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April 1, 2015 --


Current Featured Articles:

  • Gadolinium persists in brain years after MRI scans
    Researchers from the Mayo Clinic can't quite explain the clinical significance, but the discovery of traces of gadolinium in four areas of the brain several years after administration of MRI contrast is enough evidence to warrant further investigation as to the reasons why.

  • One-fifth of middle-aged athletes risk a heart attack
    VIENNA - A new study presented at ECR 2015 reveals that 19% of middle-aged athletes are at risk of coronary events -- confirming the serious risks to asymptomatic individuals suggested in earlier U.S. studies looking at sudden cardiac death.

  • ACC: PET/CT trumps SPECT for cardiac studies
    Researchers from Utah found that PET/CT is far superior to SPECT for diagnosing myocardial ischemia, with higher sensitivity at a lower radiation dose, according to a paper presented on Sunday at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting in San Diego. PET/CT in particular far outstripped SPECT in determining that patients were free of cardiac disease.

  • The Healthy Radiologist: Managing sleep on overnight shifts
    In the second article in her series on how radiologists can stay healthy, Dr. Stacey Funt discusses the importance of a good sleep strategy when performing shift work, such as overnight call. Radiologists have different approaches to managing their sleep cycle when doing overnight shifts -- the key is to find one that works for you.

  • House passes SGR repeal bill
    In a vote of 392 to 37, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed a bill that would repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Of the total yes votes, 212 were from Republicans and 180 were from Democrats.


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