SABCS: Biannual breast MRI best for young women at high risk
December 11, 2017 -- For young women with a high genetic risk of breast cancer, twice-yearly MRI exams are more effective for detecting early disease than an annual mammogram, according to new research presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).  Discuss
At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans
December 8, 2017 -- Community practices are not following guidelines for breast cancer screening with MRI in women at increased risk of the disease, according to a new study published online December 7 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Japan requires changes in GBCA labeling information
December 8, 2017 -- Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is following suit with regulatory agencies in the U.S. and Europe in asking four makers of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for MRI scans to revise warning text on their product labeling information.  Discuss
Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence?
December 8, 2017 -- Sometimes seeing is believing. An imaging artificial intelligence algorithm that can show why it made its diagnosis can go a long way toward building radiologist confidence in its findings, according to a scientific presentation at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.
Esaote to be acquired by Chinese consortium
December 7, 2017 -- Italian ultrasound vendor Esaote has entered into an agreement to be acquired by a group of Chinese investors. The deal is expected to advance Esaote's expansion plans and bolsters its presence in the Chinese medical equipment market.  Discuss
Breast ultrasound traits help predict cancer prognosis
December 7, 2017 -- Certain features of invasive breast cancer identified on ultrasound can help clinicians understand a woman's prognosis before she undergoes surgery, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
3 ways to cut variability in CT radiation dose
December 7, 2017 -- A Pennsylvania hospital network was able to reduce variation in CT radiation dose by taking three key steps, according to research presented at RSNA 2017 and published online December 1 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Why is the job market for radiologists improving?
December 6, 2017 -- Radiologist recruitment is at an all-time high as practice leaders can no longer fill positions through networking and internet ads. Across the U.S., recruitment companies have experienced an influx of radiologist requests. Daniel Corbett of Radiology Business Solutions analyzes what it all means.  Discuss
DBT finds smaller cancers than 2D mammography does
December 6, 2017 -- Screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) identifies smaller breast cancers with less axillary lymph node metastasis, compared with 2D screening mammography, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
3D-printed kidney helps optimize SPECT/CT quantification
December 5, 2017 -- Low-cost, 3D-printed kidney phantoms provide shape-specific details that improve the quantification of SPECT/CT scans, according to a study from Würzburg, Germany, published online in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss