Interview with Elizabeth K. Arleo, MD, and Radiology Business Editor Dave Pearson on American College of Radiology, ACR, new family medical leave resolution.

Radiology practice leaders who begrudge requests for parental and medical leave—if any such leaders are still extant in 2022—received a bracing wakeup call in late April.

Of 1,000 patients injected with corticosteroids under fluoroscopic guidance at an academic medical center over a 4½-year period, only 10 experienced serious complications within a year. 

Structural brain abnormalities detected by MRI are among the risk factors the funded researchers will identify as novel biomarkers.

Artificial intelligence

More than 40% of Americans are generally OK with the thought of AI reading their chest x-rays. Moreover, some 12.3% are very comfortable with the prospect.

Radiology medical imaging of the wounded in Russian invasion war in Unkraine. #StandwithUkraine #Ukraine #Ukrainewar #RussiaUkraineWar

A collection of medical images from hospitals in Ukraine showing radiology equipment in use and clinical images of wounded soldiers and civilians.

St Martin Hospital

As a rural, critical access hospital, Ochsner St. Martin Hospital in Breaux Bridge, La., prides itself on restoring, maintaining and improving the health of their community, which sits between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. But a few years ago, the 25-bed hospital—that services the “Crawfish Capital of the World”—realized they weren’t living up to that mission as they turned away patients seeking open MRI services because they only offered closed system options. 

U.S. healthcare is now a solid week into the CT contrast shortage of ’22, and common themes are emerging in adaptations at local hospitals and imaging centers.

The exterior illuminations are only one part of the ALA’s annual “Turquoise Takeover” initiative. Also look for turquoise accents across social media, including in the apparel choices of enthusiasts posting selfies.

U.S. healthcare is now a solid week into the CT contrast shortage of ’22, and common themes are emerging in adaptations at local hospitals and imaging centers.

The exterior illuminations are only one part of the ALA’s annual “Turquoise Takeover” initiative. Also look for turquoise accents across social media, including in the apparel choices of enthusiasts posting selfies.

Challenged by the COVID pandemic to “match pedagogy with purpose,” many radiology educators have tapped technology to help keep residents from falling behind.

#imagingequipment #cybersecurity #databreaches

In some cases hospital staff kept no watch over outside-looking-in connections between manufacturers and scanners.

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A collection of medical images from hospitals in Ukraine showing radiology equipment in use and clinical images of wounded soldiers and civilians.

Leslee Shaw, PhD, director of The Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, explains how cardiac computed tomography (CT) can be used to assess coronary plaques.

The results of a study published in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imagincall into question the value of initiating aspirin therapy in certain instances.