Elastography quality important in liver disease prediction
April 18, 2023 -- The quality of the shear-wave elastography exam matters when creating a prediction model for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, suggest findings presented April 17 at the American Roentgen Ray Society annual meeting. Read More
MICI 2023 Q1: Admins remain optimistic about imaging as a profit center
April 17, 2023 -- Radiology administrators remain positive that diagnostic and interventional radiology will grow as a profit center in 2023, according to MarkeTech Group's first-quarter 2023 Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI) report. Read More
Imaging protocol described for thyroid treatment
April 14, 2023 -- Ultrasound or sestamibi scans followed by CT may be the way to go for localizing target areas in patients undergoing reoperative parathyroidectomy, findings published April 12 in the American Journal of Surgery. Read More
Ultrasound noninferior to scintigraphy in surgical thyroid imaging
April 14, 2023 -- Ultrasound may be a viable alternative to scintigraphy for pre-surgical imaging of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, even without the addition of contrast media, suggest findings published April 13 in JAMA Otolaryngology. Read More
Radiologist DBT reading performance improves over time
April 11, 2023 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) improves breast cancer screening performance in community practice, with radiologists also showing better interpretive performance with the modality over time, according to a study published April 11 in Radiology. Read More
Is axillary scanning needed in diagnostic breast ultrasound?
April 11, 2023 -- Axillary scanning in women undergoing a diagnostic breast ultrasound has minimal impact on cancer detection, according to findings published April 6 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
POCUS performance for diverticulitis depends on location
April 11, 2023 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) performs well in detecting diverticulitis in the colon in Asian populations, but the exact location of the inflammation affects performance, suggest findings published April 8 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Read More
MICI Q4: Radiology admins confident in radiology volume growth
April 10, 2023 -- Radiology administrators have very high confidence that diagnostic and interventional radiology exam volumes will grow in 2023, according to fourth-quarter 2022 numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI). Read More
Endosocopic ultrasound may omit need for mediastinoscopy
April 10, 2023 -- Endoscopic ultrasound can obviate the need for confirmatory mediastinoscopy after negative systematic findings in patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer, according to research published April 5 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Read More
Third-trimester ultrasound reduces breech pregnancies by more than 70%
April 7, 2023 -- Routine third-trimester ultrasound leads to an over-70% reduction of undetected breech pregnancies along with improved neonatal outcomes, according to research published April 6 in PloS Medicine. Read More
Special Feature
AI algorithm creates x-ray-like images from ultrasound scans

A team of Chinese researchers has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that creates x-ray-like images from ultrasound data. They describe how they are using the technique to visualize adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in a new paper. Read more