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X-rays from copper source set new gold standard for measuring industrial materials
With this new, unique X-ray machine, NIST can make some of the world's most accurate measurements, and calibrate everyone else's X-rays, too. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Deep learning for lung cancer advances goals
SAN JOSE, CA - Deep-learning algorithms based on convolutional neural networks...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI start-up eyes deep learning to aid imaging in China Part 1: How will AI affect radiology? Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Supporting the full implant treatment process - from planning to final restoration with solutions from Dentsply Sirona Implants
May 2017—With the comprehensive Dentsply Sirona Implants solutions portfolio, dental professionals can rest assured that they have the support they need for the full implant treatment process to restore function, esthetics and confidence to their patients.The implant treatment process contains many steps —from imaging and diagnosis, treatment planning and implant surgery to abutment selection, restorative solutions and patient follow-up. Dentsply Sirona Implants presents several new solutions to their already extensive portfolio to delegates at their second World Summit Tour stop in San Diego .“Whether th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Noisy Knees? Arthritis May Be in Your Future
If your knees creak and pop, the noises could be an indicator of early arthritis, even if the joint does not hurt. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Knees Arthritis X-Rays Joints (Body Part) Weight Source Type: news

AI will bring doctors and machines together in radiology
SAN JOSE, CA - Physicians and machines will work better together rather than...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI start-up eyes deep learning to aid imaging in China From king to data scientist: Radiologists must adapt to AI Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? Can machine learning and MRI diagnose depression? Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona shares down on Q1 earnings miss
Shares in Dentsply Sirona (NSDQ:XRAY)  dropped 3.3% today after the dental device maker missed expectations on Wall Street with its 1st quarter earnings results. The York, Penn.-based company posted profits of $59.7 million, or 26¢ per share, on sales of $900.5 million for the 3 months ended March 31, seeing the bottom-line shrink 52.4% while sales grew approximately 16.6% compared with the same period last year. Adjusted to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 49¢, just behind the 50¢ consensus on The Street, where analysts were expecting to see sales of $916.6 million for the quarte...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Dentsply Sirona Source Type: news

Ultrasound better than X-ray for children with broken arms, study says
A recent study has found ultrasound is accurate, faster and less painful to assess children for possible broken arms than traditional X-rays. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI start-up eyes deep learning to aid imaging in China
An artificial intelligence (AI) start-up in China is seeking to use deep learning...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: From king to data scientist: Radiologists must adapt to AI Part 2: How will AI affect radiology? Part 1: How will AI affect radiology? Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? Can machine learning and MRI diagnose depression? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study: Reject pelvic x-rays if axial rotation exceeds 10°
Researchers from Lebanon have found they can estimate the pelvic axial rotation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER Migrants: How to determine age on pelvic x-rays UCLA group cuts unnecessary x-rays for pelvic trauma (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

This 25-Pound Blanket Could Help You Sleep Through The Night
Creators of a new extra heavy blanket have so far raised more than $1.6 million on Kickstarter to launch their product. And their blanket ― along with similar options already on the market ― may be the key to helping you sleep through the night.  The Gravity Blanket is a weighted bedspread with pockets of plastic pellets that cause it to weigh between 15 and 25 pounds. The blanket’s heaviness is meant to distribute pressure all over your body, touching pressure points that some research suggests can relieve anxiety and stress, lulling you into a restful sleep. The idea behind ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This 25-Pound Blanket Could Help You Sleep Through The Night
Creators of a new extra heavy blanket have so far raised more than $1.6 million on Kickstarter to launch their product. And their blanket ― along with similar options already on the market ― may be the key to helping you sleep through the night.  The Gravity Blanket is a weighted bedspread with pockets of plastic pellets that cause it to weigh between 15 and 25 pounds. The blanket’s heaviness is meant to distribute pressure all over your body, touching pressure points that some research suggests can relieve anxiety and stress, lulling you into a restful sleep. The idea behind ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DEXIS ™ DEXcam™ 4 HD Intra-oral Camera
DEXIS announces its next generation intra-oral camera, DEXcam 4 HD. This camera ’s high-definition, true-to-color photos can play a vital part of the dental professional’s diagnosis, educational, and treatment acceptance goals. These images can be easily shared, along with X-rays and CariVu™ images, with partnering doctors so that patients can gain the most benefit fr om multifaceted treatment. Dental professionals can use DEXcam 4 HD images to keep a clear history of improvement or decline of the patient’s oral health over time and can document clinical findings for treatment in pre-determination c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

