Tag: medical imaging

Importance of Reduced Variations in Radiology Reports with a Standard Template

Wide-ranging variations are found among radiologists for making reports for radiology exams. But have you ever wondered what causes such variations and discrepancies? According to previous studies conducted at small institutions and single subspecialty divisions, radiologists’ experiences are associated with fewer recommendations for follow-ups. However, it is not clear how many variations are there, what […]

Medical Specialty Associations Write a Letter to Congress Making Six Requests

A number of medical specialty associations, including the American College of Radiology, Radiology Business Management Association, and other healthcare provider groups have written a letter to Congress, asking the national lawmakers to relieve radiology practices that have been until great turmoil due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Requests Made in the Letter The letter that has […]

Photoacoustics: The New Form of Fluoroscopy

Numerous innovative approaches are being introduced into mouse imaging, and one promising modality seems to be the technology of photoacoustic imaging. This system works by combining tissue penetration and acoustic imaging resolution with flexibility and sensitivity of optical imaging. That being said, it proves to be a great technology to be applied to clinical trials […]

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. […]

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 […]

Half of Imaging Patients are in Fear

Reducing Fear in Imaging Patients Diagnostic imaging is the umbrella term used to describe the X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs that doctors use to confirm a patient’s diagnosis or to monitor treatment. Imaging is an invaluable tool for clinicians. Since we cannot easily open the body up to see what is wrong, imaging does the […]

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 […]

The Truth About Cyber-Security in Healthcare Imaging

Despite the recent increases in large-scale cyber attacks all over various industries, radiology has come out relatively unscathed. Still, experts state that providers need to remain vigilant or else they are next. Cyber-security Dangers within Medical Imaging Last year highlighted the need for strong cyber-security systems in this digital era as major cyber crimes such as WannaCry earned headlines […]

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