Skip abdominal x-ray for pediatric intussusception November 20, 2015 -- There's no need to use abdominal radiography to diagnose pediatric intussusception -- ultrasound is better, and it does not expose children to radiation, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Surgery International.
Straight Talk From the PACSman: PACS and proverbs November 19, 2015 -- Is it ever OK for salespeople to withhold information that could make a difference in meeting customers' needs? Is it the vendor's responsibility to ask all the right questions, or the end user's? PACSman Michael J. Cannavo ponders these questions and more in his latest article.
3D images aid selection of heart transplant donors November 19, 2015 -- Researchers in Arizona are building a virtual library of 3D hearts in a bid to improve the matching process between heart transplant donors and recipients, and to make the best use of the perpetually tight supply of donor organs.
Forget Watson -- it's the pigeons you should worry about November 18, 2015 -- If you think artificial intelligence could replace radiologists someday, there may be a new menace: It turns out that pigeons can distinguish benign from malignant tissue and identify certain cancer features with similar accuracy as their human counterparts, according to a new study published in PLOS One.
10 ways to build relationships with referring physicians November 18, 2015 -- Referrals are the lifeblood of every successful private radiology center. But how does a center gain referrals and then keep them? You need more than just clinical competence, according to radiology marketing expert Kyle Bolton of Vital Signs.
IVUS shines in guiding stents for long coronary lesions November 17, 2015 -- In patients receiving drug-eluting stents for long coronary lesions, guidance using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) yields much better outcomes than implantation guided by angiography, researchers from South Korea reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Lung cancer or valley fever? CT can spot the difference November 16, 2015 -- Characteristics seen on CT chest scans can enable physicians to distinguish between lung nodules caused by fungal infections such as valley fever and those caused by lung cancer, according to a poster presented at the recent American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting.
Radiologist nabbed in Calif. workers' comp fraud sting November 13, 2015 -- A radiologist was among a number of healthcare providers arrested by investigators in Southern California in connection with an alleged scam that defrauded the state workers' compensation system of $25 million in improper claims.
DBT cuts recall rate in women with no prior mammograms November 13, 2015 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) cuts the number of recalls in a subset of women vulnerable to higher recall rates: those who have never had a prior mammogram, according to a new study in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.