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Imaging center selects Novarad PACS

Imaging center selects Novarad PACS

MEQUON, Wisconsin (August 22, 2017) – Novarad Corporation, a leader in the development of medical imaging software, has recently entered into contract with Smart Choice MRI of Mequon, Wisconsin to install its PACS software as an effort to improve the facility’s imaging capabilities. “We are very pleased to work with Smart Choice MRI, and are […]

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Risk-Based Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast cancer screenings are always being debated. How often should you get them? At what age should you get them? If you are low-risk, can you be screened less often? If you are high-risk, should you be screened more often? Patient Education More than ever, women are beginning to take extreme measures to prevent or […]

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MRI & Machine Learning: Delays Slowing You Down?

In March of this year, there was an article posted in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) covering the most common reasons for MRI delays. The top two were patient motion and claustrophobia. They pulled data from nine imaging centers operated by Emory University, and reviewed over 34,000 scans. Of those exams, 17 […]

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Is Breast MRI Being Underutilized?

Breast MRI has been used for years, and has been found to have many benefits compared to Mammography. If this is true, then why is it still only prescribed for women considered high risk? Most women who develop breast cancer are of “average risk”. Breast MRI improves early diagnosis of breast cancer compared to Mammography. […]

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Changes in Dose Monitoring…. Are you ready?

Change in reductions Much like new CMS standards for reimbursement affecting computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR). The same is affecting CT machines and Dose Monitoring. The NEMA Standard XR-29 includes DICOM-compliant radiation dose structured reporting, automatic exposure control, dose check features, including adult and pediatric protocols. As you all know Equipment not in […]

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Voice Recognition, Is It Good Enough?

Gone are the days of a transcriptionist ensuring perfectly dictated reports. Though voice recognition is far from perfect, it’s not going anywhere. Although voice recognition software has its setbacks, the software can streamline and automate your system, saving time and money. In the article The key to a successful standardized structured reporting program? Get radiologists on board. […]

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Anything But Forgotten: Advancements in Alzheimer’s Early Diagnosis

In 2014, researchers at Rush University discovered that the annual number of deaths each year due to Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. among people at least 75 years of age is about 500,000. Just 84,000 are typically reported on death certificates. This means that Alzheimer’s is actually far more widespread than most of us believe, […]

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