Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Meningioma Radio-Path Series

#Radiopath series, #meningioma  In continuation with our efforts to compile key correlation about radiology and pathology findings which are vital for medical students' understanding of pathology and their radiological correlation.

Imaging 3.0-Volume to Value

ACR initiative : Imaging 3.0 is Radiology’s Roadmap for the transition from volume-based imaging to value-based imaging care.



Computer Aided Diagnosis-Basics

  • Computer-aided diagnosis  is rapidly entering the radiology mainstream. In developed conuntries, it has already become a part of the routine clinical work for mammograms. The computer output is used as a "second opinion" in assisting radiologists' image interpretations. 
  • The computer algorithm generally consists of several steps that may include image processing, image feature analysis, and data classification via the use of tools such as artificial neural networks (ANN).
  • It has also been used for lung nodules detection, vertebral fracture assessment and for evaluating serial interval changes. Detection of polyps in colon is another use and there is a role in nuclear scans. 
  • At the present stage of the technology, CAD cannot and may not substitute the doctor, but rather plays a supporting role. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

MCI suspends 15 Doctors for Pharma Sponsored Foreign Trip

The Medical Council of India has ordered a six month suspension of the licences of 15 doctors who travelled to the United Kingdom in 2012 on what the council says was a trip paid for by a drug company. The order, issued last week, came amid longstanding concerns that some doctors in India may be accepting travel support and hospitality from drug companies, thus breaching ethical guidelines issued by the council nearly six years ago. 
Medical Council of India orders doctors’ suspension for drug industry junket. BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1106 (Published 26 February 2015). BMJ 2015;350:h1106

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

CT Scan for Chinese "Mummy"

"A special examination recently occurred in the Meander Medical Center. A nearly 1,000 year old mummy received a CT scan and had samples taken with an endoscope. The mummy is the mummified body of the Buddhist master Liuquan, who belonged to the Chinese Meditation School. The discovery of the mummy is of great cultural significance. It is not only the only one of its kind, but also the only Chinese Buddhist mummy that is available for scientific research in the West."

Source and Image Courtesy:

1000-YEAR-OLD CHINESE MUMMY GETS CT SCAN IN AMERSFOORT. Posted on Dec 9, 2014 by Janene Van Jaarsveldt.  NL TIMES 

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