Contrast mammography plus ultrasound on par with MRI for preop staging
August 5, 2021 -- A combination of contrast-enhanced mammography with ultrasound performs as well as breast MRI for preoperative staging for breast cancer, according to a Dutch study published August 2 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
AI helps triage tuberculosis patients on chest x-ray
August 5, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model can accurately distinguish between active and healed tuberculosis on chest x-rays, according to a study published August 3 in Radiology. Read More
Unsupervised AI yields automated COVID-19 survival predictions
August 5, 2021 -- An "unsupervised" artificial intelligence (AI) model -- that is, one trained without image annotations -- can yield accurate predictions of a COVID-19 patient's survival based on their chest CT exams, according to research published online in Medical Image Analysis. Read More
MRI shows link between white-matter hyperintensities and brain health
August 5, 2021 -- Large white-matter hyperintensity volume identified on brain MRI in people with Alzheimer's disease is strongly associated with poor cognitive function, according to a study published July 28 in Alzheimer's & Dementia. Read More
A proactive approach can minimize accident risk in MRI exams
August 4, 2021 -- Radiologic technologists can minimize the risk of MRI accidents and ensure patient and staff safety by following best practices and being proactive, according to a talk on August 4 at the AHRA 2021 meeting in Nashville, TN. Read More
Flexible x-ray panels go organic, offer potential in medical imaging
August 4, 2021 -- Organic food is said to be healthier -- and going organic in x-ray imaging could be too, according to research on a newly developed flexible x-ray panel sensor. The study was published online on August 4 in Nano Letters. Read More
Women in radiology continue to face barriers to leadership
August 4, 2021 -- Women in radiology continue to come up against barriers to their advancement into leadership positions, according to a presentation delivered August 3 at the 2021 AHRA meeting in Nashville, TN. Read More
First figures released on imaging of Tokyo Olympics
August 4, 2021 -- Over 200 MRI exams were performed in the polyclinic during the first week of the Tokyo Olympics, and 90% of these scans were for suspected musculoskeletal injuries, chief radiologist Dr. Yukihisa Saida has revealed. Read More
'Scanxiety' over imaging studies is real, but often treatable
August 4, 2021 -- "Scanxiety" among patients with serious disease is common, and it can be severe. But there are ways to soothe patient anxiety for imaging studies, according to research published online August 1 in Supportive Care in Cancer. Read More
Assigning dedicated MRI safety roles can reduce risk
August 3, 2021 -- The most direct step every manager can take toward improving MRI safety is to designate individuals with responsibility for MRI safety best practices, according to an August 3 presentation at the 2021 AHRA meeting in Nashville, TN. Read More