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CT contrast shortage is rippling throughout radiology
May 20, 2022 -- The current shortage in the U.S. of iodinated CT contrast is prompting radiology departments to make dramatic changes in imaging protocols and patient triage from the short- to long-term, according to a special report published May 19 in Radiology. Read More
Switching from CAD to AI improves performance of screening DBT
May 20, 2022 -- Radiologists saw an improvement after switching from computer-aided detection (CAD) to artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) screening exams, according to a talk at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium. Read More
How to counter implicit bias in the radiology workplace
May 20, 2022 -- Radiologists can create more diverse, inclusive environments by recognizing implicit biases, suggested a May 19 presentation at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium in Savannah, GA. Read More
MRI shows sex differences in concussed children
May 20, 2022 -- MRI shows that the sex of a concussed child has bearing on how their symptoms manifest -- findings that could help clinicians better tailor treatment, according to research presented at the recent International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. Read More
Ultrasound gel: A slick way to keep surgery hair-free
May 20, 2022 -- Applying ultrasound gel to a patient's hair prior to craniofacial or maxillofacial surgery can contain tresses and prevent hair from invading a surgical site, according to a short communication published on May 15 in Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Trying to stop burnout? Redesign work processes, not physicians
May 19, 2022 -- Efforts to prevent physician burnout should focus more on redesigning work processes rather than redesigning physicians, according to Dr. Jay Parikh in a May 18 at the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology symposium in Savannah, GA. Read More
How well does AI triage normal screening breast MRI exams?
May 19, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could triage 20% of screening breast MRI exams as normal without missing any cancers, say researchers from New York City. If used in clinical practice, AI could make breast MRI screening more efficient. Read More
PET/MRI provides new insights into knee osteoarthritis
May 19, 2022 -- PET/MRI has identified which compartments of the knee may be the best targets for new treatments for early osteoarthritis, according to a study published May 16 in Clinical Radiology. Read More
Brigham and Women's gets FDA warning letter on PET tracers
May 18, 2022 -- Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has responded to a recent warning letter it received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding "significant violations" at its facility for producing PET radiotracers. Read More
MRI radiomics heralds a paradigm shift in brain imaging
May 18, 2022 -- MRI radiomics could have a tremendous impact on the lives of patients with brain tumors, with advances bringing the concept of virtual biopsies closer to practice, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Read More
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