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Incidental findings on CT predict cardiovascular disease risk
May 28, 2014 -- Incidental findings on routine chest CT exams can be used to accurately predict risk for serious cardiovascular events, according to a just-published study in Radiology. Such findings could be preclinical signs of atherosclerosis and support an imaging-based model for risk prediction.  Discuss
Personal touch wins over patients, referring physicians
May 27, 2014 -- When given the chance, patients really appreciate the opportunity to meet with radiologists to discuss findings in their radiology report, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital concluded after launching a pilot service to provide patients with consultations on their imaging results.  Discuss
Talks by radiologists can reduce patient anxiety over screening
May 27, 2014 -- Screening mammography is under intense scrutiny, with critics questioning its efficacy and calling attention to its harms -- including patient anxiety in the face of false positives. Direct and proactive education offered by mammographers can counter these questions, according to research presented at the recent American Roentgen Ray Society meeting.  Discuss
Turkish radiology prepares to step into spotlight
May 25, 2014 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has invited researchers in Turkey to outline the latest advances in national imaging at ECR 2015, and clearly they're relishing the prospect. The subjects chosen highlight the emergence of high-end imaging in the country.  Discuss
Start-up firm unveils plans for U.S.-based Mo-99 production
May 23, 2014 -- Northwest Medical Isotopes has an ambitious plan to invest some $50 million to build a radioisotope production facility in Columbia, MO, to manufacture molybdenum-­99 (Mo-99). If all goes as planned, the company could supply approximately half of the U.S. demand for the radioisotope by 2017.  Discuss
Radiologists lead effort to clear confusion over screening
May 23, 2014 -- A group of radiologists in New York took it upon themselves to clear up confusion about cancer screening tests, holding a series of educational presentations before small lay-public audiences. They found the talks to be well-received, according to results published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
CT lung screening would cost Medicare $10B, study finds
May 23, 2014 -- A new model-based study of National Lung Screening Trial results predicts that implementing CT lung cancer screening in the Medicare population will identify more cancers -- and at earlier, curable stages -- but the costs to Medicare will be substantial.  Discuss
Mary's Musings: Can big data add insight to breast screening?
May 22, 2014 -- Dr. Mary Morrison Saltz enters the fray over breast screening in this month's column, in which she addresses the uncertainty over whether screening mammography is effective and how it might be improved. She also makes a surprising confession of her own.  Discuss
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 15 -- The way of the radiologist
May 22, 2014 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the latest in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of the modality. In this installment, he reflects on the early days of his career in ultrasound, and how things might have been.  Discuss
Radiologist training tool improves MSK interpretations
May 21, 2014 -- A new teaching tool called Real View Radiology is showing early success by improving the ability of first- and second-year residents to interpret musculoskeletal MRI cases. The system was developed by a group of residents at IU Health, the health system affiliated with Indiana University (IU).  Discuss
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