Bilateral ICA block: MRI
Case Report 76 yrs old female pt. presets for MR brain angio with c/o giddiness of long duration.MRA shows– marked narrowing& grossly reduced flow signal of both ICA in carotid canal with complete absence of cavernous ICA with source images suggesting right PCOM feeding ipsilateral MCA& left MCA possibly filling from right side. Both MCA are grossly reduced in caliber with origins not identified along with poorly visualized both ACA& ACOM.Dominant grossly tortuous& atheromatous vertebral system with basilar artery suggesting tortuosity/atheromatous looping / redundancy with both PCA nor...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - February 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Cyberattackers Could (Theoretically) Use AI To Alter Medical Images
Here’s something scary to consider.  Apparently, radiological images are the next front for cyber attacks, with such attacks posing a “tremendous” potential for damage, according to a story appearing in Medscape. According to the Medscape piece, data presented at last year’s Radiological Society of North America and interviews conducted by the site suggest that cyber-hackers […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - February 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Security and Privacy Artificial Intelligence Healthcare AI Radiology Radiology Cybersecurity Ransomware RSNA 18 WannaCry Source Type: blogs

Orbital Neuroblastoma Metastases : DAMS Medicine Unplugged
DAMS Medicine Unplugged is an initiative of DAMS, Leading Medical education academy in India, helping students integrate various aspects of a disease. This is an integrated approach to case of orbital neuroblastoma metastases.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 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Running an RCT – A Conversation With the Investigators of the REGAIN Trial
By SAURABH JHA MD  It is easy for armchair activists to bash randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with clever methodological critiques. However, it takes a lot of effort and coordination to pull off an RCT successfully. In this episode of Radiology Firing Line, I speak with Dr. Mark Neuman and Lakisha Gaskins, principal investigator and research project manager of the REGAIN trial, respectively, about the logic, challenges and intricacies of conducting an RCT. The Regional versus General Anesthesia for Promoting Independence After Hip Surgery (REGAIN) trial is an ongoing pragmatic, multi-center RCT, funded by PCORI, wh...
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Radiology Firing Line Podcasts Research RogueRad clinical research hip surgery randomized controlled trial RCTs Saurabh Jha Source Type: blogs

Philips Unveils New Zenition Surgical C-Arms
Philips is releasing a new mobile surgical C-arm designed to improve efficiency in the operating room. The Philips Zenition sports a tablet-like interface that runs the same Unify software across the various versions of the Zenition and is similar to what appears in some other radiological equipment from Philips, allowing operators to quickly learn to operate new devices. It features a quick point-and-shoot image capture mode, a small footprint, position memory, and “BodySmart” software that produces large images with high quality all the way to the detector’s edges. Many of the algorithms that improve i...
Source: Medgadget - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Cardiology Medicine Neurosurgery Ob/Gyn Orthopedic Surgery Pediatrics Radiology Thoracic Surgery Urology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Piriform Recess : DAMS Unplugged
On either side of the laryngeal orifice in humans is a recess, termed the piriform sinus (also piriform recess), which is bounded medially by the aryepiglottic fold, laterally by the thyroid cartilage and thyrohyoid membrane. Presenting a short integrated video on the same in DAMS Unplugged seriesFamous 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 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Neurogenic tumor: Teaching Points
Discussion –Peripheral nerve sheath tumors consist of neurofibromas and schwannomas in the benign category& malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) in malignant category.Imaging features and signs that help to identify and characterize a nerve sheath tumor are, distribution of the tumor along a major nerve, an entering or exiting nerve sign, target sign, a fascicular sign and a split-fat sign.-         Distribution of the lesion along the course of the nerve is most important feature. Benign lesions may be located along the cutaneous or deep nerves, however, th...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - February 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

How to become a radiologic technologist
Becoming a RT: from Choosing the Right School to Jump Starting Your CareerCheck out this book if you are thinking about becoming a rad tech or if you are rad tech, consider gifting this to a friend who is thinking about it!Description of the book:Have you ever thought about taking x-rays for a living but didn ’t know how to find information about how to proceed? If so, look no further. This book will explain how to select a fully accredited school of radiography while avoiding diploma mills that will not lead to full qualification. Get the facts about the current job market from an experienced radiogra pher and instr...
Source: radRounds - February 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: radRounds Radiology Network Source Type: blogs

