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Radiologists influence cost of incidental MRI follow-up
October 15, 2018 -- When radiologists find incidental pancreatic cysts on MRI scans, patients can benefit from prompt treatment. But what happens when ordering physicians don't heed the advice of radiologists for follow-up? One outcome is that downstream costs can vary widely, according to an October 9 study in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound helps characterize breast lesions
October 15, 2018 -- Adding contrast-enhanced ultrasound to conventional ultrasound improves diagnostic performance when it comes to distinguishing benign breast lesions from malignant ones, according to a study published in the November issue of Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Is ultrasound needed for thyroid cancer follow-up?
October 12, 2018 -- Is follow-up ultrasound effective for tracking the recurrence of papillary thyroid cancer -- especially in patients with undetectable serum thyroglobulin levels? Not necessarily, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
DeepSpine AI enhances grading of lumbar spinal stenosis
October 12, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called DeepSpine can assist radiologists in the time-consuming and difficult task of grading spinal stenosis on lumbar spine MRI exams, according to researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science in Boston.  Discuss
Cinematic rendering enhances ovarian cancer evaluation
October 12, 2018 -- The photorealistic detail provided by cinematically rendered CT scans helped researchers from China characterize and stage ovarian tumors better than they could with traditional volume rendering and multiplanar reconstruction, according to an article published online in the Journal of Ovarian Research.  Discuss
Ultrasound predicts fistula success in dialysis patients
October 11, 2018 -- Ultrasound can help clinicians predict whether arteriovenous fistulas -- surgically created sites that connect a patient's vein and artery -- will prove effective for accessing the bloodstream for dialysis, according to a study published online October 11 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  Discuss
AI reduces false positives in screening mammography
October 11, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm reduced the number of unnecessary recalls from screening mammography exams by uncovering image features that may not be visible to radiologists, according to research published online October 11 in Clinical Cancer Research.  Discuss
Calif. imaging center CEO arrested in $284M fraud scheme
October 11, 2018 -- The CEO of a group of Southern California imaging center companies has been arrested on charges that he ran an elaborate kickback scheme, in which doctors were paid for patient referrals within the state workers' compensation system.  Discuss
3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair
October 11, 2018 -- Researchers from Taiwan have created 3D-printed models of rib structures based on chest CT scans to facilitate presurgical planning for rib fracture stabilization. The technique led to reductions in operating time and length of surgical incisions, according to an article recently published online in PLOS One.  Discuss
6 Steps to Radiology: Part 3 -- Nailing the residency interview
October 10, 2018 -- The third installment of our 6 Steps to Radiology series focuses on one of the most important elements of the radiology residency application process: interviewing with programs. Radiology educators from Johns Hopkins University offer advice on what to do -- and what not to do -- when you start interviewing.  Discuss
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