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Bottoms up: Oral contrast preferred over missed finding
If given a choice between drinking oral CT contrast and missing a finding on...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ARRS: CT has replaced radiography for abdominal imaging Contrast-mixing protocol improves GI opacification on CT Even on a tight budget, CT enteroclysis can prove effective (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

iCAD scores Chinese OK for balloon applicators
iCAD has received approval from the China Food and Drug Administration for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: iCAD to highlight Xoft clinical results at AAPM iCAD system treats 1st patient in Australia iCAD to highlight Xoft clinical results at ABS FDA OK's iCAD tomosynthesis software iCAD hits Xoft milestone (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiologic technologist unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies
Move over Indiana Jones -- meet Julie Ostrowski, a radiologic sciences instructor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case CT, MRI find atherosclerosis in mummy hearts How CT unraveled curiosities of King Tut Austrian study uses MDCT to uncover tale of 12 mummies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA releases 6-month pilot EQUIP results
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Division of Mammography Quality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: EQUIP: The FDA's new breast image quality program Volpara launches new 'EQUIP-ready' software MQSA meeting to address image quality, breast density FDA to hold mammo quality committee meeting FDA: Poor positioning behind most mammo deficiencies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE signs cyclotron partnership with Canadian firm
GE Healthcare and Canadian radioisotope production technology developer ARTMS...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE gets FDA nod for new Signa Premier MRI GE names new CEO for India, South Asia GE debuts film on women's health GE, Jefferson ink efficiency partnership GE Healthcare buys consulting firm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA issues medical device guidance
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new guidance on the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA, RSNA plan joint 3D printing workshop U.S. Senate passes key FDA funding bill FDA releases digital health innovation action plan FDA set to unveil new digital health devices initiative FDA finds no health effects from gadolinium retention (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CIRS releases MRI Distortion Check software
Computerized Imaging Reference Systems (CIRS) has launched its new cloud-based...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR OKs CIRS' digital mammo phantom CIRS rolls out 2 new US phantoms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Foundation Radiology signs deal with University of Virginia Health System
Foundation Radiology Group has signed an agreement with the University of Virginia Health System on medical imaging services. Financial terms of the deal between the Pittsburgh-based health care company and UVA weren't disclosed. A news release said the pact includes radiology and medical imaging services, along with the use of the IT platform developed by Foundation Radiology. “The innovative partnership between the University of Virginia and Foundation Radiology Group will not only allow our… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Mobile App Spotlight: UBC Radiology teaching app
AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mobile App Spotlight: A k-Space Odyssey Mobile App Spotlight: RADiDOC Mobile App Spotlight: Kanal's MR safety implant risk tool Mobile App Spotlight: Diagnostic Imaging Pathways Mobile App Spotlight: Viewbox (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Accuracy of Four Intraoral Scanners in Oral Implantology Accuracy of Four Intraoral Scanners in Oral Implantology
This study compared the trueness and precision of digitally acquired 3D models of dental implants created by four latest-generation intraoral scanners. Were there significant differences?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

UVA joins forces with Foundation Radiology Group
The University of Virginia (UVA) Health System in Charlottesville and imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: UVA launches focused ultrasound trial for epilepsy Foundation Radiology names Vance CEO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments
Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips tackles DoseWise Portal security vulnerability
Philips Healthcare said it's working to address a security vulnerability found...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips teams up with HeartFlow Philips wraps up offer for Spectranetics Philips posts imaging sales gain in Q2 Philips to acquire imaging software firm TomTec Imaging companies react to WannaCry threat in U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE inks cyclotron partnership with Canadian firm
GE Healthcare and Canadian radioisotope production technology developer ARTMS...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE gets FDA nod for new Signa Premier MRI GE names new CEO for India, South Asia GE debuts film on women's health GE, Jefferson ink efficiency partnership GE Healthcare buys consulting firm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll
Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Uterine Fibroids, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option
Women in the U.S. aren't aware of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) as a minimally...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: UFE can help restore fertility SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids Under scrutiny: Pregnancy after uterine fibroid embolization UFE fertility rates compare to surgery UFE provides long-term relief of fibroid symptoms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Anthem to review hospital outpatient CT, MRI scans
Health insurance giant Anthem plans to stop automatically paying for hospital-based...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study documents decline in imaging use since 2001 MITA: MedPAC offers no new proof of imaging overuse MedPAC report on imaging volume sees glass half empty Radiologists' expertise cuts inappropriate imaging RBM program with no denials still reduced imaging use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know
Should radiologists apply for a hardship exemption from the requirements of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Tips for imaging patients at rehabilitation facilities CMS sheds light on plans for clinical decision support Radiology billing must adapt to patient consumerism Is your practice ready for new decision-support rules? ABNs key when performing noncovered radiology services (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Women largely unaware of minimally invasive treatment for uterine fibroids
(Society of Interventional Radiology) US women are largely unaware of uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive treatment for uterine fibroids that is less painful, preserves the uterus and allows women to get back to their lives sooner than surgical options, according to results from a new nationwide poll released today by the Society of Interventional Radiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Radiologist accuses Ill. VA of shoddy work
A radiologist is claiming that he was fired from a clinic operated by the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: VA offers upbeat report after CT dose review VA scales back proposal on nurses reading imaging exams VA releases report on telerad in Pacific Northwest VA review finds radiology delays at NC medical center Comment period for VA nursing rules closes July 25 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Computed Tomography Useful for Staging Head, Neck Melanoma
CT identifies more metastases, avoids unnecessary sentinel lymph node biopsies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals
Children who had CT scans at nonpediatric hospitals in Arkansas received twice...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose 8 strategies to optimize radiation dose in CT AI can yield patient-specific radiation dose estimates ACR 2017: Radiation dose varies in head CTs of children Diagnostic reference levels reduce CT doses (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiology Comic: Promise to Pay
Support and defend the credit policy. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Radiology Comics Source Type: news

