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Top 40 X-Ray Tech Job Listing Sites

While it seems as though jobs in sonography or ultrasound seem more abundant than x-ray tech jobs, if you search for the right job description you might find a number of job listings. We’ve helped you out by conducting the searches for you. This list of the top 40 x-ray tech job listings were discovered at large employment job listing sites, medical job listing sites, radiology sites with job listings and a category for recruiters, staffers and location-specific jobs.

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Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 31, 2010 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

Two ACR Members Elected to IOM

Two ACR members, Richard L. Ehmen, MD, FACR, and Bruce R. Rosen, MD, PhD, were recently elected to the Institute of Medicine. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.

During its 40th annual meeting, the Institute of Medicine announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates. In addition, IOM honored two of its members for outstanding service to the organization. The Institute also presented the 2010 Gustav O.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 24, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

UCLA wins renewal of $14 million grant to find medical countermeasures to radiological attacks

Researchers in the radiation oncology department at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have received a $14 million grant to develop countermeasures that will help treat damage caused by radiological or nuclear threats such as a dirty bomb attack.

The grant, awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is a renewal of a five-year, $14 million grant first awarded to UCLA in 2005. The grant is part of a major research effort to develop medical… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 23, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Merge Healthcare Announces New Wins for Clinical Trials Solutions

Advanced functionality wins new awards for Merge’s EDC solutions

Products will be on display at the upcoming SCDM conference

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading HIT solutions provider, today announced the addition of four new customers for its etrials myEDC™ solution. These wins reflect continued momentum and interest from the pharmaceutical and contract research organization community with this innovative solution.

“Customers… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 22, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Philips imaging equipment sales trend up, especially

Increasing demand for imaging systems sparked a 7% jump in orders for healthcare equipment at Philips in the third quarter. Much of the gain came from customers in North America, where orders grew by 11% compared with 2% growth elsewhere in the world, leading to hopeful speculation that the extended lull in equipment purchases may finally be coming to a close.

Pierre-Jean Sivignon, Philips chief financial officer, said the company expected and benefitted from large multiyear… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 22, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

U.S. radiologists work to expand access to imaging in the developing world

While physicians and patients alike may take for granted the ease with which imaging services are ordered and administered in this country, we should not lose sight of the fact that four billion people in the world have no access to imaging services. While much of the recent healthcare debate in the U.S. has focused on how to prevent the overutilization and inappropriate use of medical imaging, a majority of the world’s population lacks access to even basic radiography. How is the radiology… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 21, 2010 at 9:29pm — No Comments

American Board of Imaging Informatics awards record CIIP certifications

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Number of Certified Imaging Informatics Professionals reaches 612

With eight rounds of the American Board of Imaging Informatics exam since its June 2007 debut, 612 individuals have earned the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional designation.

The growing importance of imaging informatics has generated increasing demand for certification of the radiologic technology and information technology professionals working in the field.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 21, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Invitation to Springer’s Discussion Group at RSNA for Electronic Radiology Resources

Springer would like to offer you a unique opportunity to share your thoughts on the development of an electronic learning product in radiology by participating in our focus group at RSNA.

Tuesday, November 30th 6:30–8:30 PM

at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Wacker Drive)

The evening will include a discussion of electronic learning and reference resources for radiologists, as well as a presentation of Springer’s new electronic product. We would like your… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 20, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments

CT Colonography approval sought by coalition

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Citing clinical evidence, coalition urges U.S. panel to approve CT colonography for screening

A growing body of evidence supports the use of CT colonography for colon cancer screening and a U.S. panel should reverse its decision to not endorse the procedure, according to the CT Colonography Coalition.

Currently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a panel CMS often turns to for advice when it comes to determining what to… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 20, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

MRI for Diagnosis of Autism

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Diffusion tensor MRI may yield autism diagnosis

University of Utah medical researchers made an important step in diagnosing autism through diffusion tensor imaging, an MR technique that could help healthcare providers identify the problem much earlier in children and lead to improved treatment and outcomes for those with the disorder.

