiology and Imaging conclave for #Teleradiology #RAD2023. Another discussion which I was a part of was changing needs of Radiology education, sharing the summary of session.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 - July 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Hyperbrain: a great resource for learning neuroanatomy
HyperBrain is an online tutorial for human neuroanatomy from the University of Utah.  HyperBrain includes thousand of images and hundreds of linked illustrated glossary terms, as well as movies, quizzes and interactive animations. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: anatomy websites Source Type: blogs

What ’s Holding Radiology Research Back?
Although research is critical to promoting innovation in radiology, across North America the specialty has struggled to maintain a strong level of academic participation. TheCanadian Association of Radiologists Journalpublished a recent  studyfrom McMaster University that has pinpointed the factors that have deterred radiologists from engaging and conducting sufficient research.Radiology residents face numerous barriers when it comes to completing research, including lack of mentorship, time constraints, “personal disinterest, lack of program support, and little to no training in design and statistical analysis,...
Source: radRounds - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

What are Virtual Radiology Rounds?
Virtual discussion of imaging studies improves patient care and promotes new skills among radiologists, researchers  reportedinPediatric Radiology.  Virtual rounds allow radiologists from various facilities around the world to meet and analyze images and clinical matters together without leaving their desks. The study ’s authors from New York University began virtual rounds in 2014so that specialists could connect with radiologists to discuss medical images. By inviting radiologists to weigh in on cases, physicians can learn new perspectives about their patients ’ conditions, and are sometimes sh...
Source: radRounds - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Why Were Veterans ’ Radiology Exams Cancelled in Florida VA Hospital?
Four radiology technicians at James A. Haley Veterans ’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida are accusing the hospital of cancelling hundredsof imaging exam appointments without adhering to VA safety guidelines.The technicians allege that hospital officials covered up the cancellations by turning off printers that would have printed the cancellation reports. According to the technicians, these cancelled appointments impacted the patients who were waiting for exams. However, it ’s not clear if there is evidence that the veterans suffered on account of not having their scans. These allegations were a part of a sexual ...
Source: radRounds - July 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Best Post of May 2018: Moving beyond histologic grading of IDH-wildtype diffuse astrocytic gliomas
The next in our " Best of the Month " series comes fromMay, 30, 2018:Despite the fact that the most recent update of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of central nervous system tumors was published only two years ago, the data is already showing that we are moving beyond that classification system when if comes to IDH-wildtype diffuse astrocytomas. The concept of an " integrated diagnosis " in the setting of IDH-wildtype histologic grade II and III tumors has already been eclipsed in the literature by the primacy of the genetic signature over histologic appearance in predicting outcome....
Source: neuropathology blog - July 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series molecular studies neoplasms Source Type: blogs

Spectral X-Ray Scanner Gives Detailed New View Inside The Body
An amazing new X-ray scanner has been tried for the first time on a human, producing 3D color images with incredible detail. The spectral (multi-energy) scanner was developed for clinical uses by researchers at Universities of Canterbury and Otago, both in New Zealand, and it relies on a detector created originally for CERN, the large European particle accelerator laboratory, to help find the Higgs boson. The detector is unique because it measures the X-ray energy delivered to it and counts photons at the same time, resulting in thousands of times more data than CT or MRI machines. This, in turn, provides an ability t...
Source: Medgadget - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Diagnostics Radiology Source Type: blogs

EchoNous Vein Portable Ultrasound for Peripheral IV Placements
EchoNous, a Seattle-based firm, landed FDA clearance for its EchoNous Vein ultrasound for peripheral IV catheter delivery. It can visualize veins up to five centimeters deep and can be used on both children and adults. The transducer probe connects to a Samsung tablet, which serves as the display and control device, since the probe only has two buttons on its body. The EchoNous Vein is portable and compact, and tuned to image vasculature, allowing clinicians to quickly place an IV with fewer failures and re-insertions. “Time is critical, especially when patients need an infusion or antibiotic treatment, and finding t...
Source: Medgadget - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Pediatrics Radiology Source Type: blogs

