PET model tracks beta amyloid, Alzheimer's risk
July 19, 2019 -- Swedish and Canadian researchers have developed a four-stage model that uses florbetapir-PET scans for tracking beta-amyloid accumulation in adults to gauge their risk of progression to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online July 17 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Minnies 2019 awards now open for nominations
July 19, 2019 -- The 2019 edition of the Minnies awards is now open for nominations. First launched in 2000, the Minnies give radiology professionals an occasion to highlight the contributions of their peers to the advancement of medical imaging.
Breast pain may not need imaging workup
July 19, 2019 -- Patients with isolated breast pain may not need imaging workup beyond regular screening mammography, according to a new study published online July 15 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  Discuss
PET shows how women are more susceptible to Alzheimer's
July 18, 2019 -- PET images have uncovered consistently greater accumulation of tau protein in the brains of women compared with men, bolstering the current knowledge on how one's sex might affect a progression to dementia, according to a study presented at this week's Alzheimer's Association International Conference.  Discuss
Could a metabolic test revamp CT lung cancer screening?
July 18, 2019 -- A low-cost metabolic test that uses MR spectroscopy to analyze blood and tissue samples may complement the early detection of lung cancer and help clinicians identify individuals who would benefit most from CT lung screening, according to an article published online July 16 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
AI can diagnose Alzheimer's from imaging, test scores
July 18, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model that simulates a clinician's diagnostic process by analyzing both neuroimaging results and clinical cognitive impairment test scores can yield excellent performance for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, according to research published online July 16 in Neurocomputing.  Discuss
3D printing cuts hip fracture repair time, blood loss
July 18, 2019 -- Integrating 3D printing technology into presurgical planning for hip joint fracture repair can significantly reduce operating times and blood loss, compared with conventional methods, according to an article published online July 9 in Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research.  Discuss
CDS prompts appropriate advanced imaging orders
July 17, 2019 -- Using clinical decision-support (CDS) software in clinical practice improves the appropriateness scores of advanced imaging orders, according to a study published online July 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
How to fix an underperforming or 'broken' PACS
July 17, 2019 -- Breakups between PACS customers and their vendors can be messy and are often best avoided. In this column, PACSman Michael J. Cannavo offers tips on how healthcare institutions can ensure their PACS performs the way they need -- without having to end the relationship with their PACS provider.  Discuss
PET, MRI show physical activity aids brain health
July 17, 2019 -- PET and MR images show that older adults who are physically active have significantly less beta-amyloid accumulation and gray matter volume loss, which results in more stable cognitive skills, according to a study published online July 16 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
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