Medical imaging reports are the second most common type of patient health information (PHI) received electronically by physicians, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A majority of physicians who use electronic health records (EHRs) also send imaging reports, search for them and integrate them into their own records.
August 20, 2018 | Care Delivery
Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University are using MRI to map patients’ “functional fingerprints,” or the connectomes that make their brains unique, Wired reported this week.
August 20, 2018 | Care Delivery
Following a patient-specific contrast media protocol during CT of the pancreas can enhance image quality, reduce contrast volume and reduce radiation dose, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.
August 20, 2018 | Policy
U.S. veterans who opt for fee-for-service health systems like Medicare are less likely to receive guideline-concordant care than their counterparts in the Veterans Health Administration (VA), researchers reported in a JAMA Network Open original investigation this month.
August 20, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Communicating verbally—whether that’s over the phone, in person or through voicemail—is the best way to achieve timely follow-up with breast imaging patients whose mammograms are inconclusive, according to a study published ahead of print in Academic Radiology.
August 20, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
Facebook and the department of radiology at NYU School of Medicine in New York City have announced a new collaboration that will focus on using artificial intelligence (AI) to make MRI scans up to 10 times faster.
The County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in England announced this week it had been spending between £2 million and £2.5 million—up to $3.2 million in U.S. dollars—each year to rent MRI scanning equipment from a private company, according to the Northern Echo.
Healthcare providers in Scotland have outsourced more than 398,000 imaging exams to external providers since 2015, according to statistics released by the Scottish Liberal Democrats this week.
August 20, 2018 | Quality
Breast imaging fellowships might be suffering from a lack of structured curriculums and standardized requirements, but a group of Harvard Medical researchers wrote in the Journal of the American College of Radiology this month that a combination of organized rotations, regular feedback, structured learning activities and increased community participation could help homogenize programs across the country.
August 20, 2018 | Quality
Thirty-five percent of residents think a policy change that allows first-year residents to work more hours could lead to more accidents and errors, according to a new survey published by Medscape.
August 17, 2018 | Artificial Intelligence
Intel and Philips announced that they have joined forces to work on artificial intelligence (AI) by using Intel’s Xeon Scalable processors and OpenVINO toolkit to test two use cases for deep learning inference models.
August 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
Residents across the United Kingdom are contributing to a more than $3 million effort to provide local NHS hospitals with more high-quality imaging equipment, the Northern Echo has reported.
August 17, 2018 | Quality
As the proportion of women in radiology increases—however slowly—and healthcare’s quadruple aim attempts to prioritize physician well-being, a group of female doctors in Alabama is making a case for more adequate, comprehensive pregnancy and motherhood resources for young residents.
August 17, 2018 | Quality
Nearly a third of physicians with personal connections to cancer admitted in a recent poll they offer ovarian cancer screening to women at low risk, despite national guidelines warning against the practice.
New York University School of Medicine will cover tuition expenses for all new and current medical students, according to an Aug. 16 university release. The scholarship initiative, the first such program at a top-10 medical school, will cover $55,000 in costs for all students in the MD program.
August 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
A post-hoc analysis of the Danish Lung Cancer Screening Trial (DLCST) has estimated an overdiagnosis rate of more than 67 percent in patients who opt for low-dose CT lung screening, researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine this month.
August 17, 2018 | Policy
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) announced this week that Aetna has expanded its coverage of gallium-68 (Ga-68) dotatate PET.