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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619578/efficiency-improvement-in-a-busy-radiology-practice-determination-of-musculoskeletal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-protocol-using-deep-learning-convolutional-neural-networks
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Young Han Lee
The purposes of this study are to evaluate the feasibility of protocol determination with a convolutional neural networks (CNN) classifier based on short-text classification and to evaluate the agreements by comparing protocols determined by CNN with those determined by musculoskeletal radiologists. Following institutional review board approval, the database of a hospital information system (HIS) was queried for lists of MRI examinations, referring department, patient age, and patient gender. These were exported to a local workstation for analyses: 5258 and 1018 consecutive musculoskeletal MRI examinations were used for the training and test datasets, respectively...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525881/the-skinny-on-skin-mri-features-of-cutaneous-and-subcutaneous-lesions-detected-on-body-mri-studies
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REVIEW
David Becker-Weidman, Jennifer Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Koenraad J Mortele
The skin and subcutaneous tissues are inevitably imaged as part of most body MRI studies. Incidental or even symptomatic skin lesions may, therefore, be detected and present a diagnostic challenge for the radiologist. We aim to provide a comprehensive review, with illustrative examples, of the skin abnormalities encountered on body MRI studies in our busy academic radiology department.
March 10, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464433/optimizing-travel-time-to-outpatient-interventional-radiology-procedures-in-a-multi-site-hospital-system-using-a-google-maps-application
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Jacob E Mandel, Louis Morel-Ovalle, Franz E Boas, Etay Ziv, Hooman Yarmohammadi, Amy Deipolyi, Heeralall R Mohabir, Joseph P Erinjeri
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a custom Google Maps application can optimize site selection when scheduling outpatient interventional radiology (IR) procedures within a multi-site hospital system. The Google Maps for Business Application Programming Interface (API) was used to develop an internal web application that uses real-time traffic data to determine estimated travel time (ETT; minutes) and estimated travel distance (ETD; miles) from a patient's home to each a nearby IR facility in our hospital system...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454589/a-retrospective-review-of-registrar-out-of-hours-reporting-in-a-university-hospital-the-effect-of-time-and-seniority-on-discrepancy-rates
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V Lam, J A Stephenson
AIM: To assess the influence of time, intensity, and trainee seniority on radiology registrars' major and minor discrepancy rates during weekend reporting at a university teaching hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 12-month retrospective review was performed of out-of-hours trainee provisional reports for computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a university teaching hospital. From Friday 9.00 pm to Sunday 9.00 pm, the out-of-hours service is provided by a single registrar rotating every 12 hours...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402533/artificial-intelligence-and-machine-learning-in-radiology-opportunities-challenges-pitfalls-and-criteria-for-success
#5
James H Thrall, Xiang Li, Quanzheng Li, Cinthia Cruz, Synho DO, Keith Dreyer, James Brink
Worldwide interest in artificial intelligence (AI) applications, including imaging, is high and growing rapidly, fueled by availability of large datasets ("big data"), substantial advances in computing power, and new deep-learning algorithms. Apart from developing new AI methods per se, there are many opportunities and challenges for the imaging community, including the development of a common nomenclature, better ways to share image data, and standards for validating AI program use across different imaging platforms and patient populations...
January 31, 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398149/evaluating-resident-on-call-performance-does-volume-affect-discrepancy-rate
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Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, Brendan Cline, Christopher Swenson, Brian C Allen, Charles M Maxfield
OBJECTIVE: To examinehow study volume affects discrepancy rates for on-call radiology residents. Inparticular, we studied how both total shift volume and volume at a particularpoint in time might effect performance. MATERIALS/METHODS: Weretrospectively analyzed 518 weekend call shifts at our institution. The totalnumber of computed tomography (CT) studies per shift was recorded. For everyabdomen-pelvis (AP) or chest-abdomen-pelvis (CAP) CT, preliminary and finalreports were compared for possible discrepancy and rated (by effect on short-termmanagement)...
January 6, 2018: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388931/-the-therapeutic-and-recreational-potential-of-the-%C3%A2-goryachy-plyazh%C3%A2-physiotherapeutic-facility-on-the-kunashir-island
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L V Veremchuk, B I Chelnokova, L S Barskova, T A Gvozdenko, I V Kukayev, N L Savochkina
The ever increasing attention to the further development of the health resort business and touristic activities in this country implies the necessity of the proper scientifically sound substantiation for the more efficient exploitation of the available spa and health resort resources of the Russian Far East as well as the ample recreational potential of this region taking into consideration that they have not been completely utilized during the preceding period. AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the of the «Goryachy Plyazh (Hot Beach)» physiotherapeutic facility on the Kunashir island...
