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AI algorithm produces synthetic brain MR images
September 16, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can produce synthetic brain MR images, solving a number of challenges in training AI algorithms, according to research presented on September 16 at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention in Granada, Spain.  Discuss
ISCT: Should CT be first for evaluating chest trauma?
September 14, 2018 -- SAN DIEGO - What's the best first-line diagnostic technique for assessing penetrating chest trauma? Dr. Savvas Nicolaou made the case for CT as the imaging modality of choice in a Friday presentation at the 2018 International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) symposium.  Discuss
PET/CT makes case for directing cervical cancer treatment
September 14, 2018 -- Can FDG-PET/CT be used to direct the treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer by determining which patients should receive more extensive chemoradiation therapy or palliative care? Maybe, but findings from a new study published online September 14 in JAMA Network Open are equivocal.  Discuss
3D virtual heart helps pinpoint irregular heartbeat
September 14, 2018 -- Researchers from Johns Hopkins University used a proprietary 3D virtual heart simulator to preoperatively identify areas of cardiac tissue that required surgical treatment for an irregular heartbeat, according to an article recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. The method may improve cardiac ablation procedures.  Discuss
High-risk women benefit from twice-yearly breast MRI
September 14, 2018 -- Women at high genetic risk for breast cancer benefit more from twice-yearly dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MRI than from annual mammography, according to research published online August 28 in Clinical Cancer Research.  Discuss
3 CTA signs show which stroke patients can skip surgery
September 13, 2018 -- There are three key characteristics evident on CT angiography (CTA) scans that show clot-busting drugs are working to restore blood flow in stroke patients, according to a September 11 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. These patients can thus avoid referral for surgical clot removal.  Discuss
Don't underestimate financial cost of exam no-shows
September 13, 2018 -- Missed imaging appointments are costly for radiology departments, affecting not only a department's bottom line but also patient care, according to a study published in the September issue of Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.  Discuss
Study claims breast screening does not reduce mortality
September 13, 2018 -- The findings of a new Danish-Norwegian study are reviving the claim that the recent drop in breast cancer mortality is not due to mammography screening but rather the result of improved treatment. The authors assert it's time to consider alternatives to mammography screening -- such as breast palpation by physicians.  Discuss
Prostate MRI coverage varies greatly -- with many caveats
September 13, 2018 -- Insurance coverage for prostate MRI scans varies widely among private payors, requires certain conditions for reimbursement of major conditions, and does not reflect current clinical practice. Those harsh conclusions are contained in a new study published online September 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Wearable ultrasound device monitors blood pressure
September 13, 2018 -- A wearable ultrasound device monitors blood pressure in arteries deep under the skin and could help clinicians detect cardiovascular problems earlier, according to a study published online September 11 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.  Discuss
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