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The 'Pinhole' Cancer Treatment You've Probably Never Heard of

Peter Pattison | Posted 04.01.2016 | Science
Peter Pattison

It's time to give interventional oncologists the attention and recognition they deserve for improving the lives of cancer patients.

IBM Is Teaching Watson To Interpret Medical Images

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.13.2015 | Science

In the latest sign that the singularity is nigh, IBM announced last week that it would start teaching its ultra-fast computer system "Watson" to be so...

Headed to the Hospital? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Hospitals should be places of safe health care delivery and recovery from acute or chronic illness. You should also be a smart patient. Take inventory of your kidney health prior to coming to the hospital and share these answers with your health care practitioner so that they are reflected in your medical records.

Mammography: A Limited Tool for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Mammography will remain a controversial issue because it is an imperfect tool involving ionizing radiation. Let's move beyond this method that is decades old and move forward with an early detection method for breast cancer that will not increase a women's cancer risk at all.

Limiting Access to Drive Down Health Care Costs? Yes and No!

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

A properly ordered and acquired imaging examination, with an accurate radiologist's interpretation combined with collaboration between the referring clinician's input regarding the history and physical examination, constitutes optimal patient care.

Let's Enhance Patient Care Together: Primary Care Physicians Must Collaborate With Radiologists

Gregory Goldstein, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregory Goldstein, M.D.

At a time when patients are craving more personalized care and search engines are providing "diagnoses" that are all too often incorrect, this sort of collaboration among physicians is essential to maintaining a first class health care system.

The (Really Scary) Invisible Gorilla

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.31.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

What the invisible gorilla study shows is that if we are paying very close attention to one thing, we often fail to notice other things in our field of vision -- even very obvious things. What if this perceptual quirk has serious, even life-threatening, implications?

Put the Patient in the Driver's Seat by Enhancing the Role of Radiologists

Gregory Goldstein, M.D. | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregory Goldstein, M.D.

As radiology increasingly plays a central role in our health care system, we need to make sure the information patients receive is clear, accurate and useful in their decision-making process.

Starting Over

Alicia Garey | Posted 01.30.2013 | Women
Alicia Garey

I realize now how many times I had driven past buildings where people were being treated and had no idea. I became one of those people. I stand back, looking at the year that has passed, and still struggle to find the words to describe it.

Annie's Song

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Ann Fonfa, Founder of Annieappleseed Project. The table is set and nicely filled with the meal of the day. Ann sits, straight back, eyes blazing, j...

Huge Share Of Doctors Regret Going Into Medicine

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

Becoming a doctor may seem a dream job, but it turns out those already practicing don’t always agree. Only 54 percent of physicians say they’d ...

Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Your Family Doctor?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

If we're going to go down the road of using artificially intelligent "medical doctors in a box", I sure hope this technology will understand me while I am coughing and saying "I can't breathe."

Know the A, B, Cs of Head Injury

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

What many parents and children do not understand are the dangers associated with sports related head injuries.

Radiology: Looking Ahead

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Does your doctor take hard copy or digital radiology images? Does he/she have access to images via PACS? If not, are they working on making it happen?

Why Collaboration Is Key -- Recommend, Require and Reinforce

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

The courts have increasingly been recognizing the significance of the radiologist and that they are a critical part of the healthcare team.

What's Wrong in the East: What's Right in the West

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

he economic bell is still tolling -- and the sound is not a welcome one. People who once felt shielded by the effect of the economic crisis are beginning to come to terms with the reality.

Radiation Safety Concerns In The Medical Field

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

In the world of radiology, medical oncology, and other fields of medicine where radiation plays a key role in diagnosis and treatment, safety must be top priority.

Think You've Heard All The Lousy Childhood Stories? Try 'Stitches' (VIDEO)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

It is a remarkable book, if, that is, you don't mind getting kicked repeatedly in the gut. It is also a beautiful story.

National Radiologic Technology Week

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

National Radiologic Technology Week is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of Radiologic Technologists across the nation.

Old Imaging Equipment's Effect On The Patient

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

An important factor to consider when acquiring medical images is the equipment that is being used. New technology is regularly being developed, tested and launched.

The 'Voodoo' Eastern Medicine Vs. The Tested (And FDA Approved) Western Medicine

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

My biggest piece of advice for anyone looking closely at Eastern medical practices is to do research, keep an open mind and consult with your physician.

Hypnosis and Other Amenities Before Imaging Exams - Unlocking the Key to Relaxing

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Studies have shown that a relaxed patient helps to achieve success in imaging; a winning experience for both patients and doctors. Think "simplicity" and "utility" in planning and everyone involved benefits.

Recent Research Reconfirms The Value of Subspecialty Training

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Nonradiology specialty training in imaging is extremely varied. Medical schools and nonradiology residency programs provide limited training regarding how to acquire and interpret images accurately.

Self Referral Strikes Again

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

This is not about quality patient care, convenience or offering the best services available. It is about greed and defensive medicine over medical ethics and reasonableness.

More Insight on "Not All Images Are Created Equal"

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

One of the key reasons health care is exploding is linked to medical imaging. A predominant factor in this explosion is related to non-radiology owned private practices and imaging centers.