CT decision aid cuts follow-up imaging in kids with trauma
September 21, 2018 -- Shared decision-making using a decision aid did not reduce the use of head CT for children with minor head injury, but it did improve parental knowledge and engagement and ultimately decrease downstream imaging, according to an article published online September 21 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
7T fMRI, AI illustrate how memories help with daily activities
September 21, 2018 -- Could it simply be déjà vu all over again? In a study published online September 19 in Neuron, European researchers used 7-tesla functional MRI (fMRI) scans and artificial intelligence (AI) to determine how the brain connects with a person's memory and past experiences to solve daily problems.  Discuss
Mentoring, work hours affect residency decisions
September 21, 2018 -- Factors such as the influence of a mentor and flexible work hours influence whether medical students decide to pursue an interventional radiology or diagnostic radiology residency, according to a study published online September 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Flortaucipir-PET targets tau for Alzheimer's diagnoses
September 21, 2018 -- By binding to the tau protein associated with Alzheimer's, PET imaging with the tracer flortaucipir can distinguish between the disease and other neurodegenerative conditions with similar symptoms, according to an international study published in the September 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 72: Coffee run
September 21, 2018 -- Andy surprises Ryan with coffee in bed -- but how did she get it if there are no coffee filters in the house? Find out in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Self-compression boosts women's mammography compliance
September 20, 2018 -- Allowing women some measure of control over breast compression at mammography doesn't reduce image quality or increase radiation dose -- and it may, in fact, encourage them to return for needed breast imaging, according to a study published online September 14 in the European Journal of Cancer.  Discuss
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
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