ISCT: Machine-learning FFR-CT expedites heart evaluation
September 19, 2018 -- Machine-learning fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) may help clinicians overcome key barriers to conventional FFR-CT, including the lengthy amount of time required to obtain measurements, according to a presentation at the 2018 International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) symposium.  Discuss
Women unaware of importance of baseline mammography
September 19, 2018 -- Almost half of women are unaware of the importance of having baseline mammography exam data available at screening mammography -- which puts them at a higher risk of having false-positive results and being recalled, according to a study published online September 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology residents less prone to burnout
September 18, 2018 -- Across a range of specialties, radiology residents tend to be less prone to burnout, with just over a third reporting symptoms of the condition, according to a study published in the September 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. But when it comes to regretting their career choice, they're higher on the list.  Discuss
NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI
September 18, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - Will artificial intelligence (AI) replace radiologists over the next decade? No, but it will spark changes in PACS software that will enable radiologists to access the algorithms they want, Dr. Eliot Siegel told attendees on Monday at the New York Medical Imaging Informatics Symposium (NYMIIS).  Discuss
Is thermal ablation effective for treating NSCLC?
September 18, 2018 -- Thermal ablation is safe and effective for treating early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and it could be a suitable alternative to stereotactic radiotherapy for patients who can't undergo surgery because of age or health status, according to research published online September 18 in Radiology.  Discuss
Drop ultrasound contrast agent warning, society says
September 18, 2018 -- The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) has filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to remove boxed warnings from ultrasound contrast agents. ICUS believes the warnings are obsolete in light of clinical experience and recently released data on the safety of the agents.  Discuss
Industry funding concentrated in radiation oncology
September 18, 2018 -- The vast majority of industry payments to radiation oncology researchers are concentrated among just 10 individuals, according to a study published September 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. And researchers who received payments from industry were more likely to publish more papers.  Discuss
Delayed NaF-PET enhances coronary plaque detection
September 18, 2018 -- In life, timing is everything. With sodium fluoride (NaF) PET, interpreting results three hours after tracer injection instead of the customary one-hour delay improved image quality and standardized uptake values, leading to significantly better coronary plaque detection, according to a September  13 article in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
ISCT: 5 ways DECT can improve the value of imaging
September 17, 2018 -- SAN DIEGO - What are the top clinical applications of dual-energy CT (DECT), and in what ways does the technique add value to diagnostic imaging? Radiologists from Stanford and Duke University tackled these and similar questions in a session at the 2018 International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) symposium.  Discuss
Breast screening critics Gotzsche, Welch lose positions
September 17, 2018 -- Last week was a bad one for opponents of breast cancer screening. On Saturday, prominent screening opponent Dr. Peter Gøtzsche was booted from the governing board of the Cochrane just days after screening skeptic Dr. H. Gilbert Welch resigned from Dartmouth College over plagiarism allegations.  Discuss
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