2017 Article Archive

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November 2017

FEATURES

Spotlight on MRI Safety
Radiologist Emanuel Kanal, MD, FACR, FISMRM, unveils an app offering radiologists and technologists an unprecedented view of MRI procedures.

Fighting Back
Radiology needs to beef up proactive measures to prevent security breaches.

A Slam Dunk Partnership
GE Healthcare teams with the NBA on research for better player health.

Beyond Child's Play
Effective pediatric radiography requires special considerations.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note
Next Stop … RSNA

Imaging Informatics
Right Patient, Right Record

CT Slice
MACRA's Effects on Imaging

Inside View
Alternate Career Pathways

On the Case

MRI Monitor
Another Reason to Exercise

News Scan

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

October 2017

FEATURES

Revealing Images
Artificial intelligence tools help radiologists look for cancers in dense breasts by automating image processing.

Working Overtime?
Experts weigh in on how to wisely use the extended time until the deadline for mandated implementation of clinical decision support software.

Sit Up and Take Notice
Increased awareness of ergonomics improves radiology reading rooms and allows radiologists to do their jobs more comfortably and efficiently.

Look Twice
Ultrasound and optical imaging can be used together to better detect atherosclerosis.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note
Work in Progress

Imaging Informatics
Patient-Centric Teleradiology

Managing to Succeed
Taking the Initiative

MRI Monitor
Brevity Is the Soul of It

On the Case

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

September 2017

FEATURES

Chest Protector
New artificial intelligence algorithms in combination with coronary CT angiography are helping radiologists identify coronary artery disease risks.

On the DOT
Optical imaging and ultrasound are being used to reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies and better treat women's cancers.

Reporter's Notebook: SNMMI 2017
Read about the latest research and findings presented at the 2017 SNMMI Annual Meeting in Denver.

No Substitute for Experience
Organizations are increasingly seeking to coordinate imaging, positioning, and patient comfort.

2017 Annual Buyers' Guide
Don't miss our annual directory of the latest imaging products and services.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note
Toward Personalized Medicine

Imaging Informatics
Chain Links

CT Slice

On the Case

News Scan

Datebook

Second Opinions

 

August 2017

FEATURES

They Could Be Heroes
A documentary series helps shine a light on patients undergoing minimally invasive, image-guided procedures and the interventional radiologists who treat them.

Imaging Across the Spectrum
Spectral imaging and other advances offer new possibilities for CT as image quality, resolution, and improvements in workflow are becoming more important to customers.

Chart a Course for Success
Clinical specialists and executives are developing and implementing enterprise imaging strategies to chart a course toward consolidated patient data.

Improved Focus
MR-guided focused ultrasound is proving to be a safe, effective treatment for tumors in children and young adults.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note
Innovative Approaches

Inside View
Busy Intersection: Specialties Converge With 3D Printing

Ultrasound News
Ultrasound for Children With Abdominal Trauma

Imaging Informatics
Anonymously Yours

Billing and Coding
To CT or to CTA, That Is the Question

On the Case

News Scan

Products & Services

Datebook

Second Opinions

July 2017

FEATURES

Scaling Mountains
Data analytics are helping health care organizations harness their mountains of information as a way to meet future needs in the present.

When You Wish Upon a Cloud …
Thanks to cloud-based technology, children in the Make-A-Wish Foundation program are experiencing less radiation exposure and more streamlined care.

Patient Avatars
Low-dose 2D/3D orthopedic imaging is improving safety, diagnosis, and treatment planning, especially in pediatric care.

Outward Mobility
The rapidly expanding delivery of health care through freestanding emergency departments is giving consumers more options in how they receive radiology services, but consumers are encouraged to educate themselves before making a visit.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note
Accessible Health Care

Imaging Informatics
Reaping the Benefits of Technology

Managing to Succeed
Radiology's Business-to-Consumer Shift

On the Case

Interventional News
An Overlooked Option: More Women Can Benefit From UFE

Product & Service Showcase

Products and Services

News Scan

Datebook

Second Opinions


June 2017

FEATURES

Opening Up the Skies
In this month's cover story, Radiology Today examines trends in cloud computing affecting radiologists and related multidisciplinary professionals.

Harmonizing Breast Images
Synthesized 2D images bring a new view to breast imaging with less radiation. Early results have shown great promise for patient convenience and peace of mind.

