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    RADIOLOGY - Google News

  • Strategic Assessments from MedQuest Radiology Management Services Identify ... - Business Wire (press release)

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    Strategic Assessments from MedQuest Radiology Management Services Identify Business Wire (press release)MedQuest's assessments range from comprehensive evaluations of all aspects of radiology operations to in-depth-examinations of a single function, such as sales and marketing, operations, scheduling, billing and denials, IT/system integration, and
  • vRad Partnership With Ver2 Digital Medicine Brings Expert Radiology Services ... - Marketwired (press release)

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    vRad Partnership With Ver2 Digital Medicine Brings Expert Radiology Services Marketwired (press release)MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2015) - vRad (Virtual Radiologic), the nation's largest telemedicine company and radiology practice with over 500 physicians, today announced an exclusive partnership agreement with Ver2 Digital Medicine (Ver2) ...and more »
  • Medscape Radiologist Lifestyle Report 2015 - Medscape

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Medscape Radiologist Lifestyle Report 2015MedscapeRadiologists in the youngest group (under 36) report a burnout rate of 40%. It peaks in mid-life, with 58% of radiologists between ages 46 and 55 reporting burnout. It then declines to 50% between ages 56 and 65. The burnout rate is lowest in the and more »
  • Stockholm County Council taps Sectra for cloud-based radiology data - Business Cloud News

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    Business Cloud NewsStockholm County Council taps Sectra for cloud-based radiology dataBusiness Cloud NewsSectra, a Swedish vendor that provides a cloud-based platform for radiology imaging and data sharing, said increased patient integrity, improved information security, and more efficient medical image processing were among the benefits associated with ...Sectra's Cloud-Based VNA Solution Selected to Handle All Radiology Images SYS-CON Media (press release)all 4 news articles »
  • On Call with Argus Radiology - Columbia Business Times

    24 Jan 2015 | 10:51 pm
    On Call with Argus RadiologyColumbia Business TimesIn an unassuming and humble way, he describes the effort and values that have made Argus Radiology successful. “It wasn't anything magical,” Wright says. “We have worked very hard and diligently at doing good work and putting patient care first.”.
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    Radiology News

  • Blizzard doesn't keep some hospital staff from getting to work

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Dr. Elisabeth Frost, a radiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital , was given Tuesday off after the blizzard closed radiology services for the day. But that didn't stop her from coming in to work.
  • Derivation and application of dose reduction factors for protective...

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    Doses to the eyes of interventional radiologists and cardiologists could exceed the annual limit of 20 mSv proposed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection. Lead glasses of various designs are available to provide protection, but standard eye dosemeters will not take account of the protection they provide.
  • Special report: The dangers of CT scans and X-rays

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    When James Duncan, M.D., a radiologist at Washington University in St. Louis, experienced intense pain in his abdomen in 2010, he rushed to a local emergency room. His doctors suspected kidney stones, but they wanted to be sure, so they ordered a CT scan.
  • Prevalence of non-cardiac pathology on clinical transthoracic echocardiography.

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Non-cardiac findings are seen in more than a third of cardiac computed tomographic and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging studies. The prevalence and importance of NCFs in transthoracic echocardiographic imaging is unknown.
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    26 Jan 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Radiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the performance and interpretation of all types of imaging examinations. There are many d PACS collects medical imaging information in its original digital format, stores this data on high capa - Great news for the residents and businesses on Route 149 in Fort Ann.
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    American Journal of Neuroradiology current issue

  • Advanced Fiber Tracking in Early Acquired Brain Injury Causing Cerebral Palsy [EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE LEVEL 2]

    Lennartsson, F., Holmstrom, L., Eliasson, A.- C., Flodmark, O., Forssberg, H., Tournier, J.- D., Vollmer, B.
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Diffusion-weighted MR imaging and fiber tractography can be used to investigate alterations in white matter tracts in patients with early acquired brain lesions and cerebral palsy. Most existing studies have used diffusion tensor tractography, which is limited in areas of complex fiber structures or pathologic processes. We explored a combined normalization and probabilistic fiber-tracking method for more realistic fiber tractography in this patient group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 17 children with unilateral cerebral palsy and 24…
  • Preclinical Evaluation of the Thrombogenicity and Endothelialization of Bare Metal and Surface-Coated Neurovascular Stents [INTERVENTIONAL]

