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Acist to launch new FFR device
Contrast injector developer Acist Medical Systems will launch a new fractional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Acist nets HealthTrust contract Acist opens new headquarters Acist debuts CVi ACIST launches new contrast injector Bracco to acquire injector firm Acist (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Reuters: GE explores sale of health IT business
Industrial conglomerate GE is exploring the sale of its healthcare IT business,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE Healthcare numbers stand out in gloomy Q3 FDA clears GE's patient-assisted compression mammo unit GE signs cyclotron partnership with Canadian firm GE gets FDA nod for new Signa Premier MRI GE names new CEO for India, South Asia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

$2K ultrasound probe for iPhones gets FDA nod
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a portable ultrasound...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid 5 things you may not know about ultrasound accreditation US useful for gauging muscle changes in ICU patients 4D ultrasound contrast HSG assesses fallopian tubes Medical societies celebrate ultrasound awareness (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

70 - Gene Signature Impacts Treatment Decisions in Breast CA
70 - GS linked to change in treatment decisions for intermediate - risk patients based on 21 - gene assay (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Materialise begins research for mitral valve technology
3D printing firm Materialise has begun premarket development of 3D modeling...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Materialise posts strong growth in Q2 Materialise improves integration with 3D Systems Materialise nets FDA OK for preop guides Carestream partners with Materialise on 3D printing Canon division signs 3D-printing deal with Materialise (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CBO scores bipartisan Obamacare proposal
The U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its cost estimate for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.S. senators propose bipartisan Obamacare deal U.S. Senate Republicans table Graham-Cassidy McCain to oppose Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal Republican senators introduce healthcare reform bill U.S. Senate healthcare repeal fails for 3rd time (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zebra Takes Healthcare To Next Level With $1 Image Scans
With two billion people expected to join the middle class in the next decade a healthcare crisis is imminent. Only by adopting new technology that can enhance the capabilities of radiologists, can this be mitigated. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Monty Munford, Contributor Source Type: news

Neural Analytics wins $10M U.S. Army contract
Neural Analytics has won a $10 million contract from the U.S. Department of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Neural Analytics launches transcranial ultrasound unit Transcranial Doppler headset tests athletes for concussion (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High-risk women not necessarily getting breast MRI
Even when common barriers to access such as cost are removed from breast MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging Screening breast MRI alone OK for high-risk women Breast MRI effective for postpartum breast cancer MRI + mammography detects recurrent breast cancer Breast MR hits benchmarks in community practice (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Better Outcomes With Transoroal Robotic Surgery Alone in OPSCC
Significantly quicker improvement in postoperative dysphagia in oropharyngeal cancer TORS - only group (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 27, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

FINAO reaches 1M study milestone
Value-added reseller FINAO Solutions has reached the milestone of processing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Intelerad debuts new layout management system Intelerad rolls out CosmosOne medical archive Intelerad debuts new clinical portal FINAO secures Tenn. contract FINAO signs Radiology Associates of Birmingham FINAO inks Tenn. contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Are radiologists underutilizing social media?
Are radiologists making the best use of social media -- especially as an educational...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Take care managing radiologists of different generations Massive cyberattack cripples U.K. health services Want to boost Twitter hits? Get help from colleagues How well is radiology using YouTube to educate patients? Tweets reveal women's perspectives on mammography (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid
Point-of-care ultrasound is an effective tool that is increasingly being implemented...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Point-of-care ultrasound shows its merit Who should read point-of-care ED ultrasound exams? Point-of-care ultrasound can assess soft-tissue neck masses Bedside ultrasound can diagnose acute shoulder dislocation New Qatar hospital will pursue point-of-care radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Not All Streptococcal Bacteremia Cases Merit Echocardiography Not All Streptococcal Bacteremia Cases Merit Echocardiography
A simple score can help to determine which patients with non-beta-hemolytic streptococcal bacteremia require echocardiography to rule out infective endocarditis, researchers from Sweden report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Minnies winners portend radiology's augmented future
This year's Minnies winners point to a future in which medical imaging evolves...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can Machine Learning Save Medicine?
As a professor of genomics and early digital health evangelist, Eric Topol has long been on the cutting-edge of medical technology. Now, the cardiologist and best-selling author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now is turning his attention to what he believes is healthcare’s next frontier: artificial intelligence (AI). Topol will give a keynote address on how AI will transform medicine and take audience questions during a panel at MD&M Minneapolis November 8 starting at noon. MD+DI had the chance to catch up with him in advance of the event. Below is a slightly edited version o...
Source: MDDI - October 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jamie Hartford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

