FDA Approves GE’s DaTscan to Detect Dementia with Lewy Bodies

FDA Approves GE's DaTscan to Detect Dementia with Lewy Bodies

GE Healthcare announced on November 3 that patients suspected of having Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) now have new FDA-approved imaging options to diagnose DLB definitely. This kind of dementia is sometimes called LBD or Lewy Body Dementia. GE’s DaTscan (ioflupane I 123) has been used to confirm a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in over…

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To thrive in today’s turbulent environment, radiologists must embrace technology

To thrive in today’s turbulent environment, radiologists must embrace technology

Radiologists, like other healthcare professionals, are experiencing profound burnout. A major contributor is the constant stream of disruptions that punctuate their days and interrupt the work of interpreting studies for referring physicians and their patients. Becker’s Hospital Review recently spoke with Dhruv Chopra, CEO of Collaborative Imaging, about the workflow challenges facing both radiologists and referring…

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Imaging Can Help Emergency Room Radiologists Detect Signs of Elder Abuse

Imaging Can Help Emergency Room Radiologists Detect Signs of Elder Abuse

Emergency room radiologists can be the missing link when it comes to identifying elder abuse — especially if they are skilled in detecting “mechanism mismatch.” Dr. Mihan Lee, PhD, corresponding author, and his colleagues from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City report, “The radiographic finding of a ‘mechanism mismatch,’ that is, an injury or…

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Some Contrasts Backordered Until January 2023

Some Contrasts Backordered Until January 2023

The FDA updated its ongoing list of drugs that remain in short supply. As of early September, both Iodixanol (Visipaque) and Iohexol (Omnipaque) injections remain on that U.S. Food and Drug Administration list. The shortages began in late April, with the American Hospital Association confirming nationwide shortages on May 5. During this timeframe, GE announced…

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Emergency Department Overreads and Discrepancies

Emergency Department Overreads and Discrepancies

  Discrepancies are only found in less than 15% of emergency radiologists’ interpretations — however, over 90% of these second readings result in a change in patient care. ED radiologists at the University of Washington in Seattle studied the records of over 5,800 patients transferred to their Level 1 trauma center at UW Medicine during…

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