Blockchain could Change Patient Health Records

Personal Health Records, or PHRs, are the most advanced medical records that give patients personalized, fine-grained, and secure access to personal health records. It makes self-management and cares much easier. With the emerging trends around Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, more solutions to technology-enabled nuances, specifically data exchange, data access, and support content, would likely […]

Obesity Causes Advanced Cognitive Decline/Dementia

Both obesity and dementia are associated with increased risks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as well as other underlying neurodegenerative diseases. There are several review articles supporting the fact that obesity and dementia lead to an early old-age loss of memory, as evidence. Obesity triggers vascular dementia, which, in turn, decreased blood supply to the brain […]

Physician Self-referral Bill Draws Praise, Backlash from Medical Societies

On April 19, 2019, a new bill was introduced to Congress with an aim of closing the loopholes in Medicare. The study focused on preventing physician self-referrals specifically for radiation therapy, advanced imaging, physical therapy, and anatomic pathology. This is new legislation placed before the Congress to consider and update Medicare policies. The Promoting Integrity […]

How Environmental, Socioeconomic, Factors Impact Missed Radiology Appointments

No-shows or non-attendance for radiology visits has a negative impact on patients and clinicians. It not only adds to the cost of overall healthcare through wasted resources and poor allocation. Generally, medical imaging departments schedule appointments for all modalities. However, there is still a trend of no-show and it is important to understand the reason. […]

MRI Market Project to Reach $7.5 by 2025

The global market of Magnetic Imaging Resonance (MRI) is predicted to reach USD 7995.1 million in 2025 from a figure of USD 5913.6 in the year 2017. In fact, the magnetic imaging resonance market is also likely to grow with an average CAGR of 3.8% from 2018 to 2025. The health ministry of various countries […]

Diattenuation Imaging Allows Scientists to Differentiate Between Brain Tissue, Types

Diattenuation Imaging (DI) is a relatively new concept that allows researchers to study the brain more comprehensively and accurately. The neuro-imaging method is a major breakthrough in medical science. A study published in the Scientific Reports states that DI allows scientists to measure polarization-dependent attenuation of light through different parts of the brain. The Study […]

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