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The Veteran's Administration proposes to allow nurses to perform and interpret imaging studies
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On May 25, 2016 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs introduced a proposal that would allow nurses to, "order, perform, supervise and interpret laboratory and imaging studies."

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Taking a stand: 22,000 nurses refuse "mandatory" vaccinations
Healthy Holistic Living
If you are a nurse in the U.S. and refuse the flu vaccine (one the CDC has even admitted doesn't always work, largely due to fast mutations and too slow of production) then you have to wear a face mask while on duty.

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Will computers replace radiologists?
Medscape
Saurabh Jha, MBBS, MRCS, writes: "I recently told a radiology resident who demolished the worklist, 'You're a machine.' He beamed with pride. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. But the machine, not content in being imitated, wants to encroach on our turf. CT could scarcely have progressed without progress in computing to horde the glut of thin slices."

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US Senators introduce bipartisan legislation supporting radiology assistants
Imaging Technology News
U.S. Sens. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Robert Casey (D-Pa.) announced the introduction of bipartisan companion legislation to H.R. 4614, the Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act of 2016.

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Should patients have access to doctors' post-visit notes?
DAS Health
Who owns your medical chart? Well, you (as the patient) do of course, and since 1996 as part of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, patients have been able to legally access their medical records at any time upon written request.

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Unsung hero of first US penile transplant: Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
In May, medical news has been filled with fanfare about the first successful penis transplantation in the United States. According to all reports, the surgery was a success, but little attention has been paid to why the procedure went so well.

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ACR 2016: Radiation warning reduces portable x-ray use
AuntMinnie
Requiring referring physicians to view a warning about radiation dose before ordering exams helped reduce the use of portable radiography studies at a New York City hospital, according to a study presented this week at the American College of Radiology annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Patients' interpretations of radiology reports
Diagnostic Imaging
More patients are reading their own radiology reports and radiologists could help reduce confusion and anxiety by using unambiguous terms to communicate results, according to a presentation at the 2016 annual meeting of the American College of Radiology.

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ABR to eliminate 10-year MOC recertification exam
AuntMinnie
The American Board of Radiology has announced plans to eliminate the maintenance of certification exam, its controversial requirement that board-certified radiologists undergo testing every 10 years to remain credentialed.

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Radiology can't live without PACS, but will relationships survive the isolation?
HealthImaging
PACS technology has worked wonders improving efficiency in radiology, but it's doing a number on radiologists' relationships with people whose work falls within, or reaches into, the imaging circle. There's no time like the present to grapple with this hard reality, before the "high-tech, high-touch" ideal crumbles into all tech and no touch.

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Machine learning radiology startup Zebra Medical Vision announces a $12m funding round
BusinessWire via VentureBeat
The round, led by leading healthcare provider InterMountain Healthcare, will be used to accelerate the development of Zebra's imaging analytics engine and create neural networks that will use Zebra's vast imaging dataset to assist radiologists with automated diagnostic algorithms.

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