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AACR: Cancer death rate continues to drop in U.S.
September 15, 2017 -- The number of people who are dying from cancer in the U.S. continues to fall, according to the latest report from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), titled "Cancer Progress Report 2017."  Discuss
AI algorithm speeds up assessment of bone age
September 14, 2017 -- Estimating patient age on radiographs can be a little burdensome for radiologists and subject to high interreader variability. Artificial intelligence (AI) can make this task easier, however, by analyzing data from skeletal radiographs, according to research published online September 12 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
How effective are mobile mammography programs?
September 14, 2017 -- Are mobile units as effective as stationary sites in ensuring that women have access to breast screening? They're a move in the right direction, but more work needs to be done to better assist women who make use of mobile mammography, according to a study published online September 5 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT contributes to anal cancer follow-up
September 13, 2017 -- Given its high sensitivity and negative predictive value, French researchers are promoting FDG-PET/CT for its ability to assess response to treatment and redirect therapy for patients with recurrent or progressive anal cancer, in a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Researchers visualize cardiac conduction system in 3D
September 13, 2017 -- A multinational research group has used 3D reconstruction of micro-CT images to visualize -- for the first time in 3D -- the group of cells that cause the heart to beat. The method shows promise for helping cardiologists plan heart surgeries and achieve better patient outcomes.  Discuss
Simple interventions reduce outpatient CT wait times
September 12, 2017 -- Many patient visits to the hospital involve imaging, and one of the most important metrics patients use to measure satisfaction with radiology services is exam wait time. So how can wait time be streamlined?  Discuss
Art 101: Studying paintings helps residents spot findings
September 11, 2017 -- To produce better radiologists, try some fine art, concludes a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Researchers from Yale University found that teaching residents how to analyze a painting improved their ability to identify abnormalities on images.  Discuss
Canadian task force shifts gears on AAA screening
September 11, 2017 -- Ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) may see an uptick in Canada following new guidelines published September 11 by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. For the first time, the task force is recommending ultrasound screening, advising a one-time exam for men ages 65 to 80.  Discuss
FDA panel votes to add retention warning to GBCA labels
September 8, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee voted overwhelmingly on Friday to recommend that the agency revise prescribing information for MRI gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) to include a warning about gadolinium retention in certain organs and tissue.  Discuss
Radiologists show resilience during Harvey
September 8, 2017 -- As Tropical Storm Harvey dumped more than 40 inches of rainfall in Houston last month, radiology professionals rose to the occasion to continue providing crucial imaging services. They tell tales of riding out the storm by sleeping in scanner suites and reading images from flooded homes, and they say one thing was key to survival: planning.  Discuss
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