The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) and Philips Healthcare issued security advisories for vulnerabilities regarding the Philips' IntelliSpace Cardiovascular (ISCV) and Xcelera cardiology image and information management software products on Aug. 14.
August 16, 2018 | Practice Management
There’s a national shortage of radiologists in Scotland. Raigmore Hospital in Inverness is losing its last interventional radiologist in a substantive post this week, BBC reported. The head of the country’s radiology group says the situation is dire.
August 16, 2018 | Imaging
A 42-year-old British woman was shocked to find from an MRI scan that her swollen eye was because a contact lens was embedded in her eyelid for 28 years, according to a recent article by CNN.
August 16, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
Researchers from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an imaging application that utilizes light-emitting nanoparticles and could provide a safer way to see deeper into living tissue and cells, according to research published Aug. 6 in Nature Communications.
August 16, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Extending PET acquisition time during PET/MRI for rectal cancer staging increases identified lymph nodes and has no impact on scan time, reported authors of a recent American Journal of Roentgenology study.
August 16, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Tuberculosis (TB) could now be diagnosed in an hour with a new imaging technique guided by glowing bacteria and developed by researchers at Stanford University.
August 16, 2018 | Practice Management
Thomas H. Berquist, MD, will step down from his position as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) after 12 years at the journal, according to an AJR statement.
August 15, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Yale University reserachers have developed a new approach that can provide more information about molecular function inside the brain through linking gene expression patterns to brain signals captured by MRI-derived T1-weighted/T2-weighted mapping.
August 15, 2018 | Practice Management
Those with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experienced an increased risk of suicide, according to a Danish study of more than 34,000 individuals.
August 15, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Patients who have suffered a stroke may be helped by four easy checks of their brain CT scans, according to a large analysis published August 14 in The Lancet Neurology.
August 15, 2018 | Neuroimaging
“The less sleep you get, the less you want to socially interact. In turn, other people perceive you as more socially repulsive, further increasing the grave social-isolation impact of sleep loss,” said Matthew Walker, PhD, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC, Berkeley.
Currently, only one generator is FDA approved for the production of Ga-68 Dotatate injection (NetSpot), a radiopharmaceutical utilized for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging and radionuclide therapy in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NET), according to a SNMMI letter sent to the FDA on Aug. 6.
August 15, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
Chemists from Japan have developed a photostable fluorescent dye that enables long-term bioimaging of living cells in the near infrared region (NIR), according to a new study in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
August 14, 2018 | Practice Management
A radiology employee at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, was fired after he was captured on video Aug. 11 using a racial slur at a local donut shop, WJTV 12 reported.
August 14, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
One of the two largest brain cancer data collections in the U.S. has been made publicly available to researchers worldwide through the Georgetown Database of Cancer (G-DOC), according to an Aug. 10 release from Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center.
August 14, 2018 | Practice Management
New research from the American Cancer Society found cancer patients who reported experiencing better communication with a provider typically received more efficient care, fewer office visits and improved outcomes.
August 14, 2018 | Practice Management
Radiologists are involved in 15 percent of diagnosis-related malpractice claims, with 80 percent of those cases resulting in permanent injury or death, according to a debut report from medical liability insurer Coverys.