RADIOLOGY NEWS
Gadobenate dimeglumine OK for renal-deficient patients
September 2, 2015 -- Researchers from Emory University found no incidence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) using gadobenate dimeglumine MR contrast media in renal-failure patients after more than two years of follow-up, according to a study published in the September issue of Radiology.
Patients with CIN after CT show poor 1-year outcomes
September 2, 2015 -- Patients who develop contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) are at high risk of major adverse events one year after imaging with contrast-enhanced CT, according to a new study in the September Annals of Emergency Medicine. The experience in more than 600 patients who underwent contrast CT suggests the problem is both serious and underrecognized.
Yes, you can help prevent healthcare data breaches
September 1, 2015 -- Cybersecurity attacks have been plaguing a variety of industrial sectors, and healthcare is no exception. Of the 14 biggest healthcare data breaches, five occurred in 2015. But there's plenty that facilities can do to reduce their risk, according to a webinar conducted last week by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).
SaferMD helps radiologists reduce malpractice risk
September 1, 2015 -- If you belong to a forward-thinking radiology practice, chances are you're already using critical test results management (CTRM) software to notify physicians of unexpected findings. But are you really using CTRM right? Fortunately, SaferMD can help you find out.
PET/MRI makes clinical inroads, but work remains
August 31, 2015 -- PET/MRI is making progress in moving from being a research technology to a modality that's used clinically. Radiologists who use it frequently are recognizing its value for several applications, but work remains in convincing referring physicians of its worth.
Managing critical results without pulling out your hair
August 28, 2015 -- If you're a radiologist, communicating important radiologic findings to referring physicians can be one of the most challenging aspects of your job. Critical test results management software can help, according to Dr. David Hirschorn of Staten Island University Hospital, who describes how it works at his facility.
Higher screening mammo volume equals better outcomes
August 28, 2015 -- Women who undergo mammography screening at breast centers with high volumes tend to have better outcomes, which is encouraging news for a modality often criticized for its tendency to overdiagnose. Study results were published online August 11 in the Journal of Medical Screening.
Fukushima nuclear disaster casts shadow on CR images
August 27, 2015 -- Radiologists at a Japanese hospital were baffled when dark spots began appearing on computed radiography (CR) images in March 2011. They discovered that the spots were caused by fallout from the nuclear disaster at the nearby Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, according to an August 21 article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Job market picks up -- but will you use that fellowship?
August 27, 2015 -- The job market for radiologists in 2015 seems to be improving, according to the fourth annual workforce survey by the Commission on Human Resources at the American College of Radiology, published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. But those jobs won't necessarily utilize one's fellowship skills.
Effects of false-positive mammograms can persist
August 27, 2015 -- Women who receive false-positive mammograms are twice as likely to experience long-term unpleasant psychosocial consequences than women with negative exams, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
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