Big Radiology Acquisition in Southern California Might Result in Massive Layoffs
RadNet Inc., a large medical imaging practice with over 340 locations in six states, has recently acquired  Kern Radiology Medical Group Inc., a radiology center with five facilities throughout theSouthern San Joaquin Valley in California. The transaction was made on January 30, according to the Bakersfield ’s The Record.Called one of the biggest outpatient medical imaging companies in the United States, Los Angeles-based RadNet Inc provides an array of imaging services. A publicly traded company, they employ 500 radiologists and have centers in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, and Califor...
Source: radRounds - February 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Radiologists Are Developing a System to Detect Signs of Domestic Violence
Radiologists can identify key signs of  domestic violence in imaging examsand their findings could serve as preventative or life-saving tactics for victims of interpartner violence, according to  studyrecently published inRadiology.Study authors Bharti Khurana, MD and Elizabeth George, MD, two radiologists at the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital, looked at medical records from 185 patients who were referred to the hospital’s intimate partner violence program between January 2015 to October 2016. Patient data was compared to a control group of 555 patients who had received care ...
Source: radRounds - February 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

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Dr. Edward LeeDr. Edward Leeis among several others who have authored an interesting commentary on CTE entitled:Primum non nocere: a call for balance when reporting on CTE. It's worth a read! (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - February 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists trauma Source Type: blogs

Primum non nocere
Dr. Edward LeeDr. Edward Leeis among several others who have authored an interesting commentary on CTE entitled:Primum non nocere: a call for balance when reporting on CTE. It's worth a read! (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - February 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists trauma Source Type: blogs

Radiology in Africa
By SAURABH JHA MD  What are the challenges of getting imaging to Africa? In this episode of Radiology Firing Line, I convene a panel of experts in Africa. We discuss the challenges of bringing new technology to Africa, the new need for imaging driven by public health gains and increased longevity of Africans, the insalubrious practice of “equipment dumping”, amongst others. Panelists: Kassa Darge, MD PhD, is Professor of Radiology and Radiologist-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also Honorary Professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology at Addis Ababa University in Eth...
Source: The Health Care Blog - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Radiology Firing Line Podcasts RogueRad Africa equipment dumping Global Health JACR Saurabh Jha Source Type: blogs

Kansas State University Welcomes New MRI for Large Animals
A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine at Kansas State University, which took three years to install, is finally ready to scan neurological injuries in large animals.According to  KSNT, this is the Midwest ’s first MRI of its kind. Its fast imaging speed reduces the amount of time animals have to spend in the machine. According to David Biller, professor of radiology at Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the MRI offers several advantages that conventional scanners lack. “We will be a ble to image smaller structures more rapidly,” he said. “With the greater detail or ab...
Source: radRounds - February 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Most Radiologists Want More Direct Communication with Patients
Over half of radiologists want more patient interactions, according to a  studyrecently published in theJournal of the American College of Radiology.An international group of researchers, which mostly included physicians from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston sought out to understand radiologists ’ perspective on direct patient care. They sent out a voluntary and anonymous survey to 128 radiologists and radiology residents at a large, unnamed academic institution. Participants had between June 1 and July 31, 2016 to fill out the multiple-choice questionnaire. The results were then collecte d and ana...
Source: radRounds - February 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Pipeline Flex Embolization Device Approved for Small and Medium Brain Aneurysms
Medtronic won FDA approval for its Pipeline Flex embolization device to be used on patients with small or medium wide-necked brain aneurysms anywhere between the petrous and the terminus of the internal carotid artery. Previously, the device was only indicated for individuals with large or giant wide-necked intracranial aneurysms. The Pipeline Flex flow diversion device redirects blood flow by being positioned right at  base of the embolism, guiding blood to move along the length of the vessel. Here are some of the study details that led to this latest approval, according to Medtronic: A total of 141 subjects wit...
Source: Medgadget - February 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Neurology Neurosurgery Radiology Source Type: blogs

