Portable x-ray may be a routine technology, but at a 554-bed hospital serving a sicker-than-average patient population, and housing a Level 1 trauma center and Level 1 burn center, there is nothing routine about the need for fast, reliable, portable x-ray capabilities.

In today's healthcare environment, the bottom line for providers is to maximize value with every decision made. That’s why a technology upgrade that improves care and the patient experience on multiple fronts can be a game changer.

Interventional cardiologists performing fluoroscopy-guided procedures take some of the highest hits of ionizing radiation among all who practice medicine. A new study shows that the exposure tends to concentrate on the left and center cranium.

Inaccurate or delayed diagnosis can have serious consequences for patients, yet efforts to reduce such diagnostic errors have been limited, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The National Football League (NFL) has been under intense scrutiny in recent years as neuroimaging and medical research has shed more light on the damage football can do to the human brain. A new analysis of deceased players’ brain tissue will only heighten these concerns.

Researchers at the University of Toronto have tested and validated the superiority of a two-stage cascade classifier over a traditional, single-shot classifier when using computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) to differentiate between mass and nonmass breast lesions. 

3D printing holds immeasurable promise in healthcare and the latest research collaboration in Boston aims to quickly convert MRI scans into models to help surgeons plan surgery.

Integrating nonurgent but clinically significant radiology alerts into the EHR offers a workable way to manage followup patient care—and the integration doesn’t impede closed-loop communication between radiologists and referring physicians. 

CMS is proposing not to offer lenience on its reimbursement constraints around a sodium-fluoride PET agent, NaF-18, which is used in finding metastasized cancer cells in bones.

The upcoming transition to the ICD-10 coding dataset offers opportunities for radiologists to lead the charge for higher quality care, according to Ezequiel Silva, III, MD, in an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

A preclinical trial of a novel radiopharmaceutical has shown a single intravenous injection of the probe, when used with whole-body PET, is capable of flagging blood clots wherever in the body they travel and hide. 

Susceptibility-weighted MRI is better than the current method of choice, T2-weighted gradient-recalled-echo MRI, at detecting microhemorrhages on the brain—and it’s best to deploy the imaging technology as soon after injury as possible.