Week in review: SPECT/CT for knee pain | US elastography in pregnant women | ChatGPT in breast imaging

Dear AuntMinnie Member,

Determining the cause of a painful knee in patients after arthroplasty can be a challenging diagnostic task for orthopedic surgeons. SPECT/CT can help, however. yielding high sensitivity and specificity for identifying the source of pain in uninfected knees, according to a recent study.

Our coverage of the research generated the most page views on AuntMinnie.com this week.

But that wasn't the only news story drawing attention in our Molecular Imaging Community. PET/CT has demonstrated -- for the first time -- that aortic inflammation is reduced in lymphoma patients after first-line chemotherapy. This finding may have important implications for tracking the risk of cardiovascular diseases in patients undergoing treatment, according to the researchers.

In addition, another group found that there are some risk factors for Alzheimer's disease that are specific to women.

US elastography in pregnant women

Ultrasound (US) elastography can show changes in cervical tissue consistency and density experienced by pregnant women, according to a presentation at UltraCon. As a result, the researchers believe that the modality could be used as a screening tool for preterm birth and other interventions to save a pregnancy.

Another popular story this week in our Ultrasound Community is an article about how routine third-trimester ultrasound could lead to an over 70% reduction in undetected breach pregnancies, as well as improved neonatal outcomes.

ChatGPT in breast radiology

One of the most practical initial applications for ChatGPT in radiology may be in patient education. After providing the popular chatbot with a list of questions on fundamental breast cancer prevention and screening concepts, researchers found that it produced mostly appropriate responses.

Get the full details by stopping by our Women's Imaging Community.

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