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Now that patients want to play a more hands-on role in their own healthcare, the quality of radiology reports has never been more important. In a new analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, the authors highlighted current reporting standards and emerging best practices with special emphasis placed on patient-centric concepts in radiology reporting.

In the last decade, radiation exposure and patient dose has decreased in cardiology, according to trends analyzed and evaluated in a recent article published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  

Radiologists may want to invest in cloud-based image sharing software for departmental workflow purposes. New research in the American College of Radiology showed high efficacy of cloud-based image sharing in a mammography department.

A recent study in the American College of Radiology aimed to assess spending patterns on high-cost imaging during the final three months of life.

Cheryl Petersilge, MD, MBA, with the department of regional radiology at the Cleveland Clinic, examined enterprise imaging—and how radiologists must integrate and collaborate with other departments. Her clinical perspective clinical perspective was published online in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

 

Recent Headlines

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

In the Heights: The Radiology 100 Achieves a New High, Steady Growth Prevails

The nation’s largest radiology practices continue to grow, adding imaging centers, increasing productivity and launching MSOs.

Stanford uses fMRI to predict success of antidepressants

Stanford Medicine has identified an fMRI metric that could indicate the likelihood of relieving depression with medication, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States of America.

Could luminescence breakthrough improve medical imaging?

Scientists at the University of Vermont (UVM) and Dartmouth College said they’ve identified a new form of light called SOKR, according to a statement—one that may, in time, have implications for medical imaging.

vRad expands national imaging database

Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a Mednax company that specializes in teleradiology services and telemedicine, has enhanced and updated its Radiology Patient Care Indices, a national radiology database.

Wisconsin researchers combat obesity with fat-measuring MRI

Researchers from UW-Madison have developed an MRI-based fat quantification method that separately measures brown adipose tissue (BAT) and white adipose tissue (WAT).

Thyroid cancer possibly over-diagnosed

Methods to diagnose thyroid cancer may be almost too good, according to the authors of a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

 
Brain atrophy related to treatment time, but not recovery likelihood, in SRSE patients

Patients with super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE) could end up with brain atrophy after a prolonged seizure and treatment, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology.

 

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