Diagnostic Reading #37: Five “Must Read” Articles on HIT and Radiology
A focus on IDoR2017 and capital budget planning are in the news.
This week’s articles include: emergency radiology is the focus of the upcoming International Day of Radiology; the future of radiology and artificial intelligence; a recent study of NSCLC patients with radiotherapy treatment; advice for department chairs with capital budgets; and a new scientific model for tailoring pediatric CT dosage.
International Day of Radiology – www.ACR.org
The sixth annual International Day of Radiology (IDoR) on November 8, 2017— jointly sponsored by the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the European Society of Radiology—will have international activities to mark the event, with more than 100 medical societies in 57 countries. This year, IDoR will focus on emergency radiology and the essential role that radiologists play in the emergency room, increasing the quality of care and treatment of patients. November 8, 2017, marks the 122nd anniversary of the 1895 discovery of the X-ray by German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen.
Scanning the future, radiologists see their jobs at risk – www.NPR.org
Some radiologists see their future careers at risk, with artificial intelligence—like machine learning—taking over. While many companies are rushing to develop formulas that could make diagnoses from medical images, some radiologists say they should welcome artificial intelligence and use it to their advantage.
Radiotherapy prolongs survival of NSCLC patients – www.MedImaging.net
Metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (mNSCLC) patients treated with a combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy (RT) regimen can live up to one year longer, according to a new study. Radiotherapy, together with its direct cytolytic effect on tumor tissue, also elicits systemic immunological events similar to cancer vaccines, according to a co-author of the study. NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer, and includes squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and large cell carcinoma.
6 things new department chairs should know about capital budgets – www.AuntMinnie.com
In order to be successful and demonstrate professional value, new department chairs should understand capital budgets. Helpful advice to do so includes how to learn the plan, whom to work with, and be prepared to represent the department and the hospital as a whole. The advice might also help lay the groundwork for long-term respect and inclusion in important decision-making.
Model revealed for tailoring pediatric CT dose – www.MedImaging.net
A new scientific framework will enable clinicians to tailor a precise radiation dose and achieve the best image quality for pediatric patients, according to recently published research in the online issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging. Size-specific Computed Tomography (CT) imaging protocols are decided based on diagnostic accuracy per procedure, patient size and radiation dose.
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