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Too often, providing quality clinical histories of imaging orders falls by the wayside, resulting in missed diagnosis, billing delays and payment miscommunication. But a recent study finds a simple intervention may right these poor habits.

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, from the University of Michigan, never would have imagined she'd become an expert on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, especially in her own field.

The cost of MRI research and technology production may soon significantly decrease in price due to newly developed magnetic materials from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) MISiS Engineering Center for Industrial Technologies in Moscow.  

Undergoing MRI with a pacemaker has long been considered a tricky proposition. Individuals with the devices, and those with cardioverter defibrillators, were often kept from undergoing such imaging because of safety concerns. But new research in the New England Journal of Medicine argues such safety concerns are incorrected and outdated.

Incidental findings can lead to negative consequences for patients, but establishing a standardized method of communicating these discoveries between emergency and radiology departments can improve patient safety.

 

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Algotec signs PACS deal at home and abroad Algotec Inc. has unveiled a series of announcements advancing its PACS products in the United States and in France.
Novation contracts Amersham for nuclear medicine products Amersham Health has received a three-year contract from Novation for its nuclear medicine radiopharmaceutical and related products.
Agfa scores two supply contracts from GPO Premier Group purchasing organization (GPO) Premier Inc. has awarded Agfa Healthcare two new three-year, multi-source contracts for film and medical imagers.
SourceOne signs with Catholic Healthcare Partners SourceOne Healthcare Technologies has signed a five-year sole-source agreement with not-for-profit Catholic Healthcare Partners (CHP) health systems.
NovaRad installs its PACS in Yuma District Hospital Yuma (Colo.) District Hospital has purchased NovaRad Corp.'s NovaPACS, designed for small to mid-sized facilities.
Superior Consulting signs outsourcing pact with Northeast healthcare provider Superior Consultant Company inks a $45 million information technology outsourcing contract with Central Maine Healthcare Corp. (CMH), a Lewiston, Maine-based health system.

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