RADIOLOGY NEWS
CMS releases new payment model for radiation oncology
September 18, 2020 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released its long-awaited Radiation Oncology Model, an alternative method for the agency to pay for radiation therapy procedures in the Medicare and Medicaid systems.  Discuss
AI can enhance evaluation of cancer response over time
September 18, 2020 -- Radiology reports created with help from artificial intelligence (AI) are more accurate and faster to produce than current reporting methods in evaluating the response of advanced cancer to treatment over time, according to research presented at the recent Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging.  Discuss
Tiny silicon ultrasound detectors offer high resolution
September 18, 2020 -- German researchers have created a new type of silicon-based ultrasound detector technology that is 10,000 times smaller than the piezoelectric crystal transducers currently used for clinical sonography.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 117: Starting over in our nation's capital
September 18, 2020 -- Fresh off his breakup with Andy, Ryan arrives in Washington, DC, ready to start a new life. What happens next? Find out in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Expanded Medicaid tied to more thyroid cancer diagnoses
September 17, 2020 -- Expanded Medicaid coverage was linked to the diagnosis of more thyroid cancer cases in a study published on September 16 in JAMA Surgery. States that expanded coverage saw increases in cancer diagnoses for both Medicaid members and the overall state population.  Discuss
Women with DCIS have 3x the risk of breast cancer death
September 17, 2020 -- A new study adds weight to the belief that ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a life-threatening condition. Women with DCIS had rates of death from breast cancer three times greater than the general population, according to research published on September 16 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
PET shows promise for detecting NSCLC recurrence
September 17, 2020 -- F-18 FDG PET/CT shows promise for detecting recurrence of disease in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after they've undergone surgery, according to a study published September 9 in General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  Discuss
PET/MRI boosts cancer detection
September 17, 2020 -- PET/MRI helps clinicians stage cancer treatment as well as PET/CT -- and finds more than 25% additional cancers, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. It also reduces overall radiation exposure.  Discuss
French survey logs COVID-19's impact on radiologists
September 17, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is exacting a heavy psychological toll on radiologists, with insomnia being one of the most commonly reported problems, according to a French survey of over 1,500 imaging physicians.  Discuss
Ultrasound shows promise for carpal tunnel diagnosis
September 16, 2020 -- Ultrasound imaging shows promise as a painless way to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, according to the findings of a small study published on September 11 in Academic Radiology. A combination of ultrasound features produced high accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity in the study.  Discuss