RadNet Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Radiology

RadNet is working to develop a set of artificially intelligent computer algorithms that can read and interpret imaging studies. Though the work is still in its early stages, it promises to improve the lives of both patients and their healthcare providers. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to increase diagnostic certainty, reduce overtreatment, and conserve resources for patients most in need.

How AI Algorithms Work

A basic computer algorithm is a mathematical equation that provides step-by-step instructions that tells a program how to operate. An AI algorithm tells a computer how to […]

By |May 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The 2nd Annual RadNet Fall Vascular Symposium

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The 2nd Annual RadNet Fall Vascular Symposium has been approved for 10 ARDMS CME credits. We invite all of our technologists in southern California to attend this event, which we’re holding exclusively for RadNet free of charge. Over 50 of our Southern California technologists have already signed up! We believe this event will be a tremendous benefit as it shows commitment to education and training, as well as commitment to our patient community. The symposium will be a combination of hands-on workshops, lectures, and case study reviews. Topics include:

• Venous […]

By |November 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

USPSTF Recommendations Ignore Realities of Breast Cancer

Annual mammogram screening beginning at age 40 saves lives. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends less frequent screening at a later age, not because screening will not save lives, but because it will not save sufficient numbers of lives when started before age 50.

The guidelines are based on outdated, blemished data and do not evaluate cost-effectiveness or any other benefits of early detection. In fact, USPSTF states, “Screening mammography in women ages 40 to 49 years may reduce the risk of dying of breast cancer, but the number of deaths averted is much smaller than in older women and […]

By |May 14th, 2015|News, Women's imaging|0 Comments

Informing Women About the Benefits of a Mammogram Exam

Despite large-scale campaigns to publicize the importance of breast cancer screening, a lot of faulty information regarding the mammogram exam is still being delivered to patients and sometimes interpreted as fact.

To gauge where gaps in knowledge about breast cancer screening are most commonly occurring, the Working Mother Research Institute recently surveyed more than 2,500 women aged 35 and older to see what they know. While the results contain good news, there are areas where physicians can better educate their patients.

Most Women Have Been Screened

Fortunately, many women are well aware of the importance of screening. A majority of women (80 […]

By |January 26th, 2015|News, Women's imaging|0 Comments

MRI Screening for Ruptured Breast Implant

Breast implants are one of the more commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in the United States. More than 285,000 women received breast implants in 2014. Although it has been clearly demonstrated that ruptured implants do not cause harm, women should consider potential complications when making the personal decision to have breast implants. A ruptured breast implant is one such risk.

What is a Ruptured Breast Implant?

A breast implant rupture occurs when a breast implant breaks. When a saline breast implant ruptures, it is usually noticeable right away because the saline tends to leak quickly. Saline that leaks into the body will […]

By |December 15th, 2014|News, Women's imaging|0 Comments
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