DBT finds 54% more cancers than mammography October 30, 2015 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) finds 54% more cancers than 2D mammography and reduces recall rates by almost 20%, according to a new study published in Radiology. Even better, the technology identifies lesions in dense breast tissue, which mammography tends to miss.
Geography may be key to balancing radiologist workforce October 29, 2015 -- Should the number of radiologist trainees be reduced to address an oversupply in the workforce? Not so fast, say the authors of a new paper in Radiology. They believe that correcting geographic imbalances could be a more effective strategy than a broad-based reduction in resident training spots.
PET/CT predicts stem cell transplant success in lymphoma October 29, 2015 -- The presence of lesions on FDG-PET/CT scans prior to stem cell transplantation can help predict survival for patients with aggressive lymphomas, according to a study published in the November issue of Radiology.
Tweets reveal patient opinions of MRI scans October 28, 2015 -- An Australian researcher has found a novel way to investigate how patients respond to MRI scans: Read their tweets. A review of nearly 500 patient tweets found messages ranging from the humorous to the inspirational, and even led to the discovery of a new phenomenon: the "MRI selfie."
Negative CCTA scan means ED patients can be discharged October 27, 2015 -- Patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) can be safely discharged if their coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scans are negative, without fear of major cardiac events occurring up to a year later.
Rates of high-grade DCIS increase with age October 27, 2015 -- Mammography screening detects more cases of high-grade ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) as women age, according to a new study published online in Radiology.
CT lung cancer screening puts patients on edge October 26, 2015 -- CT lung cancer screening is associated with high distress levels in nearly half of patients who are screened, according to a study to be discussed on October 28 during the Chest 2015 annual meeting in Montreal.
Hybrid lung CAD scheme improves accuracy October 23, 2015 -- A hybrid computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm for lung nodules showed high sensitivity with very few false positives, according to new research in Medical Physics.
WhatsApp enables teleultrasound in Nigeria October 22, 2015 -- Patients in rural areas of Nigeria may not have ready access to experts for potentially lifesaving consultations on complicated ultrasound exams. Fortunately, there's an app for that.