RADIOLOGY NEWS
Can AI find brain hemorrhage as well as radiologists?
October 22, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to accurately identify acute intracranial hemorrhage on head CT scans and even find some tiny hemorrhages that could be overlooked by radiologists, according to research published online October 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Discuss
Be mindful of respiratory, motion issues with GBCAs
October 22, 2019 -- A comparison of two gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for hepatobiliary MRI shows that both agents can cause respiratory and motion issues for patients, but the issues were more pronounced with one of the agents, according to a study to be published in the November issue of Radiology.  Discuss
ASRT: Radiographer vacancy rates on the rise
October 22, 2019 -- Vacancy rates for radiographers are on the rise, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). Vacancy rates in some imaging modalities are at the highest rate in 10 years, a sign that the labor market for technologists could be tightening.  Discuss
'Light' cigarettes don't reduce lung cancer mortality
October 21, 2019 -- If you're a smoker and want to cut your chances of dying from cancer by smoking a "light" brand of cigarette, think again. Researchers found no difference in lung cancer mortality between those who smoked light cigarettes and those who puffed regular smokes, according to a study published on October 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
USA Today: DBT's value unproven, but marketing vigorous
October 21, 2019 -- Mammography centers in the U.S. have rapidly adopted 3D mammography -- also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) -- despite the lack of large-scale clinical trials demonstrating the technology's value, according to an investigation by Kaiser Health News that was published in USA Today.  Discuss
Breast cancer screening compliance changes as women age
October 21, 2019 -- Women seek out breast cancer screening at different rates as they grow older and begin to cope with other major illnesses, according to a study published online October 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Is PET really necessary to predict oncoming Alzheimer's?
October 21, 2019 -- Can a person's progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's be reliably predicted without PET imaging? A new study published online October 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine lists several nonimaging methods that could offer a better prognosis than the modality.  Discuss
Why EMRs will not replace imaging IT
October 18, 2019 -- The growing influence and uptake of electronic medical records (EMRs) in healthcare has driven debate over the future role of clinical and diagnostic software for specialists. In radiology, questions are arising about the future of imaging IT applications such as PACS. Don't look for imaging IT to go away anytime soon, however, according to Steve Holloway of Signify Research.  Discuss
IMV: Imaging boosts precision in radiation therapy
October 17, 2019 -- Radiation therapy is a relatively stable market, with procedure volume growing at an average annual rate of 2%. But major technological changes in radiation oncology are brewing under the surface, such as the growing use of imaging, according to a new report by IMV Medical Information Division.  Discuss
MRI shows concussion effects last longer than thought
October 17, 2019 -- MR images have revealed lingering abnormalities in the brains of concussed athletes more than a year after they were cleared to return to competition, which could mean the injuries have not yet completely healed, according to a study published online on October 16 in Neurology.  Discuss
Case of the Day(SM)
Communities
Trending Tweets
Job Boards
Radiology Conferences
Duke Radiology in the Blue Ridge Mountains
October 21-24
Asheville, South Carolina United States
Initial Mammography Training Course
October 21-25
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States