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Sitting for long periods of time may contribute to greater amounts of fat deposited around one's internal organs, according to a new study published in December issue of Obesity.  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new guidance on Jan. 9 warning that the lowest radiation dose possible should be used for pediatric patient X-ray exams. 

One unmistakable topic at RSNA 2017 was virtual and augmented reality—and how advancements will affect medicine. With numerous presentations and interactive booths at the annual conference in Chicago, the technologies are clearly growing in popularity in interventional radiology and health imaging. 

Researchers in China have discovered that depression and social anxiety cause noticeable structural abnormalities in the brain, according to a recent release from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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?  


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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.

Busting 6 myths about CT screening for lung cancer

Like many hospitals, Memorial Sloan Kettering launched a Lung Cancer Screening Program to provide low-dose lung CT screening to current and former smokers who are at high risk for developing lung cancer.

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.