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An interdisciplinary team used an MRI quantification technique called "shape atlasing" to detect subtle deformations in cancerous prostate glands, finding a consistent anterior bulge among the patient cohort.

There’s a wealth of usable data in every imaging practice, including performance benchmarks, scanner data and EHR records. Building a business analytics framework to extract and visualize data can be challenging, but the use cases demonstrate impressive gains in productivity and value.

RSNA, Chicago—No two words struck more fear into the hearts of radiologists in 2016 than “artificial” and “intelligence.” The cascading virality of the hashtag #AI only intensified the sense that, slowly but surely, something doomful this way comes.

When it comes to demonstrating radiology’s value, IT will be indispensable, and yes, decision support is part of the platform

Fibromyalgia is an oddity when it comes to musculoskeletal diseases. It’s considered an “arthritis-related condition," but it’s not truly a form of arthritis—it doesn’t cause muscle or joint inflammation. It’s tough to diagnose, problematic to treat and affects women at eight times the rate of men. However, researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder have identified three neural networks on functional MRI (fMRI) that may represent the first image-based diagnostic method for fibromyalgia.

 

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What to consider when selecting new digital radiography systems

As proposed reimbursement changes take place this year for film-screen and in 2018 for computed radiography, your practice just like many others, may be looking into upgrading radiographic equipment to digital radiography (DR).

MRI prostate analysis could indicate cancer sans biopsy, reduce unnecessary procedures

An interdisciplinary team used an MRI quantification technique called "shape atlasing" to detect subtle deformations in cancerous prostate glands, finding a consistent anterior bulge among the patient cohort.

Gamma Medica teams up with leaders in medical imaging equipment, expanding MBI use

Gamma Medica announced that it is teaming up with Medical Imaging and Capital X-Ray to provide women access to Gamma Medica's LunaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) system.

MEG imaging provides a new way of diagnosing mild traumatic brain injury

Researchers from Simon Fraser University, the Hospital for Sick Children and Defense Research and Development Canada teamed together using magnetoencephalography (MEG) imaging to develop a new technique to improve the diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury.

RSNA 2016: How to apply business analytics to radiology

There’s a wealth of usable data in every imaging practice, including performance benchmarks, scanner data and EHR records. Building a business analytics framework to extract and visualize data can be challenging, but the use cases demonstrate impressive gains in productivity and value.

RSNA 2016: Radiologists must become as centaurs joined at the midsection to AI

RSNA, Chicago—No two words struck more fear into the hearts of radiologists in 2016 than “artificial” and “intelligence.” The cascading virality of the hashtag #AI only intensified the sense that, slowly but surely, something doomful this way comes.

From Volume to Value: Radiology’s New IT Value Platform

When it comes to demonstrating radiology’s value, IT will be indispensable, and yes, decision support is part of the platform

Zebra Medical introduces new way to analyze medical scans

Zebra Medical Vision announced the launch of Profound, a service with the potential to help people receive fast, accurate medical image analysis over the internet.

Image-based diagnosis for fibromyalgia on the horizon

Fibromyalgia is an oddity when it comes to musculoskeletal diseases. It’s considered an “arthritis-related condition," but it’s not truly a form of arthritis—it doesn’t cause muscle or joint inflammation. It’s tough to diagnose, problematic to treat and affects women at eight times the rate of men. However, researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder have identified three neural networks on functional MRI (fMRI) that may represent the first image-based diagnostic method for fibromyalgia.

PACS 3.0: The Next Iteration of Radiology’s Reading Platform

Three PACS veterans share future hopes and past disappointments about radiology’s great gift to the digital healthcare enterprise

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