Medmo Offers New “Name-Your-Price” Platform for Medical Imaging
New medical technology solution lets patients set their own price for radiology imaging tests, like MRIs and CAT scans Medmo (https://www.medmo.com) is a new, rapidly-growing healthcare start-up that enables patients to obtain medical imaging tests – such as MRIs, CT scans (CAT scans), PET scans, and more  – at the exact price they can afford, with no surprise fees or bills. Patients simply indicate the type of scan they need, and Medmo connects them with a nearby, accredited imaging center that can work with their budget. “The ‘name your price’ concept has worked well in the travel indus...
Source: Medgadget - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medmo Tags: Releases - Featured Sponsored Content Source Type: blogs

Tuberous Sclerosis : Case Report
DiscussionTuberous sclerosis is an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by various abnormalities, including multisystemic hamartomas. Also known as Bourneville disease, named after D ésiré-Magloire Bourneville, the French physician who discovered the potato like appearance of cortical lesions in the brains of patients with this condition.Tuberous sclerosis is the second most common phakomatosis behind neurofibromatosis type 1. It has a prevalence estimated to be 1 in 6000. App roximately one third of cases of tuberous sclerosis are familial the other two thirds of cases are sporadic and du...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - July 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

CLIPPERS: chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids
These lesions histologically demonstrate a lymphocytic perivascular inflammatory pattern  (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: vascular disease Source Type: blogs

HPV Test Superior to Pap Smear for Detecting Precancerous Cervical Changes
A recent article indicated that HPV testing is superior to the Pap smear for detecting precancerous lesions of the cervical epithelium (see:HPV test is better than Pap smear at detecting precancerous cervical changes). Has the Pap smear outlived its usefulness in cancer screening programs? Below is a key passage from the article:A new study found that the HPV test was better than the Pap smear in detecting precancerous changes that can lead to cervical cancer. A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear....The randomized, controlled study...showed that the human ...
Source: Lab Soft News - July 11, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Cytopathology Healthcare Innovations Medical Research Public Health Surgical Pathology Source Type: blogs

Recurrent Artery of Heubner Infarction : DAMS Unplugged
Presenting an integrated video discussing anatomical and radiological aspects of Recurrent artery of Heubner Infarction.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 - July 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

The 2018 CANP annual meeting will be in Halifax October 3-6, 2018
TheCanadian Association of Neuropathologists is gearing up for its a 58th annual meeting this fall. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: meetings Source Type: blogs

TEECAD Camera Gives Vision to TEE Probes
A young medtech company called Visura Technologies, based outside of Chicago, won FDA clearance for its TEE Camera Assist Device, TEECAD for short. The device is designed to be connected to a transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) ultrasound probe, letting the physician see the upper airway and esophagus while navigating the probe toward its destination. TEE procedures are used to image the heart and nearby anatomy in high quality, since a probe placed in the esophagus is much closer to the heart. Getting there, though, is sometime a challenge, particularly in overweight and older patients, and in patients with esopha...
Source: Medgadget - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiology Critical Care Medicine Radiology Source Type: blogs

Latest Air-Powered Robot for Breast Biopsies Inside MRI Unveiled (Video)
Most breast biopsies are currently performed using ultrasound and handheld needles, guided by previously taken radiological images. The problem is that humans aren’t always perfect and what is imaged during an MRI scan or mammography may look different later under ultrasound. Performing a biopsy right inside the MRI machine may provide incredibly accurate targeting of suspect lesions. That, though, would require a robot small enough to fit near the patient inside the MRI, but more importantly, the robot can’t be influenced by the strong magnetic field and therefore can’t work using any electronics. Resear...
Source: Medgadget - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Pathology Radiology Surgery Source Type: blogs

The fecalization of America
I’ve been lately discussing the issue of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO, a situation in which bowel microorganisms (especially of the undesirable Enterobacteriaceae variety such as E. coli and Shigella) ascend up from the colon and colonize the ileum, jejunum, duodenum, and stomach. This has numerous health implications that are only beginning to be appreciated: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, psoriasis and other skin rashes, restless leg syndrome, diverticular disease, heightened body-wide inflammation, increased risk for colon cancer—SIBO is either synonymous with these condition...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates bowel flora dysbiosis Inflammation microbiota prebiotic probiotic sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) in an infant
Rhabdoid cells (such as those circled above) frequently are seen in AT/RTs (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: neoplasms Source Type: blogs

