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The utility of MRI in the emergency department
emDocs
It is important that providers make the correct choice for imaging when dealing with emergent conditions. MRI is a costly choice, but sometimes the most appropriate to evaluate for specific pathology. It is imperative to weigh the risk and benefits of MRI as compared to other imaging modalities. Also, in many facilities, MRI is only available during business hours, which makes obtaining emergent MRIs very difficult. So, when is ordering an MRI in the Emergency Department indicated?

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  How Quantitative Radiology Solutions is transforming medical imaging
MedCity News
QRS' product — its Automatic Anatomy Recognition software — significantly cuts down the time it takes to recognize, delineate and identify anatomical objects and diseased tissue on MRI, CT and PET/CT images. Instead of taking hours, the process only takes 15 minutes with AAR.

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A doctor ponders the dangers of bird poop, and more
Texas Medical Center (commentary)
Gulchin A. Ergun, M.D., writes: "Disgusting is what he said. Then my darling husband delivered an out-loud, tonsil-bragging, uvula-flagging howl and continued his march to get charcoal."

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ISCT: Ultrahigh-resolution CT raises the bar
AuntMinnie
Exquisitely detailed ultrahigh-resolution CT is on its way thanks to several technologies, although most haven't reached the market yet, according to a talk at the International Society for Computed Tomography meeting. The technologies are revealing new levels of anatomic detail in several applications. But there are a few downsides, including the potential for higher radiation dose.

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New survey finds radiologists are back in demand
AuntMinnie
For the first time in a decade, radiologists have landed back in the top 10 of search assignments for U.S. physicians by recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins, as employment conditions in the specialty continue to improve.

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MRI is a low-dose option for diagnosing Crohn's study finds
Radiology Business
MRI could replace CT as a low-dose option when diagnosing Crohn's Disease in the small bowel, according to a study published in Academic Radiology. Crohn's disease affects between 400,000 and 600,000 individuals in North America, mostly in the small intestine.

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