Heart Implant Measures Left Atrial Pressure to Monitor Heart Failure
Vectorious Medical Technologies, a company based in Israel, has announced that it has developed an unusual intra-cardiac monitoring device that has a built-in microchip but no battery. The V-LAP monitoring device allows patients to take measurements of the left atrial pressure at any time, which is done with the assistance of a small external module. The first implantations of the device are now being conducted as part of a first-in-human study that will enroll 30 patients across Europe and Israel. Left atrial pressure (LAP) is an an important parameter for evaluating heart health, particularly when trying to detect w...
Source: Medgadget - February 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Medicine Source Type: blogs

Shriner's Hospital in Tampa Closes Inpatient Beds; Part of a Major Trend
I have posted a number of previous notes about the shift away from hospital inpatient care and toward outpatient visits and virtual care (i.e., telemedicine). Some of the new hospitals bring built are referred to as"bedless" (see:The Case of the"Disappearing Hospital Beds"; Implications for Pathologists;Some Additional Ideas About the Bedless Hospitals of the Future;The Design of Bedless Hospitals Continue to Evolve Based on Cost and Technology;The Future of Healthcare: Virtual Physician Visits& Bedless Hospitals). The focus of such facilities is on ambulatory visits and diagnostics, particularly pa...
Source: Lab Soft News - February 7, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Cost of Healthcare Healthcare Delivery Hospital Financial Source Type: blogs

Radiation oncologists aren ’t just strangers in the basement
“We have a consult for radiation oncology regarding a 60-year-old gentleman with a history of lung cancer and is currently admitted. His oncologist is Dr. Heme Onc.” As a new radiation oncology resident, I was surprised to hear the consulting physician refer to the patient’s medical oncologist as “his oncologist.” What about the patient’s radiation […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mudit-chowdhary" rel="tag" > Mudit Chowdhary, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Oncology/Hematology Radiology Source Type: blogs

Neuropathologist Robert Corona named CEO of Upstate Medical University
Robert J. Corona, DO, MBADr. Robert Corona has been named chief executive officer of Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Corona had been serving as the hospital ’s interim CEO before his permanent appointment last month.Corona did his neuropathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC (1990) and SUNY Health Sciences Center at Syracuse (1991).At Upstate, Corona has served as chair of the pathology department, and medical director of neuropathology. He previously worked as a vice president at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles, NY.Corona was on my 2016 list of neuropathologists...
Source: neuropathology blog - February 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

Acromegaly : Case Discussion
Presenting an integrated case discussion on acromegaly in DAMS Unplugged series.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 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Will artificial intelligence be able to have this conversation?
Transformation of health care is underway: The landscape is filled with innovation, and the horizon is dotted with technological possibilities of “Star Trek” ilk. In a recent New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst article, there was a compelling argument for how artificial intelligence (AI) of the future will help deliver us from a high cost, […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/shannon-dowler" rel="tag" > Shannon Dowler, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Tech Oncology/Hematology Radiology Source Type: blogs

Top Smart Algorithms In Healthcare
As artificial intelligence tools have been invading more or less every area of healthcare, we made a list to keep track of the top smart algorithms aiming for better diagnostics, more sophisticated patient care or further sighted predictions of diseases. Does A.I. beat doctors? Only if you lived under a rock for the last couple of years, could you not have heard about artificial intelligence. Some might have even come across the spread and potential of A.I. in healthcare. Not only smart algorithms themselves but also the hype around A.I. has grown immensely, thus every time a new study about deep learning or machine...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine AI cancer death future Health Healthcare pathology prediction Radiology technology Source Type: blogs

Top Smart Algorithms In Healthcare
As artificial intelligence tools have been invading more or less every area of healthcare, we made a list to keep track of the top A.I. algorithms aiming for better diagnostics, more sophisticated patient care or further sighted predictions of diseases. Does A.I. beat doctors? Only if you have lived under a rock for the last couple of years could you not have heard about artificial intelligence. Some might have even come across the spread and potential of A.I. in healthcare. Not only smart algorithms themselves but also the hype around A.I. has grown immensely, thus every time a new study about deep learning or mach...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine AI cancer death future Health Healthcare pathology prediction Radiology technology Source Type: blogs

