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September 10, 2018
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2018 US Open Takes High-Definition X-Ray Straight to the Courtside

For the first time in US tennis history, athletes at the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships were given direct access to digital X-rays courtside to assist in the diagnosis of bone and musculoskeletal injuries during competition.

For the first time in US tennis history, athletes at the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships were given direct access to digital X-rays courtside to assist in the diagnosis of bone and musculoskeletal injuries during competition. This innovative move was provided in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System and Konica Minolta Healthcare, which provided a portable X-ray system outfitted with the highest definition X-ray technology in the market.

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August 2, 2018
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Penn Medicine receives federal government approval to develop imaging guidelines

These guidelines will help improve quality of care for patients while making the most efficient use of radiology services. Beginning in January 2020, physicians ordering advanced diagnostic imaging exams; such as CT scans, MRIs, nuclear medicine exams, and PET scans; will be required to consult qualified, evidence-based "appropriate-use criteria" housed in a clinical decision support mechanism. Clinical decision support mechanisms are electronic tools that indicate which tests are appropriate for patients with certain medical conditions or diagnoses.

 

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August 2, 2018
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How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice

Consumerism in the world of healthcare means that patients are taking a more active interest in the cost and quality of the services they receive. They have been forced to foot the bill for an ever-larger share of the total cost, and they want to make sure they are receiving the highest quality for their expenditure. Radiology practices, and imaging centers in particular, have to address the priorities of the patients to remain successful in this environment. 

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July 9, 2018
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The pleasures and pitfalls of rendering interpretations in layperson’s language

Patients increasingly read their own radiology reports, and the trend is only accelerating. In this new world, radiologists need to be mindful of the harm that poorly chosen words can do to a patient’s peace of mind.

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June 4, 2018
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ACR 2018 Economics Forum Stresses Fair Payment and Patient-Centered Care

The perennially popular Economics Forum at the American College of Radiology (ACR) 2018 Annual Meeting May 21 in Washington, DC, kept true to course with focal points on upholding fee-for-service payments, navigating the ongoing (yet manageable) evolution of the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA), as well as embracing population health-centered services.

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June 4, 2018
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Initial Clinical Results of Konica Minolta Healthcare’s Dynamic Digital Radiography Presented at ATS 2018 Annual Meeting

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., announced that two clinical studies utilizing Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR), the company’s innovative X-ray technology under development, were presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2018 Annual Meeting this week. Dynamic Digital Radiography is a new modality that utilizes conventional X-ray images and Konica Minolta's proprietary software platform to create X-ray in Motion. DDR is the most significant advancement in X-ray since digital radiography was introduced.

To learn more about DDR, visit: http://www.xrayinmotion.com/

Categories: X-Ray Technology
July 9, 2018
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Diagnostic imaging: an inside look

The human body is a complex system of organs, bones and a nervous system. While some injuries and ailments may be only skin deep, others require an inside look to accurately diagnose. The 28th Medical Group Diagnostic Imaging Flight may only be staffed by two Airmen, but their scope of responsibility reaches more than 3,700 members of Team Ellsworth, their families and local retirees.

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May 5, 2018
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Technologists can interpret chest x-rays as well as radiologists

With the appropriate amount of education and training, technologists can interpret chest x-rays with the same level of diagnostic accuracy and quality as radiologists, according to a study published May 1 in Academic Radiology.

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April 25, 2018
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Konica Minolta Healthcare Introduces KDR Primary

April 19, 2018 at 11:34 AM EDT Konica Minolta Healthcare Introduces KDR Primary to Meet the Digital Radiography Needs of Office-based Imaging Providers

WAYNE, N.J., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Designed to meet the needs of office-based X-ray imaging, such as orthopedic groups, family practices and urgent care centers, Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. introduced the KDR Primary Digital Radiography System at the American Association of Orthopedic Executives (AAOE) 2018 Annual Conference. KDR Primary delivers advanced digital X-ray capabilities and exceptional functionality in a compact footprint. It is the ideal solution for practices and clinics that want superior ...

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April 25, 2018
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Radiology residency programs should focus more on patient- and family-centered care

It is time for radiology residents to receive proper training about patient- and family-centered care (PFCC), according to a new analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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