LIVE UPDATES Delays due to accidents on M6 in Staffordshire and Cheshire

first_imgThere are severe delays on the M6 motorway this morning due to accidents in Staffordshire and Cheshire. One lane was closed on the M6 Northbound between junction 14 (Stafford North) and junction 15 (Stoke-on-Trent) from around 10.30am until 11am. That accident has now been cleared – although Traffic England still reports significant delays on the carriageway. A Central Motorway Police Group spokesman added: “Carriageway is now clear J14-15 M6, but the traffic is still slow in the area.” Now traffic data company INRIX reports a second accident, involving two vehicles, has taken place near Junction 18 (Middlewich) in Cheshire. The Cheshire accident is on the Northbound carriageway and involves two vehicles. We have no further information on this second accident at present. We’ll be providing live updates as we get them on the feed below. Read MoreAre these the 10 most annoying roads in Stoke-on-Trent? Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.12:06End of live reportBoth accidents are now clearing – traffic remains heavy but all lanes are open. This live feed will now close down. We’ll keep you updated11:44Accident on the M6 now clearedThe accident on the M6 is now cleared.11:26Broken down vehicle adding to issues on M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down lorry on M6 Northbound between J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) and J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed within the smart motorway works. 11:24Two lanes now closed due to accident in ChehsireQueueing traffic and two lanes closed due to accident, two cars involved on M6 northbound at J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lanes two and three (of three) are closed within the smart motorway works.11:20Accident is on M6 Northbound in CheshireThe accident in Cheshire is on the northbound carriageway near junction 18.11:11Second accident now reported in CheshireQueueing traffic and one lane blocked due to accident, two cars involved on M6 in both directions at J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area.Lane three (of three) is blocked within the smart motorway works. 11:08All lanes have now reopened but delays continueTraffic data company INRIX reports all lanes have now reopened following the accident on the M6 – but severe delays remain.11:01Delays of an hour against expected trafficTraffic England are now reporting delays of an hour against expected traffic due to the accident.10:55M6 partially blockedHeavy traffic and partially blocked due to accident on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North) and J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), congestion on M6 to J13 A449 (Stafford South).Around two miles north of J14 (Stafford North). Emergency services are attending the scene. (Image: Inrix)10:52Congestion is reported back to junction 13Congestion back to junction 13 – according to traffic data company INRIX.10:5130 minute delays now reportedThere are now 30 minute delays on routelast_img read more

Outofcontrol trees and shrubs pose a danger to residents

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Overgrown grass is a common issue, but trees that are growing out of control is something a bit different.Trees and shrubs growing in the upper part of Phillip Frame Road in the Observation Hill area are now causing a road obstruction.Residents are concerned that this is an accident waiting to happen, as motorists have no clear view if a car is coming around the corner.“People used to come and trim the bushes and trees, but I have not seen anyone here to do that job in recent months. We are worried about accidents occurring, as it is difficult to see oncoming cars zooming around the corner,” said one concerned resident.There are many areas that have similar problems regarding overgrown grass all around Ladysmith.The municipality has yet to comment on the matter.last_img read more

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first_img News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | February 24, 2009 Neuroradiology, Prostate Lead Radiology, Radiation Oncology Subspecializations News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more February 25, 2009 – The most frequently cited subspecialty for radiology was neuroradiology at 17.1 percent and for radiation oncology, 18.9 percent of procedures involve the prostate, according to an article, Subspecialization in Radiology and Radiation Oncology, by Geoffrey G. Smith, M.D., et al, published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.The article is the result of a study commissioned in 2008 by past Chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors Arl Van Moore Jr., M.D. Responses were gathered from 1,095 professionally-active radiologist ACR members and 308 radiation oncologists. While few radiologists reported their main subspecialty as general radiology (1.5 percent), it accounted for 18.5 percent of radiologists’ work time. The most frequently cited subspecialties were neuroradiology (17.1 percent), breast imaging or mammography (15.8 percent), interventional/vascular radiology (15.8 percent), and body imaging (11 percent). In radiation oncologists, 70 percent reported their main subspecialties as being in body parts or organ systems. Prostate (18.9 percent), breast (17.7 percent), and head and neck (17.1 percent) were the most frequently cited subspecialties. Among therapeutic modalities, 12 percent named radiosurgery as their main subspecialty.Source: The Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR)For more information: www.jacr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Related Content Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more last_img read more