From king to data scientist: Radiologists must adapt to AI
The arrival of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology will force radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? Can machine learning and MRI diagnose depression? Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans AIUM: Machine learning may aid breast ultrasound reads Can deep-learning CAD outperform mammographers? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Part 2: How will AI affect radiology?
How will artificial intelligence (AI) influence radiology? Although it won't...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Part 1: How will AI affect radiology? Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? Can machine learning and MRI diagnose depression? Can deep-learning CAD outperform mammographers? Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Part 1: How will AI affect radiology?
No, artificial intelligence (AI) won't replace radiologists anytime soon --...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? Can machine learning and MRI diagnose depression? Can deep-learning CAD outperform mammographers? Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays Neural networks read mammograms as well as radiologists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep Learning Tools May Detect TB in Chest X-rays Deep Learning Tools May Detect TB in Chest X-rays
Deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) can help identify tuberculosis (TB) on chest X-rays, potentially facilitating screening and evaluation in low-resource areas, researchers in Pennsylvania say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays?
Artificial intelligence (AI) software can accurately identify tuberculosis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Digital tomosynthesis works well for spinal tuberculosis CDC: Progress stalls in tuberculosis fight TB screening may not be needed for Canadian immigrants Technique boosts x-ray CAD results for TB Chest x-ray still has value for tuberculosis screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence may help diagnose tuberculosis in remote areas
Researchers are training artificial intelligence models to identify tuberculosis (TB) on chest X-rays, which may help screening and evaluation efforts in TB-prevalent areas with limited access to radiologists, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Tuberculosis, X-Rays (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- It may be possible to use artificial intelligence to diagnose tuberculosis in people who live in developing nations, a new study suggests. TB, among the top 10 causes of death worldwide, can be identified on X-rays. But,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence may help diagnose tuberculosis in remote areas
(Radiological Society of North America) Researchers are training artificial intelligence models to identify tuberculosis (TB) on chest X-rays, which may help screening and evaluation efforts in TB-prevalent areas with limited access to radiologists, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

5-minute shoulder MRI could ease patient anxiety
By taking advantage of parallel imaging on the latest generation of 1.5- and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Is MRI really needed after MSK ultrasound? Study: Skip the x-rays after shoulder arthroplasty surgery Volleyball injuries: Which modality is best? MR arthrography helps labral-tear patients avoid surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

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Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics announces the expansion of treatment indications for theMTM®(Minor Tooth Movement) Clear •Aligner. The clear aligner combines proven orthodontic techniques with advanced digital modeling to provide dental professionals with a streamlined solution for treating minor anterior misalignments.MTM®Clear •Aligneris uniquely engineered to deliver the space andforce needed to accomplish tooth movement. The technology utilizes aproprietary “open pathway” architecture that allows teeth to move easilyinto the desired positions. Unlike other clear aligners,MTM®Clear •A...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Trusting their instincts: Family finds help for laryngeal cleft
For some kids, the hospital can be a scary place, where even doctors with the best intentions poke, prod and serve up yucky-tasting medication. But for three-year-old Jack Steinberg, a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital is worth the trip from his home in Great Neck, New York. “No, it’s really fun,” Jack’s mother, Jessica, recently overheard him telling his older brother, Henry, who isn’t a fan of doctor visits. “They give you toys and stickers there!” Jack’s cheerful attitude seems at odds with his recent health challenges. In fact, says his father, Noah, “If you...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders Dr. Reza Rahbar laryngeal cleft Source Type: news

Malpractice claim rate against U.S. physicians drops
The rate of malpractice claims paid against U.S. physicians has dropped across...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Taking care of logistics can reduce errors in emergency radiology State tort reform reduces orders for x-rays 5 ways to create a culture of safety in radiology Malpractice nondisclosure terms can vary NEJM: Radiology suits are uncommon, payouts below average (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Patients at hospital-based primary clinics are more likely to get unnecessary tests and services
People with back pain, headaches and upper respiratory infections are more likely to receive tests and services of little diagnostic or therapeutic value — so-called low-value care — when they visit primary care clinics at hospitals rather than at community-based primary care clinics.A national study led by researchers at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Harvard Medical School found that the key factor driving the disparity appears to be the location of the clinic, rather than whether the clinic is owned by a hospital or a physician. In fact, aside from referring patients to specialists slightly m...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Philips sees image-guided therapy transforming healthcare: Here ’ s how
Philips’ augmented reality surgical navigation technology is designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spinal surgery. [Image from Philips]Officials at medtech giant Royal Philips see image-guided therapy as key when it comes to health practitioners providing care that is both efficient and effective. The Dutch multinational’s work in the field provides a great example of how the ever-growing need for cost-effective healthcare around the world is driving the strategies of medical device companies. Philips, the technology company that has shifted its focus toward healthcare innov...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Imaging Surgical augmented reality Philips Royal Philips value-based care X-rays Source Type: news

