RADIOLOGY NEWS
Synthetic DBT images could replace digital mammo
September 25, 2020 -- A new, 200,000-patient review suggests that 2D images reconstructed from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) may be able to adequately replace digital mammograms. The Canadian team behind the paper published their findings on September 23 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Researchers offer a guide to optimum PET lung imaging
September 25, 2020 -- Can you name the best strategies to optimize FDG-PET/CT to assess lung disease? If not, researchers from imaging centers in the U.S. and the U.K. have provided their consensus recommendations on how best to proceed in a study published online September 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Pocket-sized ultrasound delivers big results for COVID
September 25, 2020 -- A pocket-sized ultrasound scanner powered by a smartphone performed comparably to a cart-based scanner for lung imaging at the point of care in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published on September 21 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Notification laws may not lead to more breast screening
September 25, 2020 -- Breast density notification laws may not prompt mammography facilities to offer additional screening services. A North Carolina survey found that fewer than two-thirds of breast imaging locations offered supplemental screening for women with dense breasts, according to a September 14 study in Cancer.  Discuss
COVID-19 patients more likely to have thromboembolism
September 24, 2020 -- Patients with COVID-19 are more likely to have thromboembolism than those without the disease, according to a report published September 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AMVC Fall 2020: AI can improve efficiency, reduce stress
September 24, 2020 -- The second article in a two-part series on Dr. Eliot Siegel's presentation at AuntMinnie.com's Fall 2020 Virtual Conference (AMVC) details how artificial intelligence (AI) could help radiologists be more efficient and productive -- as well as less stressed -- during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.  Discuss
Can you trust YouTube videos on mammography?
September 24, 2020 -- With more and more patients turning to digital media, particularly YouTube, for the answers to their mammography-related questions, are the videos made by knowledgeable people rising to the top? Or are they getting buried? A new study suggests the latter: Quality mammography videos are not reaching the majority of YouTube viewers.  Discuss
Will Medicare reimbursement propel radiology AI market?
September 23, 2020 -- The decision by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' earlier this month to provide its first-ever reimbursement of a radiology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was a significant milestone for the industry, raising hopes that it could set the groundwork for broader coverage of imaging AI software.  Discuss
AMVC Fall 2020: AI can reshape radiology post-COVID-19
September 23, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can help radiology navigate challenges related to remote practice and extreme variation in imaging volume caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the first of a two-part article series on a presentation by Dr. Eliot Siegel at AuntMinnie.com's Fall 2020 Virtual Conference (AMVC).  Discuss
Language matters when screening women with dense breasts
September 23, 2020 -- Until we change how we talk about dense breast screenings, we will not make headway in providing access to this essential test to all women with dense tissue. That's according to Andrea Wolf of the Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer.  Discuss