CMS signs participants for new payment model
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said that 1,299 healthcare...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology Medical groups back more patient time, less paperwork CMS launches Quality Payment Program participation tool CMS finalizes overhaul to meaningful use program CMS proposes 'site-neutral' payments for outpatient, hospital clinic visits (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Integrated Classifier Identifies Benign Lung Nodules
Classifier integrates relative abundance of two plasma proteins with clinical risk prediction model (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Four Myths About Breast Cancer Debunked
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Radiology, News, Source Type: news

AI can't replace radiologists for chest x-ray reads
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can assist radiologists in interpreting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI detects more malignant lung nodules on x-rays Qure.ai touts results from AI validation study NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SIR 2019 serves up scientific breakthroughs in minimally invasive medicine to improve patient care
(Society of Interventional Radiology) SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting will serve up food for thought on breakthrough, minimally invasive image-guided treatments for today's toughest medical problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Report predicts plunge in U.S. lung cancer mortality
In a new paper, researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute and other...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality in men by 26% Global lung cancer death rates for women to increase More CT screening may be needed for high-risk smokers Female lung cancer death rate rises in U.S. regions Cancer mortality continues to drop in U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UCLA is awarded $5 million to develop tools to detect lung cancer earlier
Researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have been awarded $5 million over five years from the National Cancer Institute to develop liquid biopsy tools for testing individuals who could have lung cancer — the leading cause of cancer death in both U.S. men and women. The award, one of only six given in the nation, will support further development of the tools to improve methods for early detection of lung cancer.Today ’s standard of care in diagnosing lung cancer involves a low-dose computed tomography scan of the lungs, evaluating whether there are what are c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SDMS announces award winners
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) has announced the 2018...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SDMS celebrates Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month SDMS seeks feedback on new sonography guidelines for infection control SDMS mourns death of Donald W. Baker SDMS announces scientific competition winners SDMS releases updated sonography work standards (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canon launches Healthy Sonographer Program
Canon Medical Systems USA has launched a program designed to reduce the causes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon installs 1st MR Theater in U.S. Canon, AHRA offer 2 new grant opportunities Canon makes 1st U.S. installation of 1.5T scanner ASRT, Canon accept applications for Safety First grant NVIDIA partners with Canon on deep learning for imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A review of ACR comments on MPFS proposed rule for 2019
The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently issued its review of the proposed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments First steps toward APM participation for radiologists How important is the MIPS cost category to radiology? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sofie Biosciences lands $5M in NIH grants
Molecular imaging developer Sofie Biosciences is slated to receive awards totaling...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sofie Biosciences to purchase Zevacor Pharma Sofie, PerkinElmer continue PET partnership Sofie scores $1.5M NCI contract PerkinElmer partners with Sofie on preclinical PET Sofie seals $5M in financing (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New PET tracer for liver shows preclinical promise
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET tracer may aid understanding of brain aging Gallium-labeled PET tracer could advance cancer detection Novel PET tracer shows promise for neuroendocrine tumors PET tracer may aid diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast-Density Awareness Greater in States With Reporting Laws Breast-Density Awareness Greater in States With Reporting Laws
Women in states with breast-density-reporting laws have greater awareness of density-associated risks and more conversations with their providers regarding supplemental screening, a new U.S. survey shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Calif. governor vetoes breast, ovarian genetic testing bill
Gov. Jerry Brown of California on September 27 vetoed a breast and ovarian...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Calif. extends breast density law through 2025 Calif. breast density bill goes into effect Calif. governor signs breast density notification bill Calif. Legislature passes 2nd breast density bill Calif. Senate again passes breast density notification bill (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI, diffusion MRI can predict outcomes for epilepsy
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that analyzes whole-brain structural...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI helps uncover clues for Alzheimer's disease in MRI data NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions fMRI shows dementia patients' brain response to music DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can Facebook help teach critical care ultrasound?
Facebook is for more than just keeping up with family and friends. Thanks to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AHRA: 6 ways to work with Generation Z in radiology What is the Twittersphere saying about radiology AI? When it comes to social media, don't forget Instagram Social media supports teleradiology efforts in Syria Radiologists should use Facebook to develop their brand (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Second Follow-Up Echocardiogram Not Always Needed in Kawasaki Disease Second Follow-Up Echocardiogram Not Always Needed in Kawasaki Disease
A six-week follow-up echocardiography may not be necessary in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) who have normal findings on baseline and two-week echocardiography, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Medical-Legal Consequences of Airway Mismanagement
Conclusion Although practice may not make perfect, it certainly can make proficiency. And when it comes to airway management, for every tube, every time, every age, everywhere ... capnographic (or at least capnometric or colorimetric) verification of proper initial and ongoing placement is the standard of care. If being the subject of a serious medical malpractice lawsuit is among the things you strive to avoid, get in habit of using your tools and trusting the technology. (Source: JEMS Special Topics)
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence in radiology: Friend or foe?
While the fear of being replaced by a machine may be real, the potential AI offers radiologists should not be ignored. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - October 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: DI Executive Technology Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news

