Preoperative Prostate MRI Underutilized

Preoperative Prostate MRI Underutilized

  A study published June 16 in the Journal of Urology reveals that preoperative prostate MRI exams are significantly underutilized even in communities where MRI is easily accessible. Pre-op prostate MRI exams help improve surgical outcomes for prostate cancer patients — a prostate MRI provides details of tumor characteristics, useful in surgical planning. The retrospective…

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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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Chest CT Scans Reveal Effectiveness of Different COVID Vaccines

Chest CT Scans Reveal Effectiveness of Different COVID Vaccines

Emerging research about the ability of a chest CT scan to differentiate the efficacy of various COVID-19 vaccines could help dispel vaccine hesitancy. A new study, published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, highlights the critical knowledge gained from a retrospective view of chest CT scans of patients who developed COVID pneumonia. The study was…

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ACR Reaches Out to FDA and HHS regarding Contrast Shortage

ACR Reaches Out to FDA and HHS regarding Contrast Shortage

The American College of Radiology’s government relations staff began engaging with the FDA and HHS in late May to help mitigate the current contrast shortage. In response to the ACR’s outreach, the Division of Critical Infrastructure Protection, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness…

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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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