Nodal Response to Pre - Op Tx Tied to Survival in Esophageal Cancer
Survival benefit of nodal response maintained among patients with nodal, but not primary response (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

DocPanel partners with USC radiology
Teleradiology services provider DocPanel is teaming with the University of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DocPanel hopes users will swipe right for second opinions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Big data for sale: A solution to spur AI research
The development of artificial intelligence (AI) has been slowed by the need...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA works on new regulatory framework for AI Avoid AI silos with a vendor-neutral analytics platform Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology Are you ready for a radiologist shortage? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Computers, Doctors Equally Effective in Measuring Breast Density Computers, Doctors Equally Effective in Measuring Breast Density
Automated and clinical assessments of breast density similarly predict risk for both screen-detected and interval cancer, although the computerized method is more reproducible, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

VA enables veterans to view images, reports online
Military veterans can now access their radiology images and reports online,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: VA lags behind in use of point-of-care ultrasound VA taps Shrestha to lead interoperability initiative VA, CMS team up to tackle healthcare fraud Radiologist accuses Ill. VA of shoddy work VA offers upbeat report after CT dose review (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Radiology crisis and fraud investigations
The biggest stories and talking points from Tuesday (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MRA reveals atherosclerosis in many low-risk patients
Approximately half of patients considered to have a low risk of developing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA: Brain coils may cause artifacts on MRA images 7T MRA delves deeper into intracranial aneurysms MRA helps detect risk from unruptured cerebral aneurysmsComments: 5/1/2018 2:00:55 PMC. Poplin MD FACP JD I am not a radiologist, but a Board-certified general internist (and an attorney).  What are we supposed to do with this information?    Does it mean all low-risk, asymptomatic patients should be screened by MRA, and if disease is found, put on a statin?  That is a lot of ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Postmortem CTA can help clarify cause of death
Postmortem CT is finding favor as an alternative to conventional autopsy alone....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Waking the dead: Forensic imaging requires different mindset Radiologists aid mass disaster recovery with mobile CT Is postmortem imaging acceptable to Muslims? Postmortem imaging can reveal hidden trauma missed in autopsy Postmortem CT tops autopsy, study finds (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Computers Equal Radiologists in Assessing Breast Density and Associated Breast Cancer Risk
Automated breast-density evaluation was just as accurate in predicting women's risk of breast cancer, found and not found by mammography, as subjective evaluation done by radiologists, in a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Mayo Clinic. Both assessment methods were equally accurate in predicting both the risk of cancer detected through mammography screening and the risk of interval invasive cancer - that is, cancer diagnosed within a year of a negative mammography result. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 1, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Automated breast density assessment informs cancer risk
Can software that calculates breast density perform as well as a radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Wis. enacts breast density law Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women? Cancer history in relatives boosts breast cancer risk Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density Breast density laws mystify primary care providers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

April 2018 Briefing - Radiology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Radiology for April 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Miss. Supreme Court orders Medicaid to make payments
On April 12, the Mississippi Supreme Court ordered the state's Medicaid program...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MPPR rollbacks could restore up to $64M to radiology RBMA Hill Day underscores importance of radiology advocacy Medicaid payments may influence cancer screening rates Mass. Medicaid losing money to overimaging Study offers more nuanced view of U.S. imaging use rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease
The use of 3D-printed heart models in healthcare has improved the management...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live from 3DHeals 2018: 3D printing and radiology Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PiB-PET study strengthens link between amyloid, dementia
The presence of amyloid on PET scans may be a sign that adults with no symptoms...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's PiB-PET could open window on common meningiomas SNMMI: PET shows tau may be Alzheimer's catalyst SNMMI: PiB-PET finds unique Down syndrome trait PiB-PET shows link between arterial stiffness and beta amyloid (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Automated 3D US effective for diagnosing hip dysplasia
Automated 3D ultrasound is just as effective as 2D ultrasound for diagnosing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Which orthopedic imaging options are the safest? 3D/4D ultrasound matures as it shows clinical value Image breech babies twice for hip dysplasia, study suggests ACR issues guidelines on pediatric hip dysplasia US screening advised for newborns at risk for hip dysplasia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Metastatic Adenocarcinoma Involving Atypical Meningioma Metastatic Adenocarcinoma Involving Atypical Meningioma
A patient with a history of stage IV lung adenocarcinoma presented to the emergency department with aphasia. What was the cause?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Computers equal radiologists in assessing breast density and associated breast cancer risk
(University of California - San Francisco) Automated breast-density evaluation was just as accurate in predicting women's risk of breast cancer, found and not found by mammography, as subjective evaluation done by radiologists, in a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Mayo Clinic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Man vs. machine?
(Case Western Reserve University) The 'deep learning' computers in Anant Madabhushi's diagnostic imaging lab at Case Western Reserve University routinely defeat their human counterparts in diagnosing heart failure, detecting various cancers and predicting their strength. But Madabhushi dismisses any notion that such machines might someday replace pathologists and radiologists. To the contrary, he argues that there is desperate need for better decision-support tools that allows them to serve patients, especially in places where there are few pathologists or radiologists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

