Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School recommend stricter chest x-ray screenings of children fitted with epicardial pacemakers to detect those at risk of coronary artery compression, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in HeartRhythm.
Despite 2011 guidelines from the American College of Radiology (AVR) that recommend against chest x-rays (CXRs) for patients requiring mechanical ventilation, at least 60 percent of these patients receive daily CXRs in American hospitals, according to research published online Aug. 10 in JAMA Network Open.
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago plans to build a new $473 million, 530,000-square-foot outpatient care center specializing in cancer treatment, neurological care, imaging and radiation and infusion therapy, according to an article published Aug. 9 by the Chicago Tribune.
The FDA has ordered a radiology center in a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, suburb to stop performing low-quality mammograms not meeting FDA standards, according to a report published Aug. 7 by NBC 6 in Miramar.
National healthcare search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins released its 2018 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives, which listed radiology as the fifth most requested medical specialty searched in fiscal year 2017-2018 fiscal year, up from 10th in the previous year's report.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has recently started using new Analogic 3D CT machines in a handful of U.S. airports to scan carry-on bags and spot explosives, according to a report published July 23 by CBS.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Clinical Center made a dataset of more than 32,000 annotated lesions identified on CT images representing 4,400 patients available to the public, according to a July 20 release.
In a series of photographs published July 17 in the New York Times, entitled "Darkness at Noon: My Time in Radiation," a 63-year-old photojournalist illustrates his radiation treatment for a rare type of cancer with personal, raw images—all taken with his iPhone.
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.