FDA publishes 510(k) guidelines for digital detectors
September 2, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published new guidelines for companies submitting 510(k) applications to the agency for solid-state digital detectors to be used in digital radiography systems.
What do your patients see when they Google you?
September 1, 2016 -- Before the internet, patients who wanted to learn more about their healthcare providers had to rely on word-of-mouth networks. Now, patients can easily search for information about individual physicians -- and radiologists need to know what they're finding.
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 2: When Andy met Ryan
September 1, 2016 -- What's it like dating a second-year radiology resident? Learn about the trials and tribulations of radiology relationships from another point of view with #MyRadGirlfriend, an ongoing weekly comic strip by Ryan McBeth.
Smartphone app enables remote surgical consultations
September 1, 2016 -- If necessary, can on-call spine surgeons make good decisions about whether or not to operate on a thoracolumbar spine fracture just by viewing video clips of CT images on a smartphone app? Yes, they can, according to research from an Israeli group published online recently in the Spine Journal.
ESC: CT is effective gatekeeper for invasive angio
September 1, 2016 -- In stable patients with chest pain and suspected coronary artery disease, using coronary CT angiography to guide the selective use of invasive coronary angiography is safer and less expensive than sending patients directly to angiography, according to results presented on Monday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress in Rome.
PET/MRI's future tied to cost, scan time, key applications
August 31, 2016 -- Buoyed by its perceived superiority over PET/CT, early adopters of PET/MRI believe the hybrid modality could be used more often in routine clinical applications within the next five years. However, this trajectory could hit a speed bump.
Longer CTC screening interval found safe, cost-effective
August 31, 2016 -- A new analysis of screening intervals for CT colonography (CTC) found that it may be safe to wait as long as five to 10 years to screen again after an initial negative scan. The results are good news for the cost-effectiveness profile of CTC, investigators report in Radiology.
Take that, Watson: Radiologists 'sense' cancer in images
August 30, 2016 -- Have you ever pulled up an image and had a feeling that something wasn't right? You might not be imagining things, according to an August 29 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
4 tips for using Facebook for patient outreach
August 30, 2016 -- Let's face it: More and more patients are using social media platforms like Facebook to find health information. And no matter how radiologists personally feel about this trend, it's crucial to utilize social tools for patient outreach.
AI could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
August 29, 2016 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) technology could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study published online August 29 in Cancer.