Imaging Technique Provides Insight into Speech Development

Our speech development is affected by numerous factors, including the pathway of the brain. What we hear and derive affects individual language development significantly. A research team from New York University used different imaging techniques to determine the effect of the brain’s pathways and its contribution to speech development. Published on March 4, the research […]

Novel Contrast and MRI may Improve Understanding of Neuron Communication

Calcium is one of the most critical molecules for cells that signal changes. It is particularly important in neurons. Imaging brain cell calcium level reveals how neurons communicate amongst themselves. However, the latest imaging techniques can penetrate only a few millimeters into the brain. Researchers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge developed […]

The Ethics of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly beneficial. It has improved patient outcomes and made radiology more efficient. However, some great challenges remain and researchers believe that AI cannot be trusted completely. Global imaging societies and their representatives are collaborating on a   live document outlining a clear set of AI ethics to be used in radiology. In order to prove the point of ethical guidance about AI, major radiology organizations from America, Canada, and Europe have jointly drafted the Ethics of AI in Radiology for the community. The American College of Radiology published the consensus draft document, which was co-authored by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), […]

Can CDS Reduce Waste?

There is a growing concern about the overuse of healthcare resources, which includes imaging. Researchers are on a mission to determine if a clinical decision support (CDS) tool can help less experienced clinicians reduce inappropriate use of imaging. A study conducted by a single institution analyzed over 5000 CT and MRI imaging orders collected before […]

Analytics Can Be Used to Increase Report Turnaround Time

The use of medical imaging has grown exponentially over the past decades, and so has the workload of radiology. However, analytics-driven worklists could help musculoskeletal practices in terms of faster MRI read times. According to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology on February 26, 2019, it could also reduce potential burnout. The […]

Do We Need AI Guidelines for Healthcare?

Artificial Intelligence along with other new technologies is making a breakthrough in healthcare and medicine. After the development of some unique guidelines, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) are of certain that AI is the most advanced and effective technology that can boost healthcare. However, before the technology is widely acclaimed […]

Is CDS the answer for Ordering Appropriately?

It is a common practice to overuse healthcare resources, which includes imaging. House staff physicians have been overusing resources leading to concerns arising repeatedly. Researchers have recently developed a clinical decision support (CDS) tool that helps clinicians with less experience to reduce inappropriate imaging orders. The study team analyzed over 5000 CT and MRI orders […]

Healthcare Services Waiting and Travel Cost

Traveling to a healthcare service provider and getting an appointment with the doctor takes longer than most other professional services. In a recent study conducted by Altarum Institute, researchers found that the time taken is much longer than other services such as car repairing, getting a driving license or opting for legal and government services. […]

75% of Radiologists Unhappy

According to the recent Medscape 2019 Radiology, Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout Report, radiologists are only mildly happy at the workplace compared to physicians and other specialty doctors. Only 25 percent claim to very happy or extremely happy in their workplace. The Survey Medscape performed a survey with over 15000 physicians spanning across 29 specialties for the […]

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