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Improvements needed in breast cancer screening for Black women
October 27, 2021 -- Black women have the highest mortality rate of all women with breast cancer, but earlier risk assessment, more participation in clinical trials, and more inclusion in national screening guidelines could help, according to an October 26 panel discussion. Read More
ASTRO: Virtual tools improve patient care
October 27, 2021 -- It's a brave new world when it comes to virtual reality (VR) technology -- and exciting ways to harness VR to improve patient care in radiation therapy, according to research shared October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2021 annual meeting in Chicago. Read More
Chest x-ray valuable in COVID-19 follow-up exams
October 27, 2021 -- Chest x-rays performed three months after patients with COVID-19 are discharged from hospital can identify those who might need additional follow-up treatment, according to a study published October 22 in Radiography. Read More
ASTRO 2021 studies tackle racial disparities, high costs
October 26, 2021 -- An approach for eliminating racial disparities in breast and lung cancer treatment and research on huge costs associated with prior authorizations approvals were among topics highlighted October 25 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2021 annual meeting in Chicago, IL. Read More
Body composition analysis predicts mortality in spinal metastases
October 26, 2021 -- Body composition analysis of preoperative abdomen CT exams can opportunistically predict mortality in patients who have spinal metastases, according to research published online October 23 in the Spine Journal. Read More
MRI predicts 2-year cognitive status in early-onset Alzheimer's
October 25, 2021 -- Baseline MRI exam findings in patients with early-onset Alzheimer's disease can predict cognitive status two years into the future, according to a study published October 19 in the Journal of Neurology. Read More
New radiation therapy tools are highlight of ASTRO 2021
October 25, 2021 -- A shorter radiotherapy regimen, a genetic biomarker test, and a higher-dose radiation therapy were a few of the advances in cancer treatment that were on full display October 25 for the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2021 annual meeting. Read More
Can AI help screen for early interstitial lung disease on x-rays?
October 25, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to improve detection of reticular opacity on chest radiographs in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) in a retrospective study research published October 20 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Low-value breast screenings rare among U.S. veterans
October 22, 2021 -- Low-value breast cancer screenings are rare among members of the U.S. Veterans Health Administration, with some 97% of screenings complying with established guidelines, according to research published October 22 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
ICD-10 coding changes that will impact radiologists in 2022
October 22, 2021 -- A total of 159 new codes in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) system became effective on October 1, and many codes have been revised or deleted. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains what's new. Read More
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