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Radial access doesn’t up patient’s radiation exposure
Oct 24, 2013 - Using radial access for PCI or coronary angiography does not increase a patient’s risk of higher radiation exposure, according to a study published in the October issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. But some clinical factors may.
 - Physicians failing to educate patients on screening harms
Physicians failing to educate patients on screening harms
Oct 24, 2013 - A majority of patients would like to be made aware of the risks associated with cancer screening, such as overdiagnosis and overtreatment, prior to screening, according to a research letter published online Oct. 21 by JAMA Internal Medicine.
 - Financial burdens: MD’s need to share toxic side effects
Financial burdens: MDs need to share toxic side effects
Oct 24, 2013 - Many physicians are failing to mention the costs of treatment, prescriptions, and diagnostic testing to patients, forcing them to face unavoidable healthcare bills after it’s too late, according to Peter A. Ubel, MD, of Duke University, and colleagues. The researchers argue that this...
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Hospital errors among leading causes of death, report says
Oct 24, 2013 - With an annual death toll of about 440,000, preventable hospital errors now rank as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., a Leapfrog Group report stated. The Leapfrog Group is an independent nonprofit group whose mission is to promote patient safety. 
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Probing for peripheral vascular disease with PET and SPECT
Oct 24, 2013 - There is growing interest in applying molecular imaging techniques for the detection of peripheral vascular disease (PVD). A range of scanner-tracer combinations can be used for perfusion, angiogenesis and atherosclerotic imaging, according to a review published online Oct. 7 in the...
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Virtualization, speech recognition poised for growth
Oct 24, 2013 - Virtualization software and dictation with speech recognition are technologies showing the highest adoption rate within the hospital IT market, according to a recent report from HIMSS Analytics.
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Hot Topic! Has PACS Ignited an Epidemic of Burnout?
Oct 24, 2013 - Nearly half of U.S. physicians responding to a survey about burnout reported at least one symptom of burnout, researchers reported in a study published online August 20, 2012, in Archives of Internal Medicine. The researchers reported that radiologists face a slightly higher...