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first_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more November 1, 2010 – Two medical companies have entered into a joint technology developing and marketing agreement for imaging technologies for treating certain types of cancer. LinaTech and PerkinElmer will work to develop upgrades for legacy film-based radiotherapy systems.The companies will also look to develop, implement, market and distribute as imaging subsystems for sales to radiotherapy system manufacturers. The first generation product, the LinaTech TiGRT Image Viewing System, will be showcased at the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) conference in San Diego, Calif. The system has 510(k) approval by the FDA.For more information: www.linatech.com, www.perkinelmer.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | November 01, 2010 PerkinElmer, LinaTech Enter into Joint Development and Marketing Agreement The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more last_img read more

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first_img Videos | Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D.,… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more News | Interventional Radiology | June 19, 2019 Merit Medical Acquires Brightwater Medical Inc. Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced it has acquired Brightwater Medical Inc., based in Temecula, Calif. Brightwater… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more March 10, 2011 – A newly introduced catheter provides a superior answer for percutaneous fluid aspirations and small volume drainage procedures. The Drainer centesis catheter, from Vascular Solutions features large sideholes designed to prevent clogging and provide faster, more reliable drainage.It is delivered over-the-needle, with the included echogenic needle providing enhanced visualization for accurate placement. It is available in 4, 5 or 6 French sizes, each with an effective length of 9 cm.The sterile, single-use centesis catheter is available in the United States.For more information: www.vascularsolutions.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | March 10, 2011 New Catheter Available for Drainage Procedures News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology ProceduresKevin Seals, M.D., is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:47Loaded: 3.40%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | January 29, 2014 Biotronik Enrolls First Patients for ProMRI Clinical Trial Expansion Study evaluates safety, effectiveness of pacemaker with ProMRI News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more January 29, 2014 — Biotronik enrolled the first patients in an expansion of their ongoing ProMRI trial to test its pacemaker system.Phase A of the study evaluated the safety of current Biotronik pacemaker systems during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans with exclusion zones of the chest area, and was completed on November 18, 2013. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for Phase B, which will evaluate the safety of these pacemaker systems during MRI scans including cardiac or thoracic spine scans.  The ProMRI clinical study aims to determine whether device patients can safely undergo full-body MRI scans, which can have negative effects on pacemakers and patients, and are therefore contraindicated for pacemaker patients. The study will recruit and evaluate 245 patients at 35 U.S. investigational centers. The ProMRI full-body scan expansion is designed to confirm the safety and efficacy of Biotronik’s existing dual- and single-chamber Entovis pacemaker systems and Setrox 53 and 60 cm leads during a MRI scan. Both devices are commercially available, but still await FDA approval for use in the MRI environment. Entovis devices include Biotronik Home Monitoring technology, which provides daily monitoring of the patient’s device and ability to provide physiological therapy via Biotronik Closed Loop Stimulation (CLS). The Setrox active-fixation pacing leads have a flexible distal end, fractal coating, and steroid elution to for handling and stable fixation, as well as electrical performance. The Biotronik-sponsored trial has been in U.S. subject recruitment since March 2013.For more information: www.biotronik.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systemslast_img read more

