Fore! Radiologists miss out when it comes to golf
December 10, 2018 -- Around 5% of radiologists regularly play golf, and their average handicap is 16, but compared with orthopedic surgeons and urologists, they're most definitely missing out, according to a study published online on December 10 in BMJ.  Discuss
Canadian guidelines recommend against early mammography
December 10, 2018 -- The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has released breast cancer screening guidelines that recommend against screening in women between the ages of 40 and 49.  Discuss
Black women have worse breast cancer outcomes
December 10, 2018 -- Black women have higher breast cancer recurrence and overall mortality compared with their white counterparts, even when they receive equivalent treatments, according to research presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
Why your practice should accept electronic payments
December 10, 2018 -- It's hard to believe, but there are still some radiology practices that do not accept charge cards or e-check payments, instead accepting only paper checks by mail. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains why your practice should be taking electronic payments.  Discuss
PET tracers help guide breast cancer therapies
December 7, 2018 -- PET imaging tracers that track breast cancer enzymes could help guide treatment of the disease, especially in women with BRCA mutations and triple-negative subtypes of cancer, according to two studies presented this week at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
New PET tracer could better connect tau to Alzheimer's
December 7, 2018 -- Clinicians may soon have a new PET tracer to improve the detection of tau protein tangles in the brain, advancing the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and subsequently leading to more effective treatments for dementia, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Study finds rads are most frequent telemedicine users
December 7, 2018 -- Radiologists top the list of medical specialists using telemedicine for interactions with patients and other healthcare providers, according to a report published in the December issue of Health Affairs.  Discuss
TOF PET/MRI makes dose reduction viable for breast cancer
December 7, 2018 -- Can clinicians use as little as 10% of the conventional FDG dose and still produce diagnostic-quality images to detect breast cancer? Absolutely. It's feasible using a time-of-flight (TOF) imaging technique with PET/MRI, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
U.S. healthcare spending growth slows in 2017
December 7, 2018 -- U.S. healthcare spending grew to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, for a growth rate of 3.9%, which is almost a percentage point lower than in 2016, according to an analysis from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published online December 6 in Health Affairs.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 76: How to nail it in radiology
December 7, 2018 -- Sometimes radiologists can get a bit jaded about their work. Just call it a coping mechanism, as Ryan discovers in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
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