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Addiction: The Road to Recovery After the Hospital

November 24, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

The prevalence of addictions has risen sharply in recent years. According to the CDC, 2.5% of people over the age of 12 have illegally used drugs in the past month. Since addictions are more common than ever before, medical professionals are looking for new ways to help treat their patients. Many doctors are trying to treat addictions with the use suboxane. However, others prefer alternative treatments.[read more]

Has CLL Defined Me?

November 22, 2015 by Andrew Schorr

I had responded initially “no” because of the way I am able to live my life. Since 2010, I haven’t needed treatment. The only pill I take is vitamin D3 when I remember. I continue to work as a communications consultant and a medical journalist. I travel when and where I want. I have visited more than a dozen countries since my original diagnosis. Sounds like “no,” doesn’t it?[read more]


Theranos for President?

November 17, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

In an election year, it is normal for hype to overwhelm scrutiny--but not when the subject is health technology. Theranos has risen high on a good story, but we need more than a narrative from the disruptive forces in American medicine.[read more]


The Healthcare Costs Associated with Alcohol Addiction

November 16, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

For most people, alcohol is a social drug – used in moderation. There are even studies that show that light alcohol consumption can have health benefits for certain populations. However, there are those for whom alcohol is an addiction. And it's costly.[read more]


When a Health Care Business Model Disruption is Self-Destructive

November 13, 2015 by David Davidovic

Three companies - Valeant, Theranos, & Turing - have recently gained notoriety in the healthcare space. Each openly expressed their desire and plans to disrupt everything based on completely new business models - but is it working?[read more]

White Paper: 3D Weight-Bearing Imaging Using CBCT

October 28, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

The CBCT system was designed to image both upper and lower extremities, with the lower extremities also capable of being imaged in a weight-bearing configuration.[read more]

P4 Medicine: How You Can Live To Be 100

October 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

Seattle-based startup Arivale hopes to get humans to live to be 100 by providing predictive, personalized medicine.[read more]

Diagnostic Reading #44: Five Must-Read Articles From the Past Week

September 18, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

It’s time for a new edition of Diagnostic Imaging. This week we’re looking at medical imaging and pregnant women, digital tomosynthesis and CT lung nodules, how business intelligence affects security, doctors using EHRs, and imaging informatics and archiving in Scotland.Diagnostic Imaging May Be Safe for Pregnant Women – Diagnostic...[read more]


Healthcare Technology and the DocResponse Revolution - Meet Your New Best Friend in Healthcare

September 9, 2015 by Danyell Jones

I recently discovered DocResponse, a phenomenal online symptom checker that has recently been recognized by Harvard Medical School and The British Medical Journal as the most accurate symptom checker available on today's market. Not only are the individual applications of this astounding (never google your symptoms again!), but DocResponse has the potential for broad based utilization in the healthcare delivery market helping organizations maximize resources, more effectively provide patient care and save money.[read more]

What’s the Big Deal about GPUs in Ultrasound Imaging?

September 9, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

If you’ve wondered how a little video game box could produce and destroy high-resolution, 3D fantasy worlds in the blink of an eye, look no further than the console’s graphics processing unit or GPU.GPUs are better equipped than CPUs – the central processing unit that processes data in most computers – to quickly compute functions and...[read more]

Guess the X-ray – September’s Image Challenge

September 1, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

It’s a new month so that means it is time for a new “Guess the X-ray” Image Challenge. August’s Image Challenge, a wind-up toy, was guessed pretty quickly, so let’s see if we can make things a little more difficult this month..The image for September is below. The challenge will run until the end of the month or until the first person...[read more]

Computer aided diagnosis for mental health: two important strides

August 30, 2015 by David E Williams

Advancing the state of the artResearchers are using modern technologies to develop advanced tools to assist with the assessment of mental health problems. We hear a lot about “big data” and genetic sequencing, which can be expensive and complex, but there are also promising tools that are not so pricey or complex, even if they do employ...[read more]