FDA finds no health effects from gadolinium retention May 23, 2017 -- There is no evidence that gadolinium remaining in the body after MRI contrast administration has any negative health effects, according to a review published on May 22 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The announcement is unlikely to settle the debate over gadolinium contrast safety, however.
ACR 2017: Radiation dose varies in head CTs of children May 23, 2017 -- A large analysis of pediatric head CT scans across the U.S. showed surprisingly large variations in radiation dose that increased as children grew older, according to results presented at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting in Washington, DC.
ACR 2017: GE's Immelt says radiologists should not fear AI May 23, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Radiologists should take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) by using it to improve their hospitals and practices, and they shouldn't fear that the technology will take their jobs, advised Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric, during a May 21 keynote address at the American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting.
ACR 2017: Rads can take patient calls, keep privacy May 22, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - With minimal effort and alias phone numbers, radiologists at the University of Pennsylvania devised a way to take calls from patients about their imaging results and not have the interactions interfere with off-hour activities, according to a study presented Sunday at the American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.
ACR 2017: Rads top list for Medicare patients served May 22, 2017 -- So maybe this is why you feel so busy: Radiologists serve more Medicare beneficiaries per capita than any other medical specialty, according to a study being presented at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) meeting in Washington, DC.
Imaging companies react to WannaCry threat in U.S. May 22, 2017 -- In the wake of the first reports that the WannaCry ransomware attack has also hit some U.S. hospitals, imaging vendors are moving quickly to help affected customers and to address the threat from the ransomware, which appeared worldwide on May 12.
MRI shows true value in invasive placenta May 22, 2017 -- Further evidence of MRI's ability to confirm suspected placental anomalies or to assist in cases of equivocal ultrasound findings has come from Saudi Arabia. A study of pregnant women found that noncontrast MRI is a sensitive diagnostic test for detecting invasive placenta.
ACR launches Data Science Institute to drive AI May 21, 2017 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced an initiative on Sunday at its annual meeting aimed at advancing the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology. The college's new Data Science Institute plans to work with industry partners and regulators to spur the adoption of these tools in clinical practice.
Can radiologists make reports simpler for patients? May 19, 2017 -- Can radiologists learn to make their radiology reports simpler and easier to understand for patients? Yes, they can -- if they receive just a little training on how to write more effectively, according to research published online May 8 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Short breast MRI protocol works for cancer detection May 19, 2017 -- A shortened protocol for breast MRI is just as effective in finding cancer as a full protocol, and it can cut the time a patient is in the magnet by almost 90%, according to a study published online May 11 in Academic Radiology.