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A 3D printing lab in the radiology department can bring a wide range of benefits, including improved surgical preparation, trainee education and inter-departmental collaboration. While it requires a significant financial investment, Mayo Clinic Radiology Chair Kent R. Thielen, MD, believes that the perks far outweigh the price tag.

Whether we like it or not, the digital age is here. Smartphones are everywhere, the internet is king and social media is being used as a tool for ... well, just about everything imaginable. According to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, there’s a new way radiology is using the digital age to its advantage: educating patients through informative online videos. 

Health technology company Tempus is partnering with the University of Michigan’s cancer center to bring a new type of personalized treatment for cancer patients to the market.

Halloween might be a tad spookier for radiology departments this fall, as the supply of a commonly-used isotope may be restricted in the U.S. when a Canadian reactor ceases production on Oct. 31st. While organizations like the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee have been planning for this closing for years, it held a crucial meeting on the status of molybdenum-99 supply in late September.

 

Utilizing two dose-reduction strategies during lung biopsies has a long-term effect on lowering patient dose, according to a University of California San Fransisco studyThe last decade in radiology has seen a shift away from high-power imaging to strategies attempting to curb patient dose such as the Image Gently campaign. CT biopsies in particular can result in high doses by virtue of repeated imaging during their three-step process, presenting a clear opportunity for dose-reduction.

 

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Unlocking the potential of 3D printing in radiology

A 3D printing lab in the radiology department can bring a wide range of benefits, including improved surgical preparation, trainee education and inter-departmental collaboration. While it requires a significant financial investment, Mayo Clinic Radiology Chair Kent R. Thielen, MD, believes that the perks far outweigh the price tag.

Australian reactor ramps up production of crucial isotope

The recent closure of a Canadian reactor has threatened the supply chain security for molybdenum-99, prompting the Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organization (ANSTO) in Sydney to drastically ramp up its production of the tracer beginning in 2017.

4 things to know about lifeIMAGE 5.0

lifeIMAGE 5.0, the electronic medical image sharing platform, received a comprehensive update that's available now for users.

Lights, camera, imaging! Online videos can have a big impact on radiology

Whether we like it or not, the digital age is here. Smartphones are everywhere, the internet is king and social media is being used as a tool for ... well, just about everything imaginable. According to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, there’s a new way radiology is using the digital age to its advantage: educating patients through informative online videos. 

Tempus, University of Michigan develop oncology sequencing program

Health technology company Tempus is partnering with the University of Michigan’s cancer center to bring a new type of personalized treatment for cancer patients to the market.

Nuclear Science Committee tackles molybdenum supply at September summit

Halloween might be a tad spookier for radiology departments this fall, as the supply of a commonly-used isotope may be restricted in the U.S. when a Canadian reactor ceases production on Oct. 31st. While organizations like the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee have been planning for this closing for years, it held a crucial meeting on the status of molybdenum-99 supply in late September.

 
ZDi introduces patient positioning device for radiation treatments

ZDi Solutions has recently announced the release of its Z-System, an add-on to radiation therapy devices to optimize patient positioning during treatment.

Protocol makes low-dose lung biopsies a reality

Utilizing two dose-reduction strategies during lung biopsies has a long-term effect on lowering patient dose, according to a University of California San Fransisco studyThe last decade in radiology has seen a shift away from high-power imaging to strategies attempting to curb patient dose such as the Image Gently campaign. CT biopsies in particular can result in high doses by virtue of repeated imaging during their three-step process, presenting a clear opportunity for dose-reduction.

Researcher: Alzheimer's drug trial "best news" in 25 years

A new drug could have huge implications for Alzheimer’s disease patients. Patients who took an antibody called aducanumab for a little more than a year had PET scans that showed a decrease in the dementia-associated protein beta amyloid in the brain.

 
Improve gadolinium dose tracking—your patients may depend on it

Maintaining a rigorous log of patient gadolinium dosage should be a priority for radiology departments and imaging centers, according to Hans-Klaus Goischke, Dr. med.

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