RADIOLOGY NEWS
Researchers outline neurological signs of COVID-19
July 9, 2020 -- U.K. researchers are offering an outline of neurological manifestations of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection they hope will help their colleagues better recognize and treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, according to a study published July 8 in Brain.  Discuss
Are U.S. medical students avoiding radiology due to AI?
July 9, 2020 -- If results from a survey of medical students in the U.S. are any indication, the misperception that artificial intelligence (AI) will replace radiologists poses by far a bigger threat to the specialty than the technology itself, according to research published online June 27 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.  Discuss
New breast cancer risk model includes 93 relationships
July 9, 2020 -- Patient age, breast density, and radiation exposure are among the strongest, direct risk factors for breast cancer, according to a new etiology model published on July 8 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention.  Discuss
Acute abdominal symptoms may indicate COVID-19
July 8, 2020 -- Researchers from New York City have found that patients who present with acute abdominal symptoms may have COVID-19 and, if so, are likely to require hospitalization, according to a study published July 4 in European Radiology.  Discuss
Rads key to spotting partner violence during pandemic
July 8, 2020 -- Radiologists can play a key role in identifying signs of intimate partner violence (IPV) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an editorial published June 30 in European Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology reentry: Part 3 -- Community collaboration and marketing plans
July 8, 2020 -- In the final article of a three-part series, Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners discusses ways to strengthen the return of patient volume to radiology practices through community collaboration and marketing.  Discuss
Laryngeal ultrasound helps detect vocal cord polyps
July 8, 2020 -- Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasound shows potential as a noninvasive and accurate alternative to laryngoscopy for screening and postoperative review of vocal cord polyps, according to research published online June 23 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
COVID-19 patients face higher risk of barotrauma
July 7, 2020 -- Patients with COVID-19 who require invasive mechanical ventilation are more likely to experience barotrauma such as pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum than those without the disease, according to research published online July 2 in Radiology. And younger patients with COVID-19 were particularly at risk for these serious events.  Discuss
Earlier breast screening benefits women with childhood cancer
July 7, 2020 -- Women who had cancer in childhood treated with chest radiotherapy may strongly benefit from annual breast cancer screening starting in their 20s, according to a study published on July 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Annual screening as early as age 25 could reduce breast cancer deaths in these women by more than 50%.  Discuss
Can radiomics improve CT lung cancer screening?
July 7, 2020 -- Two radiomics features on low-dose CT (LDCT) exams in lung cancer screening can be used to identify early-stage lung cancer patients who may be at higher risk for poor survival outcomes, potentially enabling earlier interventions, according to research published online June 29 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss