The Neighborhood Radiologist: Language of the chest x-ray November 10, 2016 -- We're pleased to introduce the first column by the Neighborhood Radiologist, Dr. Neal Klitsch. With his blog and website, Klitsch aims to make radiology more understandable and approachable for patients, referring physicians, and radiologists-in-training. In his first column, Klitsch explains the language of the chest x-ray.
Could radiologists be found liable for patient suicide? November 9, 2016 -- If a patient commits suicide after receiving imaging exam results he or she perceives to be bad news, could the radiologist be held responsible? It's a compelling question, and one radiologists need to consider as patients gain increasing access to radiology reports through online portals or even direct mail.
Gadobutrol causes 'very low' number of allergic-like reactions November 9, 2016 -- As radiologists and clinicians maintain their vigilance over the judicious use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI scans, a new prospective study in Radiology has found that one agent, gadobutrol, resulted in a very low number of allergic-like reactions.
Can one PACS display be just as good as two? November 8, 2016 -- Radiologists can be faster and achieve the same level of diagnostic performance on one 8-megapixel PACS display as they can using a common dual 5-megapixel display configuration, according to research published online recently in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
AJR paper describes errors in pediatric radiography November 8, 2016 -- A review paper in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology describes some of the errors that occur in chest radiography exams in children, with the goal of educating radiology professionals about the types of pathologies and disorders -- both frequent and infrequent -- they can encounter in kids.
The tax benefits of year-end equipment financing November 7, 2016 -- For many businesses, the fourth quarter is the perfect time to assess their performance and begin planning for the coming year. It's important to keep in mind that factors related to how businesses pay for capital equipment can affect their overall financial health, according to Mark Hoffman from Key Equipment Finance.
fMRI beats polygraph test in detecting lies November 7, 2016 -- The next time you think someone is telling a lie, give them a functional MRI (fMRI) scan instead of a polygraph test. Researchers found that fMRI experts were 24% more likely to detect a deception on fMRI than polygraph examiners were using polygraphy.
JNM: Florbetaben-PET detects cardiac amyloidosis November 4, 2016 -- Australian researchers have shown the proficiency of PET with the radiotracer F-18 florbetaben to detect abnormal deposits of proteins in the heart in a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.