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How can radiology departments ensure patient safety?
March 1, 2017 -- VIENNA - Radiology departments have a moral, professional, and legal responsibility to protect the safety of patients receiving imaging studies with ionizing radiation. It takes teamwork, however, to meet that critical mandate, according to a talk at ECR 2017.
Preoperative breast MRI: More help than harm
March 1, 2017 -- VIENNA - Preoperative breast MRI in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer can help tailor surgical treatment and does not significantly increase the mastectomy rate, according to research presented at ECR 2017.
Siemens to launch new 3T Vida MRI scanner at ECR 2017
February 28, 2017 -- Siemens Healthineers plans to use ECR 2017 this week as the platform to launch Magnetom Vida, a new 3-tesla MRI scanner. Vida is the first system based on BioMatrix, a new Siemens technology that adapts scanning parameters to patient anatomy and physiology.
Digital mammo finds more cancer, but boosts biopsy callbacks
February 28, 2017 -- The shift from film-screen to digital mammography has improved cancer detection rates for diagnostic exams, but it has also increased the rate at which women are called back for biopsy, according to a study published online February 28 in Radiology.
Artifact reduction algorithm boosts utility of 4D CT
February 27, 2017 -- Four-dimensional CT images can improve radiation therapy planning in the upper thorax and abdomen, but motion artifacts often make the images nondiagnostic. New algorithms that provide deformable registration and respiratory motion simulation clear up the picture.
Can ultrasound diagnose nonperforated appendicitis?
February 24, 2017 -- Ultrasound may be highly accurate for diagnosing pediatric appendicitis, but how does it perform for differentiating between perforated and nonperforated cases? Not very well, and that can pose a challenge when considering treatment options, according to research published in the March issue of Radiology.
Cardiac implants may be safer in MRI than thought
February 23, 2017 -- A new study published February 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that implantable cardiac devices may be safer in the MRI environment than previously thought. In more than 1,000 patients who received nonthoracic scans, researchers found no device or lead failures, even with devices that were not certified for use with MR imaging.
Mammography guidelines don't change screening intervals
February 23, 2017 -- When it comes to how often a woman undergoes mammography screening, her own choice and her doctor's advice have more influence than official guidelines, according to a study published online in the Journal of Women's Health.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 28: Kidney stones
February 23, 2017 -- The radiology and emergency departments have a symbiotic -- but occasionally contentious -- relationship. Andy and Dr. Roth try to figure out how to deal with a particularly difficult ED physician in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.
Testosterone treatment raises levels of heart plaque
February 22, 2017 -- A new study using coronary CT angiography reveals that testosterone treatments may increase the risk of heart disease by raising the volume of arterial plaque by 20% among men 65 years and older. More research is needed to assess actual risk, according to a February 21 paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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