    Krajewski, S., Neumann, B., Kurz, J., Perle, N., Avci-Adali, M., Cattaneo, G., Wendel, H. P.
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stent-assisted coiling is routinely used for the endovascular treatment of complex or wide-neck intracranial aneurysms. However, in-stent thrombosis, thromboembolic events, and ischemic complications remain a major concern associated with stent implants. Therefore, a novel low-profile neurovascular stent with a bare metal surface was investigated with regard to thrombogenicity and endothelialization and compared with the same stent coated with albumin or heparin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The bare metal and heparin- or albumin-coated stents were loaded in heparin-coated…
  • Point--TAR: A Useful Index to Follow-Up Coiled Intracranial Aneurysms? [EDITORIALS]

    Pierot, L., Fiehler, J., White, P.
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
  • International Retrospective Study of the Pipeline Embolization Device: A Multicenter Aneurysm Treatment Study [INTERVENTIONAL]

    Kallmes, D. F., Hanel, R., Lopes, D., Boccardi, E., Bonafe, A., Cekirge, S., Fiorella, D., Jabbour, P., Levy, E., McDougall, C., Siddiqui, A., Szikora, I., Woo, H., Albuquerque, F., Bozorgchami, H., Dashti, S. R., Delgado Almandoz, J. E., Kelly, M. E., Turner, R., Woodward, B. K., Brinjikji, W., Lanzino, G., Lylyk, P.
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Flow diverters are increasingly used in the endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Our aim was to determine neurologic complication rates following Pipeline Embolization Device placement for intracranial aneurysm treatment in a real-world setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated all patients with intracranial aneurysms treated with the Pipeline Embolization Device between July 2008 and February 2013 in 17 centers worldwide. We defined 4 subgroups: internal carotid artery aneurysms of ≥10 mm, ICA aneurysms of <10 mm, other anterior…
  • Counterpoint--Target Aneurysm Recurrence: Measuring What Matters [EDITORIALS]

    McDougall, C. G., Johnston, S. C., Gholkar, A., Turk, A. S.
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
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    Cardiovascular Ultrasound - Latest Articles

  • Structural and functional changes in maternal left ventricle during pregnancy: a three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography study

    Juan Cong
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Pregnancy represents a physiological adaptation to the transient load changes of maternal heart. This study aimed to investigate maternal left ventricle (LV) performance during normal pregnancy by three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (3D STE) parameters considering LV loading and shape. Methods: Sequential two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) and 3D STE were performed on 68 women during each pregnancy trimester and 6 to 9 weeks after delivery, while thirty age-matched, healthy, nonpregnant women served as controls. Global longitudinal strain (GLS), global…
  • Measurements of carotid intima media thickness in non-invasive high-frequency ultrasound images: the effect of dynamic range setting

    Mario Gaarder
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) measured with ultrasound (US) is widely used as biomarker for arteriosclerosis and as surrogate endpoint in interventional studies to assess efficacy of drug therapies. Strict US protocols are necessary to ensure reproducibility. The range of US signal intensities used for image formation, the dynamic range (DR), is rarely reported in studies and little is known about its effect on CIMT measurements in humans. The purpose of this study was to quantify the impact of DR on measurements of CIMT. Methods: US was used to examine 313 carotid…
  • Limitations of free-form-text diagnostic requisitions as a tool for evaluating adherence to appropriate use criteria for transthoracic echocardiography

    Behnam Banihashemi
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Monitoring the adherence to Appropriateness Use Criteria (AUC) has been identified as an important component for the accreditation of echocardiography laboratories. Referral requisitions are a logical tool to rapidly determine the appropriateness of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) referrals, however data is lacking. We investigated whether standard free-form-text TTE referral requisitions can be used to evaluate AUC adherence. Methods: Consecutive TTE referral requisitions to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute echocardiography laboratory were reviewed over a four-week…
  • A novel software program for detection of potential air emboli during cardiac surgery

    Frank Secretain
    11 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Risks associated with air emboli introduced during cardiac surgery have been highlighted by reports of postoperative neuropsychological dysfunction, myocardial dysfunction, and mortality. Presently, there are no standard effective methods for quantifying potential emboli in the bloodstream during cardiac surgery. Our objective was to develop software that can automatically detect and quantify air bubbles within the ascending aorta and/or cardiac chambers during cardiac surgery in real time.FindingsWe created a software algorithm (“Detection of Emboli using Transesophageal…
  • Does treatment assignment influence the prognosis of patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis?

