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Medical radiation dose dips 20% in U.S., NCRP reports
November 18, 2019 -- Is medical imaging making headway in its efforts to reduce patient exposure to medical radiation? In an update to its report on radiation exposure, the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) found that the average medical radiation dose has decreased by 15% to 20% over the past decade.  Discuss
CCTA, functional tests stratify heart disease risk by age
November 18, 2019 -- The combination of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scans and functional tests such as stress echocardiography can predict the likelihood of heart attack and death in individuals at risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) based on their age, according to a study published online November 18 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
PET uncovers heightened ischemia after TBI
November 18, 2019 -- A novel PET imaging technique has uncovered high levels of ischemia in patients within the first 24 hours after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but it also showed the condition does begin to subside over the next 10 days, according to a study published online November 11 in JAMA Neurology.
MEG helmet enables 3D functional brain imaging in kids
November 18, 2019 -- Researchers from the U.K. have retooled their prototype magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner to be able to capture 3D brain images of active adults and children. The new device may improve current understanding of brain development and neurological conditions, according to an article recently published online in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Automated workflow expedites handling of external CDs
November 18, 2019 -- An automated workflow process can accurately and expeditiously handle the importing of outside imaging studies that arrive on CDs, freeing up staff time and enabling near real-time availability of these exams on PACS, according to research published online November 11 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss
RSNA plans to cut Friday sessions starting in 2021
November 15, 2019 -- RSNA 2019 may be right around the corner, but the society has already announced the biggest changes to its meeting format in decades. As of RSNA 2021, the conference will end on Thursday and the technical exhibition will be cut from five days to four days.  Discuss
Can EHR prompts improve cancer screening rates?
November 15, 2019 -- Programming the hospital electronic health record (EHR) system to notify clinicians if and when patients are due for breast or colorectal cancer screening exams increased the exam ordering rate, but not the screening completion rate, in a new study published online November 15 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Could cash for call be a cure for burnout?
November 15, 2019 -- In the neurointerventional field, burnout is common, and it negatively affects both physicians and patients, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. But it could be mitigated with one simple solution: cash compensation for additional call.  Discuss
Breast cancer survivors fail to pursue surveillance
November 15, 2019 -- Breast cancer survivors often fail to continue undergoing screening mammography to identify new or recurrent cancer, according to a study published in the November issue of Oncology Nursing Forum.  Discuss
New method estimates postsurgical AAA rupture risk on CTA
November 15, 2019 -- A new biomechanics technique can estimate the long-term prognosis of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) after surgical repair by analyzing CT angiography (CTA) scans, according to an article recently published online in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.  Discuss
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