Radiology

March 2, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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March 2, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations oestreich.karl@mayo.edu […]

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Tags: Charter House, Dr. David Warner, Dr. Michael Stuart, Dr. Virend Somers, Healthy Aging and Independent Living Initiative, KCMO, Manoj K. Jain, Mark Beland, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Molly McMahon, MPR


February 23, 2012

Virtual Colonoscopies Suitable for People 65 and Older, Mayo Clinic Research Shows

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A new study, led by a physician from Mayo Clinic in Arizona, shows that virtual colonoscopy isn’t just for younger people. The American College of Radiology Imaging Network study published in Radiology now indicates that virtual colonoscopy is comparable to standard colonoscopy for people better than 65 years old…C. Daniel Johnson, M.D., Chair of the […]

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Tags: C. Daniel Johnson, Department of Radiology, Radiology, The American College of Radiology Imaging Network, virtual colonoscopy


February 20, 2012

Mayo Clinic names board officers, professorships

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The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, a 31-member group of public representatives and Mayo doctors and administrators, has announced its 2012 officers. On Friday, the board named Bill George, former chairman and CEO of Medtronic Inc., to a two-year term as an external trustee. George is an author and professor of management practice at Harvard Business […]

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Tags: Bill George, Dr. Steven Buskirk, Harvard Business School, Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees, Medtronic Inc., radiation oncologist


February 15, 2012

Children Survive Cancer, But Face Stroke After Radiotherapy

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Survivors of childhood cancer who were treated with cranial radiation therapy (CRT) are at high risk for future stroke beginning as early as their 20s, the results of 2 new studies suggest…James Meschia, MD, chairman of neurology at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, commented to Medscape Medical News, “This is very important new information, because […]

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Tags: childhood cancer, cranial radiation therapy, CRT, James Meschia, Medscape Medical News


January 27, 2012

Mayo shows off new emergency department in Sparta

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The public will get their first look at the new emergency and radiology department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta this weekend. The new 7,000 square foot facility will feature 8 exam rooms and 2 trauma rooms with state of the art equipment. It says the finish of new e-r marks the end of […]

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Tags: Emergency Department, Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta, radiology department


January 24, 2012

AJR: Metrics + motivation sets stage for improved rad safety

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Radiology departments must define and monitor their safety metrics to measure departmental performance, identify problem areas and track improvement, while also fostering a supportive department culture, according to an article published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. “The goal should not be regulatory compliance but rather the development of a just […]

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Tags: American Journal of Roentgenology, C. Daniel Johnson, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Radiology measurements


December 19, 2011

Russian customs seize radioactive metal from Iranian’s luggage bound for Tehran

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Russia’s customs agency announced Friday it has seized pieces of radioactive metal from the luggage of an Iranian passenger bound for Tehran from one of Moscow’s main airports. It was not immediately clear if the substance could be any use to Iran’s controversial nuclear program…Kelly Classic, a health physicist at the United States’ renowned Mayo […]

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December 7, 2011

Experimental treatment may help relieve back pain

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An experimental treatment that involves spinal injections of ozone gas and steroids relieved pain in over two-thirds of 327 people with back problems related to a herniated disc… Jeffrey Peterson, MD, professor of radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., says the technique is promising. “We’re already using similar procedures for steroid injections,” says […]

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Tags: Jeffrey Peterson, MD


December 5, 2011

Working toward patient control of information

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I had a chance to speak with Dr. David Mendelson during the Radiological Society of North America show in Chicago this week… His talk included an update on a pilot project that his hospital and four other provider organizations are working on… to use standards-based messages to send encrypted radiological images and reports to a […]

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Tags: Dr. David Mendelson


December 2, 2011

Image sharing could cut unnecessary tests: RSNA

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 A new medical image-sharing network is being touted as tool that can help reduce unnecessary exams and cut patient radiation exposure…So far, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, a 1,039-bed hospital in New York; the UCSF Medical Center, a 660-bed hospital in San Francisco; and the University of Maryland Medical Center, a 702-bed hospital in Baltimore, have […]

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Tags: Radiology


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