Expanding the Boundaries
Volumetric MRI represents a step forward in technique and technology. The imaging software offers new options for measuring disease-related brain changes and is of particular interest in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

Protecting the Team
We all know that patients have to be protected from unnecessary radiation exposure. Here, we take a look at dose safety and management for your imaging staff.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note
Comparatively Speaking

CT Slice
Campaign Aims to Improve Pediatric Cardiac Imaging

Oncology Update
PET Method May Predict Early Immunotherapy Response

Ultrasound News
Shear Wave Elastography: A Business Case Study

On the Case

News Scan

Product & Service Showcase

Datebook

Second Opinions

May 2017

FEATURES

Substance With Style
Despite advances in imaging technology over the last 100-plus years, radiology reports are still largely words only. Should radiologists provide multimedia reports?

Flipping Good Imaging
Magnetic particle imaging offers an exciting new option for medical diagnostics and treatment.

Reporter's Notebook: SIR 2017
Read about the latest research findings presented at the 2017 Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Bright Ideas
Take a look at the latest trends in medical displays and monitors.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note
Consumer-Driven Breast Screening

Billing and Coding
CPT 2017 Updates Mammography Codes, but CMS Does Not

Mammography Matters
Screening for Breast Cancer: Then and Now

Inside View
A New Way Through the Looking Glass?

Imaging Informatics
Time for a Chat?

On the Case

Imaging IT Buyers' Guide

News Scan

Datebook

Second Opinions


April 2017

FEATURES

Expanding the Stroke Treatment Window
The evolution of stroke treatment continues with new-generation technology developments involving improved thrombectomy devices and new ideas about device usage.

Thinking Intelligently About Heart Matters
AI cloud technology makes cardiac MRI more efficient for radiologists, technologists, and patients.

The DR Transformation
Learn how facilities retrofit their CR rooms to DR.

Dose Reduction and Management
Reducing radiation exposure is only half of the problem.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note
Above and Beyond

CT Slice
What's the Score With CCS?

Interventional News

Managing to Succeed
Inventive Radiology Staffing

On the Case

Product & Service Showcase

News Scan

Datebook

Products and Services

Second Opinions


March 2017

FEATURES

Imaging Adaptability
What are the latest advancements in ultrasound? See what some of the major manufacturers have to say.

Imaging in the Extremities
Cone beam CT for extremity imaging is making inroads in outpatient orthopedic centers. How will that affect radiology's domain?

A Meeting of the Minds
Despite all of the angst about artificial intelligence replacing radiologists, there may come a day when radiologists need AI to do their jobs.

A Clearer View
Breast density is attracting increased attention among mammographers, and many states already have notification laws on the books, but characterizing and quantifying dense breast tissue remains a subjective exercise. New tools offer the potential to examine the issue more clearly.

DEPARTMENTS

Editor's Note
What Does Efficiency Look Like?

Inside View
AI on the Rise

Imaging Informatics
Out of Network

MRI Monitor
Quantitative Neuroimaging in Geriatric Psychiatry

On the Case

News Scan

Products & Service Showcase

Datebook

Second Opinions


February 2017

FEATURES

An Interoperability Progress Report
The path to efficient patient data sharing is smoother, but there are still hurdles.

Untangling Dialysis Circuit Coding
The largest-ever revamp of its kind is set to end confusion and inconsistencies.

Y Not?
Researchers are asking, "Why not?" regarding Y90 radioembolization outside the liver.

A Tale of Two C-Arms
Fixed and mobile C-arm usage is growing. Find out how health care facilities are choosing between them.

departments

Editor's Note
All About Versatility

Interventional News
RAI Helps Defeat Thyroid Cancer

Managing to Succeed
Radiology Mergers

Molecular Imaging News
Molecular Imaging May Enhance Precision Cancer Care

News Scan

On the Case

Products and Services

Datebook

Second Opinions


January 2017

FEATURES

More Bubbles, Less Trouble
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound shows promise for liver imaging.

Real-Time Radiotherapy
Combining MRI with radiation therapy has the potential to target tumors more precisely.

Door to the Future?
Patient portals may allow radiologists to demonstrate their value in new ways.

Five Things to Watch in 2017
There was plenty to see at RSNA 2016. Here are five things that caught our attention.

departments

Editor's Note
New Year, New Opportunities

Imaging Informatics
Clinical Image Sharing Outgrows Radiology

Reporter's Notebook
News From RSNA 2016

Inside View
Hyperloop May Accelerate Specialized Care

CT Slice
'Corkscrew' Blood Flow May Signal Lower Stroke Risk

On the Case

News Scan

Products and Services

Datebook

Second Opinions