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CT shows merit in shoulder as metal implants confound MRI
January 7, 2016 -- The increased use of metallic screws and other fixation devices to repair shoulder injuries is making CT a more effective imaging option than MRI for evaluating postoperative results.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 3
January 6, 2016 -- In the third part of their series on back pain in sonographers, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben explain how to restore mobility in the middle back using thoracic spine stretches and exercises.
Are radiologists vexed by some BI-RADS breast MRI categories?
January 6, 2016 -- Radiologists tend to agree with established BI-RADS categories when it comes to deciding how to manage patients based on breast MRI exams. But they have room for improvement in some areas, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Study finds U.S. nuclear cardiology doses are too high
January 5, 2016 -- Radiation doses for myocardial perfusion imaging exams in the U.S. are significantly higher than those in the rest of the world. Few U.S. sites adhere to best practices for dose reduction, and the U.S. fee-for-service model also contributes to the disparity, according to articles published online December 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Mobile stroke units, spectral CT take spots on ECRI watch list
January 5, 2016 -- New up-and-coming healthcare offerings that make use of CT -- mobile stroke units and spectral CT -- occupied two spots on a list of new healthcare trends to watch in 2016, published by healthcare consultancy ECRI Institute.
Aspirin could reduce breast density by almost 40%
January 4, 2016 -- Almost half of women eligible for mammography screening have dense breast tissue, and density has been linked to increased cancer risk. But what if a simple intervention could reduce a woman's risk -- even before she gets to screening?
CTC excels in matchup with FIT, colonoscopy
December 30, 2015 -- In the first randomized trial to pit CT colonography (CTC) against the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) and conventional optical colonoscopy, FIT yielded a higher participation rate than CTC but found fewer cancers and advanced lesions, according to results published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Top 10 AuntMinnie stories for 2015
December 29, 2015 -- We're pleased to offer the top 10 stories on AuntMinnie.com for 2015, as measured by member traffic. Breast cancer screening, CT lung cancer screening, and the potential risks of gadolinium contrast were all hot topics this year.
Breast US shows promise as global screening tool
December 29, 2015 -- Ultrasound is comparable to mammography in terms of sensitivity for detecting breast cancer, and it finds a greater proportion of invasive and node-negative lesions, according to a study published online December 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
How have payment cuts affected outpatient imaging?
December 29, 2015 -- Over more than a decade, radiology has been on the receiving end of at least 12 payment cuts through various instruments. These cuts have affected many aspects of patient care -- in particular, outpatient imaging, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2015 meeting.
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