When should radiologists consider moving to independent practice?
April 16, 2021 -- The transition from radiology training to independent practice can be an exhilarating yet challenging phase of one's career journey. In a new article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, Dr. Amy Patel and colleagues offer some advice. Read More
CT radiomics predicts survival in NSCLC patients
April 16, 2021 -- CT radiomics can be useful for predicting survival in patients receiving immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to research presented at this week's annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. Read More
I'm working my tail off but not getting any work done (Part 3 of 3)
April 16, 2021 -- Do you feel like you're busier than ever, but you're not getting anything done? Radiologist Dr. Roy Kwak wraps up his three-part series on productivity in radiology with this article. Read More
AI predicts heart disease mortality from CT lung screening exams
April 15, 2021 -- A deep-learning algorithm used to analyze CT lung cancer screening exams was able to predict risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease, according to a study published April 15 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
PET shows slow cognitive recovery in chronic COVID-19 patients
April 15, 2021 -- FDG-PET scans and cognitive function tests showed that patients with chronic COVID-19 who suffer from neurological impairment had not yet returned to normal after six months in a recent study by German researchers. Read More
Siemens Healthineers completes Varian acquisition
April 15, 2021 -- It's been called the biggest acquisition in healthcare this year, and now it's a done deal. Siemens Healthineers announced on Thursday that its purchase of Varian Medical Systems is complete. The purchase instantly makes Siemens the dominant player in the global radiation therapy market. Read More
Weight-bearing CT, 3D analysis can assess knee osteoarthritis
April 15, 2021 -- Quantitative 3D analysis of weight-bearing CT is a promising technique for assessing the structural changes associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to research published online April 13 in Radiology. Read More
COVID-19 'drastically' impacted 2020 ultrasound volume
April 14, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic drastically affected utilization of ultrasound exams performed by radiologists in the emergency department, according to research presented Wednesday at the virtual 2021 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting. Read More
Ultrasound useful for COVID-19 in the ICU, but clear protocols are key
April 14, 2021 -- Ultrasound has played a key role in the intensive care unit (ICU) during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a panel held April 13 at the virtual 2021 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting. Read More
Is COVID-19 making breast radiologists work harder?
April 14, 2021 -- Breast imagers are working harder to maintain the same productivity, as measured by relative value units year to year, even as the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decrease in mammography volume, according to data presented at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Symposium. Read More