CT shows dinosaur tail, bird precursor
December 10, 2016 -- CT imaging has revealed what Chinese investigators are calling the first intact tail vertebrae from a feathered dinosaur that distinguishes it from a prehistoric bird, according to a new study in Current Biology.
SABCS: Global breast cancer mortality rates decline
December 9, 2016 -- Breast cancer mortality rates continue to fall around the world, but there are disparities, particularly in South Korea and Latin America, according to a study presented this week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
PiB-PET could open window on common meningiomas
December 9, 2016 -- With its ability to achieve a high level of specificity, the combination of carbon-11-labeled Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB) with PET imaging is showing early promise in distinguishing meningiomas from other intracranial tumors, according to a study presented last week at RSNA 2016.
DTI-MRI sheds light on Parkinson's disease
December 8, 2016 -- Using an MRI technique known as diffusion-tensor tractography and graph analysis, European researchers have discovered structural disruptions in certain brain networks of people with Parkinson's disease and cognitive impairment, according to a study published online December 7 in Radiology.
Radiologists can play key role in identifying elder abuse
December 8, 2016 -- Diagnostic radiologists are well-positioned to identify injury patterns suggestive of elder abuse, as many geriatric injury victims undergo x-ray imaging on presentation in the emergency department, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
SABCS: RT complicates breast implant reconstruction
December 8, 2016 -- Radiation therapy (RT) may increase complications in breast cancer patients who undergo implant reconstruction, according to a study presented this week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). But those patients who undergo autologous, or "flap" reconstruction, are not as susceptible to complications.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 18: Perfect for each other
December 8, 2016 -- Ryan meets Andy's colleague Ruchi, a third-year radiology resident, who notices an instant connection in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.
Risk-based mammo screening misses almost 60% of cancers
December 7, 2016 -- A risk-based breast cancer screening protocol for women younger than 50 could miss almost 60% of detectable cancers, compared with an age-based strategy, according to a presentation given at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
Should radiologists and pathologists unite to master AI?
December 6, 2016 -- The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) will undoubtedly lead to many unpredictable developments in the years to come, but one could be the unification of radiology and pathology into a single medical discipline, according to a provocative new article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
3D-printed models are accurate for complex lung cancers
December 5, 2016 -- CHICAGO - In one of the first studies to systematically assess the utility of complex 3D-printed models for surgery planning, researchers who printed Pancoast lung cancer tumors found them highly useful for lung cancer surgery planning, with near-perfect fidelity to patient anatomy.