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Michael Walter
Digital Editor
Michael joined TriMed in 2015 as the digital editor of He has over a decade of experience working as a writer, copy editor and manager. Michael studied journalism at the University of North Texas. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife, daughter, and a record collection that never seems to stop growing.
 - Steve Deaton

Countless studies have shown 3D mammography can reduce false positives and increases cancer detection in women with dense breasts, it creates a better overall patient experience, and insurance companies are finally beginning to cover costs associated with 3D mammograms.

 - Michael Walter

In the Journal of the American College of Radiology, author Richard E. Heller III, MD, MBA, recently concluded an article by saying radiology needs a “new and gradable standard” for written radiology reports. Is this a good idea? A bad one?

 - Rob Fabrizio

When the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, or Omnibus Bill, was passed late last year, it included text that requires imaging providers to start using DR. 

 - DR at East Texas Medical Center

One of the hottest topics in today’s medical imaging community is the transition from computed radiography (CR) to digital radiography (DR). 

 - Mammography, women's imaging, breast imaging

Breast density reporting laws now exist in 28 states, but do women in those states know what, exactly, it means if an exam reveals they have dense breasts? According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, a majority of women in states with such laws do not know specific details about breast density and what it can mean for a woman’s health if she has dense breasts. 

According to a new study by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the recent surge in soccer’s popularity has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of concussions and closed-head injuries (CHIs) among athletes 7 to 17 years of age. 

 - Katrina Pitas, Vice President of Business Development, SHINE

Katrina Pitas, vice president of business development for SHINE Medial Technologies, is in St. Louis this week to speak at the 2016 Mo-99 Topical Meeting. While preparing for her presentation, she spoke with Health Imaging about what SHINE has been up to this year and what she will be discussing at the meeting. 

 - Michael Walter

As we continue to move closer to the 2016 presidential election, it seems like opponents of both parties are getting meaner and nastier. With that hate-filled climate in mind, I wanted to applaud the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) for handing out several “2016 Innovation Awards” this summer to politicians who have made a positive impact on the medical imaging industry. 

 - Michael Walter

Most articles in today’s radiology journals focus on specific case studies or problems facing the industry. A recent editorial published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, however, really caught my eye by taking a deeper, more philosophical approach.

 - hockey puck

Youth leagues in a variety of sports have taken steps toward protecting young athletes from sports-related brain injuries, and early data suggests those efforts are working. According to a recent study in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, however, young hockey players are often being pressured into hiding concussion symptoms.