RADIOLOGY NEWS
Oral contrast not needed to spot kids' appendicitis on CT
January 18, 2018 -- Administering oral plus intravenous contrast to children who were in the emergency department undergoing CT exams for suspicion of acute appendicitis increased their wait time without providing any diagnostic benefit, according to a study published in Emergency Radiology.  Discuss
What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors?
January 18, 2018 -- How should women with breast cancer be tracked after lumpectomy or mastectomy? An optimal surveillance regimen has yet to be defined, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays
January 17, 2018 -- More women participated in mammography screening when they no longer had to pay out of pocket for part of the cost, as stipulated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), found a study published January 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study is the latest to show the ACA as having a positive effect on public health.  Discuss
Report: Burnout is prevalent among U.S. physicians
January 17, 2018 -- A new report on burnout among physicians indicates that the condition is prevalent in the U.S., with more than 40% of doctors reporting feelings of burnout. Among medical specialties, radiologists reported burnout rates that were slightly higher than the average for all physicians.  Discuss
Mobile App Spotlight: Case app
January 17, 2018 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at Case, an iOS and Android app developed by mobile app start-up Kernel, designed to help medical researchers and specialists keep up with the latest research.  Discuss
Doctors may be ordering too many coronary interventions
January 16, 2018 -- Physicians may be ordering too many percutaneous coronary intervention procedures by overestimating the degree of coronary stenosis in angiograms, according to a study from China published January 16 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Better clinical histories improve CT interpretation, billing
January 16, 2018 -- How can emergency departments improve their interpretation and billing for head CT exams? A paper published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology explains that reminding physicians to include thorough clinical histories with their orders may do the trick.  Discuss
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 6
January 16, 2018 -- In the sixth installment of this series, Judith Buckland from consulting firm CardioServ offers a quantitative method for performing right ventricular index of myocardial performance (RIMP), which can be used to evaluate right ventricular function with echocardiography.  Discuss
Artificial intelligence, brain MRI aid kids with hearing loss
January 15, 2018 -- U.S. and Chinese researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that analyzes MRI brain scans to predict how well deaf children may be able to develop language skills after receiving a cochlear implant, according to a study published online January 15 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Discuss
3D power Doppler helps detect fetal growth restriction
January 15, 2018 -- 3D power Doppler can help confirm fetal growth restriction, a pathologic condition that occurs in up to 9% of pregnancies and can affect not only how a woman's pregnancy is followed but also when she delivers her baby, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
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