EVT, neuroimaging lead to higher stroke care costs
November 9, 2022 -- Stroke treatment costs increased 4.9% between 2012 and 2019, driven by endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) and, to a lesser extent, neuroimaging, according to research published November 7 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
MRI radiomics help predict osteoarthritis knee pain improvement
November 4, 2022 -- A nomogram based on MRI radiomics can help clinicians predict if individuals with osteoarthritis will experience an improvement in knee pain over a two-year course of taking oral vitamin D supplements, according to research published on November 2 in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. Read More
TVUS reliable as first-line test for endometrial cancer staging
October 21, 2022 -- Transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) may not be as accurate as MRI when it comes to preoperative staging of endometrial cancer, but it can be relied on as a more accessible first-line test, a study published October 19 in Clinical Radiology suggests. Read More
MRI-based prostate cancer risk assessment tool proves effective
October 21, 2022 -- An MRI-based tool for calculating a man's risk of prostate cancer is more effective than a calculator based on Gleason scores, according to research published October 16 in the World Journal of Urology. Read More
Are insurers overpaying for imaging services?
October 18, 2022 -- Healthcare insurance firms may be paying too much for imaging services -- with maximum negotiated prices for some exams almost four times as high as minimum ones, a study published October 18 in Radiology suggests. Read More
Are gadolinium concerns overblown in pregnancy imaging?
October 18, 2022 -- Gadolinium has been under the microscope for safety concerns in contrast imaging, but a study published October 11 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found evidence that says otherwise when it comes to imaging pregnant women. Read More
Machine-learning algorithms detect sleep apnea on MRI
October 17, 2022 -- Machine-learning algorithms can diagnose obstructive sleep apnea on brain MRI exams much faster than methods currently used to identify the sleep disorder, according to research published on October 12 in the Journal of Sleep Research. Read More
Radiologist performance is consistent for prostate MRI reads
October 14, 2022 -- Performance varies among radiologists when it comes to interpreting multiparametric MRI prostate exams, but for the most part, they can consistently identify clinically significant prostate cancer, according to a study published on October 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Could MRI help detect brain metastases from breast cancer?
October 10, 2022 -- Women with inflammatory breast cancer have a higher risk of cancer spreading to the brain, but surveillance MRI could potentially aid in early detection of such spreading, a study published October 10 in Cancer found. Read More
Patient costs for imaging skyrocket over last 20 years
October 10, 2022 -- Out-of-pocket costs incurred by patients receiving imaging studies nearly doubled between 2000 and 2019, according to research published online October 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More