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first_img Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Image courtesy of Barco.Decompressing after RSNA 2013, I took a moment to watch “Falling Down” with Michael Douglas. I always read the credits at the end of movies, mostly for the bit players. The main characters everyone knows — the Douglases and the Duvalls. I feel like the bit characters deserve some attention. There, five down from the top and two above Mr. De Fens’ mother, was a credit that shook me — Tuesday Weld as Mrs. Prendergast. It couldn’t be, I thought. Not Tuesday Weld. Through the magic of DVR and the Yahoo images button on my laptop, I juxtaposed how I remembered Tuesday and the grotesque creature who played Mrs. Prendergast … Tuesday Weld at age 50. OMG, I thought … and that was 20 years ago. We have in our minds the way things were. If we liked them, they stay that way, frozen in time. Radiologists had it great when I started covering their specialty 30 RSNAs ago. They wanted a machine … they got a machine. McCormick Place was their store window, like Macy’s at Thanksgiving. The leads that vendors took on the floor turned into new year sales like clockwork. Now, like so many things, radiology has changed. Radiologists have a voice, but theirs is not THE voice. Decisions are made by committee with ever more weight centered in the C-suite. With this change has come a change in the motivation of radiologists and a fundamental change in the metrics of productivity.It used to be simple — the more cases they interpreted, the more they were paid. Report turnaround, responsiveness to referring physicians, patient concerns — they were all dealt with when radiologists had the time. Now the concerns of enlightened radiologists have risen to a higher plane.CT scans are a lot easier to read than they were a decade ago; ultrasound has gone 3- and 4-D; radiographs are digital and their imagery is even more straightforward than before. It’s gonzo radiology that the referring physician can do. Not surprisingly, many have their own X-ray and even ultrasound labs.To make money, radiologists now must be indispensible to the medical team. If techs take the pictures, computers enhance the images and referring docs can do the reads, radiologists have to be superheroes — interpreting images faster than a speeding bullet; responding to signals projected into the cloud; beaming their findings with X-ray vision to mobile devices everywhere and anywhere.The technology is there. It was splashed across the RSNA show floor, like the many good opportunities Tuesday Weld turned down. She turned down movies that propelled other actresses to stardom, choosing instead a raft of B movies (e.g., the 1960 classic “Sex Kittens Go to College”). She embraced a role that could not be sustained; indelibly burned it into the minds of her fans; then all but disappeared, preferring to be remembered for what she was rather than what should could have been; recalled from time to time in bit parts incongruous to the image she clung to until it was too late for her and her fans.Sadly, Tuesday probably knew what she was doing. After refusing the title role in “Bonnie and Clyde,” she was quoted as having said: “I do not ever want to be a huge star. Do you think I want success?”Do radiologists? Their choices will determine whether they are remembered as sex kittens of modern medicine or marquee performers.Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Read more of his views on his blog at itnonline.com.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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But they will not be easy. read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more center_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Feature | March 07, 2014 | Greg Freiherr Radiologist: Sex Kitten or Serious Performer? The Last Read News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more last_img

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