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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438503/expanding-role-of-certified-electronic-health-records-technology-in-radiology-the-macra-mandate
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Gregory N Nicola, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Joshua A Hirsch, Ezequiel Silva, Keith J Dreyer, Michael P Recht
Radiology has historically been at the forefront of innovation and the advancement of technology for the benefit of patient care. However, challenges to early implementation prevented most radiologists from adopting and integrating certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) into their daily workflow despite the early and potential advantages it offered. This circumstance places radiology at a disadvantage in the two payment pathways of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and advanced alternative payment models (APMs)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436152/multispecialty-involvement-in-the-management-of-type-b-aortic-dissections-in-the-endovascular-era-implications-for-training-cardiothoracic-residents
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Corbin Muetterties, Rohan Menon, William Moser, Nels Carroll, Kathleen Marulanda, Myunghan Choi, Grayson H Wheatley
PURPOSE: Involvement of qualified specialists with proficiency in endovascular therapies has created flux regarding the role of cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, and other catheter-skilled specialists in the management of type B aortic dissections. We used manuscript authorship trends and recent match data in order to study how multi-specialty involvement in treating aortic dissections has changed in the endovascular era. METHODS: A PubMed review of published literature between 1998 and 2015 was performed with "aortic dissection" in the title...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433927/performing-boundary-work-the-emergence-of-a-new-practice-in-a-hybrid-operating-room
#3
Kajsa Lindberg, Lars Walter, Elena Raviola
This paper addresses the processes of boundary work, in relation to the introduction of new technology, unfolding during the emergence of new medical practices. Inspired by Gieryn's fluid and practical view of boundaries and boundary work, and by Actor-Network Theory's description of scripting processes, we study the processes of negotiating and (re-)constructing boundaries in order to reveal both the interactions between different kinds of boundary work and their situatedness in the context of the emerging practice...
April 13, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433700/isotopic-characterization-and-thermal-neutron-flux-determination-of-a-pube-neutron-source
#4
Ravi Ankit Purty, Akanchha, Shikha Prasad
The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) possesses a PuBe neutron source facility with an initial activity of 5 Ci, dated September 1966 (nearly 50 years ago). An understanding of the present activity and the rate of its change will allow implementation of proper radiological safety procedures and future radiological safety planning. Knowing the absolute neutron flux will help us in future neutron activation studies. These details are also important to ensure proper security precautions. In our work, we attempt to identify the isotopic composition to determine the rate of change of the source and the absolute thermal neutron flux of plutonium beryllium (PuBe) sample at IIT Kanpur...
April 5, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429207/organizational-and-welfare-mode-of-breast-centers-network-a-survey-of-sicilian-radiologists
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Maria Adele Marino, Orazio Pennisi, Annalisa Donia, Carmelo Sofia, Claudio Guerra, Carmelo Privitera, Placido Romeo
The European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists has created quality indicators for breast units to establish the minimum standards of care for patients. In Italy, each region differs, indeed, in terms of health care and services warranted to patients suffering from breast cancer. Since Sicilian Regional Administration today is still disregarding implementation of the provisions contained in the proposal of the Ministry of Health entitled "Guidelines on Organizational and Health Care Methods of Breast Centers Network" in November 2015 the Sicilian Regional Group of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM) decided to carry out a survey to see the position of the Sicilian Healthcare System and define the gap to bridge over...
April 20, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429205/comparison-of-digital-tomosynthesis-and-computed-tomography-for-lung-nodule-detection-in-sos-screening-program
#6
Maurizio Grosso, Roberto Priotto, Donatella Ghirardo, Alberto Talenti, Emanuele Roberto, Luca Bertolaccini, Alberto Terzi, Stéphane Chauvie
PURPOSE: To compare the lung nodules' detection of digital tomosynthesis (DTS) and computed tomography (CT) in the context of the SOS (Studio OSservazionale) prospective screening program for lung cancer detection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty-two of the 1843 subjects enrolled in the SOS study underwent CT because non-calcified nodules with diameters larger than 5 mm and/or multiple nodules were present in DTS. Two expert radiologists reviewed the exams classifying the nodules based on their radiological appearance and their dimension...
