Week in review: COVID vaccines in children | New ACS lung cancer screening guidelines | Minnies winners

Dear AuntMinnie Member,

Children with cancer can have immune reactions visible on PET/MRI after receiving COVID-19 vaccines, a recent study has found. As reported in our most highly viewed story of the week, researchers from Stanford University determined that these patients had postvaccination thymus activation and local lymph node activation.

They noted that it’s important to understand these results, as these imaging findings may be confounded with tumor relapse or metastasis. You can access this story by clicking here or by checking out our Molecular Imaging content area.

Meanwhile, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released an updated lung cancer screening guideline this week. The new ACS guideline, which is now in concordance with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation, would expand eligibility to include five million more adults than the society’s previous recommendations from 2013. You can get all the details here or by visiting our CT content area.

The final votes are in on the Minnies, our annual award program recognizing excellence in radiology. Our expert panel has spoken, and the winners have been announced. Were there any surprises? Find out here.

Here’s the full list of our top 5 stories of the week:

  1. PET/MRI reveals effects of COVID-19 vaccines in children
  2. New ACS lung cancer screening guidelines significantly increase eligibility
  3. Minnies winners for 2023 highlight AI, innovation in radiology
  4. Ultrasound features tied to thyroid microcarcinoma tumor growth
  5. Many patients indifferent about breast radiologist attire

Erik L. Ridley
Editor in Chief

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