Are community rads supported for oncology imaging?
July 10, 2020 -- Although the rate of advanced oncological imaging in specialized, academic cancer centers has increased over the past 15 years, most of these exams continue to be read by radiologists in other practice settings who may not have specific expertise, according to a study published July 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Researchers outline neurological signs of COVID-19
July 9, 2020 -- U.K. researchers are offering an outline of neurological manifestations of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection they hope will help their colleagues better recognize and treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, according to a study published July 8 in Brain.  Discuss
Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer
July 7, 2020 -- Women who had cancer in childhood treated with chest radiotherapy may strongly benefit from annual breast cancer screening starting in their 20s, according to a study published on July 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Annual screening as early as age 25 could reduce breast cancer deaths in these women by more than 50%.  Discuss
Adding AI to mpMRI improves breast cancer diagnosis
July 2, 2020 -- Using a deep-learning computer-aided diagnosis algorithm with multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) improves radiologist performance in identifying breast cancer, according to a study published June 29 in Nature.  Discuss
Kids with SARS-CoV-2 may develop second inflammation
July 1, 2020 -- Children infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus may develop asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic COVID-19 but later experience a second, severe inflammatory illness in the brain that shows up as signal changes in the splenium of the corpus callosum on MRI, according to a study published July 1 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
T1 mapping shows promise for assessing neuroblastoma
July 1, 2020 -- The common MRI technique called T1 mapping -- typically used for patients with heart disease -- could help clinicians evaluate the severity of neuroblastoma in children and the efficacy of treatment, according to results from an animal study published June 28 in Cancer Research.  Discuss
MRI links brain iron to Alzheimer's decline
June 30, 2020 -- MRI scans show that accumulated iron in the outer layer of the brain is linked to cognitive deterioration in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published June 30 in Radiology.  Discuss
Imaging shows new, post-SARS-CoV-2 illness in children
June 26, 2020 -- Imaging findings are illuminating the nature of a newly identified, post-SARS-CoV-2 condition that affects the airways in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, according to a study published June 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
Preop MRI finds 11% more cancer in women with DCIS
June 24, 2020 -- Preoperative breast MRI finds 11% more cancer in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) -- suggesting that using MRI for these women could improve surgical planning and outcomes, according to a study published June 20 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Caution indicated with new GBCAs for kidney patients
June 23, 2020 -- Even though the occurrence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis after exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in patients with impaired kidney function is rare, clinicians should be cautious when using these agents in this population, according to a study published June 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss