ECR 2018 final program now available
The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has posted online the final program...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ECR 2018 aims to promote unity and show diversity (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA, NRC clear path for U.S. supply of molybdenum-99
A U.S.-based supply of molybdenum-99 is finally at hand: The U.S. Food and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Holst joins NorthStar Medical NorthStar nets more funds from U.S. government Report warns of shortages to Mo-99 supply in U.S. NorthStar hires 2 new VPs NorthStar gets patents and trademark (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists
A new study published February 1 in Radiology on occupational radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts What's the radiation risk to RTs from fluoro studies? Radiologists show no radiation-related mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the SNMMI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts Are RTs protected enough during fluoro procedures? Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel SIR study eyes whether radiation causes cataracts Higher cataract incidence tied to repeated head CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiology groups merge, target $50 million in revenue
Two physician-owned radiology groups have joined to prepare for future growth. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 56: The magic words
They are the magic words that seem to accompany every radiology report, no...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 55: Recognition #MyRadGirlfriend No. 54: Cold weather blues #MyRadGirlfriend No. 53: Follow your dreams #MyRadGirlfriend No. 52: The old Nintendo trick #MyRadGirlfriend No. 51: First do no harm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Technologists improve image quality from urgent care centers
Radiology departments are facing a conundrum from the growing number of urgent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA guidance urges lower radiation dose for kids CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose NDSC adds pediatric imaging criteria to ACR Select Why are pediatric MRI scans on the rise in the ED? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 56: The magic words
They are the magic words that seem to accompany every radiology report, no...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 55: Recognition #MyRadGirlfriend No. 54: Cold weather blues #MyRadGirlfriend No. 53: Follow your dreams #MyRadGirlfriend No. 52: The old Nintendo trick #MyRadGirlfriend No. 51: First do no harm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists
A new study published February 1 in Radiology on occupational radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts What's the radiation risk to RTs from fluoro studies? Radiologists show no radiation-related mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Technologists improve image quality from urgent care centers
Radiology departments are facing a conundrum from the growing number of urgent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA guidance urges lower radiation dose for kids CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose NDSC adds pediatric imaging criteria to ACR Select Why are pediatric MRI scans on the rise in the ED? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canada's Choosing Wisely warns of CT overuse
Doctors from Memorial University of Newfoundland warn that too many unnecessary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER JACR: How inappropriate is CT use, really? Emergency docs want decision support to tackle CT overuse Emergency departments reserve CT for complex cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High Detection Rates of High - Grade DCIS Persist
Low - , intermediate - grade DCIS less frequently ID'd in subsequent screening rounds vs. prevalence round (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Agfa brings new IT suite to HIMSS 2018
Agfa HealthCare plans to showcase the newest version of its Engage Suite of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Agfa readies its portfolio for ECR 2018 Agfa lands Premier contract Agfa nets new DR contracts Agfa awarded Md. contract Agfa completes Canadian installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Huge differences in cost of MRI scans
Patients seeking a routine MRI scan for back pain can pay as little as $350...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI scan volume drops in 2017, but new purchases planned HealthCost offers consumers access to imaging costs New audit pinpoints causes of 'wasteful' unnecessary scans Incidental imaging findings boost healthcare costs How do high-deductible health plans affect radiology? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

To boost job satisfaction, put the pedal to the metal
Research has found that a sedentary lifestyle negatively affects one's health...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR 2017: Can wellness advice get radiologists active? ARRS: To prevent burnout, find a higher purpose Under stress: Radiologists embrace novel ways to tackle burnout The Healthy Radiologist: Am I burned-out? Can the reading room go from sedentary to svelte? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Whole-body MRI gains momentum for oncology cases
Whole-body MRI is an emerging clinical tool for accurate and early assessment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Multiparametric MRI can help avoid renal mass biopsies MRI confirms prostate cancer with lower dose of GBCA Biomarker test could direct MRI use for prostate cancer Is ferumoxytol the alternative to gadolinium MRI agents? Short breast MRI protocol works for cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACR releases contrast reaction resource
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has introduced a resource that summarizes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 ACR revises Appropriateness Criteria (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

10 top tips on best use of MR enterography in small bowel
Used properly, magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) can play a valuable clinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning can help diagnose Crohn's disease CEUS can aid assessment of Crohn's disease activity PET/MR enterography offers potential in Crohn's disease ARRS: 6 reasons to be optimistic about radiology Radiation dose and CT: What really are the essentials? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology
While approximately one in four hospital radiology departments has either just...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Device group picks ACR use case on AI for demo project Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology?
