MRI elastograms better than biopsy to assess kidney scarring
August 31, 2017 -- Researchers from Canada have discovered that MRI measurements of stiffness in patients who received kidney transplants can gauge damage to the organ and predict future kidney function within one year, according to a study published online August 30 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  Discuss
Breast MRI effective for postpartum breast cancer
August 30, 2017 -- Using MRI on women with breast cancer within one year of their giving birth can achieve sensitivity of almost 100% for detecting tumors and change surgical management in more than one in four cases, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Mobile App Spotlight: UBC Radiology teaching app
August 30, 2017 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at the UBC Radiology teaching app, an iOS and Android app developed by a group from the University of British Columbia (UBC).  Discuss
SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option
August 29, 2017 -- Women in the U.S. aren't aware of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) as a minimally invasive treatment option for uterine fibroids, according to results from a nationwide poll released August 29 by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).  Discuss
MIPS reporting for 2017: What radiologists need to know
August 29, 2017 -- Should radiologists apply for a hardship exemption from the requirements of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the U.S. government's new effort to promote quality in the Medicare system? Carin Carlson of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some guidance.  Discuss
Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals
August 28, 2017 -- Children who had CT scans at nonpediatric hospitals in Arkansas received twice the radiation dose as kids who were scanned at hospitals with a dedicated pediatric trauma center using optimized scanning protocols, according to a study published online August 25 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering
August 25, 2017 -- It's been touted as "3D on steroids," but many in radiology still aren't sure how cinematic rendering of medical images works. Fortunately, two papers in the August edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology offer an explanation of the new technique, which creates stunningly lifelike images from scans.  Discuss
Patients want imaging price information
August 25, 2017 -- Patients want to know how much an imaging procedure will cost, but healthcare pricing discussions happen in less than half of patient-physician encounters, according to a review published recently in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
MRI shows concussion effects can linger in athletes
August 24, 2017 -- MR images show that the brains of athletes who have experienced a recent concussion continue to undergo subtle changes in structure and activity -- even after the athletes have been cleared to return to action, according to research published online August 24 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
What's the best way to treat extremity pseudoaneurysms?
August 24, 2017 -- Is the off-label use of ultrasound-guided injection of recombinant thrombin for treating extremity pseudoaneurysms safe and effective? Yes, according to a 10-year retrospective analysis published in the August issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss