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A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals a new treatment option for Parkinson’s disease symptoms: MR-guided focused ultrasound subthalamotomy. While the procedure is less invasive than other ablative options and results are promising, it comes with side effects.

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Buried Treasure
Emerging research blending imaging with AI is spearheading breakthroughs in cancer treatment decisions. Using radiomics, researchers are mining archival MRI, PET, and CT scans to identify markers that can help determine the best course of action.

Moving Target
While traditional methods of reducing radiation dose to patients and technologists continue to be utilized and refined, new techniques, such as refining patient positioning and tracking health care worker exposure, are making a difference.

The Gorilla in the Room
When interpreting scans, readers of all experience levels are susceptible to confirmation bias and/or inattentional blindness—the tendency to overlook something readily apparent while on the lookout for something else. Researchers are getting to the bottom of this and offering strategies.

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Security Strategies for Safeguarding Health Care Networks
By Pramod Gupta, MD, and Robert Sims, MD

History
A 69-year-old man with a history of chronic alcohol-induced pancreatitis presented to the emergency department (ED) with dyspnea, intractable vomiting, and abdominal pain. A nasogastric tube was placed, and a chest radiograph obtained. Based on the chest X-ray findings, the left pleural space was tapped for symptomatic relief and the patient was admitted for further imaging and management. Continue reading »
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