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John Gregory
Senior Writer
John joined TriMed in 2016, focusing on healthcare policy and regulation. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago, he worked at FM News Chicago and Rivet News Radio, and worked on the state government and politics beat for the Illinois Radio Network. Outside of work, you may find him adding to his never-ending graphic novel collection.
 - PatientPortal

Online portals where patients can schedule appointments with physicians or contact providers are becoming more common, but many don’t include patient medical images or a way to contact radiologists. If practices are planning on building such a system, they shouldn’t leave patients out of the process.

 - Katherine Andriole

Implementing business analytics into radiology operations may seem like a daunting task, but practice leaders must remember they can use such data without building their own in-house tools from scratch.

Few hospitals are providing information on mammography for patients at the recommended reading level or with references to professional guidelines, according to a study published in the journal AJR.

Researchers at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) say functional MRI (fMRI) helped derive a brain-based marker predicting the “placebo effect,” potentially leading to treatment plans accounting for patients with high positive responses to placebos.

Functional MRI (fMRI) research showed patients with blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa had increased brain activity from visual stimuli after receiving retinal prosthetic implants.

Electronic cigarettes contain two previously undiscovered probable carcinogens in their vapor, according to a study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

Oncologists are putting pressure on pediatricians to more strongly recommend the HPV vaccine, saying their endorsement will help prevent cancer decades down the line.

The Joint Commission is backing away from portions of revised requirements for who is and isn’t qualified to perform diagnostic CT procedures.

Only 5 percent of terminally ill cancer patients reported having a complete understanding of their prognosis in a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

President Obama’s initiative on finding a cure for cancer is coming at the right time, according to a letter written by the directors of the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine.