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Barriers to Initial Chemo, Radiation for Small - Cell Lung CA
Twenty percent of patients received neither treatment early, which was linked to poorer survival (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 10, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Radiology Partners launches research center
Imaging services provider Radiology Partners has launched a research center.Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology Partners inks Calif. contract Radiology Partners secures $695M credit, closes SDI deal Radiology Partners expands with new partnership Radiology Partners teams up with Baylor Radiology Partners to expand to Ariz. with SDI buy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Risks for Radiation in Scleroderma Patients with Breast Cancer? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Acute toxicity and disease flares were rare (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - January 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiology lab loses medical records of thousands of patients
Charles River Medical Associates mailed letters this week to patients whose records are missing (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hologic wins CE Mark for Brevera breast biopsy system
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said yesterday that its Brevera breast biopsy system with CorLumina imaging tech won CE Mark clearance in the E.U. The real-time breast biopsy and verification system is designed to boost accuracy and improve the patient experience by streamlining the biopsy process, according to Hologic. The technology combines tissue acquisition, real-time imaging, sample verification and advanced post-biopsy handling into one system. Traditionally, patients undergoing stereotactic breast biopsy procedures remain under compression while being moved from one room to another to image and verify tissue samples. But ...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news

Check-Cap Receives CE Mark Approval for C-Scan(R)
ISFIYA, Israel and BOSTON, Jan.10, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Check-Cap Ltd. (the "Company" or "Check-Cap") (NASDAQ: CHEK) (NASDAQ: CHEKW), a clinical-stage medical diagnostics company engaged in the development... Devices, Gastroenterology, Radiology, Oncology, Regulatory Check-Cap, C-Scan, colorectal cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Multiparametric MRI can help avoid renal mass biopsies
Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern have discovered that radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: BMJ: Multiparametric MRI has role in prostate screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RLI seeks nominees for leadership award
The American College of Radiology's Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI) said...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR awards scholarships to RLI Summit ACR debuts online program for RLI RLI hails Amis, Cox for radiology leadership ACR invites scholarship applications for RLI summit Berlin, Hillman recognized for radiology leadership (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mass. radiology group loses data for 9K patients
Radiology group Charles River Medical Assoc. in Framingham, MA, lost a personal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cybersecurity remains a problem in radiology 3 ways to defend 3D printers from cyberattacks 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 - January 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ore. imaging center to lay off 34 employees
A medical imaging center in Salem, OR, will close January 26, laying off 34...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Medicare drives down payments for medical imaging How have payment cuts affected outpatient imaging? Is imaging use poised for expansion or contraction? Radiologists are working more for less, study finds How to maximize your breast imaging reimbursement (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Screening, Treatment Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths in Half
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Intense End - of - Life Care Found to Be Less Likely for VA Patients
Authors say results have important implications for the future of VA care, Medicare policy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

CMS renews ACR's data registry for 2018
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has renewed the American...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR calls for summer radiology internship applications ACR revises Appropriateness Criteria ACR names 2018 gold medalists ACR sounds alarm regarding CMS' site-neutral policy CMS sheds light on plans for clinical decision support CMS releases 2018 MPFS with 1% radiology pay cut (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GE, Roche partner on oncology decision support
GE Healthcare and Roche have entered into a long-term partnership to jointly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE inks consulting deal with Lifespan Check-Cap, GE manufacturing collaboration moves forward GE partners with MedyMatch on AI GE RSNA launches range from CT to molecular imaging NVIDIA, GE expand partnership to focus on AI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MITA urges repeal of medical device tax
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) has sent a letter to congressional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MITA hails bill to suspend medical device tax MITA unveils guidance for live-model ultrasound scanning MITA backs proposed device regulation consistency MITA praises Aetna for covering CT colonography MITA testifies at medical device user fee hearing (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Siemens targets health IPO for March
German industrial conglomerate Siemens plans to launch the initial public offering...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens chief: Health unit may someday surpass parent Siemens debuts cardiology dashboard application Siemens to list health division shares on Frankfurt exchange Tablet-controlled CT scanners lead Siemens products at RSNA Materialise, Siemens announce 3D printing partnership at RSNA 2017 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Taiwan clears Varian's radiation therapy system
Varian Medical Systems' Halcyon radiation therapy system has received clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian's Halcyon receives Brazilian market clearance Oncology Services installs Varian radiotherapy system Varian opens new regional center in Brazil Varian secures Japanese clearance for Halcyon Varian names new chief people officer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Doctors who order fewer CTPA scans detect more PE
Turns out that less really is more. Canadian researchers are reporting that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism ACP: Routine CT for suspected PE is unnecessary CTPA-based prediction model nails pulmonary hypertension ARRS: Pulmonary MRI feasible for evaluating acute PE CAD may catch missed pulmonary embolism on CTPA studies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RadiaDyne awarded patent for skin patch dosimeter
Diagnostic and medical device firm RadiaDyne has secured a U.S. patent for...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Sonoelastography is effective for diagnosing golfer's elbow
Real-time sonoelastography is a useful tool for diagnosing medial epicondylitis,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost? Elastography, color Doppler US avoid breast biopsies Elastography can help evaluate carotid plaque Shear-wave elastography spots Achilles tendinopathy Elastography can differentiate cervical lymph nodes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Planmed Oy wins FDA nod for Clarity 2D digital mammography system
Planmed Oy said yesterday it won FDA approval for its Planmed Clarity 2D full-field digital mammography system. The company said the Clarity 2D system is designed to provide improved image quality, optimal ergonomics and usability for breast cancer screenings. The system also supports diagnostic work-up examinations and biopsy procedures, Planmed said. “We are excited that we can now introduce our fantastic Planmed Clarity 2D system in the United States. The system received the European Economic Area’s CE mark in early 2016 and it’s also available in Latin America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. The fe...
Source: Mass Device - January 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Planmed Source Type: news

