London Zoo scanning obese patients?; Technology 'prints' 3-D CT and ultrasound images;

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> A consultant working in the X-ray department at a west Midlands hospital in England told a radio station that the London Zoo is imaging patients who were too obese to be scanned by National Health Service equipment, The Guardian reports. The Royal College of Radiologists could not say whether this type of scanning has ever happened in Britain. Article

> Doctors at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., are using a technology that can "print" three-dimensional synthetic models that replicate the organs in patients, reflecting their individual intricacies or deformities, the Washington Post reports. The device can synthesize images from modalities such as CT and ultrasound and turn that information into thin layers of plastic that are layered upon one another to form the three dimensional image. Article

> The American College of Radiology has launched a campaign called Leading Radiology Into the Future. The initiative is designed to develop and strengthen the Radiology Leadership Institute, a professional development and leadership academy. Announcement

Health IT News

> A glitch causing medication orders to be passed on to the wrong patients is just one of several problems with a new computerized physician order entry system being implemented at Marin General Hospital, according to nurses at the Greenbrae, Calif., facility. Article

Health Finance News

> Physician-owned hospitals are simultaneously lobbying to get some of the financial restrictions imposed by the Affordable Care Act lifted by Congress, while also expanding services that haven't been prescribed. Article

And Finally… Robin Hooding foils meter maids. Article


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