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Echocardiographers warned of interventional radiation risk
July 7, 2022 -- Echocardiographers face an increased risk of radiation exposure when imaging during heart disease interventions, researchers have warned in a study published July 7 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Checklist limits adverse events in interventional radiology
July 7, 2022 -- Using a safety checklist to wrap up an image-guided procedure can significantly reduce the number of adverse events and the need for repeat procedures, according to a study published July 5 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Read More
U.K. radiographers need boost to explain AI to patients
July 7, 2022 -- U.K. radiographers are on shaky ground when it comes to explaining decisions aided by artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to patients, say researchers. They suggest the issue could be holding back wider use of the technology in an article published July 1 in Radiography. Read More
DWI-MRI predicts whether women's DCIS will upstage after surgery
July 7, 2022 -- Preoperative diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) is effective for predicting whether biopsy-confirmed ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) will be reclassified as invasive cancer after surgery, a study published July 5 in Radiology has found. Read More
How to enhance practice revenue using video reporting
July 7, 2022 -- Video reporting can enhance a radiology practice's revenue when it is appropriate for providing consultative reports to ordering physicians. But how do you get paid for it? Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains. Read More
Mobile mammography project brings benefits to Philadelphia community
July 7, 2022 -- For U.S. women who face barriers to accessing breast cancer screening, bringing mammography to the community is a way to eliminate obstacles. This was exemplified by a recent collaboration that brought breast screening to women in an underserved community in Philadelphia. Read More
Image-guided steroid injections don't lead to more COVID infections
July 6, 2022 -- Adults taking corticosteroid injections for pain management that are guided by ultrasound and fluoroscopy have a lower incidence of symptomatic COVID-19, suggests research published July 5 in Radiology. Read More
PSMA-PET/CT comparable to MRI for detecting prostate cancer
July 6, 2022 -- Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-PET/CT imaging is comparable to MRI for detecting clinically significant prostate cancer. But MRI is still the more accurate modality for detecting the grade of disease, according to research presented on July 3 at the European Association of Urology in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Read More
SPECT/CT proves value over CT diagnosing renal cancer
July 6, 2022 -- SPECT/CT imaging appears more accurate than standard contrast-enhanced CT exams for diagnosing benign versus malignant kidney tumors, according to a study published June 30 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Most fetal deaths caused by defects, lack of heartbeat
July 6, 2022 -- Congenital defects and lack of intrauterine heartbeat are leading factors in terminating pregnancies, and both can be detected on ultrasound scans, suggests a study published June 30 in the Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Read More