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May 23rd 2023
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GE Healthcare to Resume 'Close to 100 Percent' Production of Iodinated Contrast Media Products This WeekJune 2nd 2022
The resumed production of GE Healthcare’s Omnipaque products is a welcome development for radiologists scrambling to come up with alternative dosing and imaging options in the past month during the temporary shortage of iodinated contrast media.
Assessing the Benefits of Mobile X-Ray ImagingMay 26th 2022
As imaging volume continues to escalate for radiologists, more and more health-care facilities are turning to mobile imaging for increased efficiencies and benefits for patient care.
Study Looks at Deep Radiomics Approach for Diagnosing Osteoporosis on Hip X-RaysMay 26th 2022
Deep radiomics models that included deep learning features had a 40 percent or greater increase in the specificity rate for diagnosing osteoporosis on hip radiographs in comparison to models that only emphasized clinical and/or textural features.
Amid a glut of unnecessary imaging requests, common worklist frustrations and perceptions from other clinicians that they can interpret medical images just as well, recognizing your role as a humble difference maker may provide the ultimate RVU for patients.
Iodinated Contrast Media: 15 Recommendations for Addressing the ShortageMay 12th 2022
Given the challenges with the shortage of the iodinated contrast agent Omnipaque, national and state organizations have issued suggested risk mitigation and conservation strategies to reprioritize imaging needs during this temporary shortage.
New Study Shows Impact of COVID-19 and Comorbidities in Inner-City Lung Screening CohortMay 1st 2022
In a lung screening cohort of over 2,500 people, researchers found that significantly higher rates of chronic kidney disease and chronic heart failure were associated with increased hospitalization and mortality rates in patients with COVID-19.
ER Imaging Study Looks at Possible Complications of COVID-19 VaccinesMay 1st 2022
Lung opacities/consolidation and cervical/axillary adenopathy are reportedly common findings in emergency room imaging of patients suspected of having complications related to COVID-19 vaccines, according to new research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) conference.
Issues and Answers With Outsourced Teleradiology Night CoverageApril 28th 2022
While there can be an array of challenges in outsourcing night coverage to teleradiology service providers, due diligence with contract terms can help mitigate costs and increase flexibility if radiology practices decide to switch teleradiology providers down the line.
What Does the Future of Certification Look Like?April 4th 2022
Artificial intelligence and other emerging technological advances may transform health-care certification, potentially improving access to best practice standards, increasing provider engagement, and bolstering collaboration.