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  •  SIIM: New reimbursement codes set to advance 3D printing

    SIIM: New reimbursement codes set to advance 3D printing

    Abraham Kim - www.auntminnie.com | June 27, 2019


    ​ In anticipation of the unprecedented launch of reimbursement codes for medical 3D printing in July, a panel of 3D printing experts discussed the implications of this critical landmark and how it may shape future work in the field in a Thursday interactive session at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Read More
  • SIIM: Automated reporting tool optimizes CT lung screening

    SIIM: Automated reporting tool optimizes CT lung screening

    Abraham Kim - www.auntminnie.com | June 27, 2019


    ​A computer-assisted reporting tool integrated directly into the radiology workflow bolstered the ability of clinicians to distinguish benign from malignant lung nodules on CT lung screening exams in a new study, presented on Wednesday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Read More
  • AI can help predict heart attacks, death on CCTA

    AI can help predict heart attacks, death on CCTA

    Erik L. Ridley - www.auntminnie | June 25, 2019


    ​An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict heart attacks and death better on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) studies than risk-assessment methods such as the Coronary Artery Disease Reporting and Data System (CAD-RADS), according to research published online June 25 in Radiology. Read More
  • Backlash mounts against study on smartphone 'horns'

    Backlash mounts against study on smartphone 'horns'

    Brian Casey - www.auntminnie.com | June 24, 2019


    ​Are young adults really growing "horns" from excessive smartphone use? Skeptics are questioning a 2018 study that claimed to find bony protuberances on the skulls of young men -- growths that the authors hypothesized were connected to excessive mobile device use. Read More
  • Mount Sinai surgeons first in NY to perform minimally-invasive heart bypass surgery

    Mount Sinai surgeons first in NY to perform minimally-invasive heart bypass surgery

    Lauren Dubinsky - www.dotmed.com | June 21, 2019


    ​The procedure, which is called totally endoscopic coronary arterial bypass surgery (TECAB), is performed using Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Surgical System and Cardica's C-Port Flex-A. Surgeons make four one-centimeter-long incisions and maneuver the robotic instruments inside to harvest the mammary artery. Read More