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Nicholas Leider
Managing Editor
Nicholas joined TriMed in 2016 as the managing editor of the Chicago office. After receiving his master’s from Roosevelt University, he worked in various writing/editing roles for magazines ranging in topic from billiards to metallurgy. Currently on Chicago’s north side, Nicholas keeps busy by running, reading and talking to his two cats.
 - Facebook Like

Media theorist Marshall McLuhan once wrote, “The medium is the message.” Now, in 2017, radiologist educators are using social media platforms to reach learners—and two authors are examining the benefits and constraints offered by media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Republican plan to overhaul the tax code included one proposal that would impact medical school graduates who leave school with outstanding student loans. The GOP plan calls for the elimination of the student loan interest deduction, which helped 12 million Americans reduce their tax bills in 2015.

A recent story in the New York Times describes how Adam Weinstein, MD, received a call from a neuroradiologist reviewing the patient’s MRI. The man was suffering from a rare condition known as "sagging brain syndrome."

Using MRI to measure brain activity, researchers have shown patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have larger brain responses in the locus coerulus, a region that controls arousal and reactivity.

 - Breast screening

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Oct. 27 reminder that thermography is not an acceptable substitute for mammography.

In December 2016, Marques Davis, a 27-year-old inmate in a prison outside of Witchita, Kansas, claimed that he wasn't feeling right. "It feels like something is eating my brain," he said.

 - Liver

The consternation of radiologists about the impact of artificial intelligence is real—but so are the benefits of machine learning. Recent research showed that deep learning with a convolutional neural network (CNN) was successful in differentiating liver masses in CT.

Pink ribbons seem to be popping up everywhere, with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Monday, Oct. 23, new research from a massive collaboration illuminated genetic causes of breast cancer.

 - Emergency

Considering the urgency in the intensive care unit (ICU), physicians need an efficient means of gathering high-quality chest images. Portable radiographs can be taken by digital or computed radiography (CR).

Coronary CT angiography proved the effectiveness of a therapy for patients who experience acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to research published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.