ARRS: MRI tops US in appendicitis detection in pregnant women
April 22, 2013 -- WASHINGTON, DC - MRI should be the first imaging test, rather than ultrasound, for pregnant women suspected of having appendicitis, according to a study presented at last week's American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.
Drowning in paperwork? Residency program directors sound off
April 22, 2013 -- Swimming in a sea of paperwork, the demands on radiology residency program administrators are rising steadily, and may be reaching levels that make some wary of staying on the job, according to survey results published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Are women ignoring USPSTF's breast screening advice?
April 19, 2013 -- Younger women in the U.S. apparently haven't heeded recent advice on mammography screening by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). A study published April 19 in Cancer found that screening rates have remained steady for women ages 40 to 49 after the USPSTF's 2009 guideline change.
ARRS: Breast tomo increases cancer detection by 11%
April 19, 2013 -- The addition of digital breast tomosynthesis to a screening mammogram increased the rate of breast cancer detection by 11%, according to one of several studies on 3D mammography presented this week at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in Washington, DC.
New approach may elevate thyroid elastography performance
April 19, 2013 -- Ultrasound elastography has established a role in breast imaging, and the thyroid is one of the next clinical applications on the horizon. At last week's American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting, Polish researchers unveiled a new data analysis method that may improve the technique's ability to characterize benign from malignant thyroid nodules.
ONC leaders talk turkey at HIMSS town hall meeting
April 19, 2013 -- The U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has ambitious plans for the meaningful use program. ONC head Dr. Farzad Mostashari and his team shared their goals at the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.
ARRS: Low-dose CT may produce measurement discrepancies
April 18, 2013 -- WASHINGTON, DC - The use of low-dose CT protocols could produce disturbing discrepancies in measurements of lung nodule and lymph node volumes compared with high-dose scans, according to according a study presented Wednesday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.
Patient movement, wrong parameters trigger repeated MRI exams
April 18, 2013 -- Patient movement and the use of incorrect technical parameters by radiologic technologists are the two most common causes for the need to perform repeat MRI exams, according to a new study by Portuguese researchers.
ARRS: Study examines why women avoid radiology
April 17, 2013 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Why don't more female medical students choose careers as radiologists? A Canadian survey has found a number of reasons for the reluctance of women to pick medical imaging as a specialty, according to a study presented Tuesday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.
Postmortem MRI shows sudden cardiac death invisible at autopsy
April 17, 2013 -- In results that add substantial forensic power to identifying the cause of death, postmortem cardiac 3-tesla MRI has been found to identify sudden cardiac death in cases that are invisible at conventional autopsy, according to new research published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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