RADIOLOGY NEWS
How can radiology help limit COVID-19 transmission?
February 21, 2020 -- The critical role of CT in diagnosing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has placed radiology at the frontline of disease management. Researchers discussed preemptive measures radiology departments can take to limit virus transmission in a February 19 article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Could contrast mammo supplant CE-MRI for confirming breast cancer?
February 21, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced (CE) mammography might be better suited than contrast-enhanced MRI for confirming some cases of suspicious breast cancer -- especially when radiation dose-reducing protocols are used, according to a study published February 14 in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Discuss
Study: RSNA should tackle air travel carbon footprint
February 21, 2020 -- Airplane travel-related carbon dioxide emissions caused by the RSNA's annual meeting are substantial -- and because the organization is dedicated to human health, it should work to offset them, according to a study published online February 19 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
AI predicts heart attack, stroke on cardiac MRI
February 21, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that quantifies blood flow on cardiac MRI can predict -- perhaps better than a physician can -- if a patient will have a heart attack or a stroke, according to research published online February 14 in Circulation.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 104: Standing on principle
February 21, 2020 -- Has your hospital started charging you for scrubs if you use too many in the month? Priya decides she's not going to stand for it anymore in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Shared systems enable digital pathology deployments: Part 2
February 21, 2020 -- In the second part of this series, IT consultant Michael J. Cannavo reviews the advantages of digital pathology systems and provides advice on what to look for in a vendor.  Discuss
Breast screening reduces race-related cancer disparities
February 20, 2020 -- African American women have a 40% higher rate of breast cancer mortality than white women, partially because of increased incidence of triple-negative breast cancer. But screening mammography might improve that statistic, according to a research letter published online on February 19 in JAMA Surgery.  Discuss
Imaging shows rising scourge of black lung in coal miners
February 20, 2020 -- The return of black lung disease in coal workers isn't just limited to the U.S. In a new study, Australian researchers used x-ray and CT to document the presentation of lung diseases in coal miners -- cases that could have been detected earlier if better screening programs were in place.  Discuss
Most cysts found on breast ultrasound don't need biopsy
February 20, 2020 -- Clustered microcysts found on breast ultrasound are at very low risk of developing into cancer and can be safely tracked with imaging rather than biopsied, according to a study published online February 18 in Radiology.  Discuss
Shared systems enable digital pathology deployments: Part 1
February 20, 2020 -- Getting the go-ahead for a digital pathology system is a challenge due to cost. But leveraging shared imaging infrastructures improves the financial picture, writes IT consultant Michael J. Cannavo.  Discuss