One in Five Limited-Stage SCLC Patients Get No Treatment (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Federally insured patients less likely to get radiation therapy (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - January 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA clears Planmed's 2D digital mammography system
Mammography and orthopedic imaging firm Planmed has received 510(k) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Planmed's Verity for maxillofacial imaging Planmed inks Verity distribution pact Planmed's Verity receives Health Canada license Planmed, Merry X-Ray ink CT distribution deal Planmed gets FDA clearance for extremity CT scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI links function of brain networks to IQ
A person's intelligence could soon be confirmed with an MRI scan to assess...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI links blood flow to brain development in preterm babies MRI technique may help diagnose migraine headaches MRI shows possible link between blood flow, Alzheimer's MRI reveals key brain differences in people with genetic autism MRI finds loss of brain volume in older, apathetic adults (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Geography, lack of specialization hinder imaging access
Counties that are poor and rural are less likely to have access to a radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Medicare imaging use varies widely at county level DBT use inconsistent across the U.S. Do 'vulnerable' women lack access to breast imaging? Geography may be key to balancing radiologist workforce CMS data show wide variations in CT, MR use across U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Suit alleges that Duke, UNC signed noncompete pact
Duke University in Durham, NC, and the University of North Carolina (UNC) at...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist slaps Duke with antipoaching suit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AIUM publishes guidance for improving ob/gyn US
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has released guidelines...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Is MRI really needed after MSK ultrasound? AIUM: Machine learning may aid breast ultrasound reads AIUM: NIH prepares for potential re-emergence of Zika virus AIUM: Contrast US biopsy combo finds high-grade prostate cancer AIUM: Experience matters in US screening of dense breasts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer deaths continue to fall, but CT lung screening lags
In its annual report on cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reported...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 ACS report shows cancer rates still falling (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening?
Could a breast cancer screening protocol based solely on a woman's risk factors...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Personalized breast cancer screening study launches Risk-based mammo screening misses almost 60% of cancers New study to tackle personalized breast screening Does 'personalized screening' = healthcare rationing? Set your breast clinic apart with risk-based resources (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 1/3/2018
NHS set to offer AI system free to all hospitals. The BBC is reporting that new AI systems for interpreting cardiac and lung scans could save England's National Health Service a billion pounds. The cardiac system, called Ultromics, was developed at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. It checks radiology scans for signs of heart disease and will be offered to hospitals starting this summer. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

JACR publishes special social media issue
The Journal of the American College of Radiology has published a special...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are radiologists underutilizing social media? Want to boost Twitter hits? Get help from colleagues How well is radiology using YouTube to educate patients? Tweets reveal women's perspectives on mammography 4 tips for using Facebook for patient outreach (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New FDA MR-Conditional Labeling Approvals Further Expand Abbott's Portfolio of MRI-Ready Devices
NEW MR-CONDITIONAL LABELING FOR TWO OF THE COMPANY'S MOST WIDELY-USED HIGH VOLTAGE DEVICES CONTINUE CADENCE OF MRI APPROVALS WITHIN ABBOTT'S CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT PORTFOLIO ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 3, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -... Devices, Cardiology, Radiology, FDA Abbott, Quadra Assura, CRT-D, ICD, magnetic resonance imaging (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Piloting Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer Piloting Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer
Follow-up findings from a phase 1 trial suggest that MR-guided focused ultrasound therapy can be delivered safely in patients with prostate cancer.Medscape Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Hope or Hype?
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the rise in the technology sector and has become a buzz-worthy topic in many corners of our digital world. The application of AI in the medical field holds great promise for improving patient health, but will doctors and patients feel comfortable using it? Young startups have begun leveraging this technology to prove better health outcomes, but there's still a lot to do before we'll see AI used pervasively in the clinic. Current Landscape To date, the sweet spot in healthcare AI has been pairing algorithms with structured exercises in reading patient data and medical images to...
Source: MDDI - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brian Scogland Tags: Software Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you should know about the HIDA scan
The HIDA scan is used to view the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and small intestine. Included are details on side effects and why it is done. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

