Breast screening organizers get creative to boost uptake
February 6, 2017 -- A new study from Lebanon of 2,400 women older than 40 has found that fewer than half the women sent a breast screening invitation underwent mammography. To overcome the hit-and-miss nature of screening adherence in the region, new campaigns and promotions are being used.
Cancer in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Can the burden be reduced?
February 5, 2017 -- Cancer remains one of the major health problems worldwide and poses a major challenge and burden in any health system and society. The Gulf Centre for Cancer Control and Prevention offers recommendations that will play a major role in lowering the cancer burden in the Persian Gulf region.
Virtual coaching takes on x-ray training
February 3, 2017 -- A New Zealand start-up called Virtual Medical Coaching aims to reinvent radiographer and radiologic technologist training by making it more virtual, more personalized, more flexible, and above all more relevant for students.
Synthesized 2D images fine for gauging breast density
February 3, 2017 -- How well do synthesized digital breast tomosynthesis images work for estimating tissue density compared with estimates derived from conventional 2D digital mammography images? Turns out synthesized 2D works just fine, according to a new study published online January 25 in Radiology.
Smokers not picking up the CT lung screening habit
February 2, 2017 -- Low-dose CT lung cancer screening may be reimbursed by insurance now, but you'd hardly know it by the low numbers of high-risk smokers taking advantage of it, according to a February 2 research letter in JAMA Oncology.
Ultrasound may unlock appendicitis treatment options
February 2, 2017 -- Ultrasound may be able to differentiate between complicated and uncomplicated appendicitis, potentially helping physicians decide whether to proceed directly to an appendectomy or try antibiotics first, according to research published in the February issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 25: Texting while ...
February 2, 2017 -- Texting while doing other activities is a good way to land yourself in the emergency room. Andy tells Ryan about the wide variety of injuries that can be caused by texting -- including one you might not expect -- in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.
CT lung screening enters pipeline in Middle East
February 2, 2017 -- DUBAI - The Abu Dhabi guidelines for CT lung cancer screening were the subject of much debate at the thoracic imaging session during the Total Radiology conference at Arab Health 2017. The guidelines cover an unusual risk factor: 20-year history of water pipe (or shisha) use.
Dense breast tissue boosts contralateral cancer risk
February 1, 2017 -- Clinical studies have shown that women with dense breast tissue have a twofold increased risk of developing primary breast cancer. But women with dense tissue also have an increased risk of developing cancer in the other breast, according to a study published online January 30 in Cancer.
3 ways to boost radiology's role in a value-based economy
February 1, 2017 -- In an increasingly value-based healthcare arena, radiologists must look for ways to expand their role beyond the reading room, according to an article published online January 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.