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Leading kidney stone surgeons from Chesapeake Urology in Westminster, Maryland, will be performing tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), a minimally invasive but complex technique, utilizing CT imaging to remove large kidney stones in an ambulatory surgery center.

Researchers have found a way to better monitor a fetus as it grows inside the womb, giving an edge to how physicians identify and treat any abnormalities.

In a recent study published in Human Gene Therapy, researchers found that combining electromechanic mapping with PET imaging can improve targeting of gene therapy to hibernating ischemic heart muscles.

A recent study found a reduced connection between the amygdala and parts of the brain associated with social communication and language in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

 

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.

 

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Ocular imaging a focus at Mount Sinai's new Eye and Vision Research Institute

The Mount Sinai Health System is expanding its portfolio with the creation of the Mount Sinai/New York Eye and Ear (NYEE) Eye and Vision Research Institute, which is the first of its kind in the New York City metropolitan region. 

G-Arm B6 Duo imaging system receives FDA clearance

Whale Imaging’s G-Arm B6 Duo, which provides high resolution images using small doses of radiation, has received FDA 510(k) clearance.

Early-stage colorectal cancer diagnosis among seniors increased after ACA changes to Medicare

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which resulted in more affordable and accessible preventive care, diagnoses of early-stage colorectal cancer increased among U.S. seniors between 2011 and 2013.

HyperMed receives FDA clearance for new medical imaging device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given clearance to HyperMed Imaging’s new medical imaging device, HyperView.

GE Healthcare, InTouch Health collaborate for virtual onsite training

GE Healthcare and InTouch Health are teaming up to train radiologists, high-tech imaging techs and more than 300 other medical professionals, using imaging devices for virtual onsite training.

DICOM Standards Committee launches working group to address 3D printing

A representative of the DICOM Standards Committee (DSC) announced that they will be launching Working Group 17 (WG-17) that will focus on promoting efficient patient care and avoiding deficits in interoperability. 

CT imaging to guide surgeons in performing ambulatory tubeless PCNL to remove kidney stones

Leading kidney stone surgeons from Chesapeake Urology in Westminster, Maryland, will be performing tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), a minimally invasive but complex technique, utilizing CT imaging to remove large kidney stones in an ambulatory surgery center.

Could pigment in spinach be effective in examining GI tract?

Spinach and other rich green plants have a unique pigment that could allow doctors to examine the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract with a clearer view.

Newly developed sensor improving MRIs

A microscopic sensor developed by biomedical engineers from the Institute for Biomedical Engineering in Zurich, Switzerland, has the ability to detect tiny changes in magnetic fields.

RSNA 2016: Acute findings present on C-spine MR images on acute trauma patients

On Day 4 of RSNA, attendees heard from Marlen Pajcini, MD who presented, “Is MR of the C-spine in Acute Trauma Patients Indicated?” 

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