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A recent study using MRI found that ADHD is a disorder of the brain. Barry Southers, MRI program director at University of Cincinnati Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) Program, spoke with Health Imaging about how brain imaging can fight the stigma associated with mental health.

Assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, Scott Hayes, PhD, and his research team, were prompted to do research on cardiac fitness and brain health in older adults after serveral animal studies that showed physical activity positively impacting memory performance and brain regions critical for memory. 

The HHS department, collaborating with various private-sector partners, launched the Million Hearts initiative to fight heart attacks and strokes back in 2011. The Precision Medicine Initiative and BRAIN Initiative followed, both with stroke as a key target. Well and good, but the concerted stroke-busting efforts to date have mostly stressed genomics, novel biomarkers and innovative data. Where’s the imaging? 

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.

Chris Tomlinson, MBA, CRA, FAHRA, of CHOP and RACH envisions a large pediatric radiology network where everyone is connected and imaging results can easily be shared in seconds.

 

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Q&A: Southers sheds light on brain imaging being used to combat mental health stigma

A recent study using MRI found that ADHD is a disorder of the brain. Barry Southers, MRI program director at University of Cincinnati Advanced Medical Imaging Technology (AMIT) Program, spoke with Health Imaging about how brain imaging can fight the stigma associated with mental health.

Mayo Clinic: What's the role of tumor sequencing in women with breast cancer?

In a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers from Mayo Clinic reported results of a prospective tumor sequencing study in women receiving chemotherapy prior to breast surgery.

Deep learning expected to expand exponentially in radiology

The worldwide market for radiology-specific deep learning will soar from around $40 million next year to some $300 million by 2021, largely on the wings of increasing demand for imaging combined with radiologist shortages like the one Scotland is facing.

Exercising can help 'attenuate age-related neurodegeneration'

Assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, Scott Hayes, PhD, and his research team, were prompted to do research on cardiac fitness and brain health in older adults after serveral animal studies that showed physical activity positively impacting memory performance and brain regions critical for memory. 

UCLA neuros: Let imaging be the birthing, raising ground for cerebrovascular health

The HHS department, collaborating with various private-sector partners, launched the Million Hearts initiative to fight heart attacks and strokes back in 2011. The Precision Medicine Initiative and BRAIN Initiative followed, both with stroke as a key target. Well and good, but the concerted stroke-busting efforts to date have mostly stressed genomics, novel biomarkers and innovative data. Where’s the imaging? 

Hospital staff prepares for potential failure of electronic imaging services

Imagine the electronic management system for imaging services fail, leaving radiologists with delayed bookings and examinations of images. Would a hospital's administration, medical staff and/or patients be ready for something like this?

Patients undergo PET/CT scans while using video goggles for distraction

Researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center used video goggles to distract children undergoing PET or CT scans to determine whether they created CT and PET artifacts.

 
RSNA 2016: Masking index shows promise in predicting the probability of masking in a mammogram

This year’s annual RSNA conference featured a session titled, "Hot Topics in Breast Imaging," which outlined a variety of sub-topics including over diagnosis, trends in breast density assessment over time and breast cancer screening.

RSNA 2016: Image sharing says goodbye to compact discs, hello to the cloud

The RSNA 2016 session, "Next Generation Infrastructure for Medical Imaging," introduced participants to the importance of image sharing and exchange with regard to the quality of care a radiologist delivers.

Don’t leave patients out when discussing patient portals

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.

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