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Wall Street Journal
Medical Reports Patients Can Understand
As more patients gain direct access to their electronic health records, some radiologists are leading a push to demystify the medical mumbo jumbo those patients will find there. Radiologists, who use imaging techniques such as MRIs, ultrasounds and CT scans, play a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Miss. medical board sues VA for radiology records
Mississippi's state Board of Medical Licensure is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over its refusal to release the names of patients who may have suffered because of the misconduct of a former radiologist at the G.V. Montgomery Medical Center. Another radiologist who won a discrimination suit against the VA claims Dr. Majid A. Khan didn't properly read images and that patients may have died as a result.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
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Teleflex to Focus on Advanced Interventional Radiology Products at CIRSE
Teleflex Incorporated , a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care, urology and surgery, will showcase its Arrow brand interventional radiology portfolio at the Annual Meeting of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe to be held in Glasgow, Scotland on September 13-17, 2014. During the event, the Company will highlight both the Arrow GPSCath Balloon Dilatation Catheter featuring innovative VisioValve technology over a 0.014 guidewire - now for BTK , and the Arrow OnControl Powered Bone Access System.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Researchers Submit Patent Application, 'Imaging System and Method for ...
More particularly, the inventive system and method provides means for decreasing the overall radiation to which a patient is exposed during a surgical procedure but without significantly sacrificing the quality or resolution of the image obtained. "Many surgical procedures require obtaining an image of the patient's internal body structure, such as organs and bones.
Dubai holds training course on justification of diagnostic imaging and use of referral guidelines
The Dubai Health Authority in partnership with World Health Organization , International Society of Radiology and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences co-organized a training program on justification of diagnostic imaging and use of referral guidelines. The aim of the program was to educate healthcare practitioners about the dangers of ionizing radiation exposure and the usage of referral guidelines to prevent this.
Silicon Valley investor offers $1 million cash prize to first...
Dracula sank his fangs into people's necks looking for it. Greek gods got it from ambrosia.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Digital mammography system developed at Mass General Hospital receives FDA approval
Soon after wide-spread screening mammography was introduced in the mid-1980s, Kopans notes, U.S. death rates from breast cancer - which had remained unchanged for more than 40 years - began to decline. But the limitations of conventional mammography reduce its ability to find all tumors while avoiding false positive readings.
TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center Study Conducts a Reader Study...
TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center, Houston, TX, is proud to have been a part of a recent study conducted by Stephen L. Rose, M.D., Medical Director of TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center, and colleagues ; Mary F. Ice, MD; Amy S. Nordmann, MD; Russell Sexton, Jr., DO; Rui Song, MD) conducted exclusively at TOPS, leading to advancements in Screening Mammography and 3D Mammography. In the United States, women have routine full-field digital mammography .
Doctor acquires portion of Crittenden Regional Hospital
Scott Ferguson , a West Memphis-based radiologist, and Rick Williams , who owns hospice care facilities around Arkansas, have acquired Crittenden Regional's Home Health and Hospice Care facility. After years of financial troubles, the hospital was to be the beneficiary of a sales tax increase designed to make up for short falls.
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5NEWS Fit: Breast Cancer Screenings, Early Detection
Breast Cancer Awareness month is just around the corner, but you don't have to wait until October to talk about screening and early detection. "Mammograms are read by a radiologist, if it`s read abnormal, and additional imagining is recommended, then we have a team on staff that will contact that patient, get them back as soon as possible," Dir.
Medical News Today
Combined therapy improves survival for patients with liver cancer who are not suitable for surgery
The mature results from a trial conducted by the Asia-Pacific Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trials Group led by the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Singapore General Hospital have shown that patients who suffer from inoperable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma may have a chance to live significantly longer by using a combined therapy. The multi-centre phase II clinical trial was conducted at four Asia Pacific tertiary medical centres to evaluate the efficacy of combining two existing treatment modalities, Sorafenib and Selective Internal Radiation Therapy .
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Ashbourne News Telegraph
Breast cancer mobile screening service in Ashbourne
Attendance is by invitation only but women over the age of 70 who have not had a mammogram in the last three years can phone Derby 785336 for an appointment. Dr Anne Turnbull, consultant radiologist and director for breast screening at Derby Hospitals, said: "Nationally, it is estimated that screening can save around 1,400 lives every year as it can show changes in the breast up to two years before symptoms appear.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Contrast-enhanced CT scan safe for most patients
According to new research performed at the Mayo Clinic, iodine-based contrast material injected intravenously to enhance computed tomography images can be safely used in most patients. The study appears online in the journal Radiology .
Texas Gulf Coast Medical Group Boosts Efficiency, Staff Productivity With Viztek PACS
The facility, which sees anywhere from 400 to 500 patients per day and reads approximately 13,000 studies each year, has bolstered staff efficiency with the Viztek PACS implementation, speeding reporting for radiologists and enabling faster delivery to physicians by up to 24-hours. 1. Enhanced workflow through advanced system design.
Medical News Today
More convenient once-weekly regimen for breast radiation
An experimental regimen of once-weekly breast irradiation following lumpectomy provides more convenience to patients at a lower cost, results in better completion rates of prescribed radiation treatment, and produces cosmetic outcomes comparable to the current standard of daily radiation. These interim results of the 5-year Phase II clinical trial using the experimental regimen were presented at the Breast Cancer Symposium 2014 in San Francisco by Anthony E. Dragun, M.D., vice chair and associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Louisville.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Ontario Breast Screening program now at Halton Healthcare Services
Halton Healthcare Services' three community hospitals will now be part of the Ontario Breast Screening Program , providing high-quality breast cancer screening for women aged 50 to 74 years. The Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Milton District Hospital were both established as new OBSP screening sites in July.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
With increasing physician and patient awareness of breast density and its relationship to breast cancer, along with the passage of breast density notification laws by many states, radiologists are considering supplementary ultrasound for breast cancer screening. Automated breast ultrasound received FDA approval1 as an adjunct to screening mammography in patients with dense breasts in 2012 and is expected to overcome the limitations of off-label use of handheld ultrasound for breast screening.
For the past 30 years, mammography has been the standard of care for screening women for breast cancer. However, it often fails to pick up lesions when used to image a particular patient population-the approximate 40% to 50% of women with dense breasts.
Enterprise Imaging: Mobility can streamline imaging - as long as we embrace it with purpose
The enterprise mobility market continues to expand and is expected to become a $340 billion market by 2017. Clearly, mobility has been a big asset to our personal lives; many of us believe we simply could not live without our smartphones-how could we shop, socialize, know what's going on around us, or even check the weather forecast or read a restaurant review without these marvelous and addictive devices? Mobility, on the personal front, has indeed won us over, and the things we do with our mobile devices and their associated technologies have become second nature to us.