A Cold-Call Email From A Headhunter
I HATE SPAM. HATE it. With a passion. Almost as much as I hate robocalling telemarketers. I REALLY hate them. It would be nice if the Feds would send just one little bitty cruise missile into a Bangalore call center. I do believe that would solve the problem.But back to email SPAM.In among the various advertisements for incredible products (that don't exist), emails from Russian women (written by burly gentlemen who probably aren't in Russia), and offers from Nigerian princes (who probablyare Nigerian but are unlikely to be royalty), I often find messages from radiological headhunters, middle-men trying to either get me to...
Source: Dalai's PACS Blog - July 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Should Tablets Be a Staple in Radiology Residencies?
Radiology residents are significantly more motivated, engaged, and efficient when their curriculum is tablet-based says a new  studyrecently published inAcademic Radiology.  The number of physicians who rely on tablets in clinical settings is rapidly increasing. According to  Radiology Business, 79 percent of healthcare workers and 81 percent of radiology residents use tablets.  Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center invited 22 residents to work with iPads that were equipped with the curriculum and online access to radiology textbooks. Residents were asked to use the tablets to c...
Source: radRounds - July 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Saving the Generalist from Extinction
As the number of radiologist fellowships are growing, the need to reexamine the role of the generalist radiologist has become more pressing. According to researchers at Emory University ’s department of radiology and imaging services, radiologist sub-specialists are often practicing outside of their specialty.In their  reportrecently published inJournal of the American College of Radiology, lead author Eric Friedberg, MD, and his colleagues explain that over half of radiologists spend most of their days doing the work of a generalist. “Although opinions exist that general radiologists are best suited for &...
Source: radRounds - July 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

" Despicable " GE Spins Off...Minion Healthcare?
I couldn't let an occasion as momentous asGeneral Electric spinning off its Healthcare division go without mention. As yet, the new division has no name other than GE Healthcare, which is what it used to be called before being spun. Off, that is. So I guess it's up to me to figure this out.We all know that Siemens performed a similar excision of its Healthcare Division back in March of this year, although this was announced back in November, 2017. You may know that Siemens had a sponsoringrelationship with Disney......until October of 2017, and I have to wonder if that had something to do with the unfortunate moniker "...
Source: Dalai's PACS Blog - July 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Pedunculated-fibroid-another-case
Another example of pedunculated fibroid. (Source: cochinblogs)
Source: cochinblogs - July 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: fibroid peduncle uterus ultrasound Source Type: blogs

Malignant astroblastoma in a 23-year-old female
Headaches prompted imaging which showed a large right parieto-occipital tumor. Astroblastic pseudorossettes are prominent, with cells that are fairly monotonous. GFAP was only focally positive, not unusual for this diagnosis. Mitotic rate ranged up to 8 per 10 HPF, with a MIB1 cell cycling index reaching 40%. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: neoplasms Source Type: blogs

Biomedical Engineering in Medicine and Aging
Today, the effective treatment of aging can only proceed rapidly as an engineering project. The fine details of the way in which aging progresses at the level of cells and proteins are far from fully understood - but that is not a roadblock to progress. The research community knows enough of the causes of aging to repair them and observe the results. In fact the repair approach, where it has been tried, and as typified by senolytic development to clear senescent cells, is doing far more, with far less expenditure, and in far less time, than other strategies that involve mapping and adjusting the extreme complexity of cellu...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 6, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Embolx Announces FDA Clearance for Next Generation Sniper Balloon Occlusion Microcatheter
Embolx, a new medical device company out of Silicon Valley, develops microcatheters for arterial endoembolization procedures, and now their next-generation Sniper Balloon Occlusion Microcatheter will be available in the US. The new family of microcatheters shows significant improvement over previous devices, and offers physicians enhanced performance features to make it easier to navigate through small vascular structures. The Embolx Sniper’s balloon occludes the vessel to alter blood flow-dynamics using a method called pressure-directed embolization (see video below). It is currently used for the treatment of cancer...
Source: Medgadget - July 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yuriy Sarkisov Tags: Oncology Radiology Surgery Source Type: blogs

