Pandemic sharply impacted imaging volume, operations
July 10, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic drastically impacted imaging volume for radiology practices throughout the country and necessitated a variety of challenging operational adjustments. And some of these changes may be long-lasting, according to research published online July 9 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
What causes PTE in COVID-19 patients?
July 10, 2020 -- CT pulmonary angiography findings suggest that the development of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in patients with COVID-19 is a manifestation of pulmonary artery thrombosis due to lung inflammation rather than venous thromboembolism, according to a study published July 9 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Are community rads supported for oncology imaging?
July 10, 2020 -- Although the rate of advanced oncological imaging in specialized, academic cancer centers has increased over the past 15 years, most of these exams continue to be read by radiologists in other practice settings who may not have specific expertise, according to a study published July 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
New PPP loan forgiveness application forms available now
July 10, 2020 -- More concrete details are now available about revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established following passage of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA). Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains.  Discuss
Researchers outline neurological signs of COVID-19
July 9, 2020 -- U.K. researchers are offering an outline of neurological manifestations of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection they hope will help their colleagues better recognize and treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, according to a study published July 8 in Brain.  Discuss
Are U.S. medical students avoiding radiology due to AI?
July 9, 2020 -- If results from a survey of medical students in the U.S. are any indication, the misperception that artificial intelligence (AI) will replace radiologists poses by far a bigger threat to the specialty than the technology itself, according to research published online June 27 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.  Discuss
New breast cancer risk model includes 93 relationships
July 9, 2020 -- Patient age, breast density, and radiation exposure are among the strongest, direct risk factors for breast cancer, according to a new etiology model published on July 8 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention.  Discuss
Acute abdominal symptoms may indicate COVID-19
July 8, 2020 -- Researchers from New York City have found that patients who present with acute abdominal symptoms may have COVID-19 and, if so, are likely to require hospitalization, according to a study published July 4 in European Radiology.  Discuss
Rads key to spotting partner violence during pandemic
July 8, 2020 -- Radiologists can play a key role in identifying signs of intimate partner violence (IPV) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an editorial published June 30 in European Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology reentry: Part 3 -- Community collaboration and marketing plans
July 8, 2020 -- In the final article of a three-part series, Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners discusses ways to strengthen the return of patient volume to radiology practices through community collaboration and marketing.  Discuss