RADIOLOGY NEWS
How helpful is CTA for assessing coronary disease risk?
June 4, 2020 -- Adding coronary CT angiography (CTA) to exercise electrocardiography (ECG) testing could be an effective way to predict a patient's five-year risk of coronary disease compared to ECG alone, according to a study published June 3 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
Breast imagers can help identify women for genetic testing
June 4, 2020 -- It is crucial for breast imaging professionals to recognize patients with an increased risk for hereditary breast cancer who could benefit from genetic testing, according to an article published on May 29 in Radiographics.  Discuss
6 factors will influence radiology's COVID-19 recovery
June 4, 2020 -- Six factors will influence the recovery in medical imaging procedure volume from the lows caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article published June 1 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Iranian team presents COVID-19 pediatric stroke case
June 3, 2020 -- A team of researchers from Iran on June 2 published a case study in Radiology that describes incidence of stroke in a child with COVID-19. The case addresses the knowledge gap regarding how SARS-CoV-2 enters the central nervous system and affects the brain.  Discuss
Ultrasound autopsies help doctors understand COVID-19
June 3, 2020 -- A hospital in São Paulo used a portable ultrasound machine to perform autopsies on 10 patients with fatal cases of COVID-19. The authors described the modality's benefits for studying the effects of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in a paper published on May 22 in Histopathology.  Discuss
What's the best way to image COVID-19?
June 3, 2020 -- Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City have released an overview of imaging modalities used to diagnose and manage COVID-19 pneumonia, trends to watch in artificial intelligence, and a description of nonchest complications from the disease. The review was published June 1 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
AI boosts assessment of cancer treatment response
June 3, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can significantly enhance assessment of cancer treatment response on serial CT exams by reducing errors, speeding up interpretations, and decreasing interobserver variability, according to research presented May 29 at the online American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting.  Discuss
Radiology confidence plummets in Q2 MICI poll
June 2, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically undercut the confidence that radiology administrators and imaging center directors have in their business prospects for the immediate future, according to second-quarter results in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
Young women have unique breast cancer characteristics
June 2, 2020 -- Women under the age of 40 are more likely than older patients to have breast cancers diagnosed at a later stage and more aggressive tumor types, according to research published on May 22 for the 2020 American Society of Breast Surgeons virtual meeting.  Discuss
Radiology continuity in the age of COVID-19
June 2, 2020 -- How are you keeping your radiology operation running in the age of COVID-19? Learn strategies for keeping your radiology department or practice going in this May 20 webinar featuring three radiology thought leaders who share their experiences responding to COVID-19.  Discuss