RADIOLOGY NEWS
Do women over 75 need screening mammography?
February 24, 2020 -- Healthy women age 75 and older may not benefit from continued breast cancer screening, according to a study published online February 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
MRI reveals brain changes from Parkinson's disease
February 24, 2020 -- An MRI technique known as quantitative susceptibility mapping reveals that patients with Parkinson's disease have increased iron deposition in the areas of the brain that handle cognition, memory, and motor function, according to a study published February 20 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.  Discuss
Is private equity really taking over radiology?
February 24, 2020 -- Private equity takeovers of physician practices have definitely increased over the past number of years, but the trend may not be as dramatic as it seems in radiology, according to a research letter published online on February 18 in JAMA.  Discuss
Handheld ultrasound edges out ABUS in patient surveys
February 24, 2020 -- Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) can standardize image acquisition and decrease physician workload. But do patients actually like it? A recent study found that women slightly preferred handheld ultrasound to ABUS, but both modalities performed well in patient surveys.  Discuss
3D light scanner supplements CT for bedside procedures
February 24, 2020 -- Researchers from Tennessee have developed a navigation technique that employs a 3D light scanner and 3D printing technology to improve the accuracy and workflow of minimally invasive procedures reliant on CT data. They describe their technique in an article recently published in World Neurosurgery.  Discuss
How can radiology help limit COVID-19 transmission?
February 21, 2020 -- The critical role of CT in diagnosing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has placed radiology at the frontline of disease management. Researchers discuss preemptive measures radiology departments can take to limit virus transmission in a February 19 article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Could contrast mammo supplant CE-MRI for confirming breast cancer?
February 21, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced (CE) mammography might be better suited than contrast-enhanced MRI for confirming some cases of suspicious breast cancer -- especially when radiation dose-reducing protocols are used, according to a study published February 14 in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Discuss
Study: RSNA should tackle air travel carbon footprint
February 21, 2020 -- Airplane travel-related carbon dioxide emissions caused by the RSNA's annual meeting are substantial -- and because the organization is dedicated to human health, it should work to offset them, according to a study published online February 19 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
AI predicts heart attack, stroke on cardiac MRI
February 21, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that quantifies blood flow on cardiac MRI can predict -- perhaps better than a physician can -- if a patient will have a heart attack or a stroke, according to research published online February 14 in Circulation.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 104: Standing on principle
February 21, 2020 -- Has your hospital started charging you for scrubs if you use too many in the month? Priya decides she's not going to stand for it anymore in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss