MRI shows brain atrophy's potential link to multiple sclerosis
April 23, 2013 -- MR images show that when the thalamic and central regions of the brain atrophy, individuals have a greater chance of developing multiple sclerosis over the course of two years, according to a study published online April 23 in Radiology.
Survey finds growth in use of department dashboards
April 23, 2013 -- The use of dashboards to measure key radiology performance indicators is starting to proliferate, and a new study in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology offers insight into what academic radiology departments are doing.
Changes in breast density point to tamoxifen's effectiveness
April 22, 2013 -- If women being treated with tamoxifen for breast cancer see their breast density drop, they may have a 50% lower risk of dying from the disease, according to a new study by Swedish researchers published online April 22 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
ARRS: MRI tops US in appendicitis detection in pregnant women
April 22, 2013 -- WASHINGTON, DC - MRI should be the first imaging test, rather than ultrasound, for pregnant women suspected of having appendicitis, according to a study presented at last week's American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.
Drowning in paperwork? Residency program directors sound off
April 22, 2013 -- Swimming in a sea of paperwork, the demands on radiology residency program administrators are rising steadily, and may be reaching levels that make some wary of staying on the job, according to survey results published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Are women ignoring USPSTF's breast screening advice?
April 19, 2013 -- Younger women in the U.S. apparently haven't heeded recent advice on mammography screening by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). A study published April 19 in Cancer found that screening rates have remained steady for women ages 40 to 49 after the USPSTF's 2009 guideline change.
ARRS: Breast tomo increases cancer detection by 11%
April 19, 2013 -- The addition of digital breast tomosynthesis to a screening mammogram increased the rate of breast cancer detection by 11%, according to one of several studies on 3D mammography presented this week at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in Washington, DC.
New approach may elevate thyroid elastography performance
April 19, 2013 -- Ultrasound elastography has established a role in breast imaging, and the thyroid is one of the next clinical applications on the horizon. At last week's American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting, Polish researchers unveiled a new data analysis method that may improve the technique's ability to characterize benign from malignant thyroid nodules.
ONC leaders talk turkey at HIMSS town hall meeting
April 19, 2013 -- The U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has ambitious plans for the meaningful use program. ONC head Dr. Farzad Mostashari and his team shared their goals at the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.
ARRS: Low-dose CT may produce measurement discrepancies
April 18, 2013 -- WASHINGTON, DC - The use of low-dose CT protocols could produce disturbing discrepancies in measurements of lung nodule and lymph node volumes compared with high-dose scans, according to according a study presented Wednesday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.
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