Less breast screening during COVID led to undiagnosed cancers
May 27, 2022 -- Lower rates of breast screening during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to undiagnosed cancers that could've been detected at an earlier stage, Hungarian researchers found in a study published May 25 in Health Policy. Read More
Radiology experts share strategies for managing CT contrast shortage
May 27, 2022 -- What's the best way for imaging facilities to manage the ongoing shortage of iodinated contrast media? In a May 26 webinar hosted by RSNA, a panel of radiology experts outlined the practical ways they are handling the shortage, describing strategies their institutions have implemented to respond. Read More
AI model diagnoses osteoporosis on hip x-rays
May 27, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model based on features seen in hip x-rays could help clinicians diagnose osteoporosis. Researchers from South Korea explained their study in a paper published May 25 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
Imaging IT market entering an atypical growth period
May 27, 2022 -- A new analysis by U.K. market insights firm Signify Research finds the global imaging IT market has recovered swiftly from the slight downturn experienced in 2020. Driving the growth is spending on tools that aid in COVID-19 care delivery. Read More
New MRI technique shows lung problems in long-COVID patients
May 26, 2022 -- A new MRI technique using hyperpolarized xenon-129 gas was able to illuminate lung abnormalities in patients with long COVID-19, even those who were not admitted to the hospital, according to a study published May 24 in Radiology. Read More
Out with supine, in with prone for breast radiotherapy
May 26, 2022 -- Women with large breasts who are undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer should be treated while lying on their stomachs rather than on their backs, suggests Canadian research published May 26 in JAMA Oncology. 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
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May 26, 2022 -- Canada's inadequate and outdated inventory of medical imaging equipment requires that some scanners be retired to make way for new technology, which will require a massive injection of funds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
Diversify, divide to conquer the CT contrast shortage crisis
May 25, 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
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
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