Radiology business intelligence grows in demand
August 7, 2019 -- Commercial activity surrounding radiology business intelligence software has picked up recently with a new generation of applications entering the market. Why are imaging IT vendors focusing on adding these tools to their portfolios? Ulrik Kristensen, PhD, from Signify Research reviews the key forces driving growth.  Discuss
USPSTF again dismisses pancreatic cancer screening
August 6, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed its prior decision to recommend against imaging-based screening for pancreatic cancer in asymptomatic individuals, in a recommendation statement published online August 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Cardiac ultrasound at bedside boosts disease diagnosis
August 6, 2019 -- Adding focused cardiac ultrasonography to clinical assessment of the cardiovascular health of patients at bedside improves diagnostic yield, according to a study published online August 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Cardiologist self-referral of MPI remains a concern
August 6, 2019 -- Overall usage of standard myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) exams has declined, but cardiologists are performing a higher share of these studies, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
AI algorithm could reduce wrong-side medical mistakes
August 5, 2019 -- Wrong-side medical procedures are among the most devastating -- and preventable -- errors in healthcare. But what if you could stop wrong-side mistakes simply by analyzing radiographs with a machine-learning algorithm? A research group gave the idea a try and described their findings in the August edition of the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
Routine PET field-of-view enough for pediatric lymphoma
August 5, 2019 -- A routine "eyes to thighs" field-of-view with FDG-PET/CT scans is more than adequate to stage and monitor disease in a majority of pediatric patients with lymphoma, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
AI accurately estimates bone age on 3D hand MRI
August 5, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can estimate bone age in children and adolescents from analysis of a 3D hand MRI exam with a very high level of accuracy, according to research published online July 31 in Medical Image Analysis. What's more, it can also perform well on wrist radiographs.  Discuss
3 reasons why growth in the mammography market will slow
August 2, 2019 -- Revenue in the global market for mammography systems is expected to slow in coming years, according to a new report by U.K. market research firm Signify Research. Why are we seeing this deceleration? Signify analyst Imogen Fitt shares three reasons.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 90: The caste system still exists
August 2, 2019 -- Priya goes old school and asks her parents to set up a date for her. She thinks they've found Mr. Right, until she gets her first text from him in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Does imaging modality influence DCIS recurrence?
August 2, 2019 -- Women who got ultrasound scans had lower rates of recurrence-free survival compared with women who received mammography in patients treated for asymptomatic ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in a new study, published online July 24 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
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