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.
MRI detects gender differences in aging of the heart October 21, 2015 -- Using cardiac MRI, researchers have found that the mass of the left ventricle changes differently over time in men and women, potentially necessitating more gender-based treatment approaches to maintain heart health, according to a paper published online October 20 in Radiology.
Minnies 2015 winners showcase radiology's best October 21, 2015 -- The winners of this year's Minnies awards once again highlight the best that radiology has to offer, with laureates ranging from a radiologist who is head of a major division at the U.S. National Institutes of Health to an app developed as a side project by a U.K. radiographer.
ACS: Breast cancer screening should begin at age 45 October 20, 2015 -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released new breast cancer screening guidelines that raise its recommendation to age 45 for when women should start screening. Are the guidelines a blow to proponents of early mammography? Or do they represent an effort to develop a more nuanced approach to mammography screening?