Leave no invasive breast cancer behind by using MRI
VIENNA - Mammography and ultrasound underestimate 30% of disease in patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast MRI technique helps cancer detection without contrast SABCS: Biannual breast MRI best for young women at high risk At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans Screening breast MRI alone OK for high-risk women Breast MR hits benchmarks in community practice (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening?
Is colonoscopy or CT colonography (CTC) more cost-effective when screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage Longer CTC screening interval found safe, cost-effective USPSTF greenlights CT colonography for screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Novarad launches new website with ROI calculator
RIS/PACS vendor Novarad has launched its new website, which includes a cost-based...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Novarad launches new mobile image management apps Novarad adds pricing model for enterprise imaging Novarad signs Utah hospital Novarad adds to installed base Novarad wins contract from Okla. imaging center (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SDMS seeks feedback on new sonography guidelines for infection control
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is requesting feedback...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SDMS mourns death of Donald W. Baker SDMS announces scientific competition winners SDMS releases updated sonography work standards SDMS announces grants, scholarships SDMS takes issue with ultrasound autism study (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips signs deal with Hologic for mammography
VIENNA - Philips Healthcare has signed a deal with women's imaging firm Hologic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips launches new 3T MRI scanner at ECR 2018 Philips launches operational IT application Hologic inks DEXA agreement with U. of Minn. Hologic revenues climb in 1st quarter Philips to open new Ohio R&D facility for CT Hologic launches new mini C-arm system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in Greece and Endo-Serv, SRL in the Caribbean. Both suppliers create high-tech medical devices for minimally-invasive procedures. Endo-Serv markets to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao and Tr...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Biolase dexalytic Getinge Hologic Inc. iCad Inc. InspireMD Kelyniam Global Inc. MedTech Source Type: news

Philips and Hologic announce global partnership agreement to provide integrated imaging solutions for women's health
Partnership will allow hospitals easier access to integrated suites of diagnostic imaging modalities, advanced informatics and services for comprehensive breast screening and diagnosis AMSTERDAM and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 2, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales... Devices, Radiology Hologic, Royal Philips, mammography, ultrasound, MRI, imaging (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MSK radiology referrals vary by provider specialty
Referral patterns to radiologists for musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging exams vary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologists are losing control of musculoskeletal US Utilization of MSK imaging soars over 2 decades AIUM: Is MRI really needed after MSK ultrasound? Food for thought: Rice bodies puzzle MSK experts SDMS to hold conference on work-related MSK injuries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Special JACR issue focuses on imaging AI
The American College of Radiology (ACR) on March 2 released a special online...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR releases contrast reaction resource ACR urges Anthem to rescind outpatient imaging policies ACR releases appropriateness summaries for patients CMS renews ACR's data registry for 2018 ACR calls for summer radiology internship applications (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vital Images(R) Launches Vitrea(R) Connection Version 7.0 at HIMSS 2018
MINNETONKA, Minn., March 01, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vital Images is pleased to announce the release of Vitrea Connection version 7.0 with new features that take its enterprise imaging solution to the next level of innovation by i... Devices, Radiology, Product Launch Vital Images, Vitrea Connection, imaging (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Should radiologists give imaging results to patients?
VIENNA - Should radiologists provide imaging results directly to patients?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Patients want more imaging info -- and before their exams Virtual consults help radiologists interact with patients Why radiologists find it hard to face patients SNMMI: Education eases patients' nuclear medicine fears Education enlightens patients to radiologist's role (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canon highlights ultrahigh-resolution CT at ECR
Canon Medical Systems is presenting its Aquilion Precision CT scanner at ECR...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon to show hybrid IR, CT technology at ECR 2018 Canon launches XGO edition of 3T MRI scanner AHRA, Canon award grants for patient initiatives Canon Medical wins Vantage Galan installation Canon announces Toshiba Medical Systems name change (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE launches new AI-powered ultrasound unit at ECR
GE Healthcare has launched a new ultrasound system at ECR 2018 in Vienna that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE partners with Ga. healthcare network on patient care GE continues partnership with Endra GE develops software for Olympic Winter Games GE Healthcare shows growth, profit in 2017 CEO comments spur talk of GE breakup (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Client Outlook teams with InTouch Health on telehealth
Image viewing software developer Client Outlook has announced it is partnering...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Client Outlook inks deal with Purview Client Outlook signs Fla. hospital MaineHealth selects Client Outlook's eUnity Client Outlook expands partnership with Eimageglobal Karl Storz teams with InTouch Health (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Turner Imaging secures seed funding
Turner Imaging Systems has secured seed funding from imaging services provider...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RadNet signs with Southern California firm to expand reach RadNet acquires equity stake in Medic Vision RadNet wins HHS award for simplifying billing RadNet posts Q2 revenue increase RadNet, Imaging Advantage team up (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT artifact algorithm boosts accuracy, lowers radiation
A metal artifact reduction algorithm improved the accuracy of detecting lesions...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Industry must act to overcome artifacts and distortions Algorithm corrects contrast enhancement artifacts in dual-source CTC Image artifacts degrade digital radiography performance JPEG 2000 compression artifacts more prevalent in thin-section CT images Prevention key for reducing CR, DR image artifacts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sigmascreening features mammo compression paddle at ECR
Mammography technology developer Sigmascreening is highlighting its mammography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Going Dutch means far more than tulips, Rembrandt Sigmascreening touts breast compression study at RSNA 2016 Sigmascreening to debut breast paddle at RSNA 2016 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Measurements of AR holograms match gold standard
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco created holograms...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2017: Is the future of radiology augmented? How augmented reality can transform medical imaging UCSF radiologist develops augmented reality software UCSF develops imaging augmented reality applications Holography beckons as alternative to 3D printing (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Misdiagnosis after CT scan spurs $1.5M malpractice verdict
The jury for a malpractice suit delivered a $1.5 million fine to a Virginia...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board Reducing CT malpractice risk: Simple, but not easy? Misdiagnosis is most common malpractice claim Half of radiologists will be sued by age 60, study suggests Gender, demographics influence risk of malpractice suits (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fla. radiology firm sues MRI centers for $68K
A Florida radiology practice is suing two Pennsylvania MRI centers for more...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ohio doctors indicted for unnecessary imaging tests Suit alleges that Duke, UNC signed noncompete pact Beverly Hills radiologist convicted in kickback scheme Former Hopkins radiologist gets prison time for fraud NJ mayor goes on trial in RayScam fraud case (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

