The Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research’s blog has important information for patient advocates, including legislative updates and news about upcoming events.
RadiologyInfo tells you how various x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and other procedures are performed. It also addresses what you may experience and how to prepare for the exams. All material on the RadiologyInfo Web site is reviewed and approved by experts in the field of radiology from the ACR and RSNA, as well as other professional radiology organizations.
These videos give more information about some common radiological procedures and treatments.
Right Scan Right Time
Medical imaging, and its critical role in disease prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, has changed the face of health care delivery. When patients have access to and receive the right scan at the right time, outcomes improve and costs are reduced.
Clinical Decision Support Systems
These slides will give you more information on how clinical decision support systems can help ensure that patients continue to have access to imaging tests.
The Image Gently campaign is an initiative of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging. The campaign goal is to change practice by increasing awareness of the opportunities to lower radiation dose in the imaging of children.
The objective of the Image Wisely campaign is to lower the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies while eliminating unnecessary procedures. Image Wisely offers resources and information to radiologists, medical physicists, other imaging practitioners, and patients.
Research!America is the nation’s largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance. Since 1989, they have been committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority.
The Association Between Hospital Outcomes and Diagnostic Imaging: Early Findings
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America Speaks: Radiology Saves Lives
The America Speaks: Radiology Saves Lives initiative provides policymakers and the public with essential information about imaging, how current federal policies are affecting its affordability and accessibility, and how future decisions can impact whether Medicare beneficiaries have access to this vital medical technology.
Screen for Lung Cancer
The Lung Cancer Alliance recently opened the first publicly available website designed to help people answer questions about CT screening for lung cancer, such as “Am I at risk?” and “Where should I go?”
Malecare develops practical, life saving programs to address the problem of men dying sooner than women.
Malecare Advanced Prostate Cancer Program
This blog focuses entirely on issues generated by and for men diagnosed with advanced or recurrent/reoccurring prostate cancer.
The National Institutes of Health
NIH is the nation’s medical research agency – making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
The NIBIB is an Institute within the National Institutes of Health that is devoted to merging the physical and biological sciences to develop new technologies that improve health. The Institute’s goal is to accelerate the pace of discovery and speed the development of biomedical technologies that prevent illnesses or treat them when they do strike.
NIBIB YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/nibibtv?feature=results_main
NIBIB Anniversary Highlights page: http://www.nibib.nih.gov/NewsEvents/TenthAnniversaryHighlights
The National LGBT Cancer Project
The LGBT Cancer Project was founded in 2005 as the national advocacy and support group network for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender cancer survivors.
Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool
In addition to carrying out its scientific mission, NIH exemplifies and promotes the highest level of public accountability. To that end, the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool provides access to reports, data, and analyses of NIH research activities, including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research.
The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s.
This PBS documentary contains important information for Alzheimer’s patients and their loved ones.
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Information
These factsheets explain how nuclear medicine and molecular imaging can help diagnose and/or treat a wide range of diseases.
Health Research Funding
Health Research Funding is designed to bring researchers with peer-reviewed, worthwhile, and unfunded projects together with patient advocacy organizations and other funding sources.
Welcome to UCSF Imaging, blog of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. UCSF Imaging provides helpful perspective to patients and consumers as to what the latest news means to them, as well as latest insights into the safety and benefits of our advanced imaging techniques.
International Day of Radiology
The International Day of Radiology will be celebrated on November 8, 2012, the 117th anniversary of the X-ray. This celebration will build greater awareness of the value that radiology research, diagnosis, and treatment bring to safe patient care, and will give patients a better understanding of the vital role that radiologists perform in healthcare delivery.