Scientists Identify Individuals from Brain Scans While Doing Tasks
All humans are unique individuals, some of it due to the differences between our brains. Being able to identify the differences in the structure and activity of our brains may have enormous consequences for neurology and neurosurgery. While CT and MRI scans can’t yet provide a level of detail to diagnose many neurological conditions, researchers at Purdue University are working on using computational methods to spot biomarkers within imaging data. The team is relying on brain imaging scans obtained from the Human Connectome Project, a research venture to map the human brain. The scans were performed while t...
Source: Medgadget - July 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Informatics Neurology Radiology Source Type: blogs

How Hospitals Can Drive Revenue in Value-Based Care Using 7 Key Cycles of Their Data
The following is a guest blog post by Richard A. Royer, Chief Executive Officer of Primaris. Back in the day – the late 1960s, when social norms and the face of America was rapidly changing – a familiar public service announcement began preceding the nightly news cast. “It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?” Today, as the healthcare landscape changes rapidly with a seismic shift from the fee-for-service payment model to value-based care models, there’s a similar but new clarion call for quality healthcare: “It’s 2018. Do you know where your data is?” Complia...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Health Care Healthcare Healthcare Business Intelligence Healthcare Interoperability HealthCare IT Health Data Normalization Healthcare Data Primaris Richard A. Royer Source Type: blogs

More on Rosenthal
Thanks toDr. Gregg B. Wells from Texas A&M University for directing me to an article authored byDr. Hans Goebel of Charite-Universit ätsmedizin in Berlin regarding the life and accomplishments of neuropathologist Werner Rosenthal (1870-1942). Dr. Wells was prompted to write to me by my recent post entitled "Who was Rosenthal? " . For those who are interested in Dr. Rosethal's travails as a Jew in Nazi Germany forced into exile in India, I encourage you to read Dr. Goebel's open-access article.Dr. Werner Rosenthal with his wife and daughter in 1917.(Taken from Dr. Goebel's article in Clinical Neuropa...
Source: neuropathology blog - July 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: history Source Type: blogs

Radiologists versus Machines
By, SAURABH JHA MD In the ongoing battle between radiologists and artificial intelligence, is the real risk not that computers will replace radiologists, but that radiologists will become machines? This lecture delivered at the annual meeting of the ARRS explores the evolution of radiologists, from inference to quantification, and what it means for the field. https://www.pscp.tv/w/1BdxYRoeekoKX (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Diffuse intracranial dolichoectasia in a 68 yo man with thoracic arterial dissection
Picture courtesy of Mark Cohen, MD of Case Western Reserve University (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - June 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: vascular disease Source Type: blogs

More MRI Machines = More Happy Patients
The University of Minnesota ’s Clinics and Surgery center will be installing a new MRI as a response to the increasing wait times and high number of patients seeking imaging services.According toThe Minnesota Daily, the Center has experienced a 10 percent increase in MRI appointments each year. Patients typically wait between two to three weeks for their imaging appointments. To prevent long wait lists, the Center has had to extend their hours and book more procedures on Saturdays and Sundays. Around 20,000 MRI procedures are performed each year across the university ’s health centers. They are purchasing a new...
Source: radRounds - June 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Professional Medical Organisations Are Starting To Think About AI And It Implications!
This appeared last week.AMA issues policy statement on use of ‘augmented intelligence’ By Fred BazzoliPublished June 18 2018, 5:20pm EDTThe American Medical Association is weighing in on the potential of what it is calling “augmented intelligence” in fields such as radiology and the practice of medicine by clinicians.The nation’s largest professional association for medical professionals issued its first policy addressing augmented intelligence at its annual meeting last week, adopting broad recommendations for health and technology stakeholders.The AMA action cites both the potential of innov...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - June 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Anatomical Approach to Diaphragmatic Hernia CXR
Here is an integrated DAMS Medicine unplugged with radiological and anatomical basis of Bochdalek hernia.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 - June 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Approach to Interstitial Lung Disease: DAMS Unplugged
Presenting a short teaching video with pulmonologist and Radiologist discussing different aspects of ILD 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 - June 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

