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This past year, the New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists and its president, Brandy Cusson, made strides on behalf of the radiologic science community earning them both the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2017 Award for Advocacy.

In a new study conducted at the University of Chicago’s Medical Center, researchers scanned the brains of children between 7 and 11 years old who have moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and found that, if untreated, it can lead to widespread brain damage.  

Last November’s presidential election ended friendships because of opposing political views, and now an MRI study shows why people’s political beliefs just won’t budge.

Modern medical imaging technology has made for quicker diagnoses, less invasive surgeries and improved public health—and, as everyone within the industry knows, these advances are just the beginning. Cutting-edge modalities and techniques promise to let clinicians use virtual reality to find colorectal polyps or measure the shape of a prostate to determine whether or not there’s cancer.

In our complex, multi-site tertiary care imaging department our challenge is to gather data about our imaging operations and create insights from it to help us make better business decisions, streamline operations and optimize access to care. Combining insights from modality data and imaging IT systems removes ambiguity associated with data and results in a rich information set that enables actionable insights.  This approach helps us determine how to deliver care that is focused on increased value for the health system through elimination of inefficiencies and better outcomes for patients.

 

Recent Headlines

SPECT/CT, fluorescence imaging combo could guide cancer surgery

In a new study, published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers found that combining SPECT/CT and fluorescence imaging on patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) that metastasized beyond the primary tumor, could help surgeons differentiate tumor tissue from normal tissue.

PET shows variability in size, spread of tau in brains of Alzheimer's patients

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden, found the size of tau deposits in brains of Alzheimer's patients and the speed of their spread vary from patient to patient.

Q&A: New Hampshire rad tech society president on advocating for medical imaging, rad therapy professionals

This past year, the New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists and its president, Brandy Cusson, made strides on behalf of the radiologic science community earning them both the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2017 Award for Advocacy.

FDA: Marketing for first whole slide imaging system for digital pathology approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing of the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution (PIPS), the first whole slide imaging (WSI) system that allows for review and interpretation of digital surgical pathology slides prepared from biopsied tissue.

Functional neuroimaging may indicate self-reported psychotic symptoms in adolescence

A group of researchers measured functional imaging responses to stop-signal, monetary incentive delay and face tasks to investigate the neural correlates of psychotic like experiences in youth.

MRI shows children with obstructive sleep apnea have reduced grey matter in cortical regions

In a new study conducted at the University of Chicago’s Medical Center, researchers scanned the brains of children between 7 and 11 years old who have moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and found that, if untreated, it can lead to widespread brain damage.  

Data + Experience = Making Data Work Harder

In our complex, multi-site tertiary care imaging department our challenge is to gather data about our imaging operations and create insights from it to help us make better business decisions, streamline operations and optimize access to care. Combining insights from modality data and imaging IT systems removes ambiguity associated with data and results in a rich information set that enables actionable insights.  This approach helps us determine how to deliver care that is focused on increased value for the health system through elimination of inefficiencies and better outcomes for patients.

GE Healthcare, Lantheus Medical Imaging discuss deal for CAD imaging agent

GE Healthcare and Lantheus Medical Imaging have proposed a global deal for a contuniuation of the phase 3 development and global commercialization of Lantheus’s flurpiridaz F 18, a positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) agent for diagnosing coronary artery disease.

MRI shows why people's political beliefs just won't budge

Last November’s presidential election ended friendships because of opposing political views, and now an MRI study shows why people’s political beliefs just won’t budge.

Medical imaging’s impact on history—yet another reason researchers need funding

Modern medical imaging technology has made for quicker diagnoses, less invasive surgeries and improved public health—and, as everyone within the industry knows, these advances are just the beginning. Cutting-edge modalities and techniques promise to let clinicians use virtual reality to find colorectal polyps or measure the shape of a prostate to determine whether or not there’s cancer.

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