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AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans
May 23, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of accurately detecting and rating the severity of brain lesions on CT scans of patients presenting with stroke or dementia, according to an article published online May 15 in Radiology.  Discuss
Online forums rebound as interest in radiology heats up
May 23, 2018 -- Traffic to online radiology forums that are popular with medical students has rebounded as diagnostic radiology becomes more attractive as a medical specialty. The improving job market seems to be driving the trend, according to an article published in the June edition of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Second opinions of outside mammograms find more cancer
May 23, 2018 -- Second-opinion reads of mammograms initially performed at an outside facility identify more cancers and improve the positive predictive value of biopsy, even in patients without a breast cancer diagnosis, according to a study published online May 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Cancer death rates continue to decline in U.S.
May 22, 2018 -- The U.S. continues to see a decline in cancer mortality, according to the latest numbers published by the U.S. government on May 22 in Cancer. However, the figures also indicate a rising incidence of late-stage prostate cancer, possibly due to the decline in prostate-specific antigen screening.  Discuss
Novel MRI scanner fits extremity imaging like a glove
May 22, 2018 -- Extremity imaging may never be the same if researchers from NYU Langone Health have their way. They are developing an MRI device that fits over a patient's hand like a glove to image moving joints, as detailed in a study published May 8 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.  Discuss
Research spotlights breast screening shortfall in Iran
May 22, 2018 -- New research has shown that the number of women undergoing mammography screening in Iran is far from satisfactory. While breast screening can save lives, the study has highlighted significant gaps in the country's screening strategy for safeguarding its target population.  Discuss
Geography influences gender discrepancies in radiology
May 22, 2018 -- Women are underrepresented in the U.S. radiologist workforce, and geography appears to be a contributing factor, according to a study published online May 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
U.S. radiologists ramp up political contributions
May 21, 2018 -- Radiologists are stepping up their political game. In fact, they've tripled their contributions since 2003, particularly to the specialty's political action committee, according to a May 19 presentation at the American College of Radiology's annual meeting in Washington, DC.  Discuss
AI may help overcome barriers to medical 3D printing
May 21, 2018 -- How can artificial intelligence (AI) help ameliorate the high cost and long turnaround time of producing 3D-printed models? One possibility is by automating steps in the 3D printing process, according to a review article published online May 9 in Expert Review of Medical Devices.  Discuss
US guide identifies pediatric thyroid biopsy candidates
May 18, 2018 -- Ultrasound guidelines developed by the American College of Radiology can be trusted to accurately identify pediatric patients who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer, according to research presented on May 18 at the Society for Pediatric Radiology meeting in Nashville, TN.  Discuss
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