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Is fake news a problem in radiology, too?
January 24, 2017 -- Much has been written about so-called "fake news" articles circulated via social media during the recent election campaign, and it's certainly a serious issue. But is fake news a problem in reporting on healthcare in general -- and radiology in particular? The Neighborhood Radiologist, Dr. Neal Klitsch, tackles this question in his latest column.
Novel PET agent could sniff out neurological disease
January 24, 2017 -- Backed by previous research suggesting that losing one's sense of smell can be a sign of neurodegeneration, researchers are developing a novel PET imaging agent that targets olfactory neurons to assess the extent of disease, according to a study published online January 23 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
PET/CT CAD finds common spinal metastases
January 23, 2017 -- A new multipurpose computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm was able to detect and characterize different kinds of spinal metastases in PET/CT images automatically and accurately, say researchers from two U.S. institutions. The fully automated system could help doctors diagnose and manage patients with the most common musculoskeletal metastases.
MRI can help avoid unnecessary prostate cancer biopsies
January 20, 2017 -- By first undergoing a multiparametric MRI scan, more than 25% of men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid a needle biopsy guided by transrectal ultrasound, according to a study published online January 19 in the Lancet.
Algorithm distills findings in radiology reports
January 20, 2017 -- With help from machine learning, a natural language processing algorithm can automatically extract and characterize findings in radiology reports, potentially helping clinicians to better understand and quickly ascertain important results, according to research published online in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Brain atlas advances MRI exploration
January 20, 2017 -- Researchers have developed a high-resolution, interactive anatomic brain-mapping atlas they say can overcome the limitations of functional MRI and expand the modality's value to conventional MR brain imaging and standard MRI applications.
6 tips for working with millennials in radiology
January 19, 2017 -- The millennial generation -- those born between 1980 and 2000 -- is the largest generation since the baby boomers and likely the most educated in history. But when it comes to teaching and working with this group, older radiologists may be baffled as to the best approach, says an article in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Nuchal septations increase risk for fetal anomalies
January 19, 2017 -- Nuchal septations are a powerful independent risk factor for chromosomal fetal anomalies, and their presence or absence needs to be documented during first-trimester ultrasound screening, according to research published in the January issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 23: All I can afford
January 19, 2017 -- Being a radiology resident means having to cut corners at times when it comes to personal expenses. But Andy's colleague Priya may have reached a new low in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.
Neb. radiologist tracks tornadoes to find the perfect image
January 18, 2017 -- Everyone has a way to unwind after a busy workday -- but for most radiologists, it probably doesn't include chasing tornadoes. Nebraska radiologist Dr. Derek Burdeny is the exception, tracking storms and photographing them up close and personal across the U.S.
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