Patient Photos Spur Radiologist Empathy and Eye for Detail
CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Including a patient's photo with imaging exam results may enable a more meticulous reading from the radiologist
interpreting the images, as well as a more personal and empathetic approach, according to a study presented today at the annual meeti...
Patient photos spur radiologist empathy and eye for detail
CHICAGO Including a patient's photo with imaging exam results may enable a more meticulous reading from the radiologist
interpreting the images, as well as a more personal and empathetic approach, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North Amer...
Florida Radiologist to Pay U.S. $7 Million to Resolve Fraud Claims
WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A board-certified
radiologist, Fred Steinberg, M.D., his imaging centers and related entities
in Palm Beach County, Fla., have reached a settlement with the United
States to resolve allegations of health care fraud, the Justice Department
Accuracy of diagnostic mammograms varies by radiologist
SEATTLEFor women with breast symptoms such as lumps, the ability of diagnostic mammograms to detect breast cancer accurately depends strongly on which radiologist
reads them, according to a Group Health study published online on December 11 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Diagnostic Mammogram Readings Vary by Radiologist
Radiologists' experience and affiliation often influenced results, study found
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Radiologists are human, too, and vary widely in their interpretations of diagnostic mammograms, a new study found.
The differences weren't due to differences in patie...
Indian radiologist spearheads cure for osteoarthritis sans surgery
An Indian radiologist
has spearheaded clinical research to cure osteoarthritis without surgery and helped hundreds suffering from the painful condition to walk again, holding// out promise of relief to the millions suffering from it.
Said to be the first of its kind in the world, the non-inva...
Official Criticized For Not Recognizing the Competence of the Consultant Radiologist
About three years back Dr Stephen Elliott was the radiologist
consultant Antrim Area Hospital Trust, Northern Ireland. // But concerns were expressed by Department of Health chiefs about the consultant receiving extra money for his work. But the hospital authorities made his payment and also reduce...
21 Women With Breast Cancer Given All Clear By Radiologist
in Manchester wrongly gave the all clear to 21 women who had breast cancer. A report says that this could "significantly alter" their chances of fighting and surviving the disease//.
It is reported that one woman had the cancer diagnosed two years after she was given a clean chit ...
The Hospital of Central Connecticut Chooses AMICAS
...uded in the agreement are AMICAS PACS(TM), AMICAS Reach(TM), and AMICAS RadStream(TM) solutions.
AMICAS PACS drives significant improvements in radiologist
productivity while enabling improvements in the quality of care. AMICAS Reach allows radiology practices and departments to provide unparalleled servi...
Avoiding Hysterectomy: Major Interventional Radiology E-collection Info Available
...tors and know all their treatment options," added Nemcek, an interventional radiologist
and professor of radiology and surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in...al Radiology, interventional radiologists and how to find an interventional radiologist
in your area can be found online at www.SIRweb.org .
New: Interventional radiology coding users' guide
...olunteers have spent much time crafting, studying and evolving this system of coding in this time of much transition," added Siskin, an interventional radiologist
at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y.
Current Procedural Terminology (or CPT) codes are developed, maintained and copyrighted by the American Me...
Obese Get Higher Doses of Radiation for X-Rays
...lative over time. So the more you do over a lifetime, the more you have a chance of causing cancer due to radiation exposure."
Dr. Raul N. Uppot, a radiologist
at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, noted that doctors dealing with overweight patien...
Nonsurgical Treatment May Ease Rotator Cuff Injury
...reatment (68 patients). Follow-up was conducted after one month, three months, one year, five years and 10 years.
During the 20-minute procedure, a radiologist
uses ultrasound guidance to inject a saline solution into the rotator cuff to wash the affected area and break up calcium deposits.
Compared to pat...
Rotator cuff treatment provides immediate tendonitis relief
...ernative to surgery that is less stressful for the patient. For the 20-minute procedure, the shoulder is anesthetized and, with ultrasound guidance, a radiologist
injects a saline solution into the rotator cuff to wash the area and break up the calcium. A second needle is used to aspirate, or withdraw, the calci...
Sevocity Launches EHR (Electronic Health Record) Interface With Austin Radiological Association
...patient radiology clinics in addition to providing radiologist
services to area hospitals.
