Junior readers benefit from using two-view DBT for breast lesions
July 29, 2021 -- Less experienced readers benefit from using two-view digital mammography plus digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to characterize breast lesions, according to a French study published July 27 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Women in rural areas face barriers in breast cancer screening
July 28, 2021 -- Women living in rural areas face multiple barriers to effective breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment, according to research published July 22 in Preventive Medicine. Read More
IMV: Most U.S. hospitals plan to buy an x-ray system
July 27, 2021 -- Good news for x-ray equipment manufacturers: Most hospitals in the U.S. plan to buy an x-ray system in the next three years, according to a new report from IMV. In 80% of these purchases, the new x-ray system will replace another existing unit. Read More
Hailing Mr. Spock! Vulcan salute detects painful foot neuroma
July 20, 2021 -- "Live long and prosper," as Mr. Spock from "Star Trek" might say -- in this case, to the musculoskeletal radiologists who found the character's Vulcan salute on x-ray can help diagnose a type of painful foot neuroma. Their findings were published July 14 in Skeletal Radiology. Read More
Technology Focus: Nanox moves new digital x-ray system to market
July 16, 2021 -- Israeli digital x-ray developer Nanox is moving ahead with novel digital x-ray technology that the company believes could change medical imaging. In this Technology Focus interview, we spoke with company executives about the technology. Read More
AI model identifies SARS-CoV-2 from blood tests, chest x-rays
July 16, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model that analyzed data from blood tests and chest x-rays can identify patients with COVID-19 infections and could serve in some settings as a substitute for reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests, according to a study published July 9 in Scientific Reports. Read More
COVID-19 pandemic caused stress among radiology staff
July 15, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has caused anxiety and workplace-related stress among radiologic technologists (RTs), according to a study conducted by U.K. researchers and published July 12 in Radiography. Read More
DEXA shows lower bone density in diabetic children
July 13, 2021 -- Boys showed lower bone density than girls on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans in a group of Thai teenagers with diabetes in a study published July 10 in Bone. The finding suggests that gender may be a risk factor for osteoporosis in youth affected by the disease. Read More
More green space may not lead to better bone health
June 29, 2021 -- For older adults living near Hong Kong's green space, the grass may not be greener -- at least in terms of bone health. A recent study found that participants who lived closer to the city's green space actually had lower levels of bone health. Read More
Public interest in mammograms decreased during COVID pandemic
June 28, 2021 -- While many medical societies recommend annual mammography screenings for women ages 40 and older, public interest in mammograms and breast cancer varies by geography and has been affected by COVID-19, according to two recent studies. Read More