Heart disease isn’t a modern phenomenon; it’s been a problem for people forthousands of years, as evidenced by the CT scan results of mummies from ancientcivilizations presented at the American College of Cardiology scientific session.
GE, the NFL and Under Armour announced an initiative to tackle the problem ofhead injuries in sports and spur new imaging technologies to improve diagnosisand treatment. Following the announcement, a panel of neurology expertsoffered their take on the issue.
Radiology residents working 12-hour overnight call shifts saw their error rates swellin the last two hours of the shift, according to a study published in AcademicRadiology.
MRI spine imaging, already marked as a widely overused test, received more lacklustertrial results as a New England Journal of Medicine study found no link betweenimproved outcomes for sciatica patients and follow-up MRI.
Could digital photos be used as a patient identifier embedded on medical imagingstudies? Researchers from Emory University in Atlanta explored the idea in an article forthe Journal of Digital Imaging.
Hurricane Sandy tested many providers’ disaster prep and recovery plans. NYULangone Medical Center, pictured here receiving a new MRI system after thestorm, was one such site and was featured in this month’s Health Imaging cover story.
Is your practice closer to Walmart, Tiffany’s or IBM? While the connections may not beobvious, each company represents a different value proposition forming the base ofdifferent business models that could apply just as easily to radiology. After reading oursummary, tell us how you see your practice. (dollar question mark)