"Sevocity's inte...automatic access to ARA information as soon as the radiologist
completes a report. The interface is currently in ...ent imaging centers and also provides professional radiologist
services at 15 area hospitals. ARA imaging centers...
New study indicates radiologists need standards to ensure optimal visual accuracy
... Safdar, MD, lead author of the study. "Fourteen of the participants reported that their last eye examinations were 24 months or more in the past. One radiologist
even indicated that it had been 15 years since his last eye examination," said Dr. Safdar. The visual acuity of the participants at any given measurem...
Compressus Initiates Enterprise Workflow Management Implementation at Radiology Associates of Fox Valley
...ical care while reducing the associated costs.
"Growing from a single radiologist
practice 70 years ago, RAFV has always been on the forefront of imaging tec...management and interoperability is no exception," said Daniel Camacho, MD., radiologist
and RAFV interoperability physician champion. "Covering a large number of h...
AMICAS Showcases Vendor-Neutral Archive Solutions at SIIM 2009
...on investment image and information management solution suite, including:
AMICAS PACS(TM), which drives significant improvements in radiologist
productivity while enabling improvements in the quality of care.
AMICAS VERICIS(TM), which drives efficiency in cardio...
MedSolutions: Accurate Diagnosis Is Critical to Reducing Healthcare Costs
...r the relevant anatomic area or organ.
As an example, through Premerus, a brain scan would be read by a neuroradiologist as opposed to a general radiologist
- just as a patient would go to a neurosurgeon versus a general surgeon for brain surgery. The subspecialist is selected based upon his or her experti...
Model for new generation of blood vessels challenged
... that pull already existing blood vessels into the wound when it heals," says Pr Gerwins, who directed the study and is a physician and interventional radiologist
at Uppsala University Hospital as well as a researcher with the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology at Uppsala University.
It has l...
AmeriCares and Boehringer Ingelheim Open New, Expanded Free Clinic to Help Families Hit Hardest by Economic Hardship
"I probably wouldn't be alive today if it wasn't for the clinic. I am uninsured, and yet I have a primary care doctor, a urologist, an oncologist, a radiologist
and even a pulmonologist at one of the top hospitals in the country," explained a patient at the Danbury clinic. "I never could have afforded this kin...
Seattle Radiologists Raise Workflow Performance and Results with Corepoint Integration Engine
... Seattle Radiologists to adopt an enterprise worklist solution to increase radiologist
productivity and more effectively leverage radiologist
"Corepoint Integration Engine enables us to send the c...
Worldwide success in treatment of liver tumors
...d correctly there are no side effects, but because this is a very powerful device, it has to be used correctly. I tend to work in collaboration with a radiologist
so that accurate placement of the microwave probe can be achieved. We have not seen significant side-effects so far."
VIDEO from Medialink and the Society of Interventional Radiology: Prostate and Kidney Cancer - New Life-Changing Developments
...entional cryoablation was released at the Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego.
To find an interventional radiologist
near you visit: www.SIRweb.org .
To reach the Society of Interventional Radiology: 703-691-1805
To reach SIR's Communications Department: 7...
American Urological Association/Engineering & Urological Society 2009 -- news tips
...ill inadvertently damage it. Researchers at other institutions have sought to image the prostate during nonrobotic laparoscopic prostatectomy, with a radiologist
performing a transrectal ultrasound to better identify the NVB while a surgeon operates. However, this separation of duties can make it cumbersome for...
New computer algorithm helps physicians determine and monitor breast density
...t practice and we found that assessment of breast density can vary from one radiologist
to the next. Our algorithm automatically segments the breast tissue from it...sily be implemented into a PACS or mammographic reading station so that the radiologist
would have this information on hand while reading and dictating," said Dr. ...
New MR sequence helps radiologists more accurately evaluate abnormalities of the uterus and ovaries
...e also best identified with MRI," said Dr. Lane.
"The benefit of using the BLADE technique is that the image quality is superior, meaning that the radiologist
will potentially be able to make a more accurate diagnosis for the patient. Also, because it reduces the problems with motion degrading the image qual...
Popular gaming system may offer radiologists an alternative way to view patient images
...eract with radiology images," they said.
