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Diagnostic Reading #44: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology

IDoR17 shines spotlight on emergency radiology; the UK faces ongoing shortage of radiologists.

This week’s articles include: medical students show increased interest in IR; MRIs might help cardiac arrest patients; the International Day of Radiology is Nov. 8; the UK is experiencing serious shortage of radiologists; and recent advances in identifying mental illness might help patient treatment.

Med students show increased interest in integrated interventional radiology  – Radiology Business

Medical student advisors and interventional radiology (IR) programs should continue to anticipate a high number of applications for integrated IR positions, according to a new study published online in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. The authors noted survey results are not representative of national trends; however, the data could reveal an imbalance between interest and available positions. Some trainees might choose diagnostic radiology (DR) because there is less availability in IR.

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MRI could be ‘game changer’ for cardiac arrest survivors – AuntMinnie.com

By taking MRI measurements of the brain’s functional network connectivity within two weeks after a patient experiences cardiac arrest, clinicians might be better able to predict their clinical outcomes, according to a study published in Radiology. Researchers are hopeful that the degree of connectivity between brain networks could become a novel prognostic biomarker to help clinicians make treatment decisions.

Expert interviews for IDoR 2017 – International Day of Radiology.com

On November 8, the European Society of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and American College of Radiology will celebrate the sixth International Day of Radiology (IDoR 2017) with radiological societies around the world. This annual event is held to build greater awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care and to improve understanding of the vital role radiologists play in the healthcare continuum. For IDoR 2017, interviews were conducted with experts in emergency radiology from various countries.

UK experiencing ‘desperate’ shortage of radiologists – Radiology Business

Figures released by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) show an ongoing shortage of radiologists in the United Kingdom. Nearly 97 percent of radiology departments in the U.K. were unable to meet diagnostic reporting requirements in 2016, and the problem is getting worse.

How seeing problems in the brain makes stigma disappear – TheConversation.com

Dramatic advances in brain imaging, genetics, and other technologies are helping to objectively identify mental illness. Thanks to recent developments in the science of mental health, it’s becoming easier to characterize patients. Also, new technologies might make it easier to predict who is more likely to respond to a particular treatment or experience side effects from medication.

Blog of the week: enterprise imaging platforms: connecting people and data – Everything Rad

Rapid and accelerating change is cascading through the healthcare industry, presenting unprecedented new challenges.  Read the blog to learn how healthcare providers around the world are striving to achieve crucial performance goals and how enterprise imaging platforms are connecting disparate healthcare sites.

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