RADIOLOGY NEWS
NYU radiologists answer the call during COVID-19 surge
April 9, 2020 -- New York University (NYU) Langone Health is "bursting at the seams" with patients with COVID-19. Doctors on the floors are trying to manage the overwhelming demand but, too often, keeping a patient's family informed about their loved one's status fell through the cracks -- until the radiologists stepped in.  Discuss
UW rads offer COVID-19 coping strategies
April 9, 2020 -- Clinicians from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle are offering to their radiologist peers strategies for managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Their insights were published April 8 in Radiology.  Discuss
3 key MRI markers can gauge MS severity
April 9, 2020 -- Three basic MRI biomarkers can help clinicians determine the current level of disease severity and disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published April 3 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Allergy workups prevent MRI contrast reactions in kids
April 8, 2020 -- By administering a "fast-track allergy workup," clinicians can prevent pediatric patients from experiencing adverse allergic reactions in follow-up gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans, according to a study published on April 3 in PLOS One.  Discuss
PET links amyloid to cognitive decline in A4 study
April 8, 2020 -- Initial findings from the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) study, published online April 6 in JAMA Neurology, have confirmed that high levels of amyloid on florbetapir-PET brain scans are an indication of cognitive decline.  Discuss
Many women at risk for breast cancer don't take action
April 8, 2020 -- Women at increased risk of breast cancer are often advised to take preventive action, including additional screening. But the vast majority of women at high risk for breast cancer didn't take action to help mitigate their cancer risk, according to a case study published on March 27 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Hippocampal MRI biomarkers portend Alzheimer's disease
April 8, 2020 -- Radiomic features in the hippocampus on MRI scans could serve as biomarkers for predicting if patients will progress from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease, according to research published online April 3 in Science Bulletin.  Discuss
RSNA releases Fleischner Society chest imaging guidance
April 8, 2020 -- The RSNA has released a consensus statement from thoracic radiology organization the Fleischner Society on chest imaging's role in managing COVID-19 patients. The statement was published April 7 simultaneously in Radiology and Chest.  Discuss
4 ways breast imaging has changed during COVID-19
April 7, 2020 -- The daily routines of breast imaging staff members have been upended amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Six radiologists from across the U.S. detailed how they're triaging patients and managing workflows in an article published on April 1 in the Journal of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Lessons from SARS: Singapore rads offer COVID-19 tips
April 7, 2020 -- Radiologists from Singapore are offering their peers strategies learned from the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that can be used to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Their suggestions were published April 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss