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Visit AIS at the SW SNMMI Trade Show in Houston
Associated Imaging Services
On March 31 - April 2, 2017, the Southwestern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging will host their 62nd Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. There is expected to be over 450 attendees in this great location with high-quality speakers covering a variety of important topics. Some of these include FDG PET infection imaging, MRI in pediatrics, neuroimaging PET and SPECT and more.



  Safe use of MRI possible for pacemaker, ICD users
Renal and Urology News
Patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices not designed to be magnetic resonance imaging — compatible can safely receive MRI, when a specific protocol is followed, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Ultrasound helpful in detecting pediatric appendicitis, but not determining perforation
Diagnostic Imaging
Ultrasound can help diagnose pediatric appendicitis, but is not effective in differentiating between perforated and non-perforated appendicitis, according to a study.


5 steps to get your hospital's MACRA strategy off and running
Becker's Hospital CFO
Anand Krishnaswamy, vice president of Kaufman Hall's strategic and financial planning practice, makes the case that MACRA readiness should be a priority not only for physicians, but also for hospital boards and executives. The first performance year of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act is now underway, which will determine Medicare Part B payments in 2019.


  One radiology chair's perspectives on the use of teleradiology firms to extend radiologist capabilities
Healthcare Informatics
The current moment represents a time of rapid change in many medical specialties, including radiology. Changes in regulations, payment, business arrangements, clinical practice, and information and medical technology are all contributing to this being a particularly unsettled period for practicing radiologists in the United States.


  New healthcare legislation moves fast in Congress
By Joan Spitrey
As the Trump presidency continues to move through its first 100 days, another campaign promise is beginning to come to fruition — the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act. Dubbed one of the largest healthcare reform measures, it has been plagued with controversy and growing pains as its implementation has rolled out.


Machine learning will change medicine
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Why do we need artificial intelligence algorithms, or machine learning, in medicine? Is there not enough "natural" intelligence among physicians? Well, that clearly depends on the individual medical education of every single physician. But to be honest, no doctor in the world can be perfectly up-to-date on recent medical advances.


  Battling heart failure: Study provides new insight
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Heart failure is a major public health problem associated with significant mortality and morbidity, especially for those over age 65. Worldwide, more than 23 million adults ages 25 and older have HF. One in nine deaths in 2009 included HF as a contributing cause.


  AHA: Hospital CEO pay measure by patient days is "unreliable"
Fierce Healthcare
A new metric used to determine the highest-paid hospital CEOs based on patient days is "uninformed and unreliable," said the American Hospital Association. HA CEO Rick Pollack responded to healthcare journalist Steven Brill's recent Axios report that correlated CEO compensation to patient days, which he says is "short-sighted."



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