Life expectancy model refines CT lung screening criteria
October 23, 2019 -- Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health have developed a prediction model that determines an individual's eligibility for CT lung cancer screening based on life years gained. The model may be a more effective alternative to traditional screening criteria, according to an October 22 article in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
How effective is MR-HIFU for uterine fibroids?
October 23, 2019 -- MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is a safe therapy for treating uterine fibroids, especially when it is used with a treatment protocol that aims for complete ablation, according to an October 15 study in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Winners of 20th annual Minnies are radiology's best
October 22, 2019 -- For two decades, the annual Minnies awards have served as a barometer of excellence in radiology. This year's winners are no exception, demonstrating the amazing achievements being made by researchers, educators, vendors, and software developers across medical imaging.  Discuss
Can AI find brain hemorrhage as well as radiologists?
October 22, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to accurately identify acute intracranial hemorrhage on head CT scans and even find some tiny hemorrhages that could be overlooked by radiologists, according to research published online October 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Discuss
Be mindful of respiratory, motion issues with GBCAs
October 22, 2019 -- A comparison of two gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for hepatobiliary MRI shows that both agents can cause respiratory and motion issues for patients, but the issues were more pronounced with one of the agents, according to a study to be published in the November issue of Radiology.  Discuss
ASRT: Radiographer vacancy rates on the rise
October 22, 2019 -- Vacancy rates for radiographers are on the rise, according to a new survey commissioned by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). Vacancy rates in some imaging modalities are at the highest rate in 10 years, a sign that the labor market for technologists could be tightening.  Discuss
Minnies winners through the years
October 22, 2019 -- Now in their 20th year, the Minnies awards have recognized excellence in radiology while at the same time chronicling the important educators, researchers, products, research studies, and news developments that have shaped the specialty. We've compiled a list of the Minnies winners in each of the categories since the contest was launched in 2000.  Discuss
'Light' cigarettes don't reduce lung cancer mortality
October 21, 2019 -- If you're a smoker and want to cut your chances of dying from cancer by smoking a "light" brand of cigarette, think again. Researchers found no difference in lung cancer mortality between those who smoked light cigarettes and those who puffed regular smokes, according to a study published on October 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
USA Today: DBT's value unproven, but marketing vigorous
October 21, 2019 -- Mammography centers in the U.S. have rapidly adopted 3D mammography -- also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) -- despite the lack of large-scale clinical trials demonstrating the technology's value, according to an investigation by Kaiser Health News that was published in USA Today.  Discuss
Breast cancer screening compliance changes as women age
October 21, 2019 -- Women seek out breast cancer screening at different rates as they grow older and begin to cope with other major illnesses, according to a study published online October 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
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