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first_img The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. For more information: www.premierinc.com. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The survey, fielded in July-August of 2014, collected responses from 62 ACOs, including members of Premier’s PACT Population Health Collaborative. Compounding the challenge of accessing and sharing data is the fact that 88 percent of the ACOs face significant obstacles in integrating data from disparate sources, and 83 percent report challenges integrating technology analytics into workflow – barriers that become more acute as ACOs add new platforms or build on their expansive network of medical settings. As ACOs collect data from more sources, they also report concerns about interoperability and data management. Interoperability of disparate systems is a significant challenge for 95 percent of organizations using HIT, and could be limiting the abilities of ACOs to exchange data.  Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. “Even when ACOs have successfully adopted and merged HIT systems, they aren’t able to effectively leverage data and analytics to derive value out of their investments given the pervasive issues with data quality, liquidity and access, as well as issues with integrating data from disparate sources,” said Keith J. Figlioli, Premier’s senior vice president of healthcare informatics and member of the Office of the National Coordinator’s Health IT Standards Committee. “The survey proves this is a pervasive problem among ACOs, and it could stymie the long-term vision for ACO cost and quality improvements if not addressed.”  While the diversity of HIT systems and data sources available vary across organizations, the majority of surveyed ACOs pull information from fewer than 10 different data platforms. However, as ACOs pull data from more sources, they also report lower abilities to leverage their HIT infrastructure to support care coordination, patient engagement, physician payment and contract adjudication, population health management and quality measurement.  The majority of respondents had been operating for at least 18 months. Thirty-five percent were in mature stages of operation (more than two years), 20 percent were in advanced stages of operation (between 18 and 24 months) and 20 percent were in intermediate stages of operation (12 to 18 months).  The majority of survey participants report having an HIT infrastructure that can support quality measurement, population health management, and physician payment and contract adjudication. Core HIT components include an electronic health record (86 percent); a disease registry (74 percent); a data warehouse (68 percent); and a clinical decision support system (58 percent). Most ACOs reported advanced deployment of patient-facing tools that can improve efficiency and reduce administrative bottlenecks such as tethered patient web portals (94 percent), e-prescribing capabilities (70 percent) or patient reminders (61 percent). However, few ACOs report patient-facing tools that could increase access to care, such as self-service scheduling (33 percent), phone-based telemedicine (28 percent) or video-based telemedicine (24 percent). ACOs are even less likely to offer patients self-management tools such as remote monitoring devices (26 percent), untethered personal health record (17 percent) or smartphone apps (15 percent). Given that a quarter of the ACOs contracting with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are forming in rural and/or underserved areas, it is concerning that organizations may be unable to leverage telemedicine or mobile applications to overcome access challenges or better manage populations in remote geographic areas.  News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more “While accountable care organizations are providing quality care for many patients, even more could be accomplished if interoperability issues were addressed,” said Jennifer Covich Bordenick, CEO, eHealth Initiative. “However, the cost of interoperability can be prohibitive for many organizations.” center_img News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Related Content Nearly all responding ACOs were of a medium to large size with between 101-500 physicians (39 percent) or more than 500 (41 percent) physicians. ACOs are largely comprised of primary care clinics and practices (90 percent), specialists (84 percent), acute care hospitals (57 percent) and health systems (53 percent). Surveyed ACOs primarily serve between 10,000 to 100,000 patients, the majority of which are on Medicare, and are primarily funded and administered by a health system (33 percent), medical group (16 percent) or independent practice association (12 percent).  News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more October 1, 2014 – Although most accountable care organizations (ACOs) have the health information technology (HIT) to improve clinical quality, poor interoperability across systems and providers remains a barrier, according to an ACO survey conducted by Premier Inc. and the eHealth Initiative. Access to data from external organizations was challenging for 100 percent of respondents.  News | October 01, 2014 Survey Says Accountable Care Organizations Struggling With HIT Interoperability Using technology, at least half to two-thirds of ACOs reported improvements in clinical quality (66 percent), preventive screenings and vaccinations (63 percent), chronic disease management (59 percent) and health outcomes (55 percent).  Reflecting the provider frustration with interoperability problems, the cost and return-on-investment of HIT has become a crippling concern for organizations today, cited as a key barrier to further implementations by at least 90 percent of respondents.  “Increased use of mobile and smartphone applications and patient-facing engagement tools could bring care to the next level,” said Bordenick.  Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

