Can deep learning prevent unnecessary thyroid biopsies?
November 2, 2017 -- Approximately 90% of biopsies performed on thyroid nodules have benign findings. Deep learning may help many of these patients avoid unnecessary procedures, according to a research team from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Arizona State University.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 49: Where's your Flossie?
November 2, 2017 -- Every hospital has one -- the old-school doctor who refuses to change with the times. Andy encounters this firsthand in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Action star Chuck Norris, wife file gadolinium MRI lawsuit
November 1, 2017 -- Action film star Chuck Norris and his wife Gena have filed a lawsuit against 11 companies involved in the manufacture and distribution of MRI gadolinium-based contrast agents, alleging that their products are responsible for Gena's severe health problems. The litigation ensures that the gadolinium controversy will remain in the public eye.  Discuss
MRI reveals brain changes caused by space travel
November 1, 2017 -- Long-term space travel causes changes in the brain anatomy of astronauts that can be detected on MRI scans, according to a study published November 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings could affect planning for long-term space travel, such as a mission to Mars.  Discuss
MRI shows football position, career length affect the brain
October 31, 2017 -- MRI scans of 61 former college and professional football players have found that damage to their brains from recurrent hits can vary based on their position on the field and the length of their careers, according to a study published online October 31 in Radiology.  Discuss
$10 microchip transforms ultrasound from 2D to 3D
October 31, 2017 -- Researchers from Stanford University and Duke University have developed technology that transforms 2D ultrasound into 3D -- for the cost of a $10 microchip. They will demonstrate their work at this week's American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum in Washington, DC.  Discuss
FDA: Thermography no substitute for mammography
October 30, 2017 -- Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening, according to a consumer health statement released October 27 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Discuss
UCLA offers ambulatory stroke care with mobile CT
October 30, 2017 -- In a pilot project, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health has launched a specialized ambulance unit that is prepared to treat stroke patients on the spot using a mobile CT scanner.  Discuss
$2K ultrasound probe for iPhones gets FDA nod
October 27, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a portable ultrasound transducer that is based on a semiconductor chip, is designed to work with iPhones, and will sell for around $2,000. The device will make imaging accessible to a much broader audience, according to the company.  Discuss
High-risk women not necessarily getting breast MRI
October 27, 2017 -- Even when common barriers to access such as cost are removed from breast MRI screening, many women with a higher lifetime risk of breast cancer still decline MRI scans, according to research presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Diego.  Discuss
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