Radiology Partners expands in Fla.
Imaging services provider Radiology Partners has signed a new practice partnership...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology Partners signs Texas partner Duke joins Radiology Partners Research Institute Radiology Partners adds new sites Radiology Partners adds Radiology Assoc. of Florida Ziegler advises Access Radiology on Radiology Partners deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How To Run A Guild (And, Maybe, A Radiology Group)
The difference between one group and the next may lie deep in the details. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - October 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Eric Postal, MD Tags: Blog DI Executive Healthcare Leadership Source Type: news

ViewRay Appoints Industry Veteran James Alecxih as Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Alecxih to Lead Company's Commercial Expansion CLEVELAND, Oct. 2, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY), maker of the MRIdian, which combines MRI and external-beam radiation therapy to simultaneously image ... Devices, Oncology, Radiology, Personnel ViewRay, MRIdian, radiation therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Did VA hospitals cancel valid radiology orders to clear backlog?
Hospitals in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: VA radiologist wins White House fellowship Veterans get inappropriate prostate imaging outside VA VA enables veterans to view images, reports online AIUM: VA lags behind in use of point-of-care ultrasound VA taps Shrestha to lead interoperability initiativeComments: 10/2/2018 9:41:09 AMArl Moore Moving our Veterans from the VA to Medicare would be a better solution to the problem and it should be factored into future discussions. 10/2/2018 1:45:49 PMfw Quote from Arl Moore Moving ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A UN High-Level Meeting May See Hopes to End Tuberculosis
Bobby John is a New Delhi based physician and global health advocate. By Bobby John, MDNEW DELHI, Sep 28 2018 (IPS)In the early months of 1993, there was frenetic activity within the Geneva headquartered WHO’s Communicable Diseases program, to get Tuberculosis designated as a Global Emergency. While countries like India had instituted TB Control programs as early as 1962, and Tanzania in the late 1970’s had shown field level evidence of programmatic innovations like directly observed treatment would reduce TB related mortality, the global reality was things were not going too well as far as reducing incidence a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bobby John MD Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

AI Predicts Social Functioning in Early Psychosis, Depression
(MedPage Today) -- Machine-learning models rack up another victory over human experts (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More Evidence that Screening Cuts Lung Cancer Deaths
(MedPage Today) -- Significantly lower risk in men and women (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

International Symposium on Mesothelioma to Focus on Immunotherapy
The eighth annual International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Saturday at UCLA will reflect the rapidly evolving philosophy on future treatment of this rare cancer. Change is coming. The Symposium, which was first held in 2011 to help bring awareness to lung-sparing surgery, will highlight groundbreaking discoveries and the latest advances in immunotherapy and gene therapy — believed to be the future of cancer care. The longtime chemotherapy and surgery standard-of-care routine is fading. The symposium at the Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles will help explain why. “There ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 26, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

RT and Surgery Appear Equally Viable for Oropharyngeal Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- But chemo add-on to RT was tied to increased gastrostomy dependence (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

No Survival Benefit with Cranial RT for NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- Better disease-free survival, fewer brain mets (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Consolidation Boosts Outcomes in Stage III NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- Median time to metastasis, death more than doubled with post-CRT pembrolizumab (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

TCT: Angiogram-Based FFR Shows Good Diagnostic Value
(MedPage Today) -- Easier and potentially faster physiological measurements sans pressure wire (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Plasma HPV DNA Post-CRT Prognostic for Cervical Ca Relapse
(MedPage Today) -- Biomarker more accurate than PET for detecting preclinical distant mets (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