Why would any woman discourage a man ’s advocacy or support?
A male interventional radiologist who is active in the #HeForShe campaign recently told me that he is being pressured to stop advocating for women. My first instinct was the biggest sigh and eyeroll of my life followed by thoughts of locker room peer pressure and boys’ club type discussions. But the criticism did not just […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/agnieszka-solberg" rel="tag" > Agnieszka Solberg, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Public Health & Policy Radiology Source Type: blogs

New AI Technology Prioritizes Critical Chest Scans
A new artificial intelligence-based system out of the University of Warwick identifies time-sensitive chest scans that need to be prioritized, according to a study recently published inRadiology.Due to theradiologist shortagein the United Kingdom, hospitals are struggling with timely image readings. In emergency departments, scans can take from one hour to two business days to be processed. Chest scans account for a significant portion of a radiologist ’s workload, and according to EureakAlert, they make up 40 percentof all “diagnostic imaging worldwide.”A new AI technology aims to diminish exam back...
Source: radRounds - February 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

RSNA and ACR Introduce RadInfo 4 Kids
In an effort to help kids understand the  daunting mechanismsof imaging machines, RadiologyInfo.org, a patient resource site sponsored and created by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) has launched RadInfo 4 Kids, an interactive site that helps children learn about medical scans.RadInfo 4 Kids has a  collectionof games, videos, stories, and activities that help kids get emotionally and mentally prepared for their scan procedure. It can be challenging for children to grasp what happens in the scanner, so to get on their level, the site directors have also p...
Source: radRounds - February 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

How a radiology trick can surprisingly help your finances
One of the great teaching experiences in a young medical student or resident’s life is to be placed in front of his or her peers with an attending physician quizzing him or her on the spot about a particular patient. Often, when radiology imaging is involved, the said victim will be asked to interpret the […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/xrayvsn" rel="tag" > Xrayvsn, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Finance Practice Management Radiology Source Type: blogs

Siemens Healthineers Powerful MAGNETOM Lumina 3 Tesla MRI Cleared by FDA
Siemens Healthineers won clearance from the FDA to introduce its MAGNETOM Lumina 3 Tesla MRI scanner in the United States. The device features a large 70 cm bore, which can fit some of the wider patients that today’s clinicians have to work with, and artificial intelligence technologies to speed up exams. An optional audio/video system provides entertainment for patients, which is particularly beneficial when working with children and impatient adults. Thanks to the 3D Petra with Quet Suite technology, the device is considerably quieter than conventional scanners without the latest sound suppression techniques. Sieme...
Source: Medgadget - January 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Radiology Source Type: blogs

Cook Medical ’s Zenith Dissection Endovascular Stent for Aortic Tears FDA Approved
The FDA has given approval to Cook Medical‘s Zenith Dissection Endovascular Stent for treatment of symptomatic aortic dissection distal to the left subclavian artery. It is intended to be used along with the company’s Zenith TX2 Dissection Endovascular Graft with Pro-Form Straight Component or Tapered Component Zenith Dissection relies on the Z-Trak Plus Introduction System for delivery and placement of the device within the aorta, which can be performed via the iliac or femoral access. It is a flexible metal stent graft with a fabric covering and there’s an optional bare stent available as...
Source: Medgadget - January 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Radiology Vascular Surgery Source Type: blogs

Provider Organizations Beginning to Compete on the Basis of Value-Based Care
We are transitioning from a fee-for-service healthcare system to a value-based one. This new approach is not well understood, particularly by patients. Value-based care is characterized by the documentation of organizational efficiency and effectiveness combined with positive outcomes for patients. One of the major goals is cost-savings. This is in contrast to fee-for-service where providers decide which services are provided to patients with insufficient attention to outcomes. In line with these changes, some provider organizations are marketing themselves as value-based organizations. Details about this were pr...
Source: Lab Soft News - January 30, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Clinical Lab Testing Cost of Healthcare Diagnostics Healthcare Business Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Innovations Medical Research Preventive Medicine Quality of Care Source Type: blogs