    Giovanni Cioffi
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    ObjectiveAortic valve replacement (AVR) is the standard therapy in patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS). In high surgical risk patients, alternative therapeutic options to medical treatment (MT) such as trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) have been proposed. In this study we evaluated whether treatment assignment influences per se the prognosis of these subjects.Patients and methodsCriteria for treatment assignment were based on patient’s clinical conditions, Logistic EuroSCORE and other co-morbidities ignored by EuroSCORE. Due to…
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    Human Brain Mapping

  • Unraveling the relationship between regional gray matter atrophy and pathology in connected white matter tracts in long-standing multiple sclerosis

    Martijn D. Steenwijk, Marita Daams, Petra J.W. Pouwels, Lisanne J. Balk, Prejaas K. Tewarie, Jeroen J. G. Geurts, Frederik Barkhof, Hugo Vrenken
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Abstract IntroductionGray matter (GM) atrophy is common in multiple sclerosis (MS), but the relationship with white matter (WM) pathology is largely unknown. Some studies found a co-occurrence in specific systems, but a regional analysis across the brain in different clinical phenotypes is necessary to further understand the disease mechanism underlying GM atrophy in MS. Therefore, we investigated the association between regional GM atrophy and pathology in anatomically connected WM tracts. MethodsConventional and diffusion tensor imaging was performed at 3T in 208 patients with long-standing…
  • Making sense: Dopamine activates conscious self-monitoring through medial prefrontal cortex

    Morten Joensson, Kristine Rømer Thomsen, Lau M. Andersen, Joachim Gross, Kim Mouridsen, Kristian Sandberg, Leif Østergaard, Hans C. Lou
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Abstract When experiences become meaningful to the self, they are linked to synchronous activity in a paralimbic network of self-awareness and dopaminergic activity. This network includes medial prefrontal and medial parietal/posterior cingulate cortices, where transcranial magnetic stimulation may transiently impair self-awareness. Conversely, we hypothesize that dopaminergic stimulation may improve self-awareness and metacognition (i.e., the ability of the brain to consciously monitor its own cognitive processes). Here, we demonstrate improved noetic (conscious) metacognition by oral…
  • Mean diffusivity of globus pallidus associated with verbal creativity measured by divergent thinking and creativity-related temperaments in young healthy adults

    Hikaru Takeuchi, Yasuyuki Taki, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Hashizume, Rui Nouchi, Yuko Sassa, Yuka Kotozaki, Carlos Makoto Miyauchi, Ryoichi Yokoyama, Kunio Iizuka, Seishu Nakagawa, Tomomi Nagase, Keiko Kunitoki, Ryuta Kawashima
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Abstract Recent investigations revealed mean diffusivity (MD) in gray matter and white matter areas is correlated with individual cognitive differences in healthy subjects and show unique properties and sensitivity that other neuroimaging tools donot have. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the MD in the dopaminergic system is associated with individual differences in verbal creativity measured by divergent thinking (VCDT) and novelty seeking based on prior studies suggesting associations between these and dopaminergic functions. We examined this issue in a large sample of…
  • Reading in the brain of children and adults: A meta-analysis of 40 functional magnetic resonance imaging studies

    Anna Martin, Matthias Schurz, Martin Kronbichler, Fabio Richlan
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Abstract We used quantitative, coordinate-based meta-analysis to objectively synthesize age-related commonalities and differences in brain activation patterns reported in 40 functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies of reading in children and adults. Twenty fMRI studies with adults (age means: 23–34 years) were matched to 20 studies with children (age means: 7–12 years). The separate meta-analyses of these two sets showed a pattern of reading-related brain activation common to children and adults in left ventral occipito-temporal (OT), inferior frontal, and posterior parietal…
  • The intrinsic resting state voice network in Parkinson's disease