Success for artificial intelligence in radiology will be determined by its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Imaging Management of Breast Density Imaging Management of Breast Density
Review evidence around tomosynthesis, ultrasonography, MRI, and molecular-based imaging as adjuvants to mammography in patients with breast density.Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Case: Breast Amyloidosis Detected With 3D Mammography Case: Breast Amyloidosis Detected With 3D Mammography
Review the imaging characteristics of breast amyloidosis in this unusual case. How should definitive diagnosis be made?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

China clears Elekta's Gamma Knife Icon
The China Food and Drug Administration has cleared radiation oncology vendor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta inks reseller agreement with Equicare Health Elekta teams up with IBM Watson Health Elekta points to new MR/RT research Elekta partners with Alliance for Cancer Care IBA, Elekta join forces on software development (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE develops software for Olympic Winter Games
GE Healthcare has developed new software for the Olympic Winter Games designed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE Healthcare shows growth, profit in 2017 CEO comments spur talk of GE breakup GE's DaTscan awarded Canadian approval GE, Roche partner on oncology decision support GE inks consulting deal with Lifespan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varian acquires Mobius Medical
Varian Medical Systems has acquired privately held radiation oncology software...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian inks deal to acquire Sirtex for $1.3B Varian posts double-digit Q1 gain Varian pursues partnership in China FDA clears Mobius Medical's conebeam CT module Mobius sets up shop in Europe Aspyra partners with Mobius (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zika's effects hard to detect on ultrasound, MRI
A new animal study published February 5 in Nature Medicine illustrates...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI advances detection of Zika-related brain abnormalities PET tracks Zika virus, disease progression in mice AIUM: NIH prepares for potential re-emergence of Zika virus Studies at RSNA offer new insights into Zika's spread (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Augmented reality projects medical images onto patients
Researchers from Canada have developed a new augmented reality software that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays How augmented reality can transform medical imaging UCSF radiologist develops augmented reality software UCSF develops imaging augmented reality applications Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting open to media
(American Roentgen Ray Society) The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) will host leading radiologists from around the world at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, April 22-27 in Washington, DC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Device group picks ACR use case on AI for demo project
The Medical Device Innovation Consortium's National Evaluation System for Health...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR urges Anthem to rescind outpatient imaging policies CMS renews ACR's data registry for 2018 ACR calls for summer radiology internship applications ACR revises Appropriateness Criteria FDA officials call for new device reporting program (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Olathe Health opens $2.2M clinic
Olathe Health Physicians Inc. opened its $2.2 million Hedge Lane clinic. The 9,400-square-foot clinic at 2090 W. Dartmouth St. includes facilities for primary care, radiology, X-ray and lab services. Lead architect Hoefer Wysocki stated that the clinic was designed as a reusable prototype, with physician pods that can easily be replicated if the clinic expands. “ Unlike traditional urgent-care facilities, the Hedge Lane Clinic has radiology, X-ray and lab capabilities with primary care and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Olathe Health opens $2.2M clinic
Olathe Health Physicians Inc. opened its $2.2 million Hedge Lane clinic. The 9,400-square-foot clinic at 2090 W. Dartmouth St. includes facilities for primary care, radiology, X-ray and lab services. Lead architect Hoefer Wysocki stated that the clinic was designed as a reusable prototype, with physician pods that can easily be replicated if the clinic expands. “ Unlike traditional urgent-care facilities, the Hedge Lane Clinic has radiology, X-ray and lab capabilities with primary care and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident
A radiologist has been arrested in connection with an incident last week at...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training Indian man carrying oxygen tank dies in MRI suite (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Estimated Biopsy Rate Varies After Breast Cancer Treatment
Incidence of breast biopsy higher among women treated with brachytherapy versus whole - breast irradiation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Macrocyclic GBCA again shows less signal intensity in kids
A study from Germany in the February issue of Investigative Radiology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gadolinium in fetuses almost entirely cleared via placenta X-ray fluorescence detects retained gadolinium in bone FDA issues directive on GBCA labeling, safety research GBCA study contradicts past gadolinium retention results Evidence mounts: Use macrocyclic GBCAs in pediatric MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast density laws mystify primary care providers
Almost half of primary care providers don't feel prepared to respond to patient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging ARRS: Don't underestimate breast US in cancer arsenal Breaking BI-RADS: Breast density measures vary widely How do breast density laws affect radiology practice? How clear are breast density notification letters? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports?