April 20, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402432/educational-outcomes-of-a-medical-physicist-program-over-the-past-10%C3%A2-years-in-japan
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Noriyuki Kadoya, Kumiko Karasawa, Iori Sumida, Hidetaka Arimura, Yasumasa Kakinohana, Shigeto Kabuki, Hajime Monzen, Teiji Nishio, Hiroki Shirato, Syogo Yamada
The promotion plan for the Platform of Human Resource Development for Cancer (Ganpro) was initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan in 2007, establishing a curriculum for medical physicists. In this study, we surveyed the educational outcomes of the medical physicist program over the past 10 years since the initiation of Ganpro. The Japan Society of Medical Physics mailing list was used to announce this survey. The questionnaire was created by members of the Japanese Board for Medical Physicist Qualification, and was intended for the collection of information regarding the characteristics and career paths of medical physics students...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396633/the-open-anatomy-browser-a-collaborative-web-based-viewer-for-interoperable-anatomy-atlases
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Michael Halle, Valentin Demeusy, Ron Kikinis
The Open Anatomy Browser (OABrowser) is an open source, web-based, zero-installation anatomy atlas viewer based on current web browser technologies and evolving anatomy atlas interoperability standards. OABrowser displays three-dimensional anatomical models, image cross-sections of labeled structures and source radiological imaging, and a text-based hierarchy of structures. The viewer includes novel collaborative tools: users can save bookmarks of atlas views for later access and exchange those bookmarks with other users, and dynamic shared views allow groups of users can participate in a collaborative interactive atlas viewing session...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396224/-%C3%A3-tienne-destot-1864-1918-or-the-other-father-of-french-radiology
#9
N Foray, M Amiel, R Mornex
Étienne Destot is a French physician from Burgundy who benefited, during his studies in Lyon, from the quality of teaching of the best specialists of the time: Augagneur for hygiene, Testut for anatomy, Ollier for surgery, Lépine for the medical applications of electricity and the Lumière brothers for the technological development. During its experiments, he met Despeignes, the first radiation oncologist, Regaud pioneer of radiobiology and Bouchacourt who pointed out individual radiosensitivity. Less than two months after the X-rays discovery by Roentgen, he produced one of the first French radiographic views that were at the origin of our current knowledge in bone and cartilage anatomy and traumatology...
April 7, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391785/radiologically-isolated-syndrome-mr-imaging-features-suggestive-of-multiple-sclerosis-prior-to-first-symptom-onset
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REVIEW
Darin T Okuda
Remarkable advances in the understanding of the biology of multiple sclerosis have been achieved through the use of conventional and novel MR imaging techniques of the central nervous system. With improvements in access by patients and utilization of MR imaging technology in health care, an increasing number of unanticipated structural anomalies are being appreciated. In certain instances, white matter abnormalities within the brain and spinal cord are discovered in subjects with no prior history of neurologic symptoms supportive of inflammatory demyelinating events...
May 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390547/image-acquisition-in-general-radiography-the-utilisation-of-ddr
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C M Hayre, A Eyden, S Blackman, K Carlton
OBJECTIVE: This article explores image acquisition with DDR. General radiographic technology continues to advance therefore it remains paramount to continually reflect on DDR hardware and software amongst radiographers in an imaging modality that constitutes approximately 90% of all radiological examinations. METHOD: This article reports findings from a wider ethnographic study of two general radiography environments in the United Kingdom (UK). Participant observation and semi-structured interviews were the methods used to uncover original data...
May 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389790/multidetector-ct-urography-in-urogenital-tuberculosis-use-of-reformatted-images-for-the-assessment-of-the-radiological-findings-a-pictorial-essay
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REVIEW
Caterina Gaudiano, Marina Tadolini, Fiorenza Busato, Elisa Vanino, Simone Pucci, Beniamino Corcioni, Rita Golfieri
Urogenital tuberculosis (UGTB) is the most common form of extrapulmonary TB and is responsible for a destructive inflammation of the renal parenchyma and urinary tract often leading to the loss of kidney function. For these reasons, the early diagnosis of this disease, once considered disappeared in developed countries, is very important to establish a prompt and efficient treatment. However, the subtle and non-specific symptoms, often represented by recurrent and persistent lower urinary tract symptoms, can confound and delay the diagnosis...
April 8, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386958/amylase-in-drain-fluid-for-the-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-leak-in-post-pancreatic-resection
#13
REVIEW
Tsetsegdemberel Bat-Ulzii Davidson, Mohammad Yaghoobi, Brian R Davidson, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: The treatment of people with clinically significant postoperative pancreatic leaks is different from those without clinically significant pancreatic leaks. It is important to know the diagnostic accuracy of drain fluid amylase as a triage test for the detection of clinically significant pancreatic leaks, so that an informed decision can be made as to whether the patient with a suspected pancreatic leak needs further investigations and treatment. There is currently no systematic review of the diagnostic test accuracy of drain fluid amylase for the diagnosis of clinically relevant pancreatic leak...