    Anneliese B. New, Donald A. Robin, Amy L. Parkinson, Claudia R. Eickhoff, Kathrin Reetz, Felix Hoffstaedter, Christian Mathys, Martin Sudmeyer, Christian Grefkes, Charles R. Larson, Loraine O. Ramig, Peter T. Fox, Simon B. Eickhoff
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Abstract Over 90 percent of patients with Parkinson's disease experience speech-motor impairment, namely, hypokinetic dysarthria characterized by reduced pitch and loudness. Resting-state functional connectivity analysis of blood oxygen level-dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging is a useful measure of intrinsic neural functioning. We utilized resting-state functional connectivity modeling to analyze the intrinsic connectivity in patients with Parkinson's disease within a vocalization network defined by a previous meta-analysis of speech (Brown et al., 2009). Functional connectivity…
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    Radiation Oncology - Latest Articles

  • Dosimetric comparison between jaw tracking and static jaw techniques in intensity-modulated radiotherapy

    Zhongsu Feng
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    PurposeTo compare the dosimetric differences between jaw tracking technique (JTT) and static jaw technique (SJT) in dynamic intensity-modulated radiotherapy (d-IMRT) and assess the potential advantages of jaw tracking technique. Methods: Two techniques, jaw tracking and static jaw, were used respectively to develop the d-IMRT plans for 28 cancer patients with various lesion sites: head and neck, lungs, esophageal, abdominal, prostate, rectal and cervical. The dose volume histograms (DVH) and selected dosimetric indexes for the whole body and for organs at risk (OARs) were compared. A two…
  • Safety of high-dose-rate stereotactic body radiotherapy

    Sonja Stieb
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Background and purposeFlattening filter free (FFF) beams with high dose rate are increasingly used for stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), because they substantially shorten beam-on time. The physical properties of these beams together with potentially unknown radiobiological effects might affect patient safety. Therefore here we analyzed the clinical outcome of our patients.Material and methodsBetween 3/2010 and 2/2014 84 patients with 100 lesions (lung 75, liver 10, adrenal 6, lymph nodes 5, others 4) were treated with SBRT using 6 MV FFF or 10 MV FFF beams at our institution. Clinical…
  • GTV delineation in supraglottic laryngeal carcinoma: interobserver agreement of CT versus CT-MR delineation

    Elise Jager
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Background: GTV delineation is the first crucial step in radiotherapy and requires high accuracy, especially with the growing use of highly conformal and adaptive radiotherapy techniques. If GTV delineations of observers concord, they are considered to be of high accuracy.The aim of the study is to determine the interobserver agreement for GTV delineations of supraglottic laryngeal carcinoma on CT and on CT combined with MR-images and to determine the effect of adding MR images to CT-based delineation on the delineated volume and the interobserver agreement. Methods: Twenty patients with…
  • Pneumomediastinum as a complication of SABR for lung metastases

    María Rodríguez-Ruiz
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Background: Stereotactic ablative body radiation (SABR) is a novel and sophisticated radiation modality that involves the irradiation of extracranial tumors through precise and very high doses in patients with oligometastatic lung disease and primary lung tumors.Case presentationA 52-year-old female with subclinical idiopathic interstitial lung disease (ILD) and oligometastatic lung disease from squamous urethral cancer who was treated with SABR for a metastatic lesion located in the right lower pulmonary lobe. The patient received a hypo-fractionated course of SABR. A 3D-conformal multifield…
  • A phase I dose escalation study of oxaliplatin plus oral S-1 and pelvic radiation in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (SHOGUN trial)

    Soichiro Ishihara
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Background: The objective of this phase I study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended dose (RD) of preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) with S-1 plus oxaliplatin in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. Methods: Patients received radiotherapy in a total dose of 50.4?Gy in 28 fractions. Concurrent chemotherapy consisted of a fixed oral dose of S-1 (80?mg/m2/day) on days 1?5, 8?12, 22?27, and 29?33, plus escalated doses of oxaliplatin as an intravenous infusion on days 1, 8, 22, and 29. Oxaliplatin was initially given in a dose of 40?mg/m2/week to three…
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    Sumer's Radiology Blog

