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When will PET/MRI live up to its promise?

From its early days 10 years ago to the present, PET/MRI has developed from a modality simply comparable to PET/CT to one that is changing clinical practice and becoming a potentially “killer application” in prostate cancer. In a presentation at ECR 2021, researchers provided a review of recent developments in PET/MRI and considered (with apologies […]...

HHS floats major changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

The new proposed rule would “break down barriers that have stood in the way of commonsense care coordination and value-based arrangements for far too long,” says HHS Secretary Alex Azar.   WHY IT MATTERS The notice of proposed rule-making, drafted as part of HHS’ Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care initiative, aims to remove regulations that might […]...

HHS floats major changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule

The new proposed rule would “break down barriers that have stood in the way of commonsense care coordination and value-based arrangements for far too long,” says HHS Secretary Alex Azar. WHY IT MATTERS The notice of proposed rule-making, drafted as part of HHS’ Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care initiative, aims to remove regulations that might impede […]...

FDA issues face mask warning for MRI exams

After a patient’s face was burned from metal in a mask during a 3-tesla MRI scan, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 7 issued reminder guidance to patients and healthcare providers regarding wearing metal during MRI exams. “Today, the [FDA] is informing patients and healthcare providers that patients may be injured if they wear […]...

CT shows its value in the COVID-19 crisis

November 17, 2020 — When a new virus eventually named SARS-CoV-2 was identified early in 2020, researchers and clinicians rushed to define its manifestations and determine the best way to diagnose the illness it causes, COVID-19. Chest CT proved to be a valuable tool in those first days, particularly when reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) […]...

Florida Provider Saves Millions With New Ai

Among other efficiencies, says Tampa General, tapping new AI has helped eliminate 20,000 excess patient days and reduced average length of stay by half a day. While healthcare organizations have been scrambling to use AI to help manage the crush of the pandemic, most have not lost sight of the cost-savings potential of the new […]...

3 Topics Shaping The Future Of Women’s Imaging

Breast imagers will have a wide variety of scientific content in women’s imaging to see at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. From efforts to personalize breast screening to cutting-edge techniques changing the way breast cancer is treated, researchers are working to improve the entire continuum of breast care. Some of the most popular topics at […]...

COVID-19 casts long shadow on women’s imaging

As with the rest of radiology, women’s imaging in 2020 has been marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in drastic drops in imaging volume. At the same time, nagging questions persist about whether mammography screening exams postponed due to COVID-19 could result in higher breast cancer rates later on. But researchers and readers […]...

Moderna says its covid-19 vaccine is nearly 95% effective

The news comes hot on the heels of an announcement last week from Pfizer, which reported that its own covid-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective. More good news: US drug company Moderna announced today that early trials of its covid-19 vaccine show that it is 94.5% effective. The news comes hot on the heels of a similar […]...

CMS STEPS UP WITH SUPPORT FOR NEW AI

Stakeholders consider the move important as new devices and treatments generally aren’t widely used until the US government authorizes payments for Medicare and Medicaid patients. New technology doesn’t really begin to change an industry landscape until someone is willing to pay for it, and AI in healthcare is no exception. To wit, a recent article […]...