Report: Average radiologist salary tops $400K
April 19, 2018 -- The average annual salary for radiologists in 2018 is $401,000, up 1% from $396,000 a year ago, according to a new survey by Medscape that tracked physician compensation in multiple specialties.  Discuss
Report: Staff was on phone before fatal MRI scan in India
April 19, 2018 -- At least one hospital staff member was using the phone and failed to warn an Indian man who was killed when he carried a metal oxygen cylinder into an MRI suite in January, according to an official report released by authorities in Mumbai. The inquiry pins the blame for the accident on lax safety procedures at the hospital.  Discuss
Does double reading improve breast cancer screening?
April 19, 2018 -- Double reading of mammography screening exams -- and using a third reader or a consensus process to resolve any interpretation discrepancies -- increases the number of cancers detected and reduces recalls, according to a study published online April 10 in Radiology.  Discuss
Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future?
April 19, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon bring many benefits to point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), and perhaps one day it will enable these systems to fulfill the promise of the legendary tricorder from "Star Trek." But it could also lower the bar in terms of who is able to read POCUS scans -- potentially threatening physicians.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 61: Throckmorton points the way
April 19, 2018 -- The accuracy of the Throckmorton sign as an aid for detecting pelvic pathology has been hotly debated, but Andy and crew find at least one case in which it works in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
fcMRI scans could help identify brain disorders
April 18, 2018 -- Using functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) scans to show how various brain networks interact and activate to perform basic daily tasks may someday help diagnose abnormalities in people with brain disorders, according to a study published April 18 in Neuron.  Discuss
3D knee model reveals ACL tear same in men, women
April 18, 2018 -- When researchers recreated an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture using 3D models based on MR scans of knees, they found no mechanistic differences in the injury between men and women, according to an article published online April 18 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.  Discuss
MRI for knee pain adds cost with negligible benefit
April 18, 2018 -- The early diagnosis of an abnormality in any part of the body is often seen as a way to speed recovery. Having an MRI scan for knee pain when symptoms begin, however, hikes healthcare costs with no great benefit to the patient's quality of life, according to a study published online April 17 in Radiology.  Discuss
How prevalent are incidental thyroid nodules on CT?
April 18, 2018 -- Incidental thyroid nodules on CT lung screening scans may be more common than you think, according to an analysis of data from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). Researchers found more nodules requiring workup than were originally reported by NLST readers.  Discuss
Report tallies growth in imaging scanners in Canada
April 17, 2018 -- The number of MRI scanners in operation in Canada has grown 65% over the past 10 years, while the number of CT scanners has increased 35% over the same period, according to a new report published by the nonprofit Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.  Discuss
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