Persistent stapedial artery: HRCT
Persistent stapedial artery is a rare congenital anomaly that occurs by a failure in the involution of such artery. Most patients with persistent stapedial artery are asymptomatic.  Presenting an integrated discussion of CT findings and embryogenesis. 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 - January 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Radiology Firing Line | Meet the Patients
By SAURABH JHA  Should Radiologists talk with Patients? In this episode of Radiology Firing Line Podcast, Ian Amber MD, assistant professor of radiology at Georgetown University advocates for patient interaction. Listen to our conversation here. Saurabh Jha is a contributing editor to THCB and host of Radiology Firing Line Podcast of the Journal of American College of Radiology, sponsored by Healthcare Administrative Partner (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Patients Radiology Firing Line Podcasts Ian Amber patient interaction Saurabh Jha Source Type: blogs

Simmons catheter (Sim catheter)
Simmons catheter (Sim catheter) Simmons catheters (Sim catheters) have been used for cerebral angiography [1] as well as renal angiography [2]. They have 3 different varieties (Sim 1, 2 and 3). 4 French and 5 French sizes are available. Sim catheters can be used for transradial as well as transfemoral approaches. Possibility of engaging the left subclavian by the transradial route has made this an option for angiography of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) when coronary artery bypass is the option after a diagnostic coronary angiography. Sim catheters comes in handy when there is difficulty in engaging the left subc...
Source: Cardiophile MD - January 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prof. Dr. Johnson Francis Tags: Angiography and Interventions Source Type: blogs

Stanford neuropathologist Hannes Vogel featured on cover of the Palo Alto Weekly
Ablog fan spotted this while walking his dog down a street in Palo Alto today:The story aboutDr. Vogel can be seenhere. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - January 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs

MOC: When you play the game and they change the rules
I think one of the biggest frustrations I have as a doctor is being at the mercy of people who either have no medical training or are so detached from medicine that they have lost touch with those on the front line. The American Board of Radiology (ABR) essentially governs over radiologists who typically need […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/xrayvsn" rel="tag" > Xrayvsn, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Practice Management Radiology Source Type: blogs

Radiology Services Lawsuit Settled for $10 million
Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital has been ordered to pay $10 million in a  settlementinvolving two of the facility ’s former radiologists. Bozeman continues to deny the allegations.The  2015 lawsuitclaiming that the hospital participated in an illegal kickback scheme and raked in millions of dollars in fake claims was settled on October 31. The United States government received $7.5 million and $238,820 is set aside for the state of Montana. Twenty-eight percent is reserved for the filers of the lawsuit, radiologists Frank Rembert and Michael Paradise, and the hospital is also ordered to pay Dr. Rembert an...
Source: radRounds - January 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Unsettling Statistics About Radiologist Burnout and Depression
Burnout and depression have become dire epidemics in the medical community, and it ’s unclear if there’s a way to improve physician mental health. Among the specialists grappling with immense stress are radiologists, with 45 percent reporting feelings of burnout, according to a new report from Medscape.The  2019 National Physician Burnout, Depression& Suicide Reportsurveyed over 15,000 physicians across more than 29 specialties. The researchers found that the vast majority of depressed physicians, or over 66 percent, feel that their mental health impacts their workplace behavior. Fourteen percent of th...
Source: radRounds - January 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Prolactinoma : DAMS Unplugged
Presenting an integrated video on clinico-radiological discussion on Prolactinoma.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 - January 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

uEXPLORER Whole Body PET-CT Cleared by FDA for Clinical and Research Use
United Imaging Healthcare, a company out of Shanghai, China, won FDA clearance for its uEXPLORER combined Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT) scanner. The device can perform whole-body scans using both imaging modalities at the same time. The system is expected to be used in both clinical practice, to spot cancers and to track disease progression, and in research when studying inflammation, blood flow, and other processes affecting large parts of the body. United Imaging believes its system can deliver superior imaging performance to existing PET/CT scanners thanks to new hardware...
Source: Medgadget - January 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Nuclear Medicine Radiology Source Type: blogs