Can artificial intelligence (AI) technology learn how to understand radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why Do Physicians Overtreat Elderly Breast Cancer Patients? Why Do Physicians Overtreat Elderly Breast Cancer Patients?
Drs Kathy Miller and Reshma Jagsi on the reasons behind practitioners'reluctance to omit radiation therapy in older patients.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Is deep learning in radiology an art or a science?
Is developing deep-learning algorithms for medical imaging applications an...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM conference offers snapshot of AI in radiology How to develop deep-learning algorithms for radiology How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? Part 2: How will AI affect radiology? Part 1: How will AI affect radiology? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Class 2 Medicines recall: Magnevist and Omniscan Solutions for injection. Hospital Pharmacy and Radiology Department Level Recall
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 medicines recall for Magnevist and Omniscan Solutions for injection.... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cyberattacks pose security risk to CT, MRI scanners
MRI and especially CT scanners are vulnerable to cyberattacks such as the WannaCry...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cybersecurity remains a problem in radiology Ransomware takes spot on ECRI's healthcare hazards list Is your MRI scanner the weak link in your security plan? SIIM: Are imaging vendors prepared for cybersecurity? Imaging companies react to WannaCry threat in U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Surgeons call on HoloLens during reconstructive surgery
In a recent case study published in  European Radiology Experimental, surgeons at St. Mary’s Hospital in London used Microsoft HoloLens to overlay images of CT scans onto patients'legs during reconstructive lower limb surgery.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Brain MRI Evidence of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning May Show Up Late Brain MRI Evidence of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning May Show Up Late
Acute brain lesions on MRI are associated with an increased risk of delayed neurological sequelae after carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, researchers from Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Elekta teams up with IBM Watson Health
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta has formed a new partnership with IBM Watson...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta points to new MR/RT research Elekta partners with Alliance for Cancer Care IBM's Watson assigns patients to MRI contrast Strategic Radiology radiologists to work on Watson IBA, Elekta join forces on software development IBM Watson deal puts MedyMatch on the map (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Biopsy rate is low after breast cancer
The rate of follow-up biopsies after breast cancer is relatively low -- a fact...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy Women overestimate breast cancer risk, prefer biopsy FDA clears GE MBI biopsy accessory AI could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies FDA clears Hologic's Affirm prone biopsy system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips signs Middle East EMR deal
Royal Philips, the parent company of Philips Healthcare, has signed a 10-year...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips taps Rocha as new North America CEO Royal Philips acquires IT firm Forcare Philips, Neb. hospital partner on pediatric care Philips extends partnership with Ariz. provider Philips teams with 3D Systems, Stratasys on 3D printing (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lower revenue plagues Siemens Healthineers' Q1 numbers
Negative currency effects adversely impacted financial results for Siemens...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens teams up with Florida Hospital Siemens Healthineers plans cost cuts to prepare for IPO Report: Siemens targets health IPO for March Siemens chief: Health unit may someday surpass parent Siemens debuts cardiology dashboard application (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mortality Impacted by Treatment Modality, Age in Early Lung CA
Mortality differed between surgery and radiotherapy; increased age had higher mortality after surgery (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 31, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Lancet: Cancer survival rates improve but vary widely
While cancer survival rates are generally increasing worldwide, there are still...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cancer deaths continue to fall, but CT lung screening lags Colorectal cancer mortality starts edging back up CDC: Cancer screening lags goals ACS: U.S. cancer death rates continue to fall JAMA: Cancer deaths fall 20% in U.S. since 1980 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news