Investigation highlights midwife's failure to read ultrasound scans
June 24, 2021 -- A patient had to make an agonizing decision to terminate her first pregnancy at 25 weeks after a midwife said she was too busy to read two ultrasound exams showing serious fetal abnormalities, according to a report issued on June 21 by the New Zealand authorities. The problems with the pregnancy could have been picked up a month earlier, the report found. Read More
Is there a role for deception in medical research?
June 24, 2021 -- Is there a role for deception -- most commonly, hiding the true purpose of a project -- in medical research? It depends, according to an article published June 22 in Academic Radiology in which researchers reviewed their experience with a 2017 radiology residency bias study that used the method. Read More
How radiomics delivers more personalized cancer treatment
June 24, 2021 -- Rose Higgins and Dr. Mimi Huizinga of HealthMyne detail the benefits of radiomics for facilitating personalized cancer treatment. Read More
Short ultrasound screening intervals improve liver cancer outcomes
June 24, 2021 -- Ultrasound screenings with shorter intervals for high-risk patients with hepatocellular carcinoma may save more lives and improve quality of life, according to research published June 24 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Imaging aids removal of aspirated dental crown
June 23, 2021 -- A chest x-ray helped identify a 9.5-mm dental crown discovered in the lung of an 81-year-old man admitted to the hospital for meningitis. The international team of authors behind the case published their report in the August issue of Radiology Case Reports. Read More
Prepare now for Medicare's AUC/CDS rules for imaging orders
June 23, 2021 -- Time is running out for radiology practices to ensure that they comply with Medicare's upcoming mandate for imaging exams to be ordered using appropriate use criteria (AUC) and clinical decision support (CDS). Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains what you should be doing now. Read More
Chest x-ray misses more than half of blunt trauma injuries CT finds
June 23, 2021 -- Chest x-ray is essential for identifying blunt thoracic injuries in emergency departments, but it misses more than half of minor injuries identified on CT, according to a study published June 19 in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Read More
AI model predicts Alzheimer's disease brain changes on MRI
June 23, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model trained on MRI scans identified variations in brain aging between healthy individuals and those with a type of cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published June 23 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
What factors affect radiologists' mammography interpretations?
June 22, 2021 -- It's no secret that radiologists' interpretive accuracy on screening mammography can vary widely, according to a study published June 22 in Radiology. Read More
Why remote radiology board exams are here to stay
June 22, 2021 -- Ready or not, radiology residents and their educators are getting a crash course this year in virtual board exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And the exams may be around for a while, even as the pandemic recedes. Read More
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