Orthopedic Imaging

Orthopedic imaging relies on X-ray, MRI and CT to diagnose disorders and injuries affecting the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and spine. Orthopedists also use these test results to create an effective treatment plan.

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

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

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Common MRI findings in 'foot drop' cases

A new paper in the European Journal of Radiology offers an updated overview of common MRI findings in patients who develop foot drop following total hip arthroplasty.

February 14, 2023

Are MR arthrograms on their way out?

Once the go-to exam for gaining intra-articular details of major joints, MR arthrography appears to be wavering in popularity, decreasing 'drastically' at some institutions.

February 13, 2023

MRI findings linked with reinjury in professional athletes seeking return to play

These findings were consistently predictive of reinjury regardless of how well the athletes progressed during rehabilitation. 

January 5, 2023

Radiologist- and technologist-related errors to blame for most musculoskeletal MRI recalls

These errors are frequently due to a breakdown in communication between radiologists, technologists and referring providers, either before or during exams, according to a new analysis of more nearly 63,000 musculoskeletal MRI exams.

December 20, 2022

Return-to-play protocols: Expert predicts radiologists will be future leaders in sports medicine

Several mainstream media outlets recently cast a bright spotlight upon the well-being of athletes who are returning to active rosters following injuries, causing many spectators to question the people in charge of making return-to-play decisions. 

December 1, 2022

Use of NSAIDs 'should be revisited' after study reveals they may worsen arthritis

The use of NSAIDS such as ibuprofen and naproxen might not have the desired effect patients are seeking when it comes to joint pain, according to new findings to be presented at RSNA 2022. 

November 23, 2022

AI software's pediatric fracture detection in line with that of radiologists

An artificial intelligence system that is currently commercially available for use in adults could also have applications in a pediatric population, according to a new study in Pediatric Radiology.

October 6, 2022
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Ultrafast MRI protocol reduces scan time by 10 minutes for cervical imaging

Experts involved in the study suggested that the protocol could open doors leading to greater utilization of MRI in the future. 

September 26, 2022
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