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Radiology is the medical specialty directing medical imaging technologies to diagnose and sometimes treat diseases. Originally it was the aspect of medical science dealing with the medical use of electromagnetic energy emitted by X-ray machines or other such radiation devices for the purpose of obtaining visual information as part of medical imaging.
Society of Interventional Radiology elevates 23 new Fellows during Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta

Society of Interventional Radiology elevates 23 new Fellows during Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) elevated 23 new Fellows during the society's Annual Scientific Meeting, Feb. 28-March 5 in Atlanta. [More]
Novel technology could improve diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease

Novel technology could improve diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is caused by narrowing of the arteries as a result of plaque buildup. The plaque accumulation leads to an insufficient blood flow to the body's extremities and increases a person's risk for heart attack and stroke by up to six times. PAD is also one of the most serious complications of diabetes. [More]
Neighbors Health System forms strategic partnership with Siemens USA

Neighbors Health System forms strategic partnership with Siemens USA

Neighbors Health System, owner of Neighbors Emergency Center, announced today a strategic partnership with Siemens USA. Siemens will serve as the exclusive technology provider for imaging equipment in all new Neighbors Emergency Center facilities. [More]
MSK introduces new mobile app to help patients securely access information about their care

MSK introduces new mobile app to help patients securely access information about their care

To continue meeting the ever-advancing technological needs of our patients, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has debuted MyMSK, a new mobile application. The app, compatible with iPad, iPhone, and all iOS devices, allows MSK patients to quickly and easily access their lab and radiology results, view their upcoming appointments, record their medications and symptoms in online diaries, communicate with their healthcare team, and more. [More]
Researchers find key protein critical to the success of common anti-platelet drug Plavix

Researchers find key protein critical to the success of common anti-platelet drug Plavix

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have found that the blood platelet protein Rasa3 is critical to the success of the common anti-platelet drug Plavix, which breaks up blood clots during heart attacks and other arterial diseases. [More]
Fox Chase Cancer Center's Radiation Oncology Department earns ACR accreditation

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Radiation Oncology Department earns ACR accreditation

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Radiation Oncology Department, an international leader known for offering the latest advancements in radiation treatment, has earned accreditation from the American College of Radiology for another three years at both its main campus in Northeast Philadelphia and Buckingham facility. [More]
VagiCap improves quality of life, satisfaction for postmenopausal women with vulvar and vaginal atrophy

VagiCap improves quality of life, satisfaction for postmenopausal women with vulvar and vaginal atrophy

Newly released patient satisfaction survey results from a study of a novel investigational vaginal estrogen treatment show promise for improving quality of life and satisfaction for postmenopausal women who experience pain during sex and other symptoms associated with vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA). [More]
Adeptus Health's net revenue increases 108.0% to $70.1 million in fourth quarter 2014

Adeptus Health's net revenue increases 108.0% to $70.1 million in fourth quarter 2014

Adeptus Health Inc., the largest operator of freestanding emergency rooms in the U.S., announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. [More]
Johns Hopkins study shows value follow-up PET/CT scans in patients with lung cancer

Johns Hopkins study shows value follow-up PET/CT scans in patients with lung cancer

New research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine reveals a high value of scans which could lead to future change of reimbursement policies for follow-up positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) studies in lung cancer. The study, featured in the February 2015 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, establishes the value of fourth and subsequent follow-up PET/CT scans in clinical assessment and management change in patients with the disease. [More]
Scientists identify role of tau-associated MAPT gene in development of Alzheimer's disease

Scientists identify role of tau-associated MAPT gene in development of Alzheimer's disease

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has identified the microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) gene as increasing the risk for developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). [More]
Research may lead to future medical treatments for children with neurodevelopmental problems

Research may lead to future medical treatments for children with neurodevelopmental problems

Children born with a DNA abnormality on chromosome 16 already linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound and language, says a study team of radiologists and psychologists. [More]
Breast density laws could pose risk of unnecessary procedures for women with breast cancer

Breast density laws could pose risk of unnecessary procedures for women with breast cancer

Women with dense breast tissue are at increased risk of breast cancer. Dense breast tissue, generally defined as having more fibroglandular than fatty tissue, can make it more difficult for radiologists to detect cancer on screening mammography. [More]
Henry Ford physicians suction cancerous tumor from vein in metastatic kidney cancer patient

Henry Ford physicians suction cancerous tumor from vein in metastatic kidney cancer patient

Physicians at Henry Ford Hospital successfully suctioned a cancerous tumor from a major vein in a patient with metastatic kidney cancer, clearing the way for him to undergo a minimally-invasive kidney removal. This allowed him to participate in a clinical trial using genetic material from his tumor to produce a vaccine to help fight his metastatic disease. [More]
Prime Healthcare acquires St. Mary's Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center in Missouri

Prime Healthcare acquires St. Mary's Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center in Missouri

Prime Healthcare announced today that it has completed its acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, and St. Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO, as well as other assets of Carondelet Health from Ascension Health. St. Joseph and St. Mary's medical centers are acute-care hospitals with 456 beds and 900 physicians on staff combined. [More]
Clinical trial proves ‘inside the artery’ therapy improves patient outcomes after stroke

Clinical trial proves ‘inside the artery’ therapy improves patient outcomes after stroke

"This clinical trial proves beyond any doubt that inside the artery therapy is the best possible treatment for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke from a large artery occlusion," according to Donald Frei, MD, Neuro Interventional Surgeon at Swedish Medical Center and Radiology Imaging Associates in Englewood, CO. [More]
Henry Ford physicians use AngioVac device to remove tumor in kidney cancer patient

Henry Ford physicians use AngioVac device to remove tumor in kidney cancer patient

Physicians at Henry Ford Hospital successfully suctioned a cancerous tumor from a major vein in a patient with metastatic kidney cancer, clearing the way for him to undergo a minimally-invasive kidney removal. [More]
Endovascular treatment can improve patient outcomes after acute ischemic stroke

Endovascular treatment can improve patient outcomes after acute ischemic stroke

Canadian researchers have completed an international randomized controlled trial showing that a clot retrieval procedure, known as endovascular treatment (ET), can dramatically improve patient outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke. The study, led by researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), shows a dramatic improvement in outcomes and a reduction in deaths from stroke. [More]
Sanford Health wins LocumTenens.com's Best Places to Practice Locum Tenens contest

Sanford Health wins LocumTenens.com's Best Places to Practice Locum Tenens contest

Sanford Health, the nation's largest rural, not-for-profit healthcare system, has been named the winner of LocumTenens.com's Best Places to Practice Locum Tenens contest. [More]
Studies show neurointerventional surgery reduces stroke mortality rate by 50%

Studies show neurointerventional surgery reduces stroke mortality rate by 50%

Two new clinical trials on the treatment of stroke (ESCAPE and EXTEND IA) demonstrate that neurointerventional surgery significantly increases the number of patients who are able to live independently without major neurological disabilities. [More]
Study findings help improve lung cancer screening guidelines

Study findings help improve lung cancer screening guidelines

A set of guidelines developed to help standardized lung cancer screening would have generated considerably fewer false-positives than the National Lung Screening Trial produced, according to a new retrospective study. [More]