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- DBT in younger women mitigates mammography's 'harms'
Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to mammography when screening women in their 40s increases cancer detection rates and also decreases recall rates -- thus mitigating the "harms" that concern critics of screening in this age group, according to a study published online May 18 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
- The 'sky is the limit' for 7T MRI research in Boston
Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston is making a considerable investment in the future of radiology and patient care with its recent installation of an investigational 7-tesla MRI scanner. While the unit initially will be used for research, the hospital is open to the idea of someday using the scanner clinically.
- New survey finds radiologists are back in demand
For the first time in a decade, radiologists have landed back in the top 10 of search assignments for U.S. physicians by recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins, as employment conditions in the specialty continue to improve.
- Johns Hopkins tackles problem of unnecessary scans
It's estimated that 20% to 50% of imaging scans in the U.S. may be unnecessary, and radiology exams accounted for more than 100 overutilization targets in the Choosing Wisely campaign. With these facts in mind, radiologists and clinicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital are collaborating to develop an ambitious plan to solve the problem.
- Why radiologists find it hard to face patients
Radiologists are being told they need to spend more time with patients, but is this a realistic expectation? A new survey published June 20 in Radiology found that while most radiologists would like more patient-facing time, the realities of their jobs -- such as reimbursement for their time -- get in the way.
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