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Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Radiologist David Gruen, MD, discusses some of the overarching themes from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society's annual meeting.

End-users of various radiology IT systems offer their assessment of the software in the annual KLAS Research 2023 Best in KLAS report.

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Virtual reality hypnosis could alter pain management during interventional procedures

The lead-up to radiation therapy can be anxiety-inducing and painful, but experts are optimistic a new relaxation method that is equal parts ancient and futuristic could help to ease patients’ worries. 

June 5, 2023
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Observation times following renal biopsies can be significantly reduced, according to new research

New findings indicate that monitoring times following renal mass biopsy could be revisited in many cases without posing risks to patients.

May 4, 2023
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Target accuracy significantly improves with aiming device/laser guidance combo during CT procedures

Laser guidance has been shown to improve needle placement accuracy during percutaneous interventions, but this procedure has drawbacks, experts explained recently.

April 26, 2023
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Radiologist has license revoked following 'botched' cosmetic procedures

"Why are you, a radiologist, doing a tummy tuck? How do you even know how to do this?"

April 14, 2023
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Pulsed radiofrequency procedure could help patients avoid surgery for sciatica

In PRF procedures, a probe is used to intermittently apply energy directly to the dorsal root ganglia, which is often where pain and neurologic symptoms associated with sciatica originate.  

April 7, 2023
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Radiology 'summer school' increases interest in the specialty among medical students

Although the term “radiology summer school” makes it seem like the program might interfere with a student’s eagerly anticipated summer break, the program in question lasts just three days.

March 30, 2023
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Robot-assisted needle positioning in CT-guided procedures improves accuracy, reduces repeats

Compared to freehand techniques during procedures requiring needle positioning, robot assistance results in fewer adjustments, even for seasoned interventional radiologists.

February 28, 2023
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How effective is simulation training for interventional radiology procedures?

New survey data detail how simulation curriculum and training improves procedural competence among radiology residents, prompting some to suggest that it be routinely incorporated into IR residency. 

February 27, 2023
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