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Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) present human anatomy education with a new set of tools for many academic institutions.

An unexpected finding involving gadolinium-based contrast agents and stroke patients has prompted researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further explore the ocular effects of MRI exams in stroke patients.

Robotically assisted sonic therapy (RAST) has proven to be effective in producing clinically relevant hepatic ablation zones without being invasive to the subject, according to a new study published in Radiology.  

Mastering the art of balancing risks and benefits, according to Matthew Davenport, MD, from the University of Michigan, is what medicine is all about. When anecdotes about gadolinium-based contrast media agents allegedly poisoning patients became increasingly mainstream, its use in imaging procedures like MRIs has been heavily questioned by the medical community.  

According to a new study published in Academic Radiology, in ultra-high-resolution computed tomography (U-HRCT) scans, a large matrix size maintains the spatial resolution and improves the image quality and assessment of lung diseases when compared to a 512-matrix size.  

 

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The pros, cons of social media in health communications

According to statistics, roughly two billion people worldwide are social media users, with that number expected to double by 2018. So why might there be little attention on social media in health communications?  

Fujifilm to unveil new pediatric solutions at RSNA 2017 in Chicago

At RSNA 2017 in Chicago, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., is unveiling its brand new suite of solutions for pediatric patients. Each solution was designed specifically to combat the challenges associated with treating children while focusing on efficiency, low radiation dose and convenience.

Long-view digital radiography improving the lives of pediatric orthopedic patients

The Radiology Department at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, didn’t need a nudge from Washington, D.C., to upgrade to digital radiography (DR). With one exception, the department’s x-ray rooms were fully DR-capable as of last year; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said it would start reducing payments for analog X-ray in 2017 and for computed radiography (CR) in 2018.

Small yet mighty mammography center becomes a 3D leader

She did it once then and she’s done it again. In 1989, Mary Lou Catania, RN, brought modern mammography to the women of California’s Monterey Peninsula when she founded the Mammography Center of Monterey. It was a bold move: She had limited resources and no direct experience working in radiology, much less running a business. What she did have was her own need to be screened for breast cancer—and her realization that the only technology offered locally was old-and-fading, xeromammography.

Research suggests lung cancer risk increases with size of new solid nodules

Recent findings published in the American Journal of Roentgenology suggest that new solid lung nodules may increase a patient's risk of developing lung cancer. 

Geography, demographics remain obstacles in lung cancer screening

The geographic, economic and demographic diversity of the United States is an undeniable challenge in determining individuals’ access to healthcare. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology assessed such access for lung cancer screening services by state and how that affects the economic and demographic makeup of an area.

UCLA launches specialized stroke ambulance

UCLA Health has launched a first for the West Coast: a mobile stroke unit, complete with a mobile CT scanner and technologist, that's able to deliver vital medicine and treatment to stroke victims.  

Spirometry-assisted HRCT in children helps detect early signs of CT lung disease

Is spirometry assisted high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) on the chests of children worth a clinician's effort, time and financial commitment?

New AMA online network connects physicians, health tech companies

Physicians and health tech companies will now be able to connect and share expertise through an online community, announced today by the American Medical Association (AMA).   

Predictive risk model found effective to detect lung cancer

A recent study published in the The Lancet suggests a low-dose CT scan for high-risk patients selected from high predictive risk model criteria is more effective in detecting early signs of lung cancer than using criteria similarly used in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST).  

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