RADIOLOGY NEWS
Interval breast cancers have unique characteristics
July 1, 2020 -- Interval breast cancers diagnosed within 1 year of a breast screening exam may have unique characteristics that make them particularly aggressive and deadly, according to a study published on June 30 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
T1 mapping shows promise for assessing neuroblastoma
July 1, 2020 -- The common MRI technique called T1 mapping -- typically used for patients with heart disease -- could help clinicians evaluate the severity of neuroblastoma in children and the efficacy of treatment, according to results from an animal study published June 28 in Cancer Research.  Discuss
3D ultrasound is effective for measuring blood flow
June 30, 2020 -- Researchers from across the U.S. confirmed the efficacy of 3D color-flow ultrasound for cheaply and reliably measuring blood flow. The findings, which were published on June 30 in Radiology, could help physicians precisely measure blood flow for people with chronic conditions.  Discuss
AI algorithm can help in incidental detection of PE
June 30, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can highlight incidental cases of pulmonary embolism (PE) on contrast-enhanced chest CT exams that were performed for reasons other than to detect PE, according to a presentation at the recent online annual conference of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
MRI links brain iron to Alzheimer's decline
June 30, 2020 -- MRI scans show that accumulated iron in the outer layer of the brain is linked to cognitive deterioration in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published June 30 in Radiology.  Discuss
Does digital mammography improve patient outcomes?
June 29, 2020 -- A new study by Australian researchers questions whether breast cancer screening with digital mammography translates to better outcomes than film-screen mammography. The group published its work June 23 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
SIIM 2020: COVID-19 could accelerate nonrad POCUS use
June 29, 2020 -- The adoption of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by nonradiologists may be accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as rapid technological advancements, according to a June 26 panel presentation at the virtual annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).  Discuss
Radiology reentry: Part 1 -- Workplace safety and workflow process
June 29, 2020 -- As radiology practices begin to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they have many important variables to consider. In the first of a three-part article series, Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers guidance on workplace safety policies and workflow processes.  Discuss
SIIM 2020: The future is now for 3D imaging
June 26, 2020 -- The future is now for 3D imaging technologies such as cinematic rendering, 3D printing, simulation training, virtual reality, and augmented reality, according to a June 26 presentation at the virtual annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).  Discuss
Imaging shows new, post-SARS-CoV-2 illness in children
June 26, 2020 -- Imaging findings are illuminating the nature of a newly identified, post-SARS-CoV-2 condition that affects the airways in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, according to a study published June 25 in Radiology.  Discuss