' Unethical': Cancer Bills Inflated 5 to 15 Times Higher'Unethical': Cancer Bills Inflated 5 to 15 Times Higher
Some medical centers providing cancer care are charging 5 to 15 times more than the Medicare allowable amount; this looks like price gouging and is unethical, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Women underrepresented in U.S. radiology
Women are underrepresented in radiology globally, but most notably in the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2017: Women in radiology -- What's being done? Video from RSNA 2016: Why aren't women picking radiology? Female physicians still paid less than male colleagues More women are publishing radiology research ACR 2015: Why aren't more women becoming radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

JACR: Medicare imaging payments have declined
The proportion of Medicare payments due to noninvasive diagnostic imaging has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging fees are high for privately insured patients Radiologists serve sicker patients than other specialties No radiology cuts in final 2018 MPFS; CDS pushed back ACR sounds alarm regarding CMS' site-neutral policy Anthem move shows how payors are 'steering' patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ISR releases white paper on its history
The International Society of Radiology (ISR) has released a white paper that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Challenges don't deter opening of ICR 2014 in Dubai ICR 2014 organizers use new tactics to lure 5K delegates ICR 2014 to switch from Egypt to Dubai Global summit confronts radiation issues worldwide (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI Risk Model May Cut Biopsy Use in Suspected Prostate Cancer
Inclusion of MRI - derived parameters can maintain high rate of diagnosis of clinically significant cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pa. considers abnormal imaging findings disclosure bill
The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering a bill that would require diagnostic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Virtual consults help radiologists interact with patients Why radiologists find it hard to face patients ACR 2017: Rads can take patient calls, keep privacy No fairy godmothers: Radiologists must raise visibility Algorithm distills findings in radiology reports (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study eyes interventional rads and opioid prescriptions
Interventional radiologists write relatively few prescriptions for their patients,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ohio doctors indicted for unnecessary imaging tests Medical images reveal toll of opioid epidemic Steps to safer sedation during interventional radiology CDC: MRI helps identify cluster of amnesia in Mass. Obama signs 21st Century Cures Act (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm can reconstruct holograms
A deep-learning algorithm is capable of performing phase retrieval and reconstructing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How can radiologists prepare for future of AI? Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? UCSF radiologist develops augmented reality software Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Do Deep Neck Infections Present?
Discussion Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are not very common (estimated to be 4.6/100,000) but extremely important to have a high index of suspicion for. The anatomy of DNSs is complex and covered by substantial amounts of superficial soft tissue making diagnosis difficult. Additionally, children often cannot give more precise or accurate histories and can be difficult to examine> Most infections in children are in those
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Seeing The Gun Debate Through A Doctor's Eyes
As one of the radiologists on call caring for victims of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Dr. Heather Sher saw firsthand the damage caused by bullets of an AR-15. In a powerful piece in The Atlantic, she vividly describes the utter devastation. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Digirad posts drop in revenue for Q4, 2017
Nuclear medicine firm Digirad reported declines in revenue for its 2017 fourth...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips closes purchase of Digirad service contracts Digirad sells service contracts to Philips Digirad revenues dip, net loss widens in Q3 Digirad revenue, income fall in Q1 DMS deal powers Digirad's 2016 numbers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Portable US helps detect lung fluid in kidney patients
Portable ultrasound can help nephrologists detect fluid in the lungs of patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid Ultrasound spots lung congestion in dialysis patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Accuracy of Cone-beam Computed Tomographic Image Interpretation by Endodontists and Endodontic Residents
ConclusionsEndodontists and residents had similar accuracy in CBCT scan evaluation. More training and experience are warranted for both groups in order to maximize image assessment accuracy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 23, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Imaging fees are high for privately insured patients