December 28, 2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359966/-what-is-the-impact-of-utilizing-so-called-best-practices-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-an-interview-with-atul-gupta
#8
Atul Gupta
Atul Gupta, MD speaks to Adam Price-Evans, Managing Commissioning Editor of Future Cardiology. Atul Gupta is the Global Chief Medical Officer for the business group Image Guided Therapy at Philips, providing medical guidance to Philips' clinical vision and strategy. As a practicing interventional and diagnostic radiologist, he also serves as a key external clinical voice for Image Guided Therapy. His key responsibilities include supporting innovation and product development in cardiology, peripheral vascular, surgical, oncology interventions, clinical education, office-based labs, medical affairs and new business development and ventures...
March 2018: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275083/radiology-design-project-primer
#9
Raymond W Sze, Satoshi Teshima, Laurie Hogan, Scott Davidson
The design of hospital environments is receiving increased attention as an important contributor to patient satisfaction and experience, which have a direct impact on reimbursement. Well-designed health care environments can decrease stress, improve concentration, and contribute to improved patient outcomes and enhanced staff morale. Most radiologists and business directors lack formal training in design and may feel they have little to contribute to design planning, yet creating an optimal environment for patients requires a strong understanding of local demographics and both patient and staff needs, which is a core responsibility of radiology leadership...
December 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273473/radiology-architecture-project-primer
#10
Raymond W Sze, Laurie Hogan, Satoshi Teshima, Scott Davidson
The rapid pace of technologic advancement and increasing expectations for patient- and family-friendly environments make it common for radiology leaders to be involved in imaging remodel and construction projects. Most radiologists and business directors lack formal training in architectural and construction processes but are expected to play significant and often leading roles in all phases of an imaging construction project. Avoidable mistakes can result in significant increased costs and scheduling delays; knowledgeable participation and communication can result in a final product that enhances staff workflow and morale and improves patient care and experience...
December 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132634/a-model-to-determine-payments-associated-with-radiology-procedures
#11
Thusitha Mabotuwana, Christopher S Hall, Shiby Thomas, Christoph Wald
OBJECTIVE: Across the United States, there is a growing number of patients in Accountable Care Organizations and under risk contracts with commercial insurance. This is due to proliferation of new value-based payment models and care delivery reform efforts. In this context, the business model of radiology within a hospital or health system context is shifting from a primary profit-center to a cost-center with a goal of cost savings. Radiology departments need to increasingly understand how the transactional nature of the business relates to financial rewards...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131765/comprehensive-cross-sectional-imaging-of-the-pulmonary-veins
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Cameron Hassani, Farhood Saremi
The pulmonary veins carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart, but their importance to the radiologist extends far beyond this seemingly straightforward function. The anatomy of the pulmonary veins is variable among patients, with several noteworthy variant and anomalous patterns, including supernumerary pulmonary veins, a common ostium, anomalous pulmonary venous return, and levoatriocardinal veins. Differences in pulmonary vein anatomy and the presence of variant or anomalous anatomy can be of critical importance, especially for preoperative planning of pulmonary and cardiac surgery...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033308/2017-annual-meeting-of-the-american-college-of-radiology-moreton-lecture-forecasting-the-futures-of-radiology
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Jeffrey C Bauer
PURPOSE: The traditional forces of change in health care are no longer working as they did in the past. Political gridlock has destroyed Washington's ability to create sensible policy for reforming the medical marketplace, creating chaos for providers. Fortunately, chaos creates opportunity. The idea of creating one's future has never been more relevant and necessary. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Predicting-the science of extrapolating future values from historical data-is not a valid method for looking ahead when causal relationships that explained change in the past are themselves being redefined (the current situation)...
December 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965909/an-investigation-into-current-protocols-and-radiographer-opinions-on-contrast-extravasation-in-irish-ct-departments
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N Cleary, J P McNulty, S J Foley, E Kelly
BACKGROUND: Iodinated contrast extravasation is a serious complication associated with intravenous administration in radiology. Departmental protocols and the radiographer's approach on both prevention techniques and treatment will affect the prevalence of extravasation, and the eventual outcome for the patient when it does occur. AIMS: To examine contrast extravasation protocols in place in Irish CT departments for alignment with European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) Guidelines (2014); to establish radiographer's opinions on contrast extravasation; and to examine radiographer adherence to protocols...