"All the basic features that a radiologist
routinely requires can be performed using the hand held device. For this st...d Shih.
"The traditional keyboard mouse user interface limits the way a radiologist
can interpret images and manage an ever increasing workload. The Wii remote...
Early-stage lung cancer identified using computer-aided system
... Chen. "Computer-aided detection is a method that can be used to assist the radiologist
in the search for lung cancer. The software highlights abnormalities that may be overlooked by the radiologist
on an initial search," said Dr. Chen.
"Lung cancer accounts for more th...
New study argues for CT colonography as primary colon cancer screening test
...ults from the study showed that 677/739 lesions (91.6%) detected on CTC were also found during optical colonoscopy or surgery. "This means that when a radiologist
calls a CTC exam positive, the endoscopist can be confident that a treatable polyp is present. The CTC exam can also show the endoscopist where the po...
Computer based model helps radiologists diagnose breast cancer
..."The computer based model was designed to help the radiologist
calculate breast cancer risk based on abnormality ...Chhatwal, MD, lead authors to the study. "When the radiologist
combined his/her assessment with the computer model the radiologist
was able to detect 41 more cancers than when they ...
AMICAS Announces General Availability of AMICAS PACS Version 6.0 at HIMSS 2009
...he Halo Viewer(TM), including advances in functionality aimed at increasing radiologist
productivity and designed to help improve the quality of reading.
With...-- AMICAS PACS(TM), which can be used to drive significant improvements in radiologist
productivity while enabling improvements in the quality of care.
Fox Chase is first cancer center in the nation to use MRI-guided biopsy to detect prostate cancer
... suspect cancer.
"Our first step is to take an endorectal coil MRI of the prostate with contrast enhancement," explains Barton N. Milestone, MD, a radiologist
at Fox Chase, who was instrumental in bringing this technology to Fox Chase. "Next, computer-aided software helps identify abnormal areas as shown thr...
Corepoint Health Launches New Product Suite Focused on Enhancing Healthcare Operations & Metrics
...tion," said Joe Moore, CIO, Radiology Consultants of Iowa (RCI). "With Corepoint Action Points, we are able to communicate immediately to a radiologist
that a STAT order is ready. This solution assists us in enhancing our turnaround times and managing our valuable resources in productive manner."...
Australia's Healthinc and AMICAS Announce Exclusive Partnership
...ng, workload balancing RealTime Worklist(TM), Version 6.0 introduces the Halo Viewer(TM), which includes advances in functionality aimed at increasing radiologist
productivity and designed to help improve the quality of reading.
Also included in this partnership agreement is Healthinc's distribution of AMIC...
New Tool in the Radiography Approach Will Assist in Earlier Detection of Asbestos-Related Diseases
"Radiographic approaches developed by Carmen Endress, M.D., FACR, Associate Professor of Radiology, Wayne State University School of Medicine and radiologist
at the NCVAC, allow us to visualize lesions caused by asbestos exposure in three dimensional detail and often at a much earlier stage than that of the...
As Physician Shortage Looms, Recognize Your Doctor On March 30, National Doctors' Day
... rewarding professions, but it is also one of the most demanding," said Michael A. Sandler, M.D., president of the 15,000-member MSMS and a diagnostic radiologist
at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Unfortunately, Michigan could see a shortage of 4,500 to 6,000 physicians by 2020, according to recent studies...
Society of Interventional Radiology honors Dotter lecturer, announces gold medalists
...ine and patient care.
Andreas Adam, MB, BS, FRCR, FSIR, professor of interventional radiology at the University of London and honorary consultant radiologist
at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital, has worked tirelessly throughout his career to promote interventional radiology around the worldlecturing extensive...
Spinal taps carry higher risks for infants and elderly, study shows
...mon medical procedure," Johnson added. "The findings of this study should help ordering physicians decide how best to order this test and should help radiologist
physicians choose at which levels to perform the procedure."
Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) Can Reduce the Number of Unnecessary Breast Biopsies When Compared to MRI
...ents had either a personal history of breast cancer or a combination of other factors placing them at high-risk for breast carcinoma. The interpreting radiologist
had access to all prior images and patient information for image interpretation for both studies. All biopsies were performed as deemed necessary by a...