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ARRT Extends Recognition of Radiologist Assistant Educational Programs


(February 17, 2015) The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) recently extended the recognition of the radiologist assistant educational programs at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Va.), the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, Ark.) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark, N.J.). Individuals graduating from these programs through January 2020 will have met the educational eligibility requirement for certification and registration as Registered Radiologist Assistants (R.R.A.s).


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Ariella Brown, Technology Writer
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Campaign Wants Women To Check Their Breasts As Often As They Check Facebook

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Every once in a while, amid the hoards of pink helium balloons and the girly hued guns, a campaign surfaces during Breast Cancer Awareness Month that nails what the October initiative is all about.

The latest one comes courtesy of the Singapore-based Breast Cancer Foundation(BCF), which aims to put an end to the disease through its educational programs and publications. The organization also advocates for regular screenings and is urging women to check their breasts for suspicious lumps as often as they check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Handheld ultrasound trounces physical exams for accuracy, cost

 
 
 
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Cardiologists who used a handheld ultrasound were more likely to make an accurate diagnosis of patients with common cardiovascular abnormalities than colleagues who relied on a physical exam, for an estimated savings of $63 per patient. Handheld ultrasound’s ability to rule out abnormalities also likely would reduce downstream testing, according to a study published online Sept. 17 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging. 


Support federal professional standards for the personnel who perform medical imaging exams and deliver radiation therapy treatments.

Send a message to your representatives and senators and ask them to pass the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence (CARE) in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy bill this year. The CARE bill, S. 642 and H.R. 1146, has retained bipartisan support in the House and Senate. It has industry-wide support, has been vetted by several hearings and has previously passed the Senate with unanimous consent. The Congressional Budget Office has projected that the CARE Bill will save money for the Medicare program. 

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Ultrasound Robot for Non-Invasive Treatment of Tumours


Posted in Automation by Thomas Klein on September 12, 2014

The French company Theraclion has just been floated on the stock market. It has developed an innovative solution for non-invasive treatment of tumours combining focused high-intensity ultrasound therapy with ultrasound monitoring to create the "scalpel of the future".

 

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New Breast Exam Nearly Quadruples Detection of Invasive Breast Cancers in Women with Dense Breast Tissue

Posted by Sam Smith (@scolbysmith) · Fri, Jan 23 at 9:48am EST

Rochester, Minn. — A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of Roentgenology.


ObamaCare database reveals $3.5 billion in payments to doctors

Nearly $3.5 billion in industry payments and gifts to doctors were made public Tuesday in a new government database intended to highlight conflicts of interest.

The first round of "Sunshine Act" data includes payments as small as $10 that were made by drug and device manufacturers to clinicians and teaching hospitals.

The online system, created by the Affordable Care Act, is intended to shed light on financial ties between doctors and businesses that could influence prescriptions and other medical decisions.

The Obama administration cheered the long-delayed launch of the database, which included roughly two-thirds of the reported data, as a victory for transparency.


HHS awards $300M to health centers to expand primary care services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will spend nearly $300 million to help thousands of health centers that have struggled to meet rising demand for primary care under ObamaCare.

Nearly 1,300 facilities nationwide will receive the grants, allowing them to hire about 4,700 primary care doctors full time, according to an HHS release Friday. 


Joint Commission Seeks Input on Revised Standards 

Sep 12, 2014

The Joint Commission is requesting comments from medical imaging professionals on three areas outlined in its revised diagnostic imaging requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory care organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services.

The organization is seeking feedback about standards changes addressing the following areas:

  • Minimum qualifications for radiologic and nuclear medicine technologists who perform computed tomography exams.
  • Orientation of technologists on safe practices related to the provision of diagnostic imaging.
  • Documentation of CT radiation dose.

Transcranial Doppler ultrasound is a cost-effective way to identify patients with carotid artery stenosis who are candidates for aggressive intervention, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Radiology.

The approach used in the study, which measures cerebrovascular reserve (CVR), could help solve the issue of managing asymptomatic patients.



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