A streamlined database detailing protocol for scanning patients with a variety of implanted devices could be changing radiologists’ efficiency and confidence for the better, according to research out of Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.
A novel CT marker known as the “egg-and-banana sign” is aiding in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH), an infamously hard-to-detect condition that affects hundreds of thousands of U.S. patients each year.
Machine learning might be the next step in predicting patient wait times and appointment delays—factors crucial to healthcare’s quadruple aim and its emphasis on quality of care—in radiology practices, researchers have reported in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
A robotic needle-placement system outfitted with correction software to improve its accuracy in mechanizing computed tomography (CT)-guided needle placement, according to a study published ahead of print in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Designed to meet the needs of office-based X-ray imaging, such as orthopedic groups, family practices and urgent care centers, Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. introduced the KDR Primary Digital Radiography System at the American Association of Orthopedic Executives (AAOE) 2018 Annual Conference.
Diagnosing the source of lower back pain is notoriously difficult for physicians—current methods have been criticized as ineffective, inaccurate and unreliable—but a combined decision-making approach could help identify the problem with greater certainty and less fuss, researchers wrote in PLOS ONE this month.
The same week British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix pledged $11 million to expand MRI usage across the Canadian province, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) released its medical imaging inventory report for 2017, noting a 65 percent increase in MRI units in the past decade.