First radiologist to receive clinical research award from osteoarthritis research
(Boston University School of Medicine) Ali Guermazi, M.D., Ph.D., assistant dean of diversity and professor of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine, and vice chairman of academic affairs in the department of radiology at Boston Medical Center, is the recipient of Osteoarthritis Research Society International Clinical Research Award for his outstanding work in the field of imaging. Guermazi is the first radiologist to receive this honor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Cancer Centers, Proton Therapy ’ s Promise Is Undercut by Lagging Demand
Hospitals and private investors keep pumping vast sums of money into an advanced type of radiology whose effectiveness, in many cases, has not yet been shown to justify its price. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAY HANCOCK Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Prostate Cancer Radiation Particle Accelerators Law and Legislation Emanuel, Ezekiel J Food and Drug Administration Georgetown University University of Maryland Medical Center Memorial Sloan-Kettering Ca Source Type: news

ASRT, Canon accept applications for Safety First grant
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and Canon Medical Systems...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NVIDIA partners with Canon on deep learning for imaging ASRT announces advocacy award recipients FDA OKs Canon's Aquilion Precision CT scanner ASRT announces recipients of life member, fellow status ASRT backs ASTRO safety, quality initiative (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI
MONTREAL - Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology Straight Talk From the PACSman: The FUD factor with AI Radiology and AI: From bête noire to nuts and bolts 4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SPM Travel Scholarships for Patients and Caregivers!
Did you know that the Society has a Travel Scholarship Fund available for to help eligible patients and caregivers offset travel costs to as they share their participatory medical journey and show how they are apart of the solution and not the problem? Enabling patients to document their personal experiences at professional medical conferences is powerful. These conferences are important, and it is important that members of the professional medical community hear patients’ voices.  In return, the Society requests that attendees share their experience by a variety of mechanisms including social media channels, bl...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Imaging aided patient care in 2015 Amtrak derailment
In 2015, an Amtrak train departing Philadelphia derailed, killing eight people...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NYC tourists + rental bike - helmet = trip to ER Radiologists aid mass disaster recovery with mobile CT Radiologists show resilience during Harvey Sandy's silver lining: Hurricane creates impetus for change Imaging exams guided treatment after Boston Marathon bombing (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ARRS: Feedback system helps improve resident reporting
WASHINGTON, DC - A quality improvement system that audits radiology reports...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canadian group grapples with voice recognition errors QA records shed light on radiotherapy patient errors Radiologists underestimate overlooked SR report errors VIPER: Effective training for medical imaging Simple tracking program, case review scale back resident misreads (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

