Imaging companies react to WannaCry threat in U.S.
May 22, 2017 -- In the wake of the first reports that the WannaCry ransomware attack has also hit some U.S. hospitals, imaging vendors are moving quickly to help affected customers and to address the threat from the ransomware, which appeared worldwide on May 12.
MRI shows true value in invasive placenta
May 22, 2017 -- Further evidence of MRI's ability to confirm suspected placental anomalies or to assist in cases of equivocal ultrasound findings has come from Saudi Arabia. A study of pregnant women found that noncontrast MRI is a sensitive diagnostic test for detecting invasive placenta.
ACR launches Data Science Institute to drive AI
May 21, 2017 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced an initiative on Sunday at its annual meeting aimed at advancing the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology. The college's new Data Science Institute plans to work with industry partners and regulators to spur the adoption of these tools in clinical practice.
Can radiologists make reports simpler for patients?
May 19, 2017 -- Can radiologists learn to make their radiology reports simpler and easier to understand for patients? Yes, they can -- if they receive just a little training on how to write more effectively, according to research published online May 8 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Short breast MRI protocol works for cancer detection
May 19, 2017 -- A shortened protocol for breast MRI is just as effective in finding cancer as a full protocol, and it can cut the time a patient is in the magnet by almost 90%, according to a study published online May 11 in Academic Radiology.
FDA reviews history of 'shoe-fitting fluoroscope'
May 19, 2017 -- In a new blog post, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed one of the most ignominious radiation-emitting products in history -- the shoe-fitting fluoroscope.
10 ways to destroy your radiology residency experience
May 18, 2017 -- Are you destroying your radiology residency experience without even knowing it? Dr. Barry Julius, founder of the website RadsResident.com, offers advice on how to make the most of your residency and avoid fatal mistakes that can ruin your experience.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 37: Pediatric radiology rotation
May 18, 2017 -- Andy prepares for her rotation in pediatric radiology with an astute observation on the differences between children and adults in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.
MRI training improves performance, patient satisfaction
May 17, 2017 -- By training MRI technologists in advanced communication skills, outpatient imaging centers can improve equipment utilization, hourly scan rates, and patient satisfaction, all while avoiding the potential loss of business to competing facilities.
Women want to know their breast cancer risk
May 17, 2017 -- Most screening mammography patients want to know their estimated lifetime risk of developing breast cancer -- and radiologists need to step up to provide this information, according to a study published in the May edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology.