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In radiology, hiring can sometimes be a time-consuming process. According to new research published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, the specialty could learn a thing or two about effective hiring techniques from innovative companies such as Google.

An NHS hospital in Scotland was honored by Microsoft during the HIMSS conference for its effort with KenSci to leverage AI and machine learning to reduce emergency hospital admissions among the highest risk chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients.

“While the traditional process of hiring may serve the intended purpose to a great extent, tried and tested techniques from innovative organizations such as Google may be of value to consider," wrote Hardik U. Shah, MD, of the University of Washington in Seattle, in a Feb. 13 study.

Paclitaxel-coated devices were found safe for the treatment of femoropopliteal artery revascularization in a JAMA Cardiology study published Feb. 12—the latest installment in a continuing debate over whether drug-coated stents and balloons raise long-term mortality risk in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

A bigger bonus size for physicians is associated with higher-value medicine, according to a recent study published in JAMA Open Network.

A new whitepaper released by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) put forth a framework for establishing the difference between servicing and manufacturing activities for medical imaging devices.

IBM Watson Health is investing $50 million over 10 years in a joint research collaboration with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital aimed at using AI to solve major public health issues.

Heart failure (HF)—both symptomatic and asymptomatic—is associated with an up to 10 percent increased risk of 90-day postoperative mortality in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, according to a study published Feb. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Exposure to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) puts women at an increased risk of breast cancer through the age of 54, according to research published by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Health insurers are taking steps to address social determinants of health that go beyond clinical care. Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Institute have launched a food delivery service in Chicago and Dallas.

Cardiac MRI (CMR) is rarely performed in conjunction with stress testing of heart patients—nuclear perfusion and echocardiography are far more common imaging aids—but a large new study may begin to turn the tide toward magnets as an eventual first-line diagnostic option.

Strategic Radiology announced Thursday, Feb. 14, that Asheville, North Carolina-based Asheville Radiology Associates (ARA) has joined the company’s coalition of independent radiology practices.