Shields Healthcare Experiences Cybersecurity Breach

Shields Healthcare Experiences Cybersecurity Breach

The largest and most technically advanced network of medical imaging and diagnostic treatment facilities in New England experienced a cybersecurity breach that impacted their patients at more than 40 locations. Shields Health Care Group is a family-owned-and-operated imaging business with all locations ACR certified. They provide MRI, PET/CT, and ambulatory surgical services to patients throughout…

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IV Contrast Shortage – 9 Ways to Conserve

IV Contrast Shortage - 9 Ways to Conserve

    Due to supply chain issues, the nationwide shortage of intravenous iodinated contrast media utilized in CT scans may last for 6-to-8 weeks. GE Healthcare has reported that all formulations and concentrations of Omnipaque (iohexol) will experience limited availability. The contrast material is manufactured in Shanghai, China, where a lockdown occurred due to COVID…

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COVID-Delayed Screenings Increase Late-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnoses

COVID-Delayed Screenings Increase Late-Stage Breast Cancer Diagnoses

The National Cancer Institute, in June 2020, expressed fears that declines in cancer screenings and delays in treatment due to the COVID-19 pandemic could contribute to an increase in rates of advanced cancer diagnoses and deaths through 2030. A recent study was led by Jade Zifei Zhou, MD, Ph.D., a hematology/oncology fellow at Moores Cancer…

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Outside Threats to the Image-Guided Bone Pain Relief Market

Outside Threats to the Image-Guided Bone Pain Relief Market

Radiology dominates the rapidly increasing market for image-guided ablation for bone pain, most often caused by cancer that has metastasized to the bones. Upwards of 80% of metastatic breast, lung, and prostate cancers develop osseous metastases as the patient’s cancer spreads to the bones. Over three-quarters of these patients develop pain. Mona Ranade, MD, an…

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