OS Comparable with Radiation, Ablation Therapy in Stage 1 NSCLC
(MedPage Today) -- But more unplanned hospital readmissions with invasive procedures (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT decision aid cuts follow-up imaging in kids with trauma
Shared decision-making using a decision aid did not reduce the use of head...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High rate of pediatric head CT persists despite efforts CT decision tool optimizes head CT for kids with trauma SIIM: CDS guides appropriate pediatric head CT orders Study questions use of whole-body CT for kids with trauma Study finds many pediatric head CT scans unnecessary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mentoring, work hours affect residency decisions
Factors such as the influence of a mentor and flexible work hours influence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology residents less prone to burnout 6 Steps to Radiology: Part 2 -- The preapplication process 6 Steps to Radiology: Part 1 -- Where do I sign up? Medical students value earlier exposure to radiology Online forums rebound as interest in radiology heats up (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiological Case: Multiple Myeloma Radiological Case: Multiple Myeloma
This 93-year-old male initially presented with clinical findings and history most suggestive of genitourinary pathology. How was the eventual diagnosis of multiple myeloma made?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Japanese researchers receive SNMMI fellowship
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has announced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Medical groups back more patient time, less paperwork SNMMI letter urges FDA to ease shortage of gallium-68 SNMMI awards technologists Support urged for funding for U.S. Mo-99 supply SNMMI touts JNM's rising impact factor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASRT releases technologist best practice guide for MRI
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has released a new...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASRT donates to hurricane relief effort ESR, ASRT expand partnership ASRT announces vacancy rates, awards grants ASRT Foundation, Siemens award travel grants ASRT Foundation awards 2018-2019 scholarships (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens to highlight new catheter at TCT 2018
Siemens Healthineers plans to highlight its new Acuson AcuNav Volume intracardiac...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens installs 1st U.S. go.Top CT scanner Siemens installs 1st Acuson Sequoia scanner Siemens gets Health Canada OK, forms SC deal Siemens Healthineers reports Q3 Imaging growth Siemens launches education, staffing programs (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Self-compression boosts women's mammography compliance
Allowing women some measure of control over breast compression at mammography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast MRI works for evaluating equivocal DBT findings High-risk women benefit from twice-yearly breast MRI Study claims breast screening does not reduce mortality Annual mammography at 40 cuts mortality most Handheld ultrasound + CADx helps triage breast masses (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Exact Imaging, Cambridge Consultants target prostate cancer
Ultrasound technology developer Exact Imaging has teamed with Cambridge Consultants...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Exact Imaging secures urology group purchasing contract FDA OK's Exact Imaging's FusionVu Exact Imaging completes Va. install Exact Imaging launches microultrasound/MRI device Exact Imaging wins Canadian approval for ExactVu (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Groups urge mandated coverage for CT colonography
Colorectal cancer care advocacy groups and physician organizations are calling...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Prostate MRI coverage varies greatly -- with many caveats Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? Insurance coverage for CTC boosts screening MITA praises Aetna for covering CT colonography CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Case Western gets grant for contrast-free MRA
Researchers from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have received a $1.1 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Case Western, Microsoft partner on MRI cancer detection Siemens, Case Western partner on new MR technique Case Western to open molecular imaging research center (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Clinical radiology: UK workforce census 2017 report
The annual radiologist workforce report highlights the UK ’s current and predicted future shortage of imaging doctors and urgently calls for more funding for trainees and better NHS retention and recruitment. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Radiation for VT: How It Started and Where It's Headed
(MedPage Today) -- Andrew Perry, MD, interviews Phillip Cuculich, MD (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Senate opioid bill includes provision for ultrasound treatment
In a 99-1 vote, the U.S. Senate on September 17 passed the Opioid Crisis Response...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Senate passes 'minibus' bill that includes health funds 2nd Pittsburgh rad pleads guilty in Vicodin case Pittsburgh radiologist pleads guilty in opioid case Study eyes interventional rads and opioid prescriptions Medical images reveal toll of opioid epidemic (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Qure.ai touts results from AI validation study
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Qure.ai is directing attention...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Qure.ai teams with teleradiology group, RIS/PACS firm Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence? Meet the Roadies winners of RSNA 2017 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Women unaware of importance of baseline mammography
Almost half of women are unaware of the importance of having baseline mammography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How does access to prior images affect DBT's recall rate? Mammography recall rates: Is lower really always better? False positives don't deter women from mammography DBT cuts recall rate in women with no prior mammograms Baseline mammogram callback rates too high, study finds (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news