fMRI May be Able to Help with Emotional and Physical Pain

People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often experience immense emotional and physical pain. A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Diego, found that functional MRI (fMRI) can be used to significantly reduce the pain. fMRI can be used for noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation which can considerably reduce the pain […]

A Tool to Make FDA Drug Approval Practices Transparent

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is entrusted with the responsibility of evaluating and approving medicines for varied medical conditions. The FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) acts as a regulatory watchdog for all pharmaceutical companies. After extensive research and testing, pharmaceutical companies need to approve medicines from the CDER, before launching […]

Physical Unfitness has a Price

Physical fitness remains one of the key aspects of maintaining lifelong health. Its profound impact on cardiovascular health has also been noted. A recent study has also found physical unfitness to be a primary cause of chronic health issues later in life. Recent Studies A recent study published in ‘Annals of Internal Medicine’ analyzed data from […]

UN Predictions of AI in Healthcare

According to the United Nations (UN), several industries are likely to witness a rise in the use of AI-enabled apps and products very soon. The latest report clearly shows that over 340,000 AI-based patent applications were filed since this futuristic technology was introduced back in the 1950s. Most of those applications were also published after […]

Clinical Decision Mandate

With the latest CDS (Clinical Decision Support), also called the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Program, mandate released for advanced imaging tests, changes could affect more than six million emergency department visits per year. The estimate was published in a Radiology study this January.  This law shall be effective from January 2020. In 2014, Congress passed […]

Gadolinium Remains in Gliomas

According to a recent study published in the Neuroradiology, a team of researchers has identified gadolinium. The study involved identification of gadolinium from MRI contrast result in gliomas, which lies next to normal brain tissues and the necrosis. In addition, the Finnish team discovered gadolinium retention to be much higher in patients receiving liner gadolinium-based […]

MITA Calls for Clarification

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) released a new whitepaper to bring forth a new framework. With this research, they want to establish the difference between manufacturing and servicing for all medical imaging devices. The latest document called, ‘Considerations for Remanufacturing of Medical Imaging Devices’, insists on establishing a clearer differentiation between manufacturing and […]

Imaging Proximity and Convenience Matter

Follow-up imaging is an important requirement for patients to ensure complete healing. However, when it comes to the location of imaging facilities, new research found that patients usually come back to the same place for follow-up imaging where they had gone for initial imaging. In the research, authors included over 1000 cases of abdominal ultrasound, […]

ED CTs Rarely Effective for Migraines

An ongoing debate over whether ED CTs are required for migraine or severe headache is still unfruitful. Even though the American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria Variant 3 recommends Non-contrast Head CT (NCCT) to some patients with sudden headache or a severe migraine, there is a question about whether it is necessary. Sudden headache […]

AI is a Growing Market for Entrepreneurs

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a booming market for businesses. When it comes to AI applications in medical sciences and health care, there is a steady influx of entrepreneurs, as per reports released by the Entrepreneur. Brian Hughes, CEO, Integrity Marketing & Consulting wrote, “This technology stands up on the cusp, ready to improve nearly every […]

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