ACR reaffirms support for annual mammography at 40
June 27, 2017 -- Women at average risk for breast cancer should start annual mammography screening at the age of 40, according to American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines published online June 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Is postmortem imaging acceptable to Muslims?
June 27, 2017 -- Muslims living in both Europe and the Middle East prefer postmortem imaging over conventional autopsy, believing it preserves the dignity of the corpse, but they prefer autopsy in cases of homicide or suicide, new research has found.
Fujitsu develops AI to analyze CT studies
June 27, 2017 -- Fujitsu Laboratories has unveiled artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology that can find and retrieve CT studies of patients who have similar diseases.
Do women really care about the 'harms' of mammography?
June 26, 2017 -- Women don't appear to be getting the message about the alleged "harms" of mammography -- much to the chagrin of breast screening's critics. In a survey published on June 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine, women rated the benefits of mammography as being far more important to them than its harms.
Radiology billing must adapt to patient consumerism
June 26, 2017 -- The rise of patient consumerism in healthcare is creating challenges for radiology practices. Practices may need to change their billing procedures to meet the new patient demands and expectations, according to a new column by Carin Carlson of Healthcare Administrative Partners.
ACOG sticks to 40 for breast screening, with caveats
June 23, 2017 -- Breast screening should be offered to women starting at age 40, but screening should start only after a woman discusses the best age at which to begin with her physician, according to updated guidelines released June 22 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Is ferumoxytol the alternative to gadolinium MRI agents?
June 23, 2017 -- Given the concerns over the discovery of trace amounts of gadolinium in brain tissue long after contrast-enhanced MRI scans, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles are reporting early success with an iron-based compound, ferumoxytol, to image a wide range of pediatric and adult patients.
Breast density doesn't increase mammo radiation dose
June 23, 2017 -- Although there are factors that can boost a woman's dose during a mammography exam, breast density isn't one of them, according to a study published June 7 in the Breast Journal. The findings are good news for women with dense tissue.
MRI + mammography detects recurrent breast cancer
June 22, 2017 -- Adding MRI to mammography improves the detection of recurrent breast cancer in women who have been treated for the disease, according to a study published on June 22 in JAMA Oncology. What's more, MRI appears to be a better option than ultrasound as an adjunct to mammography.
Do radiologists call clinicians too often? Yes and no
June 22, 2017 -- Do you feel like you spend too much time on the phone talking to referring physicians? If so, think again: Clinicians actually value phone time with radiologists, according to a new study that found diverging opinions between radiologists who think their calls are excessive and referring physicians who appreciate the direct communication.