MR-HIFU is kid-safe for osteoid osteoma
MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) appears to provide safe,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New trial will assess MR-HIFU, chemo drug combo DC docs use MR-HIFU to treat bone tumor FDA approves Philips, Celsion HIFU study (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Not Just What You Say, But How You Say It
Organizing the radiology report. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Eric Postal, MD Tags: Blog Practice Management Source Type: news

New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose
A new Java-based application for Android devices allows neurosurgeons to tailor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Physician groups launch pediatric CT safety campaign Study finds much to consider when ordering pediatric CT Commentary calls for safer pediatric imaging JAMA Pediatrics: CT scans put children at higher cancer risk BMJ: Megastudy links pediatric CT to higher cancer rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Transcranial ultrasound can spot concussions
Transcranial Doppler ultrasound can show changes in brain blood flow caused...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes Kids may not need MRI after concussion SNMMI: SPECT shows brain changes in football players Concussion researcher nets $25M for CTE program Transcranial Doppler headset tests athletes for concussion (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fewer Adverse Events With Alcohol-free Pancreatic Cyst Ablation Fewer Adverse Events With Alcohol-free Pancreatic Cyst Ablation
Alcohol-free pancreatic cyst ablation yields similar complete-ablation rates with fewer adverse events, compared to ablation using alcohol, researchers report in a single-center randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDG PET/CT Can Find Malignancy Source in Paraneoplastic Syndrome FDG PET/CT Can Find Malignancy Source in Paraneoplastic Syndrome
A new meta-analysis shows that 18F-FDG PET, and 18F-FDG PET/CT in particular, are useful diagnostic tools in paraneoplastic syndrome.Medscape Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Patients want imaging price information
Patients want to know how much an imaging procedure will cost, but healthcare...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: HealthCost offers consumers access to imaging costs New tool estimates prices for breast cancer screening Neiman coding analysis platform finds subspecialties Physician-focused payment models good fit for radiology Are patients getting the imaging they pay for? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering
It's been touted as "3D on steroids," but many in radiology still aren't sure...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ISCT: Will cinematic rendering become '3D on steroids'? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Job Market Looks Good for Radiologists
Job market trends benefit radiologists, finally. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Deborah Abrams Kaplan Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

