MRI technique detects prostate cancer in patients with low-risk cancers; Radiographer allows 10-year-old son to start X-ray procedure;

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> The use of multiparametric MRI can accurately detect prostate cancer in patients with low-risk cancer, according to a study in Radiology. "Detection of prostate cancer in patients with clinically low-risk cancer with multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging is highly accurate," the authors wrote, adding that larger cancer volume and higher Gleason grades are associated with higher accuracy. Abstract

> A radiographer in the U.K. has run into trouble for allowing her 10-year-old son to start an X-ray procedure on a patient, according to WalesOnline. An investigating panel of the Health and Care Professions Council issued her a written warning saying that her actions "fell seriously short of the conduct expected of someone in her position and with her responsibility." Article

> The use of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rfMRI) reveals that children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have disrupted connections between different areas of the brain, according to new research in Radiology. The study results suggest that  rfMRI can be used to provide accurate and early diagnoses of children suffering from the disorder. Announcement

Health Finance News

> Not-for-profit hospitals continue to operate under tough revenue pressures, a new report by Moody's Investors Service concluded. Although overall not-for-profit finances remain stable, they continue to struggle against deficits and weak revenue growth. In 2013, expenses grew by 4.6 percent, while revenues grew by only 4.1 percent--the second year in a row that has occurred, according to Moody's. Article

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> The FBI has issued two warnings this month that healthcare organization systems, including medical devices, could be vulnerable to cyber attacks. Article

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