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Dual-energy mammography plus AI could reduce biopsies
December 11, 2018 -- A new mammography technique that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to map the biological tissue composition of tumors on dual-energy mammography images could help reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to a study published online December 11 in Radiology.  Discuss
Mental illness may double need for CT lung screening
December 11, 2018 -- U.S. patients with a mental health illness have a considerably higher smoking prevalence and are nearly two times as likely to be eligible for CT lung cancer screening than individuals without a mental illness, according to a presentation at the recent RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
RSNA 2018 Roundup: Canon Medical Systems USA
December 11, 2018 -- What were some of the hottest medical imaging technologies exhibited in the booth of Canon Medical Systems USA at RSNA 2018? Learn about new MRI and vascular x-ray systems, as well as an artificial intelligence algorithm for CT data reconstruction, in this video slideshow tour of the Canon booth.  Discuss
Advanced MRI better option for brain tumor recurrence
December 11, 2018 -- Is PET or MRI better for detecting tumor recurrence in patients with brain metastases who received radiation therapy? While PET and conventional MRI performed about the same, MRI gets the edge if advanced scanning sequences are used, according to a Korean study in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Fore! Radiologists miss out when it comes to golf
December 10, 2018 -- Around 5% of radiologists regularly play golf, and their average handicap is 16, but compared with orthopedic surgeons and urologists, they're most definitely missing out, according to a study published online on December 10 in BMJ.  Discuss
Canadian guidelines recommend against early mammography
December 10, 2018 -- The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has released breast cancer screening guidelines that recommend against screening in women between the ages of 40 and 49.  Discuss
Black women have worse breast cancer outcomes
December 10, 2018 -- Black women have higher breast cancer recurrence and overall mortality compared with their white counterparts, even when they receive equivalent treatments, according to research presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
Why your practice should accept electronic payments
December 10, 2018 -- It's hard to believe, but there are still some radiology practices that do not accept charge cards or e-check payments, instead accepting only paper checks by mail. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains why your practice should be taking electronic payments.  Discuss
PET tracers help guide breast cancer therapies
December 7, 2018 -- PET imaging tracers that track breast cancer enzymes could help guide treatment of the disease, especially in women with BRCA mutations and triple-negative subtypes of cancer, according to two studies presented this week at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
New PET tracer could better connect tau to Alzheimer's
December 7, 2018 -- Clinicians may soon have a new PET tracer to improve the detection of tau protein tangles in the brain, advancing the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and subsequently leading to more effective treatments for dementia, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
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