TI-RADS guidelines shine for managing thyroid nodules
May 20, 2016 -- Of the three guidelines available for assistance in managing thyroid nodules, the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) guidelines may offer the best diagnostic yield for thyroid cancer, according to research from the University of California, Los Angeles.
ACR 2016: Radiation warning reduces portable x-ray use
May 20, 2016 -- Requiring referring physicians to view a warning about radiation dose before ordering exams helped reduce the use of portable radiography studies at a New York City hospital, according to a study presented this week at the American College of Radiology annual meeting (ACR 2016) in Washington, DC.
CT lung cancer screening: Shortcomings and solutions
May 19, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - CT lung cancer screening has a bright future but also high hurdles to leap before it becomes the efficient screening test promised by the results of the National Lung Screening Trial, according to a May 17 presentation at the 2016 American Thoracic Society meeting.
MRI should be 1st choice for suspected appendicitis
May 19, 2016 -- Given its high diagnostic accuracy without the use of contrast and its lack of ionizing radiation, MRI should be elevated to a first-line imaging test for patients younger than 50 who come to the emergency department with suspected acute appendicitis, according to a study published in the May issue of Radiology.
Risk model fine-tunes CT lung cancer screening
May 18, 2016 -- Using lung cancer risk to determine which smokers should receive CT screening would potentially save more lives than using screening criteria set by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, according to a new study published May 15 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer neck/shoulder pain, part 1
May 18, 2016 -- After focusing on back problems in the previous Living Pain-Free series for sonographers, it's now time to focus on the shoulders and neck. This new four-part series will explore the causes of pain in these common problem areas, as well as share some practical strategies that can help you get back to living pain-free.
Multimodality approach personalizes breast screening
May 18, 2016 -- It used to be that 2D mammography was the only breast cancer screening game in town. Breast imagers now have more weapons in their arsenal, but when is the best time to use which technology? Fortunately, a new screening algorithm can help imagers decide how to personalize their approach to screening.
ACR 2016: Lung-RADS saves money and worries
May 17, 2016 -- Medicare could save hundreds of millions of dollars by using the Lung-RADS system to work up suspicious lesions on CT lung screening exams rather than the protocol used in the National Lung Screening Trial, researchers reported on Tuesday at the American College of Radiology meeting (ACR 2016) in Washington, DC.
ACR 2016: Referring docs favor talk over decision support
May 17, 2016 -- Referring physicians prefer to talk to radiologists rather than use decision-support software when deciding what imaging exams are appropriate for their patients, according to a presentation delivered at the American College of Radiology annual meeting (ACR 2016) in Washington, DC.
ACR 2016: 4 ways to slash mammography recall rates
May 16, 2016 -- Want to reduce your practice's recall rates? Try using a double-reading protocol and providing some basic staff education, according to a presentation delivered at the American College of Radiology annual meeting (ACR 2016) in Washington, DC.