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first_imgFeature | January 30, 2015 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane Top 10 Articles of 2014 ITN relies on its readers for input as to what trends and topics you are interested in and are affecting your business. We continuously monitor what the audience is viewing online at itnonline.com, and also through social media channels. This year, topics on women’s health and dose monitoring dominated the list.  ITN’s mission is to serve as a time-saving, go-to source for information on the latest in imaging technology and help readers keep up-to-date on trends in the market. This year’s list is a reflection of that goal, and what readers considered important this past year.1. Breast Density: Are You Informed?A primer for questions your patients may ask.2. Joint Commission Releases Imaging Standards With new radiation management spreading throughout the industry, the expectation and demand for optimized radiation safety practices will drive healthcare organizations to implement new methodologies and programs to keep up with highly competitive, industry-wide initiatives.3. Managing Dose: Radiation Exposure on the RisePhysicians, hospital leadership and vendors come together to manage dose.4. Joint Commission Calls for Use of Radiation Dose MonitoringThere is a general feeling in radiology that it is only a matter of time before more states legislate the use of radiation dose monitoring software.5. The Great IntegrationAdvances in IGRT and advanced imaging coincide at the Elsie and Robert Pierson Radiation Oncology Center.6. Is Breast Brachytherapy Still Relevant?Overwhelming evidence supports brachytherapy as a standard of care for early-stage breast cancer.7. CMS Issues Ruling on 2015 Mammography Screening Reimbursement RateSeparate codes have been created for screening mammography versus diagnostic mammography.8. The Business Case for VNAMedical image-object management provides an incredible business opportunity, but healthcare executives need to define the requirements, benefits and costs in a manner that justifies the investment.9. The Evolution of Digital RadiographyFrom smaller and lighter detectors for specific applications, to the development of features for dose monitoring and recording, DR is evolving to become more efficient for radiologists. 10. Trends in Mobile C-armsAs manufacturers address image quality and efficiency issues, mobile C-arms will continue to become more standard in the OR, especially as healthcare organizations seek more versatile, economical options.Comparison charts continue to top the list, as well. The topics most important to you in 2014 included:CT SystemsUltrasound SystemsDigital Radiography SystemsMRI SystemsPET/CTMobile C-armsPACSDigital Mammography SystemsCT Dose ManagementRadiation Dose Management FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Image courtesy of Imago Systems Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabaycenter_img Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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ASTRO and ASCO Launch New Cancer Care Quality Registry

first_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. January 22, 2018 — A registry that tracks the quality of medical care provided to patients receiving cancer treatment launched this month as part of a collaboration between the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). In addition to improving the quality of care for people living with cancer, the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Reporting Registry also makes it easier for medical and radiation oncologists to report quality-related performance metrics required by the federal government.The registry, a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), is the latest joint initiative from ASCO and ASTRO. This platform builds on the Societies’ joint efforts over the past several years to improve cancer care by developing measures to track physician performance.”Our two societies are most interested in promoting the highest quality standards when it comes to patient care, and we have jointly made quality performance, including quality improvement and quality reporting, a shared priority,” said ASCO President Bruce E. Johnson, M.D., FASCO. “By launching this registry, we are not only providing tools for improving cancer care for our patients, but are also facilitating our members’ responsibility to report their quality performance to the federal government.””By giving clinics the power to track, refine and improve their performance over time, this inventive tool advances the culture of quality and safety in cancer care,” said ASTRO Chair Brian Kavanagh, M.D., MPH, FASTRO. “Additionally, reducing administrative burden affords physicians more time to focus on providing the highest quality care. Through this collaborative effort, ASTRO and ASCO demonstrate our commitment to patient engagement and finding ways to help physicians spend more time interacting with their patients.”Currently, the 2018 QOPI Reporting Registry includes a set of 25 measures to assess the quality of care delivered to cancer patients. Measures address topics such as pain management and the use of diagnostic screening. ASCO and ASTRO are also working together to identify and develop additional quality measures to expand the registry.This effort builds on the original QOPI, a voluntary self-assessment and improvement program launched by ASCO in 2006 to help hematology-oncology and medical oncology practices assess the quality of the care they provide to patients.ASCO and ASTRO also co-sponsor five scientific symposia a year together to disseminate the latest advances in cancer care. In addition, ASTRO serves on the Oncology Leadership Council for CancerLinQ, ASCO’s health information technology platform to enhance and improve the understanding and treatment of cancer.For more information: www.instituteforquality.org/qopi-qcp News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. center_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | January 22, 2018 ASTRO and ASCO Launch New Cancer Care Quality Registry Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Reporting Registry designed to track and improve the quality of cancer care delivered in the U.S. News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more