RADIOLOGY NEWS
Imaging leads to removal of 3-cm toy from dementia patient
January 26, 2021 -- Imaging helped physicians identify and remove a spinning top toy from an 83-year-old woman in Florida who had end-stage dementia and an oral fixation. Details of the case were published on January 20 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Hypofractionated radiotherapy helped England survive COVID-19
January 26, 2021 -- Greater use of hypofractionated dosing regimens helped radiation oncology sites deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients in England during the COVID-19 pandemic, offsetting a massive decline in treatment sessions overall, according to a study published January 22 in Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
How to overcome myths about mammography
January 26, 2021 -- In the last 10 years, we have witnessed growing negativity regarding mammography screening. Dr. Matt Dyson of Catawba Radiology offers tips on how to talk to patients about their fears and concerns toward breast screening.  Discuss
Review supports surgical excision for FEA breast lesions
January 25, 2021 -- There's enough evidence to support surgical excision of flat epithelial atypia (FEA) breast lesions, according to a meta-analysis published on January 22 in Radiology: Imaging Cancer. These types of benign breast lesions were upgraded to cancer 5% of the time in the new study.  Discuss
3D T2 maps enhance assessment of myocarditis on MRI
January 25, 2021 -- A free-breathing, 3D whole-heart T2 MRI mapping sequence can efficiently and reproducibly quantify myocardial T2 times in patients with suspected myocarditis, and potentially even detect more cases of cardiac inflammation than standard 2D T2 maps, according to research published online January 19 in Radiology.  Discuss
MRI helps identify problems with buttock augmentation
January 25, 2021 -- Silicone fillers and injections of the buttocks are becoming increasingly common as individuals seek the perfect shape without plastic surgery. But the long-term consequences of such injections are also becoming more prevalent, creating a role for MRI to help identify problems.
Study suggests extending Cu-64 tracer window to 3 hours
January 25, 2021 -- For patients with neuroendocrine neoplasms, the imaging time window of copper-64 (Cu-64) DOTATATE PET/CT can be extended from one hour to three hours after injection, according to new research.  Discuss
fMRI gets to the bottom of smell, taste dysfunction from COVID-19
January 22, 2021 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) was helpful for evaluating persistent smell and taste dysfunction in a patient with COVID-19, according to a case report published January 22 in JAMA Neurology. The orbitofrontal cortex appears to be particularly relevant in understanding the cause of symptoms, Kuwaiti researchers reported.  Discuss
Ultrasound shows lymph node changes after COVID-19 vaccine
January 22, 2021 -- Breast ultrasound was used to demonstrate signs of lymph node enlargement in four cases of patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine. Radiologists from NewYork-Presbyterian published the case studies on January 18 in Clinical Imaging.  Discuss
AI enhances performance of CT lung cancer screening
January 22, 2021 -- Combining artificial intelligence (AI) with Lung-RADS can sharply increase specificity in low-dose CT lung cancer screening programs without hurting sensitivity, according to a January 19 study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss