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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 […]

Radiology Ready for AI?

The medical circle is abuzz with the benefits of Artificial Intelligence or AI for various healthcare procedures. Its use in the radiology circuit is being discussed quite rampantly and the FDA has also recently approved a number of AI-based medical solutions. AI-based services are already being utilized by radiologists for detection of cancer, critical result […]

ACR Asks Radiologists To Help Cut In Ultrasound Reimbursements

There is an increasing demand for radiological services in the United States. It can be attributed to several factors ranging from a growing aging population to the requirement for better diagnostic facilities. But, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has recently brought forward a new challenge faced by the industry. The Centers for Medicare and […]

William W. Orrison, Jr. MD, MBA

For the past two decades, William W. Orrison, Jr., MD, MBA, served as a consultant, advisor, and friend to Seppi Technology Associates, LLC until his unexpected death on Oct. 19, 2017.  His death has left a deep hole, that can never be filled in the medical community as well as in the hearts of the […]

RSNA 2018: How AI can Help, but also Hack into Medical Imaging

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and web-based services have largely benefitted the world of medicine. From sharing medical records and diagnostic images to transferring critical reports, the internet has immensely helped patients all over the world. But, the increasing use of such technology has also ignited security concerns. A group of researchers based in […]

MRI Used to Check for Psychosis

A recent study published in the ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Science’, has interdenominational-sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) as a potential biomarker of psychosis. The test is a marker of dopamine function in patients of schizophrenia. It indicates the severity of various psychotic symptoms. The test was initially used to detect neuron loss in neurodegenerative patients. But, […]

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 […]

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