Jointly funded by the federal and Western Australia (WA) governments, a $21 million state-of-the-art MRI suite for patients seeking neurosurgery recently opened in Perth, Australia, according to a July 6 article in The Australian.
At Aweil General Hospital, ultrasound devices—handheld, portable and affordable point of care ultrasound (POCUS) devices that can be plugged into any mobile device—have been transformative for patients and physicians practicing in areas such as Aweil that lack accurate medical equipment.
A patient is suing Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, claiming insufficient measures were taken during a brain CT scan, allegedly requiring her to get an abortion, according to a report published June 22 by the Cook County Record.
A patient deemed too big to fit inside an MRI machine and sent home has filed a $7 million medical negligence lawsuit against Providence Health and Services, according to an article published June 21 by the Portland Business Journal.
Researchers from Drexel University and experts in aerospace engineering at ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse, France, found aircraft pilots commit more errors operating a real aircraft than a flight simulator by measuring brain activity using a portable, cognitive imaging system.
Clinicians view radiology reports more frequently than the actual images, suggesting these interpretations from radiologists are more valuable, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, ultrasound may serve as an advanced imaging modality that reduces the need for additional musculoskeletal MRI examinations.
With the appropriate amount of education and training, technologists can interpret chest x-rays with the same level of diagnostic accuracy and quality as radiologists, according to a study published in Academic Radiology.
A former head of surgery in Florida has been accused of stealing and selling medical imaging equipment, monitors and skin-grafting instruments from his employer, according to an April 30 article by Spectrum News 13.
No matter the specialty a medical student chooses, all aspiring physicians should choose a medical school with a strong radiology curriculum, according to an April 26 article published by the U.S. News and World Report.
An old McDonald's-turned-MRI center doesn't sound all that important, but for pathologist Robert Kagan, it was a unique location to start practicing medical imaging in one of the first outpatient MRI centers in the U.S.
Despite reports questioning if gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) can accumulate in the body and lead to adverse health effects, imaging providers should still use them when necessary, according to an editorial published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.