RADIOLOGY NEWS
ACR 2016: Lung-RADS saves money and worries
May 17, 2016 -- Medicare could save hundreds of millions of dollars by using the Lung-RADS system to work up suspicious lesions on CT lung screening exams rather than the protocol used in the National Lung Screening Trial, researchers reported on Tuesday at the American College of Radiology meeting (ACR 2016) in Washington, DC.
ACR 2016: Referring docs favor talk over decision support
May 17, 2016 -- Referring physicians prefer to talk to radiologists rather than use decision-support software when deciding what imaging exams are appropriate for their patients, according to a presentation delivered at the American College of Radiology annual meeting (ACR 2016) in Washington, DC.
ACR 2016: 4 ways to slash mammography recall rates
May 16, 2016 -- Want to reduce your practice's recall rates? Try using a double-reading protocol and providing some basic staff education, according to a presentation delivered at the American College of Radiology annual meeting (ACR 2016) in Washington, DC.
ACR 2016: Repeat head CT not always overutilization
May 16, 2016 -- Ordering a second head CT for some patients after the first one turns out to be negative is the smart choice, concludes a study presented on May 16 at the American College of Radiology meeting (ACR 2016) in Washington, DC. But which patients?
ATS 2016: CT lung cancer screening sharpens its tools
May 13, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - A little over a year after Medicare payments were approved for CT lung cancer screening, practices are finding the support they need to do it properly, according to a May 13 talk by Dr. Ella Kazerooni at the American Thoracic Society annual meeting (ATS 2016).
Abnormal knee MRI predicts future cartilage defects
May 13, 2016 -- Abnormalities detected on MRI scans of knee cartilage can be a reliable predictor of future defects due to osteoarthritis and could signal the risk of cartilage degeneration, according to a study published online May 2 in Radiology.
Brain MRI reveals how AA prayers work
May 13, 2016 -- An MRI study from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City claims to offer the first scientific evidence that Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) prayers may actually reduce the desire of alcoholics to drink.
MR shows more body fat in babies with diabetic mothers
May 12, 2016 -- MRI scans show that babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes have more body fat at 2 months of age than those born to healthy women, according to a new study from the U.K. published May 12 in Diabetes Care.
Can automated breast ultrasound handle screening?
May 12, 2016 -- Even if it may detect slightly fewer noncystic lesions than handheld ultrasound performed by radiologists, automated breast ultrasound can still serve as an effective supplemental breast cancer screening tool in women with dense breasts, according to a multi-institutional research team.
PET agent highlights tau's link to Alzheimer's disease
May 12, 2016 -- With the help of a new PET imaging agent, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have shown how tau protein deposits in the brain are better indicators of a person's likely progression to Alzheimer's disease than beta amyloid, according to a study published May 11 in Science Translational Medicine.
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