How do seniors react to amyloid-PET results?
When told that PET scans have revealed elevated levels of beta-amyloid plaque...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET study links menopausal status to Alzheimer's Researchers question whether brain injury causes Alzheimer's FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's PET plays key role in preventive Alzheimer's study (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ViewRay touts pancreatic cancer study results
Image-guided radiation therapy developer ViewRay is touting study results showing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ViewRay launches multicenter trial for pancreatic cancer ViewRay sees Q2 sales grow, net loss narrows ViewRay to highlight MRIdian Linac research at AAPM 1st patients treated with ViewRay's MRIdian system ViewRay sees drop in Q1 revenue (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Swedish Massage May Reduce Cancer - Related Fatigue
For breast cancer survivors, larger drop in fatigue scores with Swedish massage than light touch (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Philips survey identifies patients' radiology priorities
Royal Philips, the parent company of Philips Healthcare, has released research...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips Q3 health revenues edge up as profit falls FDA clears ultrasound transducer from Philips Philips launches new cardiac SPECT camera at ASNC show Philips launches new ob/gyn ultrasound at ISUOG 2017 Philips joins healthcare safety coalition (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT scanner found as source of puzzling hospital infection
Outdated practices for cleaning CT scanners were identified as the cause of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hygiene education prompts rads to clean up their act Vigilance needed to prevent contamination of ultrasound probes Pass the sanitizer: Bacteria common on radiology workstations Contaminated US gel linked to infection outbreak (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Image analysis with 3D modeling aids wound healing
Researchers have proposed a novel approach to chronic wound healing that involves...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How augmented reality can transform medical imaging How radiologists can optimize their role in 3D printing 3D-printed model helps prepare for stroke clot removal Researchers visualize cardiac conduction system in 3D AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brain Calcification on CT Fades by Age 1 in Children With Zika Brain Calcification on CT Fades by Age 1 in Children With Zika
Cerebral calcification should not be a key requirement for late diagnosis of congenital Zika syndrome, and patients who do not have calcifications may still have Zika, according to a 1-year follow-up study of children with the syndrome.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cerveau partners with AbbVie on PET agent
Radiopharmaceutical developer Cerveau Technologies has announced a license...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cerveau partners with Janssen on PET agent Cerveau gets IND for tau imaging agent (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips Q3 health revenues edge up as profit falls
The medical imaging and therapy business of Royal Philips turned in third-quarter...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears ultrasound transducer from Philips Philips launches new cardiac SPECT camera at ASNC show Philips joins healthcare safety coalition Philips signs on as RBMA sponsor Philips tackles DoseWise Portal security vulnerability (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Eat More Fiber, Not Less, During Pelvic Radiotherapy? Eat More Fiber, Not Less, During Pelvic Radiotherapy?
Contrary to current thinking, increased fiber intake during radical pelvic radiotherapy had clear benefits on radiation-induced GI toxicity in a randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New trial to study combo breast US, drug treatment
The University of Virginia Health System is enrolling women diagnosed with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: UVA launches focused ultrasound trial for epilepsy MRgFUS shows effectiveness for essential tremor Focused Ultrasound Foundation appoints CMO Focused Ultrasound Foundation chair joins NCI panel (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Group hosts national high-value healthcare conference
The High Value Practice Academic Alliance hosted a national conference in October...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Docs with scanners order more low-value imaging MedPAC: Imaging still high on low-value service list HHS issues road map for Medicare's shift to quality JAMA IM: Imaging lands high on list of low-value procedures Imaging looms large on new list of low-value emergency exams (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

5 things you may not know about ultrasound accreditation
Is accreditation of your echocardiography lab getting you down? Don't let it!...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 4 Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 3 Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 2 Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 1 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Trust lost half its radiologists in private work row
Nearly half the radiologists at a hospital trust left the provider in a row about private sector work, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Melanoma Staging Undergoes Evidence - Based Revision
Key changes include new N category descriptors, more stage III subgroups, new M1D designation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