  • Career Counselling Session for AIPG & DNB 2014 Rankers

    Sumer Sethi
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:33 pm
    DAMSONIANS you have broken all records in AIPG this year. Now our team is going a step further to help you, we invite you (and our parents) to a career counselling session in Delhi and we will have many mentors in different subjects to guide you to your final destination. That's the DAMS commitment from guding you to prepare to guiding you about seat selection. We believe in making a positive difference in your livessumersethi‬From Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at Mail us at…
  • Indian Opportunities in Teleradiology

    Sumer Sethi
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:17 am
    Our CEO Dr Sumer Sethi will be speaking on Teleradiology Opportunities in India in Indian Radiology conference  (IRIA-2015) on 30th January, 11am-1pm.   Looking forward to meet all who are attending the mega event this year. #radiology #iria2015From Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at Mail us at
  • Latest Pattern AIPG: Correct Approach

    Sumer Sethi
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    Today we conducted a country wide session about latest pattern AIPG via satellite across the country, only one of its kind 80 centers connected and approximately 4000plus students attended this seminar. It was adrenaline surge for me as well to be connected to so many young voices at the same time. I hope i could contribute by making a difference in their careers : Sumer SethiFrom Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at Mail us at
  • BMJ article Raises Concern over Capitation Fees

    Sumer Sethi
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    A prestigious British medical journal has raised an alarm over "capitation fees" paid by students to get admission in India's private medical colleges, saying it "raises concerns" about the quality of one of the world's largest medical educational systems. Interesting question raised in an prestigious journal. But are the stake holders and political stronghold in India actually bothered?Reference : Economic Times Article.From Sumer's Radiology Site -The Top Radiology Magazine. Teleradiology Providers at Mail us at…
  • Radiology helps in understanding Alzheimer's disease

    Sumer Sethi
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:47 am
    Researchers at Keck Medicine of USC used high-resolution imaging of the living human brain to show for the first time that the brain's protective blood barrier becomes leaky with age, starting at the hippocampus.Key Point about the study: High-resolution MRI analysis of regional BBB permeability in the living human brain. BBB breakdown during normal aging begins in the hippocampus. Accelerated BBB breakdown in the hippocampus may contribute to cognitive impairment.Article cited:Montagne, A., Barnes, S. R., Sweeney, M. D., Halliday, M. R., Sagare, A. P., Zhao, Zlokovic, B. V. (2015).
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  • Even More Factors for Selecting a Sonography Degree

    Lisa Parmley
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Deciding to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is step one. The next step is selecting the sonography degree to pursue, and that determines eligible ultrasound technician programs. What goes into the decision to pursue one type of degree over another in 2015 is a mix of diverse factors that include everything from finances to family […] The post Even More Factors for Selecting a Sonography Degree appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • Taking Sonography Skills International

    Lisa Parmley
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    The workforce of 2015 is more mobile and global than it has ever been, and countries with shortages of sonographers are doing everything possible to professionals. To overcome long-term labor shortages, they have simplified the visa process, making it easier for trained sonographers to immigrate and start work. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers able to move to […] The post Taking Sonography Skills International appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • Great Habits of Successful Sonography Students

    Lisa Parmley
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:12 am
    The 2015 Diagnostic Medical Sonography students are a savvy group, comfortable using technology and ready to take on the world. They have already proven their ability to succeed in school, but are still surprised by how different college is compared to high school. Typical advice for success includes developing good study habits and connecting with […] The post Great Habits of Successful Sonography Students appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • Achieving Highest Level of Sonographer Professionalism

    Lisa Parmley
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:58 am
    A topic discussed early in every Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is professionalism. The concept embraces three areas: competence, practice and conduct. Professionalism touches everything the sonographer does in 2015, including patient care, relationships with other professionals, clinical training, ethical decision-making and much more. Professionalism is so important that it is included as a topic in […] The post Achieving Highest Level of Sonographer Professionalism appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
  • 10+ Accredited Ultrasound Technician Schools in Ohio

    Lisa Parmley
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:07 pm
    (found 12 schools) Do you want to study sonography in one of accredited ultrasound technician schools in Ohio? Ohio is a diverse state that is proud of its rich variety of activities that include a charter fishing excursion on Lake Erie, a scenic hike through Hocking Hills State Park, a visit to the Columbus Zoo […] The post 10+ Accredited Ultrasound Technician Schools in Ohio appeared first on Ultrasound Technician.
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