Category: Digital Imaging

fMRI and Fetal Gender Brains

Male and female human brains tend to go in separate directions right from the womb. In a recent study published in the April edition of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, researchers have revealed that functional connectivity is different between sexes from the very early stages of neurodevelopment. Resting-state functional MRI or fMRI was used to image the […]

Make Way for the Millennials-or Else

The new generation believes in endless opportunities offered by the digital world of mobile phones, hi-tech gadgets, and social media. Being the torchbearers of an ever-evolving digital world, they are probably more dependent on technology than any other generation. As a result, the directors of radiology residency programs are focusing on varied methods of training […]

EHRs Found Severely Underperforming or Worse

The state of the latest electronic health records in the United States is not impressive. In fact, a three-month joint investigation conducted by the Fortune magazine and Kaiser Health News showed a disturbing result. The reporters had a word with over 100 sources during which it was revealed that EHRs are not only falling short […]

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 […]

Better Communication In Diagnostic Imaging

Radiology stands at the center of the healthcare system. Almost everyone passes through the imaging department at one point in their life whether it’s for a simple medical test or advanced treatment techniques. In most cases, the department’s overall efficiency is highly dependent on effective communication between physicians. But why does this seem to be […]

7T MRI Approved for Diagnostic Use

The FDA has recently approved the Magnetom Terra 7-Tesla, or 7T, MRI machine for diagnostic use. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines have been used as diagnostic tools since 1977 when the first case of cancer was identified using the device. Since then, the machines have been prescribed for use by internists, orthopedists and many other […]