An Interesting Overview Of Alphabet ’s Healthcare Investments
Recently I’ve begun reading a blog called The Medical Futurist which offers some very interesting fare. In addition to some intriguing speculation, it includes some research that I haven’t seen anywhere else. (It is written by a physician named Bertalan Mesko.) In this case, Mesko has buried a shrewd and well-researched piece on Alphabet’s healthcare investments in an otherwise rambling article. (The rambling part is actually pretty interesting on its own, by the way.) The piece offers a rather comprehensive update on Alphabet’s investments in and partnerships with healthcare-related companies, sugg...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Biometrics Connected Health Digital Health EHR Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Genomic Health Record Genomic Medicine Genomics Health Care Healthcare Healthcare AI Healthcare Analytics HealthCare IT Tel Source Type: blogs

HydrUStent ’s Biodegradable Stents Could Improve Patient Outcomes
Stents are widely used in patient care, but a major complication is infection and, for many types of stents, the need for eventual surgical removal. HydrUStent, a startup based at the University of Minho in Portugal, hopes to improve those limitations. HydrUStent’s product is a ureteral stent made from a patented material that is antibacterial, homogeneous, and biodegradable. It degrades by dissolution of the material in urine, which prevents the need for a second surgery for stent removal. “The dissolution profile is controlled and [depends] on the formulation used for stent production,” says CEO Alexand...
Source: Medgadget - June 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Cici Zhou Tags: Radiology Urology Source Type: blogs

Smart Stent Monitors Blood Flow, Detects Restenosis
Vascular stents are some of the most commonly implanted medical devices, keeping millions of arteries open to uninterrupted blood flow. Though they tend to work well at first, too many end up being re-stenosed by new deposits of plaque and scar tissue often forms in the vicinity, blocking blood flow through the stent. Typically, renewed patient symptoms are the first indication that restenosis is occurring. Being able to detect the rate of blood flowing through a stent can help identify whether something is amiss. Researchers at University of British Columbia have developed a vascular stent that has a built-in sensor for m...
Source: Medgadget - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Cardiology Materials Radiology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes, C19MC-altered
Embryonal tumor with multlayered rosettes, C19MC-altered, is a WHO grade IV tumor with alterations -- including amplifications and fusions -- in the C19MC locus at 19q13.42. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - June 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: neoplasms Source Type: blogs

India ’s Health Insurance Experiment. Who will be the winners?
By SAURABH JHA Though the exact cost of Modicare, the government’s extension of health insurance for poor people, estimated at one lakh crore (a trillion U.S. dollars), is open for debate, what is not disputable is that the cost of insuring India’s poor won’t fall with time. A sure way of accelerating healthcare inflation, that is speeding the rate of increase of healthcare costs, is by subsidizing or paying for health insurance. Insurance is like Newton’s Second Law of Motion – the velocity keeps increasing as long as the force is applied. Healthcare is a peculiar industry. Cars get cheaper b...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: OP-ED Source Type: blogs

Who was Rosenthal?
A Rosenthal fiber in pilocytic astrocytoma" In 1898, the German pathologist Werner Rosenthal noted elongated inclusions within the gliotic edge of a syringeal cavity of an ependymoma. Assigned to write the case report by a senior mentor while serving as a “first assistant” at theUniversity of Erlangen, Rosenthal colorfully described these inclusions as a “glossy formation of little bulbs or wavy sausages with one thick and one pointed end.”…. His supposition that they were related to glial fibers would prove surprisingly insightful. Not until some 20 years later did Bielsc...
Source: neuropathology blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: neoplasms Source Type: blogs

New Siemens Acuson Sequoia Ultrasound Beams Through Obese Patients
Siemens Healthineers is releasing a fresh update to its popular ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system. The device can image deeper than before while maintaining a high quality output, an important capability for those on the front lines of the obesity epidemic. As an example, using the Deep Abdominal Transducer (DAX) that comes with the Sequoia, clinicians can image targets pretty well as deep as 40 cm below the surface. The system can perform elastography, is compatible with bubble contrast enhancers, and can be used on a wide variety of patients. The latter is thanks to the system’s ability to, as Siemens describe...
Source: Medgadget - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Ob/Gyn Radiology Surgery Source Type: blogs