The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Radiology has added a new method of X-ray imaging to the Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital that allows health care personnel to observe the bones and organs while in motion.
WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) from Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc . is rapidly gaining acceptance in spine centers across the US due to its ability to capture the physiological motion of the cervical spine (C-spine) and lumbar spine (L-spine) as a patient moves through the full range of motion. More than 10 spine and orthopedic centers have implemented DDR on the KDR® Advanced U-arm System in 2021.
“People are sicker and younger,“ said Simon Blais. A radiologist at the Cité-de-la-Santé hospital in Laval, he was shocked to see patients in their 20s, 30s and 40s with lungs scarred by pneumonia and who have trouble breathing for months. Patients who are largely unvaccinated and often hospitalised because of the COVID-19 Delta variant, he said. “I am worried because it seems to me that those who are not vaccinated are very sick,” Blais told La Presse on Wednesday.
There’s a common belief in medicine that orthopedic surgeons often do not read radiology reports, instead reaching straight for the images. But a handful of experts recently revealed what the specialty wants from its radiologist peers, publishing their guidance in the Journal of Clinical Orthopedics and Trauma.
Coventry University is aiming to help address the NHS’s shortage of radiographers in the United Kingdom with the launch of new diagnostic radiography degree courses offering students a unique route into the profession. Research indicates that nine in 10 hospital patients will require radiography, yet the UK is facing a shortage of numbers in this vital profession with more than half of radiology leaders saying they need more diagnostic radiographers to keep patients safe.
There’s a common perception in imaging that orthopedic surgeons often skip reading radiology reports and just go straight for the scans. Is this a stereotype, and if not, what are the reasons keeping such subspecialists from digesting rads’ recommendations?
As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly integrated into clinical practice, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is launching its Imaging AI Certificate program to deliver a pathway for radiologists to understand and learn how to apply AI to their radiology practices. The program will launch in Fall 2021.
A 68-year-old amateur weightlifter presented with a history of chronic left shoulder pain. He said the pain was constant, worsened over time and with activity, occurred at night and was associated with popping, clicking and weakness. This condition limited the patient’s ability to exercise at the gym, where he has needed to reduce his workload to lifting 80-pound dumbbells.
Patients who used to travel hundreds of miles for specialized imaging can now get it in Quincy at the Blessing Health Center, according to Blessing Health System.
The photo gallery shows the variety of radiological presentations of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in medical imaging, including computed tomography (CT), radiograph X-rays, ultrasound, echocardiograms and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).