Software turns 2D X-rays into 3D images to aid surgeons
How software is turning 2D X-rays into 3D models to help orthopaedic surgeons plan surgeries. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans
Supported by machine-learning technology, researchers have developed a natural...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Machine learning may aid breast ultrasound reads Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays Virtual radiologist stands ready to answer questions Algorithm distills findings in radiology reports Self-referring docs order more MRI studies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mysterious cosmic explosion surprises astronomers studying the distant x-ray universe
A mysterious flash of X-rays has been discovered by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in the deepest X-ray image ever obtained. This source likely comes from some sort of destructive event, but it may be of a variety that scientists have never seen before. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The show must go on: Teen overcomes motility disorder
In October 2016, we were spending a weekend in Minnesota for a family wedding. Little did we know we would be there longer than expected! During the rehearsal dinner, my 16-year-old daughter Sophie said she wasn’t hungry — a surprise because it had been a long day of travel and the rest of us were starving. She managed to force down some food but seemed lethargic and not herself. She later confessed that she had been feeling sick all day. Back at the hotel, I had just drifted off to sleep when my other daughter called me from their room. She said Sophie was sick and crying. I ran down the hall and when I saw he...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jennifer Shepherd Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Belinda Dickie Dr. Samuel Nurko Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center volvulus Source Type: news

Tiny sensor lays groundwork for precision X-rays detection via endoscopy
(The Optical Society) Using a tiny device known as an optical antenna, researchers have created an X-ray sensor that is integrated onto the end of an optical fiber just a few tens of microns in diameter. By detecting X-rays at an extremely small spatial scale, the sensor could be combined with X-ray delivering technologies to enable high-precision medical imaging and therapeutic applications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

X-Rays Of The Earliest Stage Of Alzheimer's Offer Critical Clue About How It Starts
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com. Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

X-Rays Of The Earliest Stage Of Alzheimer's Offer Critical Clue About How It Starts
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com. Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A 10-month-old girl had a parasitic twin protruding from her back — until surgeons removed it
The examinations, X-rays and dry runs using a 3D model of her tiny spine all came down to this: A team of surgeons made a careful incision and, over the next six hours, systematically removed an extra pelvis, legs, feet and tiny toes that were protruding from her neck and back. Since birth, baby Dominique had been carrying her […]Related:More than two-thirds of cancer mutations are due to random DNA copying errors, study saysA painkiller found to be no better than a placebo for sciaticaWhat the top U.S. health official should be saying on vaccines (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hand-held X-ray sources
Electronic oscillations in graphene could make a tabletop — or even handheld — source of X-rays a reality, report researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can deep-learning CAD outperform mammographers?
Can computer-aided detection (CAD) software developed with deep-learning technology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays Virtual radiologist stands ready to answer questions Neural networks read mammograms as well as radiologists Will AI soon put radiologists out of a job? Study raises new doubts about value of breast CAD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Gold standard 4.2: New features added to Sidexis 4 imaging software
The award-winning Sidexis 4 image processing software from Dentsply Sirona Imaging is ready for the IDS. With numerous new features, its capabilities are enhanced: upgraded ease of use, even more shortened practice procedures, and increased flexibility. All of this means significant improvements, in particular for intraoral X-rays and when communicating with patients.Bensheim/Salzburg, March 22, 2017. The 4.2 version for the IDS is an update for the Sidexis 4 imaging software that primarily makes intraoral X-rays more convenient. Additional functions make the procedure even easier and faster, and also contribute to be...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

