Metal-free tomosynthesis spots success of hip implants
April 23, 2018 -- Chinese researchers found that digital tomosynthesis with a metal artifact reduction algorithm was better than either CT or conventional radiography for assessing the integration of hip implants with bone. Their findings were published in the May issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty.  Discuss
How serious is the risk of breast cancer overdiagnosis?
April 23, 2018 -- Overdiagnosis of breast cancer -- that is, the detection of cancer on screening that would not necessarily become apparent in a woman's lifetime -- is cited as one of screening mammography's biggest harms. But its prevalence is not as high as some think, according to a study published in the May issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Live from 3DHeals 2018: 3D printing and radiology
April 20, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - What are some of the hottest uses for 3D printing in radiology? In this video from the 3DHeals 2018 meeting, Dr. Jenny Chen of 3DHeals discusses how 3D printing makes possible a more advanced level of human-computer interaction by creating models based on medical images that can be touched and manipulated in the real world.  Discuss
Is Twitter a good source of mammography information?
April 20, 2018 -- Studies show that the benefits of screening mammography outweigh its radiation risks, yet women continue to express concern about the radiation from mammography, often through social media and particularly on Twitter, according to research published online April 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery
April 20, 2018 -- Researchers have developed an augmented reality technique to visualize 3D virtual guidance lines directly on a patient during fluoroscopy-guided orthopedic surgery -- reducing procedure time and radiation, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging.  Discuss
Avoid AI silos with a vendor-neutral analytics platform
April 20, 2018 -- The advent of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) is threatening to bring back data silos that were common in radiology before the adoption of vendor-neutral archives. But there is a solution thanks to vendor-neutral analytics platforms, according to Mitch Goldburgh of NTT Data Services.  Discuss
Report: Average radiologist salary tops $400K
April 19, 2018 -- The average annual salary for radiologists in 2018 is $401,000, up 1% from $396,000 a year ago, according to a new survey by Medscape that tracked physician compensation in multiple specialties.  Discuss
Report: Staff was on phone before fatal MRI scan in India
April 19, 2018 -- At least one hospital staff member was using the phone and failed to warn an Indian man who was killed when he carried a metal oxygen cylinder into an MRI suite in January, according to an official report released by authorities in Mumbai. The inquiry pins the blame for the accident on lax safety procedures at the hospital.  Discuss
Does double reading improve breast cancer screening?
April 19, 2018 -- Double reading of mammography screening exams -- and using a third reader or a consensus process to resolve any interpretation discrepancies -- increases the number of cancers detected and reduces recalls, according to a study published online April 10 in Radiology.  Discuss
Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future?
April 19, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon bring many benefits to point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), and perhaps one day it will enable these systems to fulfill the promise of the legendary tricorder from "Star Trek." But it could also lower the bar in terms of who is able to read POCUS scans -- potentially threatening physicians.  Discuss
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