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Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results
January 22, 2018 -- If you restricted CT lung cancer screening to patients at higher risk of lung cancer, could you save lives while reducing the harms of screening? That's the suggestion of a study published January 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine. But supporters of CT screening say the proposal has risks of its own -- such as missed cancers.  Discuss
Signify: 2018 to be strong year for ultrasound market
January 22, 2018 -- After a year of mixed fortunes, the global ultrasound market is set for a strong 2018, with all of the world's major markets forecast to grow faster than in 2017. Simon Harris from Signify Research analyzes what's in store for each region of the world.  Discuss
Better together? When to consider an external partnership
January 19, 2018 -- Is your radiology practice considering an external partnership? Should it be? In any fragmented industry, many independent businesses are looking at partnerships as the next stage in their growth plan. In this article, Andrew Colbert of Ziegler and Company offers four things to consider.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT predicts outcomes in pediatric osteosarcoma
January 19, 2018 -- The best way to predict a good outcome for pediatric patients with osteosarcoma is by performing FDG-PET/CT scans at regular intervals in the first several months after the start of chemotherapy, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Change buys National Decision Support Company
January 18, 2018 -- In a bid to advance its goal of providing evidence-based clinical intelligence at the point of care, healthcare information systems company Change Healthcare has purchased clinical decision-support software firm National Decision Support Company.  Discuss
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
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