RADIOLOGY NEWS
Breast MRI screening use is up, but is it appropriate?
October 1, 2020 -- More women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer are getting regular screening with MRI. But a particular subpopulation -- those with BRCA mutations -- continue to be underscreened, according to a study published September 28 in the journal Cancer.  Discuss
Get feedback on your 2019 Quality Payment Program status
October 1, 2020 -- Participants in the Quality Payment Program can now obtain information about whether their practice will receive a positive, negative, or neutral Medicare fee schedule adjustment. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains.  Discuss
Meet the Minnies 2020 finalists
September 30, 2020 -- Are you curious about who made it to the final round in this year's edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's event recognizing excellence in radiology? This year's list of finalists shows how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted medical imaging.
MRI-guided biopsy improves prostate cancer assessment
September 30, 2020 -- In-bore MRI-guided biopsy following a positive transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy finds missed cancers and improves disease assessment, according to a study published September 25 in Radiology: Imaging Cancer.  Discuss
Algorithm detects LVO stroke on multiphase CTA
September 29, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence algorithm can be extremely sensitive for detecting large-vessel occlusion (LVO) on multiphase CT angiography (CTA) scans, potentially speeding up diagnosis and hastening stroke treatment in these patients, according to research published online September 29 in Radiology.  Discuss
AI training sets often aren't geographically diverse
September 29, 2020 -- Clinical artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms across multiple disciplines -- including radiology -- are disproportionately trained on patient cohorts from three states: California, Massachusetts, and New York, according to a research letter published September 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Race affects access to prostate cancer PET
September 28, 2020 -- Black men have less access to PET imaging for recurrent prostate cancer with a radiotracer that appears to be more effective than the more commonly used F-18 fluciclovine, according to a study published September 25 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
AI boosts rads' COVID-19 x-ray diagnosis performance
September 28, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called CV19-Net boosted the performance of thoracic radiologists when it came to distinguishing COVID-19 pneumonia from other types of pneumonia on chest x-ray, according to a study published September 24 in Radiology.  Discuss
Synthetic DBT images could replace digital mammo
September 25, 2020 -- A new, 200,000-patient review suggests that 2D images reconstructed from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) may be able to adequately replace digital mammograms. The Canadian team behind the paper published their findings on September 23 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Researchers offer a guide to optimum PET lung imaging
September 25, 2020 -- Can you name the best strategies to optimize FDG-PET/CT to assess lung disease? If not, researchers from imaging centers in the U.S. and the U.K. have provided their consensus recommendations on how best to proceed in a study published online September 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss