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Michael Walter
Michael joined TriMed in 2015 as the digital editor of He has over a decade of experience working as a writer, copy editor and manager. Michael studied journalism at the University of North Texas. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife, daughter, and a record collection that never seems to stop growing.
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Supply-side factors such as the number of mammography facilities and the number of breast imaging specialists are weakly associated with county-level Medicare beneficiary screening mammography rates, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

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There are thousands of interventional radiologist (IR) practicing throughout the United States, but if you ask a room full of IRs to define their role in medical imaging, you may get several different answers. To better understand the work patterns of IRs, researchers studied public datasets from CMS and the U.S. Census Bureau, publishing their results in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Change Healthcare announced today that it has acquired National Decision Support Company (NDSC), a Madison, Wisconsin-based company known for delivering appropriate use criteria (AUC) for imaging, blood management and other specialties through its CareSelect platform.

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Research into health disparities has seen significant growth in the last few decades, and academic radiologists have been a part of that trend. But how can these specialists track disparities in imaging utilization if they don’t have the right data?

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Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing plan to use fMRI scans to investigate brain movements that may be related to psychosis. The research is funded by a $1.5 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Diagnostic Imaging of Salem in Salem, Oregon, is closing its doors on Jan. 26. 

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As the influence of artificial intelligence continues to grow, researchers are finding more and more new ways to take advantage of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) in healthcare. According to a new study published in Radiology, using a CNN as a deep learning algorithm can help improve the overall quality of arterial spin labeling (ASL) image quality.

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When healthcare providers act in an unprofessional manner, it can have a negative impact on patient care. So what are leaders to do when they notice unprofessional behavior spreading throughout entire departments? The authors of a recent analysis in the Journal of the American College of Radiology noticed a brewing feud between their institution’s radiology and emergency medicine (EM) departments—and decided to do something about it.

General Electric (GE) has experienced a lot of change in recent years, but a much bigger transformation could be on the horizon as a new report indicates the company is considering breaking itself apart.

Organizations such as the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance and the Advanced Medical Technology Association have been pushing for Congress to fully repeal the 2.3 percent sales tax on medical devices. Could such action now be on the way?