ACR calls for summer radiology internship applications
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is accepting applications from first-year...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR revises Appropriateness Criteria ACR names 2018 gold medalists ACR releases breast cancer screening criteria ACR updates Appropriateness Criteria Hillman to step down as editor of JACR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Offers Insights on Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Brain Imaging Offers Insights on Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is linked with increased dopaminergic function in the thalamus, according to an analysis of brain imaging data from the UK.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Advanced Medical Isotope changes name
Medical isotope developer Advanced Medical Isotope has changed its name to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AMIC reports progress on RadioGel FDA clearance AMIC resubmits Y-90 RadioGel to FDA AMIC nets brachytherapy-related patent AMIC looks for European investors AMIC and GSG form strategic alliance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bone Index lands CPT code for bone density screening
Swedish ultrasound bone density technology developer Bone Index said the American...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Firms bring ultrasound bone density screening to U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Laser Improves QOL for Breast Telangiectasia Due to Radiation
Significant improvements seen in emotional and functional Skindex - 16 HR - QOL domains, overall score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

NEJM: No long-term effects on cardiac devices with MRI
There's good news for patients with cardiac devices who are about to undergo...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Implantable cardiac devices OK for MRI scans Cardiac implants may be safer in MRI than thought FDA issues MRI warning on implantable infusion pumps Teamwork improves safety for MRI scans of cardiac devices MRI looks safe for implantable cardiac devices (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Case: Basilar Artery Transection After Closed Head Trauma Case: Basilar Artery Transection After Closed Head Trauma
This case details the classic physical exam and CT findings associated with a skull base fracture and subarachnoid bleed, which in this patient was associated with a rare basilar artery transection.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Christ Hospital ready to open Butler County medical center
Christ Hospital will begin seeing patients on Jan. 8 at the health system ’s new $62 million medical complex in Butler County’s Liberty Township. All services will be available upon the opening of the Christ Hospital Medical Center-Liberty Township at 6939 Cox Road.  In addition to a family birthing center, the Liberty Township location will include an emergency ro om and offer surgical services, radiology and imaging, dermatology, endocrinology, podiatry, primary care, orthopedics, cardiology,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Use of DBT lags in Medicare system -- or does it?
Just under 20% of women in the Medicare population received digital breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SABCS: Is DBT worth the higher cost? DBT finds smaller cancers than 2D mammography does 2D synthesized DBT screening is ready for prime time Radiologists can trust DBT density measurements Patients with co-pays less likely to choose DBT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Christ Hospital ready to open massive medical center
Christ Hospital will begin seeing patients on Jan. 8 at the health system ’s new $62 million medical complex in Butler County’s Liberty Township. All services will be available upon the opening of the Christ Hospital Medical Center-Liberty Township at 6939 Cox Road.  In addition to a family birthing center, the Liberty Township location will include an emergency ro om and offer surgical services, radiology and imaging, dermatology, endocrinology, podiatry, primary care, orthopedics, cardiology,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Christ Hospital ready to open massive medical center
Christ Hospital will begin seeing patients on Jan. 8 at the health system ’s new $62 million medical complex in Butler County’s Liberty Township. All services will be available upon the opening of the Christ Hospital Medical Center-Liberty Township at 6939 Cox Road.  In addition to a family birthing center, the Liberty Township location will include an emergency ro om and offer surgical services, radiology and imaging, dermatology, endocrinology, podiatry, primary care, orthopedics, cardiology,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology
Is your radiology practice up-to-date on requirements for coding interventional...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? 5 things to consider when evaluating your billing vendor It's not too early to prepare for a MIPS audit MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SRS for Brain Mets: Use Is Up, but Restricted SRS for Brain Mets: Use Is Up, but Restricted
Use of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to treat brain metastases has increased significantly in recent years. But some patients are more likely to receive it than others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Neuroanatomic Abnormalities ID ’ d in Those at Risk for Autism
Seen in carriers of deletion or duplication at 16p11.2, a common cause of autism spectrum disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Out - of - Pocket Costs Correlate With Receipt of Cancer Care
Across cancers, higher costs tied to higher rates of oral prescription abandonment, delayed initiation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news