ISMRM offers guidelines for gadolinium MRI contrast
August 9, 2017 -- Taking what's described as a "wait and see approach," the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) has published guidelines on the use of gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents in both clinical and research settings in an article published in the July issue of Lancet Neurology.  Discuss
CAD software aids monitoring of multiple sclerosis
August 9, 2017 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software can help monitor multiple sclerosis progression on MRI, bridging the skill gap between neuroradiologists and nonspecialized, untrained imaging readers, according to recent research published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI reveals key brain differences in people with genetic autism
August 8, 2017 -- With the aid of MRI and machine learning, researchers have identified structural brain abnormalities that correspond with cognitive and behavioral deficiencies in people with common genetic causes of autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study published online August 8 in Radiology.  Discuss
Simple interventions reduce mammography recall rates
August 8, 2017 -- A few simple interventions can significantly reduce recall rates for both full-field digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis, according to a study published online July 28 in Academic Radiology. And the interventions don't add much more time to a busy practice's workload, researchers found.  Discuss
New PET tracer could work well for prostate cancer
August 7, 2017 -- A new PET radiopharmaceutical based on carbon-11-labeled sarcosine could offer an alternative to choline-11-based PET for imaging patients with prostate cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules
August 7, 2017 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can characterize thyroid nodules on ultrasound with a high degree of accuracy, potentially helping to avoid unnecessary biopsies of indolent lesions, according to research published online in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Are older women getting appropriate mammo screening?
August 7, 2017 -- Older breast cancer survivors with a life expectancy of five years or less are continuing to receive annual surveillance mammography, according to a study published online July 27 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Discuss
Help wanted: Openings increase in radiology job market
August 4, 2017 -- It's a good time for a radiologist to find work. There are 14% more new jobs available for radiologists in 2017 compared with 2016, according to the sixth annual workforce survey by the American College of Radiology's Commission on Human Resources.  Discuss
PAWS program achieves sedation-free pediatric MRI scans
August 4, 2017 -- MRI can be scary for pediatric patients, but Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, TN, has found that a little extra attention can go a long way toward easing fears. A Vanderbilt initiative called Patients Awake While Scanned (PAWS) has helped nearly all young patients to complete MRI scans without sedation.  Discuss
Radiologists can trust DBT density measurements
August 3, 2017 -- Breast density measurements calculated on full-field digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) are comparable -- and so are median radiation dose values for dense breasts, according to a study published in the July issue of Academic Radiology.  Discuss