How can radiology best cope with the contrast shortage?
May 13, 2022 -- How can radiology best cope with interruptions in the supply of iodinated contrast? Imaging facilities are scrambling to conserve contrast until supplies get back to normal, and a variety of sources are offering advice on how to conserve a material that up to now may have been taken for granted. Read More
German radiologists take to sky to reach stroke patients
May 10, 2022 -- Radiologists are reaching stroke patients by helicopter in remote areas of southeast Bavaria, responding and performing critical procedures in less than an hour in all cases. They discussed the impact of deploying flying intervention teams on patient care in a study published May 5 in JAMA. Read More
Hospital group warns of contrast media shortage
May 6, 2022 -- The Greater New York Hospital Association is warning member hospitals about a temporary shortage of GE Healthcare's Omnipaque iodinated contrast media. The group has given members a list of steps they can take to conserve contrast. Read More
Prone positioning may improve x-ray imaging of critical patients
May 4, 2022 -- Portable chest x-rays acquired in critically ill patients in the prone position are comparable to those taken with patients in supine positions, according to a study presented May 3 at the American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in New Orleans. Read More
Radiation doses in swallow studies remain high in the U.K.
April 29, 2022 -- Room for improvement in reducing radiation doses during barium swallow studies exists in at least one U.K. hospital, with authors of a recent study recommending new efforts in training young radiologists. Read More
Medical imaging guides care of children bombed in Syrian conflict
April 26, 2022 -- Medical imaging is playing a major role in helping doctors in Turkey triage victims of the Syrian civil war. They recently described their efforts imaging children injured by explosions, and they emphasized their findings for radiologists in other war-torn regions. Read More
DEXA highly underutilized in arthroplasty patients
April 20, 2022 -- Major gaps exist in the current state of bone care for joint replacement patients, including low rates of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) testing for osteoporosis, according to a study published April 18 in the Journal of Arthroplasty. Read More
Can dark-field chest x-ray diagnose COVID-19 pneumonia?
April 14, 2022 -- German researchers have tested a new prototype dark-field chest x-ray imaging device, and are finding that the system may be valuable for diagnosing COVID-19 pneumonia, according to a preprint article published April 7 on Research Square, an open-access site for sharing manuscripts under peer review. Read More
Breast MRI leads to more follow-up, healthcare costs
April 13, 2022 -- Using breast MRI for breast cancer screening leads to additional follow-up tests and healthcare costs compared with mammography, according to a study published April 13 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
'Flashcard' method may help students interpret chest x-rays
April 12, 2022 -- A simple method using flashcards to train undergraduate medical students can help them identify important chest abnormalities in chest x-rays, according to a study published April 3 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More