November 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882991/artificial-stone-associated-silicosis-a-rapidly-emerging-occupational-lung-disease
#15
Ryan F Hoy, Timothy Baird, Gary Hammerschlag, David Hart, Anthony R Johnson, Paul King, Michael Putt, Deborah H Yates
INTRODUCTION: Artificial stone is an increasingly popular material used to fabricate kitchen and bathroom benchtops. Cutting and grinding artificial stone is associated with generation of very high levels of respirable crystalline silica, and the frequency of cases of severe silicosis associated with this exposure is rapidly increasing. AIM: To report the characteristics of a clinical series of Australian workers with artificial stone-associated silicosis. METHODS: Respiratory physicians voluntarily reported cases of artificial stone-associated silicosis identified in their clinical practices...
September 7, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870437/preliminary-interpretations-of-transthoracic-echocardiograms-by-cardiology-fellows
#16
Selma Carlson, Kathleen Kearney, Song Li, Michelle Fujioka, Becky Schwaegler, James N Kirkpatrick
BACKGROUND: Echocardiograms are often obtained after business hours on an urgent or emergent basis to assist in the care of patients with complex presentations. Considerable variation exists among academic medical centers with regard to who performs and interprets these studies, with different levels of cardiology fellow involvement in scanning and/or interpreting. On-call echocardiographic interpretation can be educationally valuable for cardiologists in training but may come at the expense of patient care...
December 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840365/radiology-and-enterprise-medical-imaging-extensions-remix
#17
Barbaros S Erdal, Luciano M Prevedello, Songyue Qian, Mutlu Demirer, Kevin Little, John Ryu, Thomas O'Donnell, Richard D White
Radiology and Enterprise Medical Imaging Extensions (REMIX) is a platform originally designed to both support the medical imaging-driven clinical and clinical research operational needs of Department of Radiology of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. REMIX accommodates the storage and handling of "big imaging data," as needed for large multi-disciplinary cancer-focused programs. The evolving REMIX platform contains an array of integrated tools/software packages for the following: (1) server and storage management; (2) image reconstruction; (3) digital pathology; (4) de-identification; (5) business intelligence; (6) texture analysis; and (7) artificial intelligence...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705524/change-management-a-radiology-administrator-s-primer
#18
Prabhakar Rajiah, Puneet Bhargava
Radiology is no exception to the ubiquitous presence of change in every aspect of our life. Managing change is a challenge, with a high probability of failure if not properly implemented. While change management is not part of the radiology curriculum, it is a highly specialized discipline in the business world. It has been extensively researched and has emerged as a vital skillset in the management of major projects. In this article, the authors discuss how these change management strategies of the business world can be put to use in the radiologists's practice...
September 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693758/the-u-s-online-news-coverage-of-mammography-based-on-a-google-news-search
#19
Leng Leng Young Lin, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To characterize online news coverage relating to mammography, including articles' stance toward screening mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Google News was used to search U.S. news sites over a 9-year period (2006-2015) based on the search terms "mammography" and "mammogram." The top 100 search results were recorded. Identified articles were manually reviewed. RESULTS: The top 100 news articles were from the following sources: local news outlet (50%), national news outlet (24%), nonimaging medical source (13%), entertainment or culture news outlet (6%), business news outlet (4%), peer-reviewed journal (1%), and radiology news outlet (1%)...
December 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536771/24-7-pediatric-radiology-attending-coverage-times-are-changing
#20
REVIEW
James S Donaldson, Kiran H Thakrar
The job of the pediatric radiologist long ago ceased to be an 8-to-5 role. Many practices have adopted evening shifts of in-house attending radiologists to cover the busy evening activity. With the ever-increasing role of imaging in clinical decisions and patient management, there is a need - if not a demand - to further extend attending pediatric radiology coverage. In this article, we discuss the needs and justification for extending pediatric radiology coverage at a tertiary-care children's hospital. We also describe the approach we took toward implementing 24/7 attending in-house coverage of pediatric radiology...
June 2017: Pediatric Radiology
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