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  1. Radiology: Prelim study shows CE breast CT outperforms CT, mammo

    ... a radiation dose comparable to mammography. In initial clinical studies, the prototype performed on par with mammography in ... in breast tumors,” wrote the authors. In addition, it may offer a viable alternative to dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging. ...

    Lisa Fratt - Aug 20, 2010

  2. Improving care, advancing outcomes

    ... particularly in the cardiology field, occur with every new clinical trial and help to improve patient outcomes. This week, we learn ... the FDA placed warnings on boxes of clopidogrel after it was found that some patients could not properly metabolize the drug, due to ...

    Kaitlyn Dmyterko - Aug 19, 2010

  3. Radiology: 31P MR spectroscopy depicts extent of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

    ... of inflammation and fibrogenesis in the liver. A 3.0-T clinical imager was used by the researchers to obtain proton-decoupled 31P MR ... tool with which to define and grade liver injury, and it should be tested in further studies that include patients with liver disease ...

    Manjula Puthenedam, PhD, - Aug 18, 2010

  4. Interoperability efforts move forward

    ... roles they have selected, called IHE Actors, in support of clinical use cases called IHE Profiles. Systems will demonstrate their ... and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to provide operational and infrastructure support for the Nationwide Health ...

    Mary Stevens - Aug 18, 2010

  5. Thomson Reuters, CareEvolution to assist N.C. HIE development

    ... of care record for each patient, comprising the patient's clinical information from all of the providers participating in the exchange, ... health information organizations, HIEs and healthcare IT systems by leveraging Nationwide Health Information Network Connect and ...

    Jeff Byers - Aug 18, 2010

  6. Feature: As Maryland stent investigations continue, more oversight is needed

    ... procedures on patients.” Now, this case and others like it have left most wondering what this will mean for the industry. On ... Business that imaging modalities such as IVUS and the clinical trial results of the FAME and FAME-II trial have helped ...

    Kaitlyn Dmyterko - Aug 18, 2010

  7. Webinar: Changes in store for Interoperability Showcase, IHE Connectathon

    ... Roth said. Live streaming video demonstrations at clinical deployment sites featuring U.S. hospitals and other clinical care ... interoperability tests. IHE only records completed tests, so it’s important not to over-reach when registering. “IHE is collaborative, ...

    Mary Stevens - Aug 18, 2010

  8. EHJ: Cards need to bone up on mitral valve regurgitation guidelines

    ... severe mitral valve regurgitation, but more often it is not. Researchers suggest that cardiologists should become more familiar ... result in mitral valve dysfunction is important for making clinical decisions for treatment. “Patients with degenerative mitral ...

    Kaitlyn Dmyterko - Aug 17, 2010

  9. AHRQ: Health IT, incentives spur practice-based population health

    ... care practice or group of practices to improve the care and clinical outcomes of patients within that practice. NORC identified five ... forms: Information may be most useful to practices if it can be printed, saved or exported and if it can be displayed graphically. ...

    Jeff Byers - Aug 17, 2010

  10. Philips invests in healthcare technology companies

    ... image-guided interventions and therapies, as well as clinical decision support with particular emphasis on cardiology, oncology and women’s health, stated the company. Philips said it holds a minority share in the fund, and it is being joined by additional ...

    Trimed Staff - Aug 17, 2010

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