Researchers call for diversity in Alzheimer's disease studies
October 4, 2022 -- Asian, Black, and Hispanic people participating in clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease have lower odds than white people for positive amyloid PET scans -- despite experiencing higher rates of the disease, according to a study published October 3 in JAMA Neurology. Read More
Breast cancer death rates may be declining, but not for Black women
October 4, 2022 -- Breast cancer death rates decreased by 43% between 1989 and 2020 -- but not for everyone, particularly Black women, according to a report released by the American Cancer Society (ACS) on October 3 and published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Read More
DXR reveals lung hyperinflation in patients with COPD
October 4, 2022 -- Dynamic x-ray (DXR) imaging can be used to visualize hyperinflation of the lungs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published September 29 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Photon-counting CT tops news stories in September 2022
October 4, 2022 -- Photon-counting CT continues to make headlines in radiology, and September 2022 was no exception. An article about the technology was the most-viewed story of the month on AuntMinnie.com, based on member views. Read More
New MRI contrast agent tops product news in September
October 4, 2022 -- The arrival of a new MRI contrast agent that's designed to enable radiology facilities to perform scans with less gadolinium was the top product news article on AuntMinnie.com in September 2022. Read More
Primary care docs vexed by managing abnormal cancer screens
October 3, 2022 -- Primary care practitioners (PCPs) are frustrated and dissatisfied with the process of following up on abnormal findings on cancer screening exams, including mammography studies, a study published September 30 in JAMA Network Open found. Read More
The PACSman Pontificates: Ch-ch-ch-ch changes
October 3, 2022 -- When thinking about replacing a PACS or enterprise imaging system (EIS), oftentimes the existing vendor is never seriously considered. But maybe they should be, according to the PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo. Read More
President of Ohio portable x-ray firm gets 15-year prison term
September 30, 2022 -- The president of a portable x-ray firm in Ohio has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a scheme in which he defrauded the Medicare and Medicaid system of $2 million for services the company did not provide. Read More
Is screening breast MRI needed for women with high-risk lesions?
September 30, 2022 -- A new study suggests that breast MRI may not be useful in screening women with certain types of high-risk breast lesions. The authors recommend using mammography instead, in a September 28 study in Annals of Surgical Oncology. Read More
Palpable breast lumps more common in younger Black, Hispanic women
September 30, 2022 -- Younger Black and Hispanic women are more likely to present with a palpable breast lump than their older counterparts, according to research published September 24 in Clinical Imaging, a finding that may be due to their not undergoing breast screening. Read More
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