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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.


Intermittent fluoro method reduces radiation dose during image-guided biopsy

And the method does not come at the expense of diagnostic yield, an uptick in adverse events or increased procedure times.

November 11, 2022

Costs of PE interventions are frequently physician-dependent

“Without a clear reference standard technique that optimizes patient outcomes, device selection is based on availability and physician-driven selection, which can substantially impact procedural costs,” authors of a new cost analysis in Clinical Radiology stated.

November 4, 2022

Newly approved radiation protection system said to reduce exposure by 90%

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s latest radiological clearance should come as welcome news to radiologists and cardiologists who perform interventional procedures.

October 27, 2022

Is stopping antithrombotic therapy prior to image-guide breast biopsy really necessary?

Experts arrived at this conclusion after comparing incidents of hematoma between patients who did and did not receive antithrombotic therapy prior to their procedure.

August 23, 2022

Researchers examine growth of nonphysician practitioners in radiology

A new paper in the Journal of the American College of Radiology digs into the emergence of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in radiology and how it has impacted clinical and procedural volumes and imaging interpretation.

August 22, 2022

Do image-guided corticosteroid injections impact COVID risk?

Patients who received an injection had an infection rate of 2.2% at 4-month follow-up. In comparison, the infection rate for the general population in Massachusetts was 7.5% during the same period.

July 5, 2022

25% of patients undergoing transthoracic needle biopsy experience complications

Higher complication rates were observed in inpatient settings and in patients with COPD. Also associated with increased adverse events were prior lung cancer screening and the use of oral anticoagulants or antiplatelets.

June 21, 2022
A comparison between a traditional iodine contrast angiogram (left), and a gadolinium contrast angiogram (right). MRI gadolinium contrast is starting to be used in some interventional radiology procedures and is being considered in interventional cardiology due to the iodine contrast shortage.

Gadolinium can be used as substitute for iodine contrast in some interventional imaging procedures

Gadolinium might be an alternative, stop-gap solution for interventional procedures during the current iodine contrast shortage.

May 23, 2022
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