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June 12th Medical Imaging News!



Medical Imaging In the News!

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AIM: Are docs leaving patients in the dark about radiation risks? by Lisa Fratt June 6, 2012:  A majority of radiologists and emergency medicine physicians reported feeling comfortable educating patients about radiation risks associated with CT imaging, according to a survey that served as the basis for a research letter in the June 4 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. In contrast, most frontline providers indicated that they did not have the time or training to sufficiently discuss the risks of CT imaging. How comfortable are you with discussing these risks with your patients? Check out our Learning Center for resources on radiation safety.

The Antidote for Radiology Errors: Imaging technology News  ByTeri Yates, CHC June 1, 2012: Better systems that improve quality, learning and safety are the key to real improvement. Most experts embrace the notion that the best way to prevent medical errors is to learn from them rather than punish the individuals involved. Despite this, the facts suggest there is still much work to be done in establishing a just culture in healthcare that acknowledges the inherent likelihood that humans will make mistakes. What are your thoughts on reducing errors in radiology?

Novel Brain Imaging Technique Explains Why Concussions Affect People Differently ScienceDaily (June 8, 2012): The new technique could eventually help in assessing concussion patients, predicting which head injuries are likely to have long-lasting neurological consequences, and evaluating the effectiveness of treatments, according to lead author Michael L. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Einstein and medical director of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services at Montefiore. The findings are published June 8 in the online edition of Brain Imaging and Behavior.

Molecular Imaging Detects Signs of Alzheimer's in Healthy Patients: ScienceDaily (June 11, 2012) — An arsenal of Alzheimer's research revealed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting indicates that beta-amyloid plaque in the brain not only is involved in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease but may also precede even mild cognitive decline. These and other studies advance molecular imaging for the early detection of beta-amyloid, for which one product is now approved in the United States, as a major push forward in the race for better treatments.

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