RADIOLOGY NEWS
Allergy workups prevent MRI contrast reactions in kids
April 7, 2020 -- By administering a "fast-track allergy workup," clinicians can prevent pediatric patients from experiencing adverse allergic reactions in follow-up gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans, according to a study published on April 3 in PLOS One.  Discuss
4 ways breast imaging has changed during COVID-19
April 7, 2020 -- The daily routines of breast imaging staff members have been upended amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Six radiologists from across the U.S. detailed how they're triaging patients and managing workflows in an article published on April 1 in the Journal of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Lessons from SARS: Singapore rads offer COVID-19 tips
April 7, 2020 -- Radiologists from Singapore are offering their peers strategies learned from the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that can be used to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Their suggestions were published April 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI effective for 3D printing of preop orbital plates
April 7, 2020 -- Using MRI data for 3D-printed orbital models can help clinicians plan surgery to treat blowout fractures, according to a study published in the April issue of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Discuss
How good is radiography for COVID-19 detection?
April 6, 2020 -- Just how well does radiography perform in detecting signs of COVID‑19? A range of recent studies indicates that while x-ray may not have the diagnostic power of CT, it still has a role to play in managing the pandemic.  Discuss
MRI features help predict breast cancer prognosis
April 6, 2020 -- Certain features on dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI scans analyzed by computer-aided detection (CAD) software may indicate a worse prognosis for women with invasive breast cancer, according to a study published online on March 31 in Radiology.  Discuss
Imaging doesn't help AI predict severity of COVID-19
April 6, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can achieve a promising level of accuracy for predicting the severity of COVID-19 based on several clinical features at presentation, according to research published on March 30 in Computers, Materials, & Continua. But adding CT findings to the analysis didn't help.  Discuss
AI could help triage, monitor COVID-19 patients
April 6, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed to help diagnose pneumonia on chest x-rays could also be useful for detecting and monitoring COVID-19, potentially enabling early isolation and administration of supportive therapies, according to research published online on March 20 in the Journal of Thoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Incidental COVID-19 findings seen on routine FDG-PET/CT
April 3, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine practitioners should be prepared for incidental findings of COVID-19 when patients undergo FDG-PET/CT scans for routine oncologic indications, according to a study published online April 1 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
How can you get accelerated payments under the CARES Act?
April 3, 2020 -- Are you eligible for accelerated payments under the CARES Act, the new law designed to help healthcare providers weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak? Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains the legislation.  Discuss