End-to-End Integrated solutions from Dentsply Sirona: From diagnosis to the final restoration
One year after the merger, at the IDS 2017, Dentsply Sirona will be presenting itself as a full-range provider of integrated solutions for better, safer, faster dental health care.  General practitioners, specialists and their patients all benefit from efficient workflows.Bensheim/Salzburg, March 21, 2017." We no longer think in individual products or modules, but in intelligent solutions. This enables us to support dentists and dental technicians to provide better, safer, and faster dental treatments. That is our mission and the reason why we call ourselves'The Dental Solutions Company'" explained Jeffrey T...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Digital, flexible and open – CEREC, a complete system for restorations, implantology and orthodontics
With CEREC, Dentsply Sirona provides a comprehensive and proven digital system that can be used in a variety of ways: For delivering restorations in a single visit, guided placement and restoration of implants and also for orthodontic solutions. In order to make it even more flexible, the data from the digital impression can now be exported in STL format and used for additional applications.Bensheim/Salzburg, March 21, 2017.More than30 years ago Dentsply Sirona brought CEREC to the market, a system which pioneered single visit dentistry. CEREC has been continually developed in that time so that not only restorations, but a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Announces Acquisition of RTD – the pioneer in fiber-reinforced composite posts
Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of RTD (Recherche Techniques Dentaires), a privately owned French company and the worldwide leader in endodontic posts which perfectly complements Dentsply Sirona ’s endodontics and restorative portfolio.York/Salzburg, March 21, 2017.“RTD’s unique and innovative offering perfectly complements our new R2C™ - The Root to Crown Solution. R2C™ provides state-of-the-art products and procedural guidance from diagnosis and treatment planning to the final coronal restoration. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Supporting the full implant treatment process – from planning to final restoration
With the comprehensive Dentsply Sirona Implants solutions portfolio, dental professionals can rest assured that they have the support they need for the full implant treatment process to restore function, esthetics and confidence to their patients.M ölndal/Salzburg, March, 20, 2017.The implant treatment process contains many steps - from imaging and diagnosis, treatment planning and implant surgery to abutment selection, restorative solutions and patient follow-up. At IDS, Dentsply Sirona Implants presents several new solutions to their already extensive portfolio to further support dental professionals in their daily ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Images reveal humanity's harshest diseases in colour scans
The scans and x-rays, provided by the Maryland-based US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, show the shocking extent to which some diseases can affect the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Endodontics launches new direct-to-partner communications campaign
The merger of DENTSPLY and Sirona combined the strongest brands in endodontics. The endodontic specialists DENTSPLY MAILLEFER and DENTSPLY TULSA DENTAL SPECIALTIES formed a new business unit, Dentsply Sirona Endodontics, in order to join forces and offer best in class endodontic solutions. The partnership with dealers, partners, and customers will be more important than ever before and supported by an extraordinary communication campaign, " Partner for a better future " .Ballaigues/Salzburg, March 20, 2017. Dentsply Sirona Endodontics will be communicating its new brand positioning with a broadly conceived a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Aspergillus bronchitis and mucoid impaction: PtMK
View the full imageOctober 2016View the full imageJanuary 2017Aspergillus bronchitis and mucoid impaction: PtMKMK is 59 years old and presented with right sided pleuritic chest pain and coughing over 1 week. A chest Xray and then CT scan revealed complete collapse of her right lower lobe and middle lobes. Mucous retention is seen just proximal to the abrupt cutoff.Post date: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:52Medical images: Aspergillus bronchitisImages (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - March 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

The impact of financial incentives on dental x-rays
AbstractThis paper assesses the impact of dentist remuneration on the incidence of potentially harmful dental x-rays. We use unique panel data which provide details of 1.3 million treatment claims byScottish NHS dentists made between 1998 and 2007. Controlling for unobserved heterogeneity of both patients and dentists we estimate a series of fixed-effects models that are informed by a theoretical model of x-ray delivery and identify the effects on dental x-raying of dentists moving from a fixed salary to fee-for-service and patients moving from co-payment to exemption. We establish that there are significant increases in x...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Which orthopedic imaging options are the safest?
Pediatric orthopedic imaging patients who need surgery often receive more x-rays...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT can direct biopsies for pediatric cancer Bone age evaluations raise complex issues How can radiology departments ensure patient safety? Can ultrasound diagnose nonperforated appendicitis? Physician groups launch pediatric CT safety campaign (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Deep learning can provide first read of chest x-rays
A computer-aided detection system developed using deep-learning technology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Top 5 trends from ECR 2017 in Vienna How radiology can find new roles in post-PACS, networked world Neural networks read mammograms as well as radiologists Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency Machine-learning analysis of heart motion predicts survival (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ABCs of DDH: What moms and dads need to know
A family’s journey with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) typically starts when a baby’s pediatrician hears a click in her hips. The next steps often include an ultrasound and a follow-up with an orthopedic surgeon, perhaps a pediatric hip specialist. College friends Tosha LoSurdo and Jessica Rohrick recently re-connected after their babies were both diagnosed with and treated for DDH at the Boston Children’s Hospital Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program. Tosha’s daughter, Carmela, and Jessica’s daughter, Phallon, were treated with a Pavlik harness and...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Parenting Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program DDH Dr. Eduardo Novais Dr. Travis Matheney hip dysplasia Pavlik harness Source Type: news

Here Are Some Scary Things That Can Happen To You In A Hospital
After heart disease and cancer, the third greatest cause of death in America is medical mistakes, according to Johns Hopkins surgeon Dr. Martin Makary. Makary, who says medical screw-ups claim the lives of at least 250,000 people a year, has urged the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to add medical errors to its annual list of the leading causes of death. His analysis was published in The BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal, last May ― and he probably shouldn’t hold his breath waiting for the CDC to act. A spokesman for the CDC agrees that medical errors are important and merit a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news