In a study published in Cerebral Cortex online, researchers led by neuroradiologist Dr. Jeffery Anderson a… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 19, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Carestream finds new opportunity in digital radiography

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Carestream scours landscape, finds new opportunity

Thirty years ago radiology was on the cusp of an explosion, triggered by the introduction of CT and MR and propelled by the widening adoption of these technologies. Expansion of the imaging universe continued with PET/CT, digital x-ray, and healthcare IT. But now this big bang has begun to cool. New and different opportunities for future growth are swirling into shape. Carestream Health has identified… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 18, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Will the iPad Transform Radiology?

Will the iPad transform radiology? Despite today's mobile technology craze, many radiologists are unsure whether the iPad can live up to the hype. However, it could revolutionize one aspect of radiology: education. In the Fall 2010 issue of ARRS InPractice, read radiologists' analysis of the new device and find out what role they expect the new device to play in busy radiologists' day-to-day work.

Check out this month's ARRS In Practice here:…


Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 17, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Airport scanners and radiation-blocking underwear

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Comment: The legacy of 9/11—Airport scanners and radiation-blocking underwear Before you get on that plane, check the frequent flyers’ round trip special from Rocky Flats Gear: Purchase two pair of men’s radiation-shielding briefs and two pair of women’s briefs and get two pair of bra inserts for free. It seems like only yesterday when ads on the back cover of comic books tried to lure me to buy x-ray glasses. Those were the days. Today, the Transportation Safety… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 16, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

MRI Safety - Beware of patients with insulin pumps

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- MRI safety: Patients with insulin pumps require special cautions

An insulin pump allows the replacement of slow-acting insulin for basal needs with a continuous infusion of rapid-acting insulin. By using an insulin pump, a patient can typically match the dosage of insulin to lifestyle and activities, rather than adjusting those to the body’s response to insulin injections. The advantages of using an insulin pump include the fact that an insulin… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 15, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

ARRS Figley Fellow Applications Due Tomorrow

October 14, 2010

ARRS Figley Fellow Applications Due Tomorrow

The application deadline for the Melvin M. Figley Fellowship in Radiology Journalism is Friday, October 15. The purpose of the fellowship is to stimulate radiologists to continue with an academic career, enhance their credentials, and to improve the quality of radiology journals by teaching the fundamentals of medical journalism, train manuscript reviewers and future editors, and provide core teachers of medical… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 14, 2010 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Radiology and Healthcare Reform - Learn the Insurance Game to Survive

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Surviving healthcare reform: Get lean, learn the insurance game We know healthcare reform will change the rules, but what can radiologists do now to be proactive? This is the first article in a series that will examine how healthcare reform is likely to affect radiology practices and how they can prepare for drastic change. So far, few radiology practices, and none that I know of, have expressed relief that healthcare reform finally passed so we can offer services in the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 14, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Radiology untethered: 4G technology promises new levels of mobility

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Launch of the new fourth-generation network from cellular wireless companies will enable radiologists to upload and download images more than 10 times faster than they have been able to in the past. While wireless mobile applications for imaging are still a distinct minority, the faster speeds could open the door for preliminary reads or image demonstrations on smartphones and iPads. Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless provider, could be the first out of the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 13, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

RadNet expands with acquisition

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- RadNet eyes efficiencies, teleradiology with tech purchase The biggest player in the imaging center market announced on Monday a technology purchase that will enhance its efficiency as well as expand its reach into the teleradiology field. RadNet also said its acquisition of Image Medical Corporation, the parent of eRAD, for $10.75 million will qualify RadNet for federal stimulus money geared toward adoption of electronic medical records. …


Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 12, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

FDA and MRI Contrast Agents... the Saga continues...

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- FDA sharpens MR contrast warning, singles out three agents as ‘inappropriate’ Three of the most popular MR contrast agents—Magnevist by Bayer Healthcare, Omniscan by GE Healthcare, and Optimark by Covidien—will soon carry labels warning that their use is “inappropriate” for patients with acute kidney injury or chronic severe kidney disease. These and other gadolinium-containing agents will also carry new warnings emphasizing the need to screen patients for kidney… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 11, 2010 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Radiology Contract lost... example of Sutter Health and more...

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- Technology, HR issues crop up when hospital shifts radiology services When hospitals transition from a contract with an independent radiology practice to an in-house model or a multispecialty group, they can expect some growing pains in the form of technological issues and human resources quandaries, as well as general headaches while trying to get the new practice up to speed. A recent example of the move is Sutter Health in Sacramento. On April 1, Sutter Health severed… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 10, 2010 at 2:39am — No Comments

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