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Expert panel praises Mo-99 manufacturers, says supply is ‘secure, reliable’

Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) supplies are “secure and reliable,” according to a panel at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SMNNI) 2017 annual meeting in Denver. Mo-99 is a precursor isotope to technetium-99m, which helps clinicians perform millions of procedures annually in the U.S. alone. In the past, Mo-99 shortages have caused significant delays in patient care.

Baton Rouge hospital's new mammography bus provides DBT on the go

Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., celebrated Independence Day by announcing it has added a second “mammography coach” to its fleet of care-delivering vehicles. This new bus offers digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3D mammography, to women throughout the area.

Riding the blue bird: 4 ways to unleash the power of Twitter at radiology meetings

Many radiology groups and departments already use social media on a regular basis, but popular platforms such as Facebook and Twitter can also be used to help individuals advertise their own personal brand and make a name for themselves.

2 U.S. airports using CT technology to scan carry-on luggage

Medical imaging professionals might see some familiar equipment this summer as they head to the airport for family vacations. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that CT scanning equipment is being used to scan carry-on luggage at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Logan International Airport in Boston.

Link between MRI, clinical exams missing in some MS patients

Recent research shows physical disability and brain lesion volume may not be directly linked in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study found a significant minority showed a dissociation between MRI findings and clinical examinations.

Mount Sinai Health System develops Imaging Research Warehouse for studying healthcare data

The Mount Sinai Health System in New York City has developed the Imaging Research Warehouse (IRW), a “massive image database” developed by the Mount Sinai Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII).

U.S. Department of Defense announces purchase of more than 100 portable DR systems from Virtual Imaging

Canon U.S.A. announced this week that the United States Department of Defense has purchased more than 100 portable digital radiography (DR) systems from Virtual Imaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon.

Carestream reveals plans for AHRA 2017 in Anaheim

Carestream announced Tuesday that its DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile X-ray system will be on display at AHRA 2017 in Anaheim, Calif.

Image Wisely announces new safety case focused on radiation dose in CT exams

Image Wisely announced Monday that its newest radiation safety case, Child-sizing CT Dose: Optimizing Patient Care Through Quality Improvement– Pediatric and Adult Imaging, is now available online.

3 ways a PACS-based software solution helped radiologists communicate with referring physicians

Communication with referring physicians is essential in radiology, but it often becomes stressful and frustrating for radiologists when they struggle to track down the right person. This can lead to workflow delays that chip away at various quality metrics and have a negative impact on patient care. In a recent case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, Eduardo J. Matta, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and colleagues worked to improve communication between radiologists and referring physicians by implementing a new, PACS-based software solution.

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