Why Top Medical Graduates join Radiology?
Dr Sumer Sethi in his talk in IRIA 2019 which was held in PGI Chandigarh about next generation Radiology Learning for millennials, explained about why do top medical graduates join Radiology. 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 - January 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

POEMS syndrome : DAMS unplugged
 Presenting an integrated case of POEMS syndrome P: polyneuropathyO: organomegalyE: endocrinopathyM: monoclonal gammopathyS: skin changesFamous 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 - January 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Radiologically suspected meningioma turns out to be WHO grade II Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma
Rosethal fiber in oval. Eosinophilic granular body in rectangleRosenthal fibers can be seen in non-neoplastic " compressed " brain tissue. For example, I once saw Rosenthal fibers in the spinal cord adjacent to an epidural abscess. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - January 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neoplasms Source Type: blogs

What Could Happen When You Don ’t Carefully Read a Radiology Report
A  lawsuitinvolving a 49-year-old male with colon cancer has demonstrated the need for physicians to thoroughly read radiology reports and for radiologists to effectively relay image interpretations.The patient had undergone a CT scan for pre-procedure workup for his extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy to remove kidney stones. The scan showed a possible indication of colon cancer, and the radiologist had made note of those findings on the second page of the report that was sent to the urologist that same day. However, the urologist neglected to read the second page, and 19 months later, the patient was diagnosed wit...
Source: radRounds - January 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Reading Room Coordinator Programs Makes Life Way Easier for Radiologists
Radiologists at the University of Iowa Hospitals& Clinics are saving around two and a half hours of their work day with their new reading room coordinator program, a position that eliminates rudimentary administrational tasks for radiologists.The reading room coordinator isn ’t a new concept, and other institutions have found that they’re useful in managingthe vast majority of radiology requests. The coordinator handles a variety of critical tasks including triaging calls from physicians, nurses, staff, and technologists and communicating exam results and other patient issues. They also lessen some of ...
Source: radRounds - January 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie Morse Source Type: blogs

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: DAMS Unlpugged
Presenting a brief video discussion on a case report of cerebral venous thrombosis in DAMS unplugged series, with discussion on  clinical, radiological and management aspects.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 - January 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

An inquiry from Dr. Mike Lawlor
Dr. Mike Lawlor (Medical College of Wisconsin)Hi Everyone,The time has come for me to pursue re-certification from the American Board of Pathology, and my test period is in March.  As I ’ve become a bit super-specialized in a single area, I feel that I’ll likely need to brush up on some topics in order to continue to be considered a neuropathologist.  I haven ’t kept up very well with the range and type of educational resources available to neuropathologists for test preparation, and I could use some advice.  Does anyone have advice on educational materials appropriate for ABP re-certificat...
Source: neuropathology blog - January 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: books Source Type: blogs

Venture Capitalism & Radiology
By SAURABH JHA MD  Can radiologists make their way to Silicon Valley? In this episode of Radiology Firing Line, Ajay Kohli MD, a physician entrepreneur, explains what it takes to make a medical app. Listen to our conversation here. Saurabh Jha is a contributing editor to THCB and host of Radiology Firing Line Podcast of the Journal of American College of Radiology, sponsored by Healthcare Administrative Partner. (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Radiology Firing Line Podcasts Start-Ups medical apps physician entrepreneur Saurabh Jha Source Type: blogs

IRIA2019: Radiology Education for Next Generation
I will speaking on Radiology education for next generation in#IRIA2019 on 20th January in PGI Chandigarh, I look forward to meeting any of you attending the event.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 - January 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Angioplasty at 55
Angioplasty was born 55 years ago today when Dr. Charles T. Dotter, a radiologist in Portland, Oregon, performed the first angioplasty. But it wasn ’t in the heart; it was in the leg. (Source: Burts Stent Blog : The Voice in the Ear)
Source: Burts Stent Blog : The Voice in the Ear - January 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: blogs