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The imaging technique has proven reliable in detecting neuron loss in people with neurodegenerative illnesses, but now can serve as a marker of dopamine function in those without neurodegenerative disorders. It also provides many advantages over conventional invasive methods or modalities requiring radiation exposure, such as PET.

Radiologists can help patients understand the significant hazards associated with obesity, according to a new commentary published in Academic Radiology.

RBJ asked for—and received—in-depth answers to six high-level questions about data analytics. What all these Q&A sets have in common is the supplying of a fresh insight or two (or three) into tapping data for its power to prove value and bolster the bottom line.

Transgender men and women might face an increased risk of cardiovascular ills like MI, stroke and venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) as a result of hormone replacement therapy—an often key aspect of the transitioning process for trans individuals.

A simple educational initiative designed to show cardiac surgeons how often they used blood transfusions—and how much they cost—helped one heart center significantly cut its rate of blood utilization and save a projected $500,000 each year.

Thanks to an increasing demand of AI technology for research and drug development, the AI in healthcare market size is expected to exceed $13 billion by 2025, according to a report by Global Market Insights.

Federal law now requires mammography facilities include breast density information in reports sent to patients and their physicians. The mandate was included in federal funding legislation signed into law on Feb 15.

When it comes to acquiring medical equipment, the decision on what make, model and options to choose is often easier than how to pay for the shiny new hardware. And the bigger the layout of dollars, the knottier the tangle of choices.

Those of us who’ve seen Generation Y progress from the digital playground to places alongside us in the workplace sometimes make too much of our differences. We tie ourselves in knots trying to figure out what makes members of this generation tick. What unleashes their endorphins. What we must do to “meet them where they are.” 

Lung cancer screening (LCS) with low-dose CT (LDCT) is an effective tool for reducing lung cancer mortality among high-risk individuals, yet utilization of such screening remains low. What can be done to remedy this situation?

Whenever advanced imaging for low-back pain gets knocked as the “poster child” for overutilization in U.S. healthcare—not an uncommon occurrence—the context of the charge tends to waft away, unconsidered. That’s problematic. To be sure, lumbar-spine MRI in particular has a dicey cost-benefit proposition all its own. The scan’s technical component alone can ring up a bill north of $3,000.

The software, which analyzes tumors on CT scans, was up to four-times more accurate at predicting ovarian cancer deaths compared to standard methods, according to research published Feb. 15 in Nature Communications.