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Most U.S. hospitals report radiation doses in line with accreditation limits issued by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for children undergoing head CT scans, according to the results of a survey published in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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An innovative and minimally invasive procedure is effective at instantly treating migraine headaches while reducing their frequency and intensity long after the initial treatment, according to a study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Merge Healthcare has announced that it has acquired DR Systems, the San Diego-based PACS vendor, in a deal worth $70 million.

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Standards for the appropriate use of medical imaging on patients complaining of low back pain in the emergency department (ED) are being followed successfully, at least at one high ranking institution, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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Adding white blood cell count and polymorphonuclear leukocyte differential to already existing ultrasound screening technology improves predictive diagnosis of appendicitis in children, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.