United Imaging launches uAI line of AI software
Chinese medical imaging vendor United Imaging Healthcare launched a line of...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ultrasound could turn off 'erasable' MRI contrast agents
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have developed "erasable"...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI contrast: Unnecessary for follow-up in meningioma? Workshop aims to answer mystery of gadolinium deposition Study finds gadolinium leaks into eyes of stroke patients Del. MRI center to pay $16M in contrast case MRI contrast agent could aid inflammation imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA OKs pediatric use for Mobius mobile CT
Mobius Imaging has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears mobile intraoperative CT scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA clears Agfa DR 800 unit
Agfa HealthCare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Agfa lands large DR order in Fla. Agfa brings new IT suite to HIMSS 2018 Agfa readies its portfolio for ECR 2018 Agfa lands Premier contract Agfa nets new DR contracts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Agfa Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for DR 800 Multi-purpose Digital Imaging System
DR 800 offers one solution for radiography, fluoroscopy and advanced clinical applications Dynamic MUSICA processes fluoroscopic images with the same high-quality/low-dose features, providing greater diagnostic confidence The DR 800 includes a range... Devices, Radiology, FDA Agfa HealthCare, DR 800, Dynamic MUSICA, fluoroscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ARRS: Feedback system helps improves resident reporting
WASHINGTON, DC - A quality improvement system that audits radiology reports...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canadian group grapples with voice recognition errors QA records shed light on radiotherapy patient errors Radiologists underestimate overlooked SR report errors VIPER: Effective training for medical imaging Simple tracking program, case review scale back resident misreads (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RSNA taps editor for Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging
RSNA's board of directors has appointed Dr. Suhny Abbara as editor of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA to publish 3 new online journals FDA, RSNA plan joint 3D printing workshop RSNA to host Fast 5 session at annual meeting RSNA foundation to award $4M in grants Former RSNA President Dr. Richard Baron dies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HAP secures NJ contract renewal
Healthcare Administrative Partners (HAP) has secured a contract renewal with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: HAP signs Triad Radiology Assoc. HAP to tout analytics success at IHI National Forum HAP signs NJ imaging center (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACR adds IMS toolkit to its educational offerings
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has added International Medical Solutions'...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Using ACR's TI-RADS reduces biopsies ACR opens registration for RLI 2018 ACR opposes Ky. black lung law FDA authorizes ACR to accredit DBT devices ACR releases latest Appropriateness Criteria (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MICI Q2: Slow and steady for radiology managers
Radiology administrators and business managers continue to show cautious optimism...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MICI Q1: Payor pressure weighs on radiology managers MICI Q4: Political concerns don't roil admins' outlook MICI Q3: Administrator sentiment remains steady MICI Q2: Political concerns cloud radiology outlook MICI Q1: Radiology takes wait-and-see approach to future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3DHeals: Emerging technologies complement 3D printing
How might emerging technologies work together as they expand their role in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live from 3DHeals 2018: 3D printing and radiology Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation Measurements of AR holograms match gold standard Video from RSNA 2017: Is the future of radiology augmented? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Using ACR's TI-RADS reduces biopsies
Using the American College of Radiology (ACR) Thyroid Imaging Reporting and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quantitative analysis may help classify thyroid nodules AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules ACR publishes TI-RADS thyroid nodule classification model How should small papillary thyroid cancers be treated? TI-RADS guidelines shine for managing thyroid nodules (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mednax buys Texas radiology group
National medical group Mednax has purchased Women's Radiology Assoc., a private...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mednax buys Tenn. radiology practice Mednax acquires Texas-based radiology firm Mednax buys Jefferson Radiology Mednax enters Fla. partnership Mednax buys Tenn. radiology group (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prior Silent MI Linked to Tripling of Risk in Acute MI Patients Prior Silent MI Linked to Tripling of Risk in Acute MI Patients
Silent MIs predicted major adverse events and death in patients presenting with their first clinical acute MI, independent of common clinical, angiographic, and functional variables.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CBCT-guided radiotherapy shows promise for HCC
A novel radiotherapy technique using conebeam CT (CBCT) shows promise as a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Adding blood test to US improves liver cancer diagnosis Contrast US clears up indeterminate HCC cases on MRI US surveillance of HCC subject to image quality issues HCC screening boosts survival rate in cirrhosis patients Dual-tracer PET/CT helps pick patients for liver transplant (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI asks Aetna to reconsider PET tracer policy
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has asked Aetna...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI offers patient video on DaT SPECT exams SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems SNMMI posts criteria for somatostatin receptor PET (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Shimadzu launches near-infrared imaging system
Shimadzu has released a new near-infrared fluorescence imaging system known...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shimadzu prepares product launches for ECR 2018 Shimadzu names Cassudakis as x-ray director Shimadzu launches MX7 mobile DR upgrade Shimadzu installs DR system in Wash. Shimadzu notches Fla. installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MITA expands scope of standards document
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) said it is expanding the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MITA hails device tax suspension MITA taps cybersecurity, imaging informatics director MITA urges repeal of medical device tax MITA hails bill to suspend medical device tax MITA unveils guidance for live-model ultrasound scanning (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ARRS: Added radiation exposure from DBT is within limits
WASHINGTON, DC - While digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) increases radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT improves breast cancer screening in young women FDA authorizes ACR to accredit DBT devices DBT know-how boosts FFDM recall, cancer detection rates Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose DBT screening shows greatest benefit for younger women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Thrower's Shoulder The Thrower's Shoulder
A better understanding of the adaptive changes in the thrower's shoulder will assist clinicians in making diagnostic and treatment decisions.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are phleboliths and are they safe?
Phleboliths are small, round lumps of calcium that form inside a person's veins. This type of vascular calcification often occurs in the pelvic area and is more common with age. Phleboliths frequently develop in people over 40. On an X-ray, the lumps may be mistaken for kidney stones. Learn more about phleboliths here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

ASTRO urges CMS to shorten MIPS reporting period
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), along with 40 other medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How important is the MIPS cost category to radiology? Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes MedPAC votes to recommend elimination of MIPS MedPAC floats voluntary MIPS idea (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

False-positive screening results don't deter patients
Patients who previously had a false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Geography, lack of specialization hinder imaging access Is Google News good for mammography? Mammography guidelines don't change screening intervals ACOs boost use of screening mammography False positives don't deter women from mammography (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Varex Imaging Names Rosebrough To Board Of Directors
SALT LAKE CITY, April 23, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varex Imaging Corporation (Nasdaq: VREX) today announced that Walter M Rosebrough, Jr. has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors, effective April 20, 2018. Mr. Ros... Devices, Radiology, Personnel Varex Imaging (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Positioning During Cancer Radiation May Be Key to Heart Risks
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, News, Source Type: news