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Quantitative MRI could advance prostate cancer detection
May 24, 2018 -- Researchers are reporting early success with a novel quantitative MRI technique designed to calculate changes in tissue volume within the prostate to improve the diagnosis of cancer and better evaluate its aggressiveness, according to a study published in the June issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones?
May 24, 2018 -- Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stone disease, also known as urolithiasis: digital tomosynthesis, ultrasound, or the current reference standard of multidetector CT? It depends, according to a study published online May 17 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Lung cancer more common in white women than men
May 24, 2018 -- The incidence rate of lung cancer is now higher in non-Hispanic white women in the U.S. than it is in men of the same race, flipping the historical trend of a higher incidence in men, according to research published in the May 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans
May 23, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of accurately detecting and rating the severity of brain lesions on CT scans of patients presenting with stroke or dementia, according to an article published online May 15 in Radiology.  Discuss
Online forums rebound as interest in radiology heats up
May 23, 2018 -- Traffic to online radiology forums that are popular with medical students has rebounded as diagnostic radiology becomes more attractive as a medical specialty. The improving job market seems to be driving the trend, according to an article published in the June edition of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Second opinions of outside mammograms find more cancer
May 23, 2018 -- Second-opinion reads of mammograms initially performed at an outside facility identify more cancers and improve the positive predictive value of biopsy, even in patients without a breast cancer diagnosis, according to a study published online May 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Cancer death rates continue to decline in U.S.
May 22, 2018 -- The U.S. continues to see a decline in cancer mortality, according to the latest numbers published by the U.S. government on May 22 in Cancer. However, the figures also indicate a rising incidence of late-stage prostate cancer, possibly due to the decline in prostate-specific antigen screening.  Discuss
Novel MRI scanner fits extremity imaging like a glove
May 22, 2018 -- Extremity imaging may never be the same if researchers from NYU Langone Health have their way. They are developing an MRI device that fits over a patient's hand like a glove to image moving joints, as detailed in a study published May 8 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.  Discuss
Research spotlights breast screening shortfall in Iran
May 22, 2018 -- New research has shown that the number of women undergoing mammography screening in Iran is far from satisfactory. While breast screening can save lives, the study has highlighted significant gaps in the country's screening strategy for safeguarding its target population.  Discuss
Geography influences gender discrepancies in radiology
May 22, 2018 -- Women are underrepresented in the U.S. radiologist workforce, and geography appears to be a contributing factor, according to a study published online May 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
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