Healthcare disparities persist as COVID-19 pandemic fades
June 16, 2021 -- Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency medicine physician and New York Times bestselling author, spoke at the SNMMI 2021 virtual annual meeting about his life growing up, attending medical school, and being on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also called others to action in the fight against racial injustice. Read More
AI can automatically quantify atherosclerosis on CCTA
June 16, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) application can rapidly and accurately quantify stenosis on coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams, according to a multinational study published online June 12 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Read More
What has radiology learned from the COVID-19 pandemic?
June 16, 2021 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, many radiologists are welcoming back patients, ramping up procedures, and seeing volumes return to pre-COVID-19 levels. But patients want to feel safe and secure as they return, so imaging facilities must implement practices and policies that ensure patient safety. The question is how best to do it. Read More
Philips helps imaging departments welcome back patients with confidence
June 16, 2021 -- After over a year of putting healthcare on hold, it's finally time for Americans to schedule their routine and diagnostic exams. But many still have concerns about safety and comfort -- and that's where Philips Healthcare can help. Read More
Live or virtual education? Radiology educators want both
June 16, 2021 -- With COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns easing, radiology educators are of two minds: They crave the personal connections of the live world, but they also value the convenience and accessibility of online forums at their fingertips. Maybe they can have more of both in the future. Read More
SNMMI's Image of the Year shows COVID-19's long-term neuro effects
June 15, 2021 -- A series of FDG-PET images of COVID-19 patients that shows how the disease causes long-term neurological changes associated with cognitive impairment was given Image of the Year honors at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting. Read More
FDG-PET shows lipophilic statin users at higher risk of dementia
June 15, 2021 -- FDG-PET scans showed patients taking lipophilic statins may have more than double the risk of converting to dementia over eight years of follow-up compared with non-statin users, according to a presentation on June 14 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting. Read More
Swollen lymph nodes after vaccination? Fear not
June 15, 2021 -- Swollen lymph nodes developed in breast imaging patients in Israel shortly after they received COVID-19 vaccines, but that may not be reason to worry, according to research published June 10 in Academic Radiology. Read More
High BPE on breast MRI linked to BRCA mutation for breast cancer
June 15, 2021 -- Background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on breast MRI has already been linked to breast cancer risk in women undergoing mammograms. Now, a new study has found a connection between BPE and genetic mutations that are indicators of higher breast cancer risk. Read More
Animal study suggests Ga-68 PET FAPI can detect lung fibrosis
June 14, 2021 -- PET imaging with a gallium-68 (Ga-68)-labeled fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) shows promise as an effective way to identify and monitor pulmonary fibrosis, according to animal study findings presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting. Read More