DBT improves breast cancer screening in young women
April 13, 2018 -- Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography improves breast cancer screening in women younger than 50, decreasing recalls and finding more cancers in those who have dense tissue, according to a study published online April 9 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Multiparametric MRI shines for suspected breast cancer
April 13, 2018 -- Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging each have advantages and disadvantages for assessing suspicious breast lesions. The optimal approach is multiparametric MRI using both methods, according to a new study published online in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
Lung cancer risk model optimizes follow-up CT screening
April 12, 2018 -- How might a lung cancer risk-prediction model improve follow-up CT screening? A model that incorporates patient characteristics and CT data could allow many individuals to skip the first annual follow-up screening exam -- reducing costs and radiation exposure, according to research published online recently in Thorax.  Discuss
DOJ action may hinder disabled access to imaging
April 12, 2018 -- The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has withdrawn a key guidance related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, endangering efforts to ensure that people with disabilities can access medical equipment such as imaging systems, according to an editorial published April 12 in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Deep learning performs superresolution MSK MRI
April 11, 2018 -- A deep-learning algorithm can transform low-resolution, thick-slice knee MR images into high-resolution, thin-slice images -- potentially yielding faster image acquisition, lower costs, and fewer motion artifacts in musculoskeletal MRI, according to research published online in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.  Discuss
US body fat measure predicts obstetric complications
April 11, 2018 -- A woman's body fat index measured by ultrasound appears to be a better gauge of the possibility of obstetric complications than body mass index, according to research presented at the recent American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting in New York City.  Discuss
Report to blame 'overburdened' staff for fatal MRI scan
April 10, 2018 -- A preliminary report into the death of a man pulled into the bore of an MRI scanner at an Indian hospital will blame an "overburdened" staff at the Mumbai hospital for not following proper security and safety procedures at the time of the January accident.  Discuss
Study questions use of whole-body CT for kids with trauma
April 10, 2018 -- Does examining whole-body CT scans of children who present to the emergency department with blunt trauma improve their survival more than evaluating select CT scans of the patients' injured areas? Not in the least, found a study published online April 9 in JAMA Pediatrics.  Discuss
NVIDIA aims to bring imaging AI to the people with Clara
April 10, 2018 -- While artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to reshape radiology, older imaging systems may be left behind, unable to handle the massive computational workload required to run AI algorithms. But graphics processing unit developer NVIDIA hopes to solve this problem with its Clara virtual supercomputing platform.  Discuss
MRI technique could let cardiac patients breathe easier
April 10, 2018 -- Researchers at Cedars-Sinai are giving the term multitasking a new meaning by developing an MRI technique that eliminates breath-holds and shortens cardiac scan time, according to a paper published online April 9 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.  Discuss
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