Does obesity affect quality of sleep?
March 23, 2023 -- A study using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scans to image obese patients suggests that increases in visceral body fat may be associated with an individual's quality of sleep, particularly duration, according to U.K. researchers. Read More
New radiation shield eliminates need for lead aprons
March 23, 2023 -- A new radiation exposure shield designed to provide total-body protection could allow some radiologists to ditch burdensome lead aprons, according to a study published March 21 in the Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Read More
Can benign breast findings be delayed for callback during pandemic?
March 23, 2023 -- Delayed callbacks may be a reasonable option for likely benign breast findings on mammography when immediate callback is not an option -- such as during a pandemic, a study published March 21 in Clinical Imaging suggests. Read More
Can machine learning reduce breast MRI contrast dose?
March 23, 2023 -- Machine learning could make way for reducing the contrast dose needed for breast MRI, according to a study published March 21 in Radiology. Read More
Chest x-rays predict outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients
March 22, 2023 -- Plain chest x-rays of COVID-19 patients taken at the time of hospital admission can help predict which patients are at higher risk of death, according to a group of researchers in New York. Read More
PET/CT shows promise in patients with IgG4-RD
March 22, 2023 -- F-18 FDG-PET/CT may be a valuable tool for identifying cardiovascular manifestations in patients with immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD), according to a study published March 17 in EJNMMI Research. Read More
Government, nonprofit hospitals aren't cheaper for brain MRI
March 22, 2023 -- Nonprofit and government hospitals aren't necessarily cheaper when it comes to advanced imaging exams such as brain MRI -- in fact, for-profit facilities may offer the best price, according to a research letter published March 21 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 have placental differences
March 22, 2023 -- Doppler ultrasound findings indicate several common placental differences in pregnant women who test positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to findings published March 15 in AJOG Global Reports. Read More
Most patients prefer reading imaging results through portal
March 21, 2023 -- Most patients prefer reading their imaging results through a patient portal even if it means viewing them prior to talking with healthcare professionals, according to findings published March 20 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Research outlines gadolinium's effect on Earth's water systems
March 21, 2023 -- Two studies are sounding the alarm regarding the negative effects on the Earth's water systems of gadolinium-based contrast agents used for MRI exams. Read More