Diagnostic Imaging Vol 31 No 12

Critical results still go unnoticed on patient EMR

December 07, 2009

Despite use of electronic medical records, some critical imaging test result alerts are missed, even when read by one or more healthcare practitioners, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Coronary CTA exposes plaque risk for diabetics

December 07, 2009

Findings from a large multicenter study suggest 64-slice CT angiography is better suited than other cardiac diagnostic tests for detecting clinically relevant coronary artery plaques in patients with diabetes.

Contrast media reactions rarely happen, study finds

December 07, 2009

Concerns about the potential adverse reactions of patients to iodinated and gadolinium-based contrast agents used with CT and MRI may be more perceived than real, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.

Women who skip mammo face higher risk of death

December 07, 2009

Older adult women who do not undergo regular screening mammography are more likely to die of breast cancer than women who are scanned, according to a long-term study of breast imaging in Massachusetts.

Berger urges imagers to be stewards of radiology

December 07, 2009

Dr. Paul E. Berger, founder and former board chair of NightHawk Radiology, a $168 million teleradiology firm, is advising fellow radiologists to again emphasize their role as stewards of medical imaging to guard against the teleradiology revolution he helped foment.

Disaster survivors show early signs of traumatic stress

December 07, 2009

Using functional MRI, an international research team has established the Wenchuan earthquake on May 12, 2008, exacted a toll beyond the nearly 70,000 deaths and 374,000 casualties from the magnitude 8.0 temblor.

A reply from Dr. Leonard Berlin

December 04, 2009

Dr. Kopans criticizes me and others for being “unable to break free of doubts” about the efficacy of mammography and says those who suggest there is ambiguity in its benefit are using “unscientific data analyses” and “scientifically unsupportable” data that have “been manipulated to generate doubt.”

Industry leaders push e-ordering into healthcare

December 04, 2009

An alliance of healthcare providers, technology companies, and diagnostic imaging organizations have joined forces to form the Imaging e-Ordering Coalition to prove to the federal government e-ordering is a better alternative to radiology benefit managers.

Why the critics of screeningmammography are wrong

December 04, 2009

Mammography screening is one of the major medical successes of the past several decades, yet this fact seems unable to break free of the doubts promulgated by such articles as Dr. Leonard Berlin's.