Natural language processing (NLP)—the concept of training computer programs to extract specific content from words and phrases—has existed in one form or another since the 1950s, but its potential to impact radiology has only been brought into focus in recent years. Vendors all over the world, including vRad, a MEDNAX company, are working around the clock to see just how much NLP can do to revolutionize healthcare—and they are finding that it can do quite a lot.
Today’s radiology leaders face a significant number of challenges, including complex reimbursement policies, evolving technologies, and increasing demands for 24/7 subspecialty care. MEDNAX Radiology Solutions hosted a webinar on Feb. 21, 2018, that focused on these challenges and what leaders can do to ensure their practices thrive in today’s growing, competitive marketplace.
Patient care would improve if more interventional radiologists implemented endoscopy into routine practice, according to a new analysis published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Should more imaging leaders be working to offer these services?
It is common for cancer survivors to fear their cancer could return or progress at any time, and it's a feeling that takes a significant toll on both patients and their loved ones. According to a new commentary published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, this is an aspect of patient care that radiologists and radiology personnel don’t always spend enough time considering.
Using optoacoustic (OA) imaging combined with conventional ultrasound (US) can help downgrade benign masses classified as BI-RADS 4A or 4B, according to a new study from Dutch researchers published in Radiology. This, the authors noted, could reduce the number of biopsies negative for cancer.
Trace-Ability, a Los Angeles-based radiopharmaceutical company, announced that the FDA has approved the first use of its solution, Tracer-QC, for release testing Ammonia N 13 Injection at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston.
When primary care physicians refer adult patients for MR imaging for traumatic knee symptoms, it provides no additional value and leads to higher healthcare costs, according to a new study by Dutch researchers published in Radiology.