GE Healthcare numbers stand out in gloomy Q3
Industrial conglomerate GE reported third quarter financial results that saw...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears GE's patient-assisted compression mammo unit GE signs cyclotron partnership with Canadian firm GE gets FDA nod for new Signa Premier MRI GE names new CEO for India, South Asia GE debuts film on women's health (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The true cost of radiology billing
One of the common questions radiologists have concerning their billing is how...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is there a fox in your billing henhouse? Radiology billing must adapt to patient consumerism Who should do your radiology billing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Neuroma in Axillary Dissection Scar Bed Following Mastectomy Neuroma in Axillary Dissection Scar Bed Following Mastectomy
This case demonstrates the successful use of percutaneous core biopsy sampling to provide definitive diagnosis of traumatic neuroma, which is unusual in post-mastectomy patients.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Uninsurance Down by One - Third for Cancer Diagnoses in 2014
Significant decreases in uninsurance seen across all stages and sites assessed in first year of ACA (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Report: Quebec radiologists bill needlessly for angiograms
Quebec radiologists have been billing the provincial health insurance agency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiation alarm Bleeper Sv reduces dose to cardiac cath staff Pediatric CT techniques scan hearts in a fraction of the dose Enhanced reference standard boosts CTA accuracy Pending Medicare decision roils cardiac CTA Image postprocessing boosts performance of multidetector CT coronary angiography (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI Findings Prognostic for Long - Term Recovery in Cardiac Arrest
Cerebral functional network connectivity shows potential in anoxic - ischemic encephalopathy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Quebec radiologists billing $3M annually for obsolete task
Quebec radiologists are routinely billing RAMQ for analyzing coronary angiograms, sometimes years after procedures were carried out. The practice, deemed unnecessary by some, is costing taxpayers about $3 million a year, found Radio-Canada's Enquête. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

ACR launches website for Data Science Institute
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has created a new website for its Data...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR updates Appropriateness Criteria Hillman to step down as editor of JACR ACR sounds alarm regarding CMS' site-neutral policy ACR updates guidelines for incidental liver lesions on CT ACR unveils Appropriateness Criteria update (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Overall Survival Up for Melanoma Brain Metastases
Median overall survival from time of diagnosis has increased from 7.5 to 22.7 months (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Mednax acquires Texas-based radiology firm
National medical group Mednax has acquired Synergy Radiology Assoc. in a cash...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mednax buys Jefferson Radiology Mednax enters Fla. partnership Mednax buys Tenn. radiology group Mednax completes vRad acquisition Mednax to buy teleradiology firm vRad for $500M (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Marie Curie and her x-ray vehicles' contribution to WWI battlefield medicine
Ask people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA reviews history of 'shoe-fitting fluoroscope' Moments in Radiology History: Part 4 -- Discovering x-rays Moments in Radiology History: Part 3 -- X-ray's early martyrs Fla. collector searches for x-ray's forgotten past Dutch researchers revive 115-year-old x-ray machine (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI Investigation for Groin Pain in Athletes MRI Investigation for Groin Pain in Athletes
MRI offers many advantages in the assessment of groin pain, but inconsistent and confusing diagnostic terms may impact radiological interpretation.British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Inappropriate Caths Nearly Eliminated With Education, Screening Program
(MedPage Today) -- Center's program for primary, specialty care'may serve as a template'(Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - October 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30%
A machine-learning algorithm designed to distinguish high-risk breast lesions...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research AI gives one-stop shopping for urinary stone evaluation C-MIMI: FDA decision paves the way for imaging AI C-MIMI: Google eyes imaging AI to improve world health SIIM conference offers snapshot of AI in radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MedPAC considers repeal of MIPS value program
At a meeting held October 5, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know MedPAC critiques MIPS in June report to Congress Exempt from MIPS? Think again about participating as a group Tips for transitioning your radiology practice to MIPS (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30%
A machine-learning algorithm designed to distinguish high-risk breast lesions...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research AI gives one-stop shopping for urinary stone evaluation C-MIMI: FDA decision paves the way for imaging AI C-MIMI: Google eyes imaging AI to improve world health SIIM conference offers snapshot of AI in radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy May Benefit Most Patients With Achalasia: Experts Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy May Benefit Most Patients With Achalasia: Experts
Most patients with achalasia, particularly those with type III, can benefit from treatment with per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), according to an expert review and commentary from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Portal-based Education Helps Curb Inappropriate MRIs for Low Back Pain Portal-based Education Helps Curb Inappropriate MRIs for Low Back Pain
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

CT screening plus smoking cessation cuts deaths, costs
Incorporating smoking cessation programs into low-dose CT lung cancer screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: CT screening would cut lung cancer deaths in China Multipurpose CT lung cancer screening more cost-effective ARRS: Do NLST results translate to the real world? 6 tips for joining a CT lung cancer screening registry CT lung screening cost-effective with stringent criteria (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news