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Diversify, divide to conquer the CT contrast shortage crisis
May 26, 2022 -- In the midst of the CT contrast shortage crisis, radiologists continue to offer their peers tips on how to cope, from diversifying suppliers to dividing contrast doses, say researchers from Texas in a report published May 25 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Contrast shortage drives urgent changes in interventional radiology
May 26, 2022 -- A shortage in the U.S. supply of contrast media used heavily in interventional radiology is driving changes in hospital practices. Clinicians in North Carolina say they adapted quickly, and they offered their strategy in a report in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Read More
Radiology salaries edge higher in latest SalaryScan numbers
May 26, 2022 -- Salaries for radiology professionals edged higher in 2021, as both radiologists and radiologic technologists enjoyed rising incomes. The latest figures for AuntMinnie.com's annual survey of benefits and compensation found that salaries for technologists, in particular, hit a milestone last year. Read More
National funds needed to update imaging equipment in Canada
May 26, 2022 -- Canada's inadequate and outdated inventory of medical imaging equipment requires that some scanners be retired to make way for new technology, which will require a massive injection of funds from the national government. Read More
AI software could help cut PET scan times in half
May 25, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can improve image quality in half-count F-18 FDG-PET scans, a finding that paves the way for significant cuts in acquisition time in routine clinical practice, according to French researchers. Read More
Ultrasound correlates well with MRI for pediatric liver disease
May 25, 2022 -- Ultrasound shear-wave elastography can correlate well with MR elastography for measuring liver stiffness in children and young adults with known or suspected liver disease, said researchers who published their results May 24 in Radiology. Read More
AI aids CT lung screening by assessing suspicious lung nodules
May 24, 2022 -- Radiologists can improve their assessment of indeterminate lung nodules on CT exams with help from artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer-aided diagnosis software, according to research published online May 24 in Radiology. Read More
Biomarker data improves CT lung cancer screening's bottom line
May 24, 2022 -- The cost-effectiveness of low-dose CT for lung cancer screening is improved by adding a plasma-based biomarker into the clinical evaluation, according to a study published May 24 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Contrast ultrasound works well for pediatric vascular imaging
May 24, 2022 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is more accurate than color Doppler in characterizing different types of soft-tissue vascular abnormalities, according to research published May 23 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Can AI guide supplemental breast MRI screening?
May 24, 2022 -- A deep learning-based risk assessment model can perform better than traditional risk models for guiding decisions on supplemental breast MRI screening, according to a talk at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium. Read More
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