Small-group focus boosts radiology clerkship
October 24, 2013 -- Educators in Boston have made their radiology clerkship more practical and effective for medical students by starting them early in the third year and focusing on small-group learning rather than large plenary sessions, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Study: CT shows promise as a breast density assessment tool
October 24, 2013 -- Breast density readings taken at CT are consistent with those acquired at mammography, according to a new study published online in Radiology. The modality could provide a readily available and more uniform option for assessing a woman's breast cancer risk, the researchers concluded.
Better together: Tomo and energy subtraction enhance chest DR
October 23, 2013 -- Japanese researchers have found that combining two advanced digital radiography (DR) techniques -- tomosynthesis and energy subtraction -- results in major improvements over conventional digital x-ray energy subtraction when imaging pulmonary nodules, according to an article in the November issue of Academic Radiology.
Pakistan losing radiologists to lucrative overseas offers
October 23, 2013 -- Pakistan is facing a shortage of radiology faculty members as they are leaving the country for more lucrative salaries and better working conditions abroad, with the brain drain reaching an alarming rate in recent years, according to a new article in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Doctors are not informing patients of overdiagnosis risk
October 22, 2013 -- Patients are not being told about the possibility of overdiagnosis and overtreatment as a result of cancer screening programs, and many say they wouldn't start a screening program if the overdiagnosis rate is too high, according to research published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.
PiB-PET scans show link between poor sleep and Alzheimer's
October 22, 2013 -- PET scans using the Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB) radiopharmaceutical have shown a potential link between poor sleep and greater beta-amyloid accumulation, which could lead to Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to a study published online October 21 in JAMA Neurology.
Emergency docs want decision support to tackle CT overuse
October 21, 2013 -- Generating roughly one-third of all CT scans, the emergency department would seem a key target for imaging decision-support software. And emergency physicians would welcome the technology, if research from Washington University School of Medicine is any indication.
Ambient light rapidly degrades image quality on mobile devices
October 18, 2013 -- Maybe there's a reason radiologists work in dark rooms. A new study has found that the ability to interpret images correctly with mobile displays begins to decline if the devices are used in ambient light conditions brighter than the average office.
How will Obamacare affect academic radiology?
October 17, 2013 -- With the government shutdown behind us, implementation of the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) continues to proceed. Its effects will extend into academic radiology, which can adapt by focusing on value, not volume, according to a review published in the October Academic Radiology.
PET shows link between arterial stiffness and dementia
October 17, 2013 -- PET scans show that elderly people with hardening of the arteries are more likely to have beta-amyloid plaque in the brain, even if they show no signs of dementia or Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online October 16 in Neurology.
Google documents declining interest in radiology residency
October 16, 2013 -- Discouraged, perhaps, by falling reimbursement and the dearth of jobs in radiology, the number of individuals performing Google searches for "radiology residency" has dropped substantially in the past several years, aligning with actual residency match data, according to researchers from Philadelphia.
New breast MRI exam ready to screen women with dense breasts
October 16, 2013 -- Conventional x-ray mammography is a notoriously poor tool for screening women with dense breast tissue. Breast MRI is a possible alternative, but the cost of the exams is prohibitively high. A Michigan breast specialist believes he has changed the equation with a streamlined breast MRI screening exam that could be ready for widespread clinical use.
Sports injury website brings radiology's insights to the fans
October 15, 2013 -- Ardent sports fans can easily explain a blitz, play-action fake, suicide squeeze, and icing. What many of them can't do is describe a torn anterior cruciate ligament or plantar fasciitis. The founder of a new website, InsideInjuries.com, hopes to change that -- and in the process help educate the public about radiology.
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