Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options
December 15, 2017 -- Many women don't feel completely informed about their surgical options for breast cancer treatment, according to new research published online December 12 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  Discuss
Women overestimate breast cancer risk, prefer biopsy
December 15, 2017 -- Most women tend to overestimate their risk of breast cancer, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago. And if they do receive a report of a suspicious finding, they would rather have it biopsied immediately than undergo follow-up imaging a short time later.  Discuss
Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS?
December 15, 2017 -- Is your radiology group considering joining a virtual group to comply with provisions of Medicare's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? While virtual groups may sound attractive, they have a number of drawbacks you need to consider, according to Rebecca Farrington, chief revenue officer at Healthcare Administrative Partners.  Discuss
How to create low-cost, multicolor 3D-printed models
December 14, 2017 -- 3D printing multicolor models of organs, vessels, and bones can be much more affordable than it has been with traditional methods by using a new technique presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
MRI confirms prostate cancer with lower dose of GBCA
December 14, 2017 -- MRI scans with a reduced dose of a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) can be more effective than scans with a standard dose in differentiating between malignant and benign lesions in prostate cancer patients, according to a study presented recently at RSNA 2017.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 52: The old Nintendo trick
December 14, 2017 -- If the image quality of your MRI scanner isn't up to snuff, you might try "the old Nintendo trick." But don't tell the service engineers, at least according to the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Top 5 trends from RSNA 2017 in Chicago
December 13, 2017 -- Sometimes it's hard to come up with a theme for a given RSNA conference, but in 2017 it's easy -- talk of artificial intelligence (AI) dominated the discussion at RSNA 2017. Attendees stuffed lectures on AI to the point where people were turned away from crowded rooms, while vendors took advantage of heightened interest to make claims about AI-powered products that sometimes strained credulity.  Discuss
AI algorithm matches radiologists in breast screening exams
December 12, 2017 -- How does an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm compare to radiologists when it comes to interpreting screening mammography exams? Their performances were fairly comparable, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
New codes drive growth for interventional surgical centers
December 12, 2017 -- The rapid expansion of billing codes that enable interventional radiology ambulatory surgical centers to collect for outpatient interventional procedures has brought, and will continue to bring, expanding opportunities for interventional radiologists and their groups to profit from ownership of these facilities.  Discuss
fMRI, PET could help foresee epileptic seizure issues
December 12, 2017 -- Researchers have developed a method to integrate functional MR (fMRI) and PET images to identify epilepsy patients who are at high risk of continued seizures before the patients undergo potentially unsuccessful surgery, according to a study published online December 5 in Frontiers in Neuroscience.  Discuss
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