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DTI-MRI may identify early onset of Alzheimer's disease
May 27, 2015 -- Using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) to identify damaged white matter in the brain may help identify the early onset of Alzheimer's disease, as well as the start of two atypical forms of the condition, according to a new study published online May 27 in Radiology.
Overcoming 10 barriers to happiness as a radiologist
May 26, 2015 -- Radiology's glory days are in the past, and today's radiologists face a variety of professional and economic pressures. But radiologists are misguided to dwell on issues outside of their control, according to Flounce, one of the more sagacious participants in the AuntMinnie.com Forums, who offers a prescription for overcoming the 10 barriers to happiness in radiology.
Better mammography quality is focus of IOM workshop
May 26, 2015 -- How can the quality of mammography interpretation be improved? That question was the subject of a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) earlier this month in Washington, DC. The meeting indicates that mammography quality remains a vexing issue, 10 years after the U.S. Congress reauthorized the Mammography Quality Standards Act.
Autosegmentation algorithm tackles array of brain tumors
May 22, 2015 -- A new algorithm for automatically segmenting image data delivers fast and reproducible volumes of a wide variety of tumors, satisfying a significant unmet need in neuro-oncology, according to a new study in Academic Radiology. A panel of readers gave the algorithm high marks for how well it approximated manual data segmentation methods.
ACR 2015: Bedside US may not capture whole picture in ER
May 21, 2015 -- Emergency room (ER) physicians often perform bedside obstetric ultrasound studies on first-trimester patients in the ER, but these patients should also receive radiology ultrasound scans to avoid potentially dangerous missed diagnoses, according to research from Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California.
US surveillance of HCC subject to image quality issues
May 21, 2015 -- Ultrasound may be the imaging modality of choice for surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in high-risk patients, but variance in exam quality can be a big problem, according to researchers from the University of California, San Diego.
ACR 2015: Why aren't more women becoming radiologists?
May 20, 2015 -- The number of female medical students who pick radiology as a specialty remains stubbornly low, nearly a decade after the problem was first recognized, according to a talk at the American College of Radiology's ACR 2015 meeting this week in Washington, DC. Women still make up less than a third of residents in radiology programs.
Mobile App Spotlight: Mammography Localizer
May 20, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at Mammography Localizer, an iOS app developed by Dr. John Bisges to help users learn how to localize breast lesions.
Sonography students sue college over transvaginal exams
May 19, 2015 -- Two former sonography students have filed a lawsuit against a college in Florida, alleging that the institution and employees in its medical diagnostic sonography program retaliated against them after they protested against having to undergo transvaginal ultrasound procedures as part of their sonography training.
USPSTF 2009 mammo recs led to drop in screening rates
May 19, 2015 -- A new analysis published in Women's Health Issues has found that mammography screening rates of women 65 years and older dropped immediately after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) changed its guidance on breast screening in 2009. The fall arrested what had been years of growth in the breast screening rate.
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