Primera launches new line of disk printers
Primera Technology has released its new line of Bravo 4200-series disk printers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RamSoft adds support for disk burning (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kids may not need MRI after concussion
Is MRI really necessary in children who have sustained concussions? Perhaps...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI charts brain changes in young football players Brain MRI shows lingering effects of concussion MRI shows brain changes in high school football players MRI detects new causes of concussion Kids with concussion usually normal on CT, MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IBA posts half-year revenue increases
Proton therapy firm Ion Beam Applications (IBA) posted revenue increases for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips, Varian, IBA partner on Singapore cancer center IBA inks Va. installation deal IBA to show updated synthesizer at SNMMI 2017 IBA posts healthy Q1 revenue rise IBA Molecular forms Curium as new radiopharmacy player (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes
MR images show that the brains of athletes who have experienced a recent concussion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI helps shed light on concussion causes, effects in soccer DTI-MRI charts brain changes in young football players Brain MRI shows lingering effects of concussion DTI-MRI predicts who will recover from concussions MRI helps predict return to action for injured soccer players (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 44: HIPAA vs. hippos
Medical schools are required to cover a broad array of content, but Andy wonders...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 43: Always perfect #MyRadGirlfriend No. 42: Sit down, shut up, read this #MyRadGirlfriend No. 41: Rude to your face #MyRadGirlfriend No. 40: The quick and the dead #MyRadGirlfriend No. 39: Welcome to Philadelphia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What's the best way to treat extremity pseudoaneurysms?
Is the off-label use of ultrasound-guided injection of recombinant thrombin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Point-of-care ultrasound shows its merit Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging Elastography can help evaluate carotid plaque Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response AIUM: Contrast US biopsy combo finds high-grade prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Agfa plans to separate healthcare IT business
Agfa-Gevaert said it is considering separating Agfa HealthCare's healthcare...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Agfa's Xero viewer for more applications Agfa to showcase new enterprise cardiology software Agfa HealthCare revenue holds steady in 2016 Agfa prepares new DR system for Arab Health show Report: CompuGroup shuts down interest in Agfa (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brain activity may predict cardiovascular risk
By conducting mental stress tests and monitoring blood pressure and heart rate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/CT may have found cardiovascular event trigger Can femoral ultrasound find role in CV risk assessment? Cardiac MRI beats SPECT for predicting heart events PET/CT links stress with heart trouble MRI's view of carotid artery helps predict cardiovascular risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Smart Choice MRI scores big investment
MRI services provider Smart Choice MRI has received a significant investment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Smart Choice MRI adds revenue officer Smart Choice MRI expands in Ill. Smart Choice MRI comes to Minn. Smart Choice MRI taps new president, eyes expansion Smart Choice MRI nets major investor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Conversion Factors for Radiation Doses for Cardiac CT New Conversion Factors for Radiation Doses for Cardiac CT
New cardiac k-factors more accurately estimate effective doses of radiation for cardiac CT scans. Older conversion factors significantly underestimated the doses.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Conversion Factors Better Estimate Radiation Doses for Cardiac CT New Conversion Factors Better Estimate Radiation Doses for Cardiac CT
New cardiac k-factors more accurately estimate effective doses of radiation for cardiac CT scans. Older conversion factors significantly underestimated the doses.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Was lost Ala. woman high on meth during backwoods ordeal?
Allegations are emerging that a radiography student who emerged from the Alabama...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology student's disappearance baffles authorities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mednax buys Miami practice with over 70 physicians
Mednax acquired Miami-based Radiology Associates of South Florida, which has more than 70 physicians. The Sunrise-based company (NYSE: MD) did not announce the terms of the deal, but said it paid cash. This is the seventh physician group practice acquisition for Mednax so far in 2017. Founded in 1960, RASF provides diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology and vascular surgery services for B aptist Health South Florida and its seven hospitals. The practice performs about 1 million studies per… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Shorter PET/MRI scans feasible for pediatric cancer patients
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a single-session PET/MR imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PAWS program achieves sedation-free pediatric MRI scans PET/MRI head scans reveal important incidental findings Oncology PET/MRI shows strengths, but faces hurdles Gadolinium MRI contrast not needed to evaluate pediatric tumors MRI technique could benefit young cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Accuray posts revenue gains, lower net loss in Q4
A surge in product sales propelled radiation oncology firm Accuray to an 18%...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Accuray points to Radixact research at AAPM 2017 Accuray highlights TomoTherapy study Accuray secures milestone Middle East order Accuray brings Radixact to NY Accuray secures $52M loan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

U.S. court confirms Verasonics arbitration award
Research ultrasound technology developer Verasonics said the U.S. District...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Alpinion unveils new ultrasound system Verasonics claims arbitration win against Alpinion Alpinion unveils new ultrasound scanner Alpinion introduces new portable ultrasound scanner Alpinion rolls out new ultrasound system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

fMRI shows how walnuts influence hunger
Eating a walnut a day may not keep the doctor away, but researchers at Beth...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI, EEG may detect consciousness in TBI patients fMRI scans may help choose depression treatment strategy fMRI contributes to confidence-boosting technique fMRI finds where God might dwell in the brain fMRI beats polygraph test in detecting lies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NT - ProBNP - Guided Treatment No Benefit in High - Risk HFrEF
No improvement in clinical outcomes versus usual care in heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news