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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ISCT: Machine-learning FFR-CT expedites heart evaluation
Machine-learning fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) may help clinicians overcome...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FFR-CT algorithm guides management of revascularization 3D printing lowers risk and cost of testing FFR-CT Machine learning improves FFR-CT for coronary ischemia Prototype FFR-CT software shows high accuracy vs. invasive FFR Noninvasive FFR-CT equals cardiac cath for stenosis assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Machine Tops Humans in Fibrotic Lung Disease Classification
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly instantaneous results also matched prognostic abilities (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiology residents less prone to burnout
Across a range of specialties, radiology residents tend to be less prone to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Physician burnout puts patients at risk What are the underlying causes of physician burnout? 8 ways to combat radiologist burnout Doctors in small practices less prone to burnout Report: Burnout is prevalent among U.S. physicians (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zavation, PanMed join forces in spinal device market
Spinal hardware and biologics company Zavation Medical Products (Jackson, Miss.) said today that it has partnered with the management team of Pan Medical U.S. Corp. to buy that company. PanMed (Tampa, Fla.) designs, develops and manufactures highly complex medical products including balloons, catheters, needles, and instrument kits used in minimally invasive procedures, primarily in kyphoplasty and interventional radiology. The company was founded in the U.K.  30 years ago and relocated to the U.S. in 2016. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Zavation, PanMe...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Implants Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Spinal Surgical panmedical zavationmedical Source Type: news

NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI
NEW YORK CITY - Will artificial intelligence (AI) replace radiologists over...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm produces synthetic brain MR images C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions C-MIMI: FDA readies program to speed software reviews C-MIMI: Radiologists 'swarm' with AI to detect pneumonia Business models emerge for AI in medical imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ISCT: 5 ways DECT can improve the value of imaging
SAN DIEGO - What are the top clinical applications of dual-energy CT (DECT),...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Failure to diagnose abdominal bleeds often means bad outcome Algorithm corrects contrast enhancement artifacts in dual-source CTC Coronary CTA plus stress MPI nails ischemia-causing lesions Big spectral CT project launches in New Zealand ARRS: Dual-energy CT spots ACL tears in the ER (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Notifying cath labs early improves treatment speed, outcome
Informing cardiac catheterization labs of incoming heart attack patients 10...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound contrast can help treat heart attacks Trial: Catheter device cuts contrast use Automated coronary plaque analysis predicts future events Use criteria cut unnecessary heart interventions PROSPECT: IVUS improves PCI outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MedInformatix aligns with Mingle Analytics
Healthcare IT firm MedInformatix announced an alliance with Mingle Analytics...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedInformatix completes installation in Va. MedInformatix completes RIS installation in RI MedInformatix adds to customer list MedInformatix wins software order in Wash. MedInformatix installs RIS in Calif. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Holly Gonzales Starts at St. Bernards (Jonesboro Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Holly Gonzales, a radiologist, has joined St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Steve Debber has joined home improvement retailer E.C. Barton & Co. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology
How will the 2019 proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule impact...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice Radiology escapes big cuts to Medicare payments in 2019 Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments First steps toward APM participation for radiologists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI algorithm produces synthetic brain MR images
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can produce synthetic brain MR images,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NVIDIA moves Clara project ahead with new launches AI algorithm generates 'artificial' medical images Big data for sale: A solution to spur AI research NVIDIA partners with Canon on deep learning for imaging NVIDIA aims to bring imaging AI to the people with Clara (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ISCT: Should CT be first for evaluating chest trauma?
SAN DIEGO - What's the best first-line diagnostic technique for assessing penetrating...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 reasons why trauma injuries are missed on whole-body CT Questions, dilemmas abound in fast-moving world of trauma imaging Success of urgent neck CTA rests on patient selection CT protocols prove vital for success in severe trauma cases Study: Skip CT in most blunt emergency trauma cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

#FDA MQSA: Mammography Facility Adverse Event and Action Report - September 13, 2018: Lakes Radiology II, Inc. Read the report here: http://go.usa.gov/xPgTB   #MedicalDevice
#FDA MQSA: Mammography Facility Adverse Event and Action Report - September 13, 2018: Lakes Radiology II, Inc. Read the report here: http://go.usa.gov/xPgTB  #MedicalDevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - September 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Laurel Bridge releases updates for Exodus software
Imaging software developer Laurel Bridge Software has introduced a number of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Laurel Bridge to launch new worklist at SIIM Laurel Bridge releases enterprise imaging upgrade Laurel Bridge upgrades enterprise software Intelerad partners with Laurel Bridge Laurel Bridge teams up with Strategic Radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High-risk women benefit from twice-yearly breast MRI
Women at high genetic risk for breast cancer benefit more from twice-yearly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Timing of DWI-MRI predicts breast cancer response Multiparametric MRI shines for suspected breast cancer Focus on FOCUS, a new DWI-MRI protocol for breast lesions SABCS: Biannual breast MRI best for young women at high risk ISMRM 2015: DCE-MRI predicts response to breast chemo (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA restores Fla. mammography center's accreditation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reinstated the mammography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA stops Fla. center from performing mammograms FDA reinstates NC mammography facility's accreditation FDA posts alert for NC mammography facility FDA authorizes ACR to accredit DBT devices FDA questions mammography quality at Fla. center (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D virtual heart helps pinpoint irregular heartbeat
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University used a proprietary 3D virtual heart...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: VR, AR may revamp cardiovascular imaging Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture Funding, expertise give Jump an edge on 3D hearts 'Virtual heart' can guide who should get ICD implants 3D models put pediatric hearts in surgeons' hands (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pericardiobiliary Fistula After Penetrating Abdominal Trauma Pericardiobiliary Fistula After Penetrating Abdominal Trauma
This case describes the diagnosis and management of pericardiobiliary fistula, a rare but serious complication of penetrating trauma to the thorax, in a patient with a gunshot wound.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

AI firms to establish research platform
A coalition of firms working on artificial intelligence plans to establish...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions C-MIMI: FDA readies program to speed software reviews C-MIMI: Radiologists 'swarm' with AI to detect pneumonia Business models emerge for AI in medical imaging Live from C-MIMI: Dr. Bradley Erickson on AI and radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Don't underestimate financial cost of exam no-shows
Missed imaging appointments are costly for radiology departments, affecting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Data analytics may help prevent patient no-shows for imaging Socioeconomic factors affect patient care in radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips partners with Integron on connected health
Royal Philips and Integron, a provider of managed internet of things (IoT)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips introduces Ingenia Ambition X MRI scanner Philips to debut Epiq CVx scanners at ESC 2018 congress Philips grows medical sales and profit in Q2 Philips signs deal to buy EPD Solutions Philips to implement Dana-Farber's cancer support tool (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Guideline - Discordant Prostate Cancer Imaging Up With Medicare
Patients in VA and Medicare group, VA - only group less likely to receive guideline - discordant imaging (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news