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Doppler ultrasound IDs patients at risk for ischemic stroke

The use of transcranial Doppler ultrasound can help to identify asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis patients who are at risk for stroke, according to a study published online in Radiology.

Ultrasound just as effective as CT in detecting kidney stones

The use of ultrasound to detect kidney stones is just as effective as CT, according to a study in the Sept. 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Radiation therapy costs vary according to geography, facility type

Radiation therapy costs depend more on the location where the treatment is being provided and the type of facility that is providing the treatment than on factors relating to the type of patient or disease, according to a study published this month in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology.

Outpatient imaging-center market sees continued consolidation

The freestanding outpatient imaging market--marked by continuing cuts to the Medicare Physician Fee Service Technical components, narrow-provider networks, preauthorization demands and sophisticated IT requirements--remains a market susceptible to consolidation, according to Radiology Business Journal's annual report on the "20 Largest Freestanding Outpatient Imaging-center Chains."

Stanford researchers implement new tech to boost MRI experience for kids

Shreyas Vasanawala, an associate professor of radiology at Stanford University, and a team of collaborators are looking to break down barriers that prevent children from getting MRIs with research support from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

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