Patients with private insurance often have to pay high out-of-pocket fees for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Patients want imaging price information Patients with co-pays less likely to choose DBT Radiology billing must adapt to patient consumerism How do high-deductible health plans affect radiology? Are patients getting the imaging they pay for? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI
The use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to evaluate chest pain in the emergency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients CCTA readings differ between core labs and local sites Use rates of diagnostic imaging on the rise Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Professions call for more regulation following patient death
A patient’s death has prompted representatives of radiographers and radiologists to call for more regulation of sonographers. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to Better ID Brain Cysts from Undercooked Pork
(MedPage Today) -- Neurocysticercosis requires neuroimaging, serologic testing (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - February 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiomics Model Distinguishes Malignant, Benign Lesions on Mammography Radiomics Model Distinguishes Malignant, Benign Lesions on Mammography
A radiomics model using kurtosis MRI reliably distinguishes between malignant and benign lesions identified as suspicious on mammography.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Fla. radiologist tells of treating school shooting victims
A Florida radiologist who interpreted the scans of victims of last week's high...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiologists serve sicker patients than other specialties
Radiologists on average serve Medicare beneficiaries of higher clinical complexity...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Study: States committed to value-based payment models MedPAC considers repeal of MIPS value program CMS proposes revisions to simplify MACRA ISCT: Who's responsible for radiology's value chain? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

6 life lessons for radiologists from Roger Federer
What does Roger Federer have to do with radiology? Lots, according to Dr. Arjun...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dataset of MR stroke images could advance treatment
Researchers have made available a collection of 304 T1-weighted MR images so...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA expands use window for stroke treatment device Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment Infervision debuts AI stroke screening software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Shimadzu prepares product launches for ECR 2018
Shimadzu will be bringing a number of new x-ray products and upgrades to ECR...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shimadzu names Cassudakis as x-ray director Shimadzu launches MX7 mobile DR upgrade Shimadzu installs DR system in Wash. Shimadzu notches Fla. installation Shimadzu launches MX7 mobile DR unit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

South African facility resumes Mo-99 production
NTP Radioisotopes' Pelindaba nuclear facility in South Africa is back online...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: South African Mo-99 maker completes LEU conversion NTP temporarily halts Mo-99 production NTP uses LEU for Mo-99 production South African reactor starts moly production (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New article focuses on variation in MRI costs
The wide variation in costs for MRI scans -- often within the same metropolitan...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Huge differences in cost of MRI scans Family gets bill for $25K MRI scan HealthCost offers consumers access to imaging costs The price is wrong? Residents unclear on cost of imaging Knee MRI prices can vary almost 8-fold across the U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition?
What if gadolinium-based contrast agents could be used at just 10% of current...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How can radiologists prepare for future of AI? Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose FDA issues directive on GBCA labeling, safety research Japan requires changes in GBCA labeling information (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Konica Minolta to debut enterprise analytics software
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas plans to unveil new analytics capabilities...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta debuts new AeroDR reporting software Konica Minolta to launch software, DR detectors at RSNA 2017 Konica Minolta lands Premier contract for Exa Konica Minolta to highlight US at rheumatology meeting Konica Minolta brings ultrasound to physiatrists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Aidoc unveils AI algorithm for analysis of CT scans
Israeli artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Aidoc has introduced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIDoc Medical raises $7M (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens receives FDA nod for GoKnee3D
Siemens Healthineers has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens to sell Symbia Intevo Bold SPECT/CT in Canada Lower revenue plagues Siemens Healthineers' Q1 numbers Siemens teams up with Florida Hospital Siemens Healthineers plans cost cuts to prepare for IPO Report: Siemens targets health IPO for March (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news