Big news hit in October during Breast Cancer Awareness month as the American Cancer Society (ACS) released 2015 recommendations for breast cancer screenings for women who are considered average-risk. The new recommendations are evidence-based and balance the benefits and harms of both mammograms and clinical exams.
In an eye-opening one hour webinar session presented by RadSite, William W. Orrison, Jr., MD, MBA, speaks to the topic of Patient Safety in Medical Imaging. A nationally known expert in radiation safety and RadSite’s chief medical officer, Dr. Orrison is the chief of neuroradiology and medical director at Nevada Imaging Centers and the author of more than 150 medical publications. In addition, Dr. Orrison also serves as RadSite’s Chief Medical Officer and Chair of the Standards Committee. In this webinar, Dr. Orrison shares anecdotal stories that underscore the importance of awareness, proper information and safety in radiation. He also demonstrates a compelling need for consistent quality standards for diagnostic imaging through an accreditation program such as RadSite.
If you have an accredited PET facility and want to participate in the $100 million PET IDEAS study, now is the time to register. Registration opened October 28, 2015. To be eligible, you must be accredited by one of three accepted organizations, which includes RadSite.
A team of researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed one of the first-of-its-kind software methods for converting 3D MRI scans into tangible, handheld models to plan heart surgeries. Two major conclusions of this project are that: 1) Routine use of 3D heart models for surgical planning is possible, and 2) active learning approaches in which the user annotates uncertain regions of interest (ROI) can further reduce segmentation time.
Traumatic brain injury and mild traumatic brain injury (TBI and mTBI) are serious issues. Nearly 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury and Prevention Control. Studies have shown that TBI accounts for over 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. and over 70,000 patients with permanent neurological damage.