fMRI and Consciousness

In the past few years, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of the human brain has been harnessed as an innovative tool to study consciousness. Functional MRI examinations now offer an integral source of valuable insights pertaining to the “modeling of integrative brain functions.” The human brain in its fully conscious, partially conscious, and vegetative conditions […]

5 Things to Help You Protect Your PHI

Your Personal Health Information (PHI) is one of the most sensitive – “and most frequently breached” – forms of data today. The federal government and healthcare professionals take patient information privacy in a serious manner. And so should you. Protect Your Health Information. Take Control  Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, your health […]

Hospitals Posting Prices Online But Is It Helping Patients?

According to a new federal law that came into effect on January 1, all hospitals are required to publish their price lists online for medical imaging and other services they provide. The new regulation proposed by CMS tends to improve transparency of medical treatments and services and allow patients to access their Electronic Health Records […]

5 Ways to Help Protect Your Personal Health Information

  Did you know that about 10% of the $2.6 billion spent on healthcare annually goes toward waste and fraud? According to a statement released by Verizon, “This fraud comes in many forms, including falsified billings, false coding of services, billing for services not delivered or excessive, and billing separately for elements that should be […]

Is Radiologist Burnout Finally Reaching a Tipping Point?

Is it true that no improvements in the clinical workflow are now possible without increasing radiologist burnout or sacrificing their workflow? Has radiologist burnout finally reached its tipping point? In a recent editorial published at Academic Radiology by Richard H. Cohan, MD, and Matthew S. Davenport, MD, from University of Michigan’s Department of Radiology, the […]

First-Ever Color X-Ray Images are Coming

Imagine, instead of a typical black and white X-ray picture, a physician reviews color images to identify the tissues being scanned! The color X-ray imaging technique is capable to produce more accurate and clearer pictures, assisting the doctors in giving a more precise diagnosis to their patients. X-ray color images are coming into reality; thanks […]

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Ruled Unconstitutional

At the face of huge protests nationwide, a federal judge in Texas strikes down former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) declaring it is unconstitutional to mandate people to buy health insurance. U.S. Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued the decision, arguing that the healthcare law is inconsistent with the Constitution because it mandates having […]

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