Low-field MRI offers a no-radiation option for lung disease imaging
June 11, 2021 -- Low-field-strength MRI at 0.55 tesla appears to offer an effective alternative to CT for imaging lung disease, a group of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health has found. The team's results were published June 10 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Mammography or COVID-19 vaccine? Experts say, 'Get both'
June 11, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic affected breast imaging practices across the U.S., but imagers are doing their part to catch up on delayed screenings as vaccine distribution continues, according to panelists at the June 9 virtual meeting of the Society of Breast Imaging's Summer Series. Read More
Everyone wins when AI becomes seamless for radiologists
June 11, 2021 -- Budgetary pressures, digital infrastructure improvements, and other industry shifts signal a new role for artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology and healthcare. Renee Stacey of TeraRecon describes this new phenomenon. Read More
FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer
June 10, 2021 -- Abnormal PET radiotracer uptake in lymph nodes that can mimic malignant cancer is more common in patients who have had the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, according to research published June 10 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Reduced-dose CT effective for evaluating kidney stones
June 10, 2021 -- CT with a reduced radiation dose is still effective for evaluating kidney stones -- and it mitigates the radiation burden in patients who experience repeat imaging, according to a study published June 8 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Ultrasound can determine lung congestion in kidney patients
June 10, 2021 -- Ultrasound is a useful guide in determining lung congestion for hemodialysis patients at high cardiovascular risk, according to research presented on June 6 at the European Renal Association -- European Dialysis and Transplant Association virtual congress. Read More
AI classifies severity of Parkinson's on 3D SPECT
June 10, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis of 3D SPECT exams can help physicians to determine a patient's stage of Parkinson's disease, according to research published online May 30 in Expert Systems and Applications. Read More
Are brain MRI findings connected to SARS-CoV-2 in spinal fluid?
June 9, 2021 -- Particular brain MRI findings in some COVID-19 patients are associated with increased likelihood of the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in cerebrospinal fluid, according to a study published June 9 in the Journal of Neuroimaging. Read More
Breast MRI useful in detecting early interval cancers
June 9, 2021 -- Supplemental screening with MRI is a good tool for detecting interval cancers in women with a personal history of breast cancer, with several patient characteristics linked to likelihood of cancer, according to research published June 8 in Radiology. Read More
Education leads to confidence for new POCUS users
June 9, 2021 -- Instructional training increases confidence among family medicine residents using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), according to a study published June 4 in Family Medicine. Read More