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Researchers propose guideline for EVALI diagnosis
November 12, 2019 -- Researchers have developed a preliminary guideline for the clinical management of cases of electronic cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated injury (EVALI). They discuss the details of their guide, which covers everything from diagnosis on chest imaging to follow-up care, in an article published online November 8 in Lancet.  Discuss
DTI-MRI shows varying results from football hits to head
November 12, 2019 -- MRI scans have revealed a significant reduction in the brain's white matter among high school and junior high football players after multiple hits to the head over the course of one season, according to a study published in the November issue of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.  Discuss
Study: public image datasets may have QC issues
November 12, 2019 -- Two large public image datasets commonly used to train artificial intelligence algorithms have quality control (QC) issues that could potentially limit their utility, according to research published online November 6 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Skip ultrasound for treatment decisions in rheumatoid arthritis
November 9, 2019 -- In patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, using ultrasound to guide treatment doesn't produce better decision-making than the conventional treat-to-target strategy, according to research presented at the 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ACR/ARP) annual meeting.  Discuss
CDC finds vitamin E acetate in 100% of vaping cases
November 8, 2019 -- In news that sheds light on the recent outbreak of vaping-related lung disease, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on November 8 disclosed that the presence of vitamin E acetate was discovered in 100% of lung fluid samples from 29 patients that were submitted to the agency from 10 states.  Discuss
Global celebrations mark International Day of Radiology
November 8, 2019 -- The International Day of Radiology was celebrated around the world on November 8 as radiology professionals observed the anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen's discovery of x-rays on this date in 1895.  Discuss
Onsite FFR-CT tops CCTA in detecting coronary stenosis
November 8, 2019 -- An onsite fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) algorithm detected functionally significant stenosis in patients suspected of having coronary artery disease with greater accuracy than radiologists reading coronary CT angiography (CCTA) scans in a study, recently published online in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 97: Your worst day
November 8, 2019 -- Can you imagine your worst day on the job? No matter how bad it gets, there are probably a few people out there who have it worse, as Andy tells Ryan in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
New details emerge of 2nd MRI accident in Sweden
November 7, 2019 -- Reports appeared in the Swedish press on Tuesday about a second MRI accident that occurred in the coastal town of Varberg in April. This follows the recent incident at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå, where forensic experts have now completed their site inspection.  Discuss
SNMMI agrees with CMS 2020 fee schedules
November 7, 2019 -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is breathing a collective sigh of relief after this week's release by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of its 2020 physician and hospital outpatient reimbursement schedules.  Discuss
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