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Shoulder ultrasound often changes patient management
January 16, 2017 -- Shoulder ultrasound findings frequently have a significant effect on management and clinician decision-making in patients being treated for shoulder pain, according to research from the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis.
3D-printed kidneys change preop surgical planning
January 16, 2017 -- Even experienced nephrologists can improve their preoperative planning when 3D-printed kidneys are available, according to the results of a new study in Abdominal Radiology. 3D models can shift some surgeries to less-invasive options after the translucent printed models are used for planning.
Taking oral radiology cases -- A lost art?
January 13, 2017 -- Have radiology residents lost the ability to take oral cases? That's the concern of Dr. Barry Julius, founder of the website RadsResident.com. Julius believes that residents are slowly losing this key component of resident education -- but he has suggestions for how to get it back.
Are radiation dose guidelines scaring patients?
January 13, 2017 -- Are guidelines urging healthcare practitioners to reduce radiation dose when imaging patients simply inducing radiation phobia for procedures that have little to no health risk? That's the provocative stance of a new article published in the January 2017 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
FDA issues MRI warning on implantable infusion pumps
January 12, 2017 -- After receiving reports of injury and death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about patients with implantable infusion pumps undergoing MRI scans.
PET/CT may have found cardiovascular event trigger
January 12, 2017 -- PET/CT scans have identified activity in a stress-related structure in the brain that could be linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online January 11 in the Lancet.
Group calls for global research effort into gadolinium
January 12, 2017 -- Two European researchers are bringing to the U.S. their proposal to collect clinical experiences and outcomes with gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) and store the information in a worldwide database. The ultimate goal is to further advance research into GBCA safety, as outlined in the January issue of Radiology.
CT lung screening finds cancer in nonsmokers
January 12, 2017 -- High-risk nonsmokers have lung cancer at rates comparable to those of smokers in the National Lung Screening Trial, according to a multicenter lung cancer screening trial in Taiwan. If replicated, the results could affect the question of who needs CT lung cancer screening, particularly regarding individuals exposed to secondhand smoke.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 22: It's cold inside
January 12, 2017 -- It doesn't have to be the dead of winter to experience Arctic-like conditions in the reading room, as Andy and the gang discover in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.
Mammography recall rates: Is lower really always better?
January 11, 2017 -- In the quest to provide the most effective breast cancer screening, radiologists are constantly trying to improve their performance metrics -- one of which is recall rate. And lower is always better, right? Perhaps not, according to a new study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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