Tag: Health

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. […]

Perfusion MRI Shows CPAP Healing the Brains of Apnea Patients

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, induces certain changes in the Mean Diffusivity (MD) and Fractional Anisotropy (FA) in the brain, which indicates microstructural changes. Both occur in language, sensory-motor functions, and cognition. CPAP treatment leads to brain perfusion, which increases cerebral blood flow (CBF) as well as cerebral blood volume (CBV). It is an […]

MRI Study Finds Men, “Blushing Individuals” More Sensitive to Alcohol

According to the reports of research conducted at China’s Shantou University, the findings of which were published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, March edition, men are more sensitive to alcohol consumption with viewable signs like blushing. Scanning report from different types of MRI techniques shows that regular alcohol intake correlated with certain regional changes […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

10.5 Tesla MRI and More

Introduction – 10.5 Tesla MRI Innovations change medical practices and healthcare in an ever-evolving dimension. Medical history was made by the University of Minnesota when scientists performed the world’s first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the whole human body at 10.5 Tesla using a Siemens MAGNETOM 10.5 Tesla MRI, developed in 2013 and funded by […]

Polyp detection with AI

If you have never thought about getting a colonoscopy, this article is for you. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), colorectal cancer ranks as the second leading cause of cancer deaths in America. The best way to avoid becoming another statistic is by being screened, especially if you’re a man over the age […]

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

The practical limits on consumer-grade computer memory have prevented a large number of application types from entering homes or businesses until the 64-bit barrier was broken. Once it became possible for relatively inexpensive computers to address virtually unlimited amounts of memory, data sets which were too cumbersome for less advanced computers became usable, and new […]

How Medical Imaging is Being Threatened by Cyber Attackers and What You Can do to Prevent it

The University of North Texas just performed this survey to investigate PACS security usage and architectures in over 40 institutions. The organizations varied in size from 100-1,000 bed facilities and represented 50,000-1,000,000 examinations each year. The information in the UNT survey displayed several potential vulnerabilities in regards to security plans. Because of the Federal HIPAA […]