Ultrasound can be challenging for plastic surgeons
June 29, 2022 -- Interpreting ultrasonic images for use in plastic surgery can be challenging, including when it comes to lymphatic vessels or when no other information is available, a Spanish study published on 28 June in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery found. Read More
The PACSman Pontificates: Pit bull and the PACSman
June 29, 2022 -- How is the PACS purchasing process like politics? Imaging industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- aka the PACSman -- offers some thoughts in the latest installment of The PACSman Pontificates. Read More
Chest x-ray technique reduces radiation dose in infants
June 29, 2022 -- Radiation doses to neonates undergoing chest x-rays can be significantly reduced by using a high kilovoltage technique, according to a study using anthropomorphic phantoms published June 21 in Radiation Physics and Chemistry. Read More
Machine learning, radiomics differentiates glioma
June 28, 2022 -- An automated method based on a machine-learning algorithm and MRI radiomics can differentiate between low-grade and high-grade gliomas, according to research presented at the annual Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference in Kissimmee, FL. Read More
'Pop-up' alert boosts appropriate pediatric CT use in the ED
June 28, 2022 -- A simple "pop-up" clinical decision-support alert for children presenting in the emergency department (ED) with mild brain injury reduces unnecessary head CT scans, a study published June 23 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine has found. Read More
CMS rethinks limit on PET scans for Alzheimer’s disease patients
June 27, 2022 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will take another look at its recent national coverage determination that limits Alzheimer’s disease patients eligible for monoclonal antibody treatments to a single PET scan. Read More
Contrast mammo useful alternative to MRI for treatment response
June 27, 2022 -- Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) can be a useful alternative to supplemental MRI for assessing breast cancer treatment response, according to an Italian study published June 22 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Photon-counting CT shows promise for reducing oncology imaging dose
June 27, 2022 -- A relatively new CT technique, photon-counting detector CT, shows promise for reducing radiation dose by more than a third, researchers have found. They published their results June 24 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Whole-body PET/CT for a child: 5 minutes, no sedation
June 27, 2022 -- Danish nuclear medicine physicians recently tested a new whole-body PET/CT scanner with a five-minute image acquisition time and no sedation on a 17-month-old girl to resolve a case of suspected incomplete Kawasaki disease. Read More
Trans patients needs adequate breast cancer screening
June 27, 2022 -- The time is now to take steps toward removing barriers and promoting inclusion in breast cancer screening for transgender people, according to an editorial published online June 22 in Academic Radiology. Read More
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