April 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386298/highlights-from-the-36th-european-society-of-surgical-oncology-congress-esso-36-14-16-september-2016-kracow-poland-optimising-european-cancer-surgery
#14
Danuta Lichosik
The ESSO Congress is the event for all surgeons with an interest in surgical oncology. The congress is a gathering for the surgical oncology community from all around the world to meet and gain an insight into state-of-the-art technology, latest healthcare services, and solutions within their field. The ESSO 36 congress gathered over 750 participants from 58 countries. With over 100 speakers, the scientific programme featured 18 scientific symposia including a joint symposium with the American Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), 6 multidisciplinary sessions including joint sessions with CIRSE (Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe) and JCOG (Japanese Clinical Oncology Group), 8 meet-the-expert sessions, 5 debates, 13 proffered paper sessions, and 2 video sessions...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373027/omics-approaches-to-identify-potential-biomarkers-of-inflammatory-diseases-in-the-focal-adhesion-complex
#15
Johanne Brooks, Alastair Watson, Tamas Korcsmaros
Inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) require recurrent invasive tests, including blood tests, radiology, and endoscopic evaluation both to diagnose and assess disease activity, and to determine optimal therapeutic strategies. Simple 'bedside' biomarkers could be used in all phases of patient management to avoid unnecessary investigation and guide further management. The focal adhesion complex (FAC) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple inflammatory diseases, including IBD, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis...
March 31, 2017: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372963/2016-rad-aid-conference-on-international%C3%A2-radiology-for-developing-countries-gaps-growth-and-united-nations-sustainable-development-goals
#16
Daniel J Mollura, Garshasb Soroosh, Melissa P Culp
The 2016 RAD-AID Conference analyzed the accelerated global activity in the radiology community that is transforming medical imaging into an effective spearhead of health care capacity building in low- and middle-income countries. Global health efforts historically emphasized disaster response, crisis zones, and infectious disease outbreaks. However, the projected doubling of cancer and cardiovascular deaths in developing countries in the next 15 years and the need for higher technology screening and diagnostic technologies in low-resource regions, as articulated by the United Nations' new Sustainable Development Goals of 2016, is heightening the role of radiology in global health...
March 29, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372961/big-data-and-machine-learning-strategies-for-driving-this-bus-a-summary-of-the-2016-intersociety-summer-conference
#17
Jonathan B Kruskal, Seth Berkowitz, J Raymond Geis, Woojin Kim, Paul Nagy, Keith Dreyer
The 38th radiology Intersociety Committee reviewed the current state and future direction of clinical data science and its application to radiology practice. The assembled participants discussed the need to use current technology to better generate and demonstrate radiologists' value for our patients and referring providers. The attendants grappled with the potentially disruptive applications of machine learning to image analysis. Although the prospect of algorithms' interpreting images automatically initially shakes the core of the radiology profession, the group emerged with tremendous optimism about the future of radiology...
March 29, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366065/management-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-due-to-tandem-occlusion-should-endovascular-recanalization-of-the-extracranial-or-intracranial-occlusive-lesion-be-done-first
#18
Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Gary B Rajah, Hakeem J Shakir, Hussain Shallwani, Sirin Gandhi, Jason M Davies, Kenneth V Snyder, Elad I Levy, Adnan H Siddiqui
OBJECTIVE Acute tandem occlusions of the cervical internal carotid artery and an intracranial large vessel present treatment challenges. Controversy exists regarding which lesion should be addressed first. The authors sought to evaluate the endovascular approach for revascularization of these lesions at Gates Vascular Institute. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained, single-institution database. They analyzed demographic, procedural, radiological, and clinical outcome data for patients who underwent endovascular treatment for tandem occlusions...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355464/early-diagnosis-of-invasive-mould-infections-and-disease
#19
Frédéric Lamoth, Thierry Calandra
Invasive mould infections (IMIs), such as invasive aspergillosis or mucormycosis, are a major cause of death in patients with haematological cancer and in patients receiving long-term immunosuppressive therapy. Early diagnosis and prompt initiation of antifungal therapy are crucial steps in the management of patients with IMI. The diagnosis of IMI remains a major challenge, with an increased spectrum of fungal pathogens and a diversity of clinical and radiological presentations within the expanding spectrum of immunocompromised hosts...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348939/radiolucent-skull-clamps-for-intra-operative-imaging-a-technical-note
#20
Neil Haranhalli, Hugo Zeberg, Patrick Lasala, David Altschul
Conventionally, surgery and procedural-based radiology are performed on different premises. With advances in imaging technology, the operating room is rapidly being transformed into an intraoperative imaging suite. Diagnostic imaging in conjunction with surgery has great utility and by all accounts has great future potential. During the last decade, cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanners have been introduced and have made intraoperative imaging more feasible because these scanners can be made less bulky...
February 10, 2017: Curēus
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