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Radiology student group grows awareness of field for others
August 5, 2022 -- An initiative by a radiology student interest group helped increase awareness of radiology for medical students who would otherwise have minimal exposure to the field, suggests a study published August 3 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Imaging exams land on list of low-value care in VA system
August 5, 2022 -- Two of the most frequently delivered low-value medical services within the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA) system are back imaging for patients with nonspecific low back pain and preoperative chest x-rays, a new study finds. In addition, imaging for low back pain was one of the costliest low-value services. Read More
Homegrown ultrasound phantom puts kitchen ingredients to use
August 5, 2022 -- Corn flour, gelatin, olives, and raisins. Mix these and other ingredients together and you have yourself a nice ultrasound phantom model, at least according to research published July 28 in the British Journal of Radiology. Read More
Study finds language may be barrier to better MRI efficiency
August 4, 2022 -- A new study published August 2 in Abdominal Radiology found that patients undergoing MRI scans who weren't native English speakers had more difficulty following breathing instructions. This could affect the efficiency of MRI services. Read More
Imaging groups push back against proposed 2023 Medicare cuts
August 4, 2022 -- A coalition of groups representing the medical imaging industry are pushing back against proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for 2023, urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to take action to forestall the cuts. Read More
AI, MRI show overlap between psychosis, dementia
August 4, 2022 -- A machine-learning algorithm's analysis of brain MRI exams has revealed the presence of neurobiological links between dementia and psychosis, according to research published online August 3 in JAMA Psychiatry. Read More
Metallic markers produce diverse range of artifacts in breast MRI
August 4, 2022 -- Radiologists must be aware that metallic markers are responsible for artifacts in breast MRI exams, according to Swiss researchers. These artifacts can be of different types and sizes, depending on the MRI sequence, magnetic field, and marker type, they say. Read More
RANZCR: Workforce challenges face radiation oncology in New Zealand
August 4, 2022 -- A shortage of radiation oncologists may be looming in New Zealand, according to the results of a survey that are being presented at this week's New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2022, hosted by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). Read More
Top radiology product launches for July 2022
August 4, 2022 -- What were the top new product launches in radiology for the month of July 2022? A new portable x-ray system proved to generate the most interest for the membership of AuntMinnie.com. But new MRI scanners also figured prominently. Read More
CT screening evens out gender disparity in lung cancer mortality
August 3, 2022 -- Men with lung cancer have a much higher risk of mortality compared with women, says a new paper published August 1 in Lung Cancer. But this difference disappears if they got CT lung screening, suggesting that screening can even out gender disparities. Read More