U.S. radiologists ramp up political contributions
May 21, 2018 -- Radiologists are stepping up their political game. In fact, they've tripled their contributions since 2003, particularly to the specialty's political action committee, according to a May 19 presentation at the American College of Radiology's annual meeting in Washington, DC.  Discuss
AI may help overcome barriers to medical 3D printing
May 21, 2018 -- How can artificial intelligence (AI) help ameliorate the high cost and long turnaround time of producing 3D-printed models? One possibility is by automating steps in the 3D printing process, according to a review article published online May 9 in Expert Review of Medical Devices.  Discuss
US guide identifies pediatric thyroid biopsy candidates
May 18, 2018 -- Ultrasound guidelines developed by the American College of Radiology can be trusted to accurately identify pediatric patients who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer, according to research presented on May 18 at the Society for Pediatric Radiology meeting in Nashville, TN.  Discuss
FDA adds 8 gadolinium MRI agents to medication guide
May 18, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to update its information for patients, clinicians, and other healthcare practitioners regarding gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) by adding eight GBCA products to its medication guide.  Discuss
Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray
May 18, 2018 -- Lung ultrasound finds more cases of pneumonia in children and young adults than chest radiography does, according to a study published online May 11 in the journal Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
AI can find, classify pleural effusions on chest x-rays
May 18, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm has shown promising results for finding and classifying pleural effusion on chest x-ray studies, potentially helping to speed up interpretation times and triage priority cases.  Discuss
DBT improves diagnostic mammography, too
May 18, 2018 -- It's not just for screening anymore: A new study found that using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in the diagnostic setting reveals more cancers and produces fewer false positives than 2D digital mammography.  Discuss
Texas man convicted in $19M health fraud
May 18, 2018 -- A Texas man has been convicted in a scheme in which he defrauded hospitals by claiming to sell them products and services through a phony shell company created to impersonate information systems giant Cerner Corp.  Discuss
ASCO: CT lung cancer screening rates continue to stagnate
May 17, 2018 -- Despite support from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and various medical societies, CT lung cancer screening rates for current and former heavy smokers remain low, according to research to be presented on June 1 at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Immuno-PET tracer offers hope for early cancer treatment
May 17, 2018 -- Researchers are developing a PET radiotracer designed to adhere to and illuminate immune cells in cancer patients. They believe it could offer an earlier look at treatment response compared with tracers such as FDG that focus on cancer cells, according to a study published May 14 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.  Discuss
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