PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk
May 15, 2018 -- Researchers are making strides toward discovering which individuals have an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease thanks to two novel PET radiotracers that show increased uptake in key regions of the brain, according to two studies published online May 14 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Can ultrasound screen for fetal growth restriction?
May 15, 2018 -- Can second-trimester ultrasound screening for fetal growth restriction reliably predict if a baby will go on to have a low birth weight for his or her gestational age? Not in most cases, according to recent research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  Discuss
Risk-based CT lung screening could be more efficient
May 14, 2018 -- Performing CT lung cancer screening based on an individual's cancer risk rather than one-size-fits-all guidelines could be a more efficient way to figure out who needs screening, according to a May 14 article in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Four risk models, in particular, seem to stand out from the rest.  Discuss
Will AI cause radiologists to go the way of horses?
May 14, 2018 -- Will radiologists meet the same fate from the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) as horses following the development of machine power? It's possible, according to an opinion article published online May 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Advanced visualization and the cloud that never formed
May 14, 2018 -- Recent hype about cloud technology has yet to materialize in clinical and diagnostic healthcare IT, especially when it comes to advanced visualization (AV). Why haven't more healthcare providers moved their AV solutions to the cloud? Ulrik Kristensen, PhD, from Signify Research examines this question.  Discuss
Why don't patients show up for imaging exams?
May 11, 2018 -- Why don't patients show up for scheduled imaging exams? A study published May 10 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology that included nearly 3 million exams over 16 years found that no-shows are due to a mix of reasons.  Discuss
Are nonradiologists cherry-picking imaging studies?
May 11, 2018 -- It's no secret that nonradiologists have been performing more imaging, such as ultrasound, cardiac imaging, and some image-guided interventions. But nonradiologists appear to be cherry-picking the studies that are easier to perform, according to research published online May 7 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
USPSTF opens review of CT lung screening guidance
May 11, 2018 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reopened for review its guidance on CT lung cancer screening. Should radiology be concerned that the group could soften its current support for the exam? Lung screening expert Dr. Ella Kazerooni offers her take on the topic.  Discuss
Change of MPPR from 25% to 5% benefits CT the most
May 10, 2018 -- Areas of radiology that rely on CT stand to benefit the most from adjustments to the multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) of the professional component, according to research delivered at the recent American Roentgen Ray Society meeting in Washington, DC, and published in the April American Journal of Neuroradiology.  Discuss
U.S. leads world in MRI availability, use, and price
May 10, 2018 -- The U.S. leads comparable countries in availability, use, and price of MRI, according to data posted May 8 from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The information was published as part of a forum held by the foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare in Washington, DC.  Discuss
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