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CT scans of ex-NFL athletes reveal enlarged aortas
November 20, 2017 -- CT scans show that some former NFL players had considerably wider aortas than a random sample of men drawn from a Texas community, even after adjusting for known risk factors, according to a study published in the November issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
Overweight women need more frequent mammograms
November 20, 2017 -- Women who are overweight may need to be screened for breast cancer more often, as these women had larger tumors at diagnosis in a study being presented by researchers from Sweden at the upcoming RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer?
November 20, 2017 -- Is contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) effective for differentiating between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer? The answer appears to be yes, but more research is needed, according to a study published online November 7 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
MGH researchers working on GBCA alternative
November 20, 2017 -- Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have had early success with a manganese-based MRI contrast agent that could become an alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), according to a study published online November 8 in Radiology.  Discuss
CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay
November 17, 2017 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) might not be an ideal diagnostic tool for patients presenting to the emergency room with acute chest pain, according to a study published online November 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers found that CCTA increases the length of stay without improving clinical outcomes any more than clinical evaluation alone.  Discuss
Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists?
November 17, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by Stanford University researchers can detect 14 types of medical conditions on chest x-ray images, and it's even able to diagnose pneumonia better than expert radiologists, according to a paper published November 14 on arXiv.org.  Discuss
Meet the Roadies winners of RSNA 2017
November 16, 2017 -- The annual RSNA meeting in Chicago is a massive event, with hundreds of scientific sessions, refresher courses, posters, and other important content. The sheer size of the conference makes it a challenge to navigate -- that's why we're offering the Roadies, a list of the sessions that received the most views in our Road to RSNA preview.  Discuss
Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment
November 16, 2017 -- A deep-learning convolutional neural network algorithm can estimate skeletal maturity on pediatric hand radiographs as accurately as expert radiologists -- and nearly as accurately as a commercial computer-aided diagnosis software application, according to research published online in Radiology.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 50: Ready by 6
November 16, 2017 -- When it comes to medical specialties, radiology has its share of drawbacks. But there are times when it can't be beat, as Andy discovers in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
GBCA study contradicts past gadolinium retention results
November 15, 2017 -- In results they described as "unexpected" and "controversial," Norwegian researchers found levels of residual signal enhancement in the brains of 17 patients who were given a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), with the highest levels found in two patients who received the most doses, according to a paper in the November issue of Radiology.  Discuss
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