USPSTF revises stance on ultrasound AAA screening
January 28, 2014 -- In an update on Monday to its 2005 recommendations for ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) largely kept to its previous recommendations for men while adding nuance to its suggestions for screening in women.  Discuss
Rad interactions with referring docs boost outpatient volumes
January 28, 2014 -- When radiologists get involved in direct sales and marketing efforts to referring physicians, it can have a significant positive effect on referral patterns, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2013 meeting.  Discuss
Arab Health: Multimodality imaging key to managing breast cancer
January 27, 2014 -- DUBAI - Finding a suspicious breast lesion is just the start of the path toward optimal management and treatment of breast cancer, and multiple imaging modalities should be used, according to a talk by Dr. Rola Shaheen on the opening day of the Total Radiology sessions at Arab Health 2014.  Discuss
Software helps rads agree when reading florbetapir PET scans
January 27, 2014 -- PET with the radiotracer florbetapir (also known as Amyvid) is an exciting new tool that could help determine which individuals are at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. But reading the scans can be a challenge, so Pennsylvania researchers enlisted a software application that helped boost reader agreement.  Discuss
Is point-of-care ultrasound the new stethoscope?
January 27, 2014 -- The role of point-of-care ultrasound in developing countries, the need for early ultrasound education, and the expansion of point-of-care cardiac ultrasound are among the featured topics in the latest issue of the World Heart Federation's Global Heart journal.  Discuss
In PACS, the sum may not always be better than the parts
January 24, 2014 -- Purchasing a turnkey PACS can be expensive. However, it's now feasible to buy individual components such as viewing software and vendor-neutral archives to save money and build a system that best meets your needs, according to researchers from Montefiore Medical Center.  Discuss
Making a Difference as a Sonographer: Shoulder and neck pain
January 24, 2014 -- In a new article from cardiac sonographer Doug Wuebben, he offers three simple exercises to reduce shoulder and neck pain in sonographers -- or anyone who spends too much time hunched over a desk.  Discuss
Start-up Brain Biosciences advances compact PET scanner
January 23, 2014 -- Start-up firm Brain Biosciences is hoping to ride the wave of interest in PET scanning for Alzheimer's and other brain diseases by commercializing CerePET, a portable PET scanner designed to offer more cost-effective neuroimaging than whole-body scanners.  Discuss
Adding tomo to mammography boosts reading time
January 23, 2014 -- Adding digital breast tomosynthesis to mammography significantly increases image interpretation time, which begs the question of how using the technologies together affects clinical efficiency, according to a new study published in the January issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Quantitative DECT predicts adenocarcinoma grade
January 22, 2014 -- Quantitative assessment of tumors using dual-energy CT (DECT) can help predict the aggressiveness and invasiveness of lung adenocarcinoma, according to a study by researchers from South Korea that was presented at the RSNA 2013 meeting.  Discuss
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