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Medical Imaging

The Factory Farming of Patients

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

In providers' hurriedness, the small kindnesses are falling away: a smile, a handshake, a few warm words, making connection. As care drops out of health care we are paying for it; we are sowing greater dis-ease.

16th Century Drawings Of Disease Are As Fascinating As They Are Disturbing

Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts

Chicken pox induced pustules, rotting bones, a bulging eye tumor. These are not the images one would typically describe as beautiful. And yet there is...

These Striking Visualisations Will Change How You Think About HIV

Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts

While most of us are familiar with the visible effects of HIV, we are not as familiar with the image of the virus itself. Ukrainian designer A...

WATCH: This Is What Atoms Look Like In 3D

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

Ever wanted to know what atoms look like in 3D? Now's your chance, in a new video showing a platinum nanoparticle under extreme magnification. The ...

Nanomedicine: Big Potential for Small Products

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

While more nanomedicine products are becoming available to consumers, big questions remain about their long-term impact on the environment and human health, experts say.

GAO Reports Self-Referrals for Imaging Are Costly: Part II

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

During the fiscal year of 2010, self-referrals amounted to over $109 million dollars in extra payments from Medicare, which equates to approximately 400,000 diagnostic imaging examinations for seemingly arbitrary purposes.

GAO Reports Self-Referrals for Imaging Are Costly

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Self-referral leads to more images, more treatment, more surgeries, etc., and contributes to the escalation in the unsustainable rising health-care costs. It is a vicious cycle. So why not just eliminate self-referral?

'Inappropriate Use of the ER': An Emergency Physician's Flirtation With the ER

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Policymakers should be aware that even well-informed patients with good access to primary care need the ER. Legislation should aim to increase availability of primary care, but not penalize for use of emergency services.

You Want to Photograph WHAT?

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

When I was first interviewed about birth photography, my gut reaction was, "what kind of weirdo wants their portrait taken at this most intimate moment?" Then I realized I did something a zillion times weirder.

Catherine Pearson

Imaging, Radiation Exposure Up, Even At HMOs

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Money may not be the driving force behind increased medical imaging, according to new research that finds imaging, even when provided through HMOs whi...

This Is What A Virus Looks Like

Posted 04.18.2012 | Arts

Here at HuffPost Arts we are big fans of looking at scientific data through an aesthetic lens; for this reason, we tend to appreciate scientific model...

The Art Of Medical Imaging

Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts

The exhibition "Seeing Ourselves: The Science and Art of Diagnostic Medical Imaging" shows that art and science are two means of making images. The co...

The Overzealous 10 Percent and the Ask Upon Congress

Janet Dillione | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Janet Dillione

Last month, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) asked Congress to require prior authorization for doctors who order many diagnostic imag...

Expert Imaging Leads to Expert Diagnosis

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Collaboration amongst physician specialists and radiologists (imaging specialists) increases speed to diagnosis and provides the best protection and safety in image acquisition.

Google Bringing High Speed to Your Home

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

On February 10th, Google announced its plans to to get into the ISP game by building an ultra-fast broadband network.

Virtual Autopsy Table: Death Goes Digital With Multitouch Table (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See video below* The new Virtual Autopsy Table lets you examine the inside of a human body in 3D -- without the body. The new educational tool wa...

Teleradiology as an Option for Non-Radiologists Who Self- Refer

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

Patients should always ask who is performing, reading and interpreting their imaging studies? Collaboration between radiologists and clinicians have the greatest potential for diagnosis and treatment.