On April 3, while traveling on Interstate 77 from Orangeburg to his home in Tioga, Pa., a father of two sons – ages 9 and 16 – became ill, said Rock Hill Radiology Associates staff members. “They were heading back Monday morning and only made it to Rock Hill,” said Megan McDowell, a Rock Hill…

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The utility of ultrasound extends across the entire continuum of care and has become fundamental to providing cost-effective care for patients around the world. Though ultrasound originated within traditional imaging, novel point-of-care applications are now being performed by multiple specialties and are contributing to better patient care pathways that are safer and more economical than…

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Almost 25% of radiologist posts in Northern Ireland are currently vacant. The Royal College of Radiologists has described the shortage as “severe” and said it was aware of the potential impact on the care of cancer patients. In a recent report, the Health and Social Care Board said the regional performance against the 14-day breast…

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Interventional radiologists at the UCLA Medical Center are leveraging artificial intelligence to create a “chatbot” that automatically communicates with referring clinicians, providing them with evidence-based answers to frequently asked questions. Currently, the AI-powered prototype is being tested by a small UCLA team of hospitalists, radiation oncologists and interventional radiologists. The machine learning application, which acts…

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Most people at some point in their lives go through medical imaging, such as an X-ray, CAT scan, or MRI. Dr. Marc Willis and his team at Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new educational resource called Radiology-TEACHES (Technology Enhanced Appropriateness Criteria Home for Education Simulation) that aims to give students a more in-depth knowledge about…

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Medical malpractice and neglect lawsuits would have to be reviewed by a committee of doctors before they head to court under a bill that narrowly passed the state House of Representatives on Wednesday. Supporters of the legislation say the state is too “litigation friendly” and that the policy would help weed out frivolous lawsuits. Republican…

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Hyperlinked multimedia-enhanced radiology reports improve concordance of target lesion selection and measurements used to calculate therapeutic response, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.Researchers from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, performed a retrospective study determine the clinical value of hyperlinked tumor measurements in multimedia-enhanced radiology reports in the PACS…

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Since its recovery in July 2016 from a local nonprofit that used it to train rescue dogs, Kuncl’s amputated limb has become a key piece of evidence in a federal legal dispute. Its very existence may help Kuncl prove his case that negligent medical treatment at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Puget Sound Health…

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Screening breast MRI boosts early diagnosis of cancer in all women, not just those at high risk, according to a new study from Germany published online February 21 in Radiology. So why isn’t the modality being used more frequently? The findings suggest that use of the technology could be expanded beyond its traditional application in high-risk…

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Dr. Daniel Cousin is a board-certified, fellowship-trained expert in Diagnostic Radiology, the Clinical Director for a private radiology practice in Florida, and has almost 15 years of experience in the field including both academic and private practices and in both clinical and administrative positions. Dr. Cousin has served as Medical Director and Lead Radiologist in…

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