Breast MRI gauges therapy success in women with inflammatory disease
September 23, 2021 -- Performing baseline breast MRI scans in women with inflammatory breast cancer can help clinicians gauge the success of preoperative chemotherapy, which if it is successful, improves mastectomy outcomes, according to a study published September 21 in Academic Radiology. Read More
New MRI method detects heart injuries in COVID-19 patients
September 23, 2021 -- French researchers have developed a new high-resolution cardiac MRI technique that can diagnose myocardial injuries in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published September 18 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Brain MRI shows link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline
September 23, 2021 -- Particular findings on brain MRI appear to be connected to atrial fibrillation in stroke patients -- and perhaps to future cognitive decline, according to a study conducted by Swedish researchers and published September 14 in Neurology. Read More
Shear-wave elastography -- ultrasound's jack of all trades
September 23, 2021 -- Shear-wave ultrasound elastography is a useful tool that may be deployed in many different organs, including the breast, prostate, thyroid, pancreas, and musculoskeletal system. But care must be taken to use the right protocols and to avoid artifacts and other pitfalls. Read More
Elevating the current standard of care for liver disease management with Philips ultrasound systems
September 23, 2021 -- It's no secret that liver disease is a growing global health concern. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, liver disease is the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S. In fact, many people have hepatitis C and may not even know it. Read More
Tips and tricks for mastering shear-wave ultrasound of the liver
September 23, 2021 -- Shear-wave elastography (SWE) of the liver can help avoid invasive procedures such as liver biopsies, but proper execution is paramount. How can radiologists make sure they're imaging the liver effectively using SWE? Read More
Could monochromatic x-ray be the future of breast imaging?
September 22, 2021 -- A technology called monochromatic x-ray could reduce radiation dose per mammogram by a factor of five to 10 times, according to a research review published September 18 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Dental surgeons offer imaging tips for patients wearing masks
September 22, 2021 -- Is it possible to acquire extraoral images of patients while they are still wearing masks for protection against COVID-19? It's possible, if you take a few steps to counter artifacts that might develop, according to a letter published online September 19 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Do CT lung cancer screening rules promote healthcare disparities?
September 21, 2021 -- Does the current guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on CT lung cancer screening perpetuate healthcare disparities for minority groups? It appears so, according to a study published September 21 in Radiology. Read More
In chest x-ray AI, two views are better than one
September 21, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model that analyzes both frontal and lateral chest radiographs performs better for classifying adenopathy, according to a September 20 presentation at the Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging. Read More