POCUS making waves, but questions remain
October 20, 2021 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an inclusive technology that isn't limited to one specialty, but questions still need to be answered for more widespread use, according to an article published October 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Black individuals may not benefit from wider lung screening guidance
October 20, 2021 -- Although recently updated CT lung cancer screening guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force expand the pool of people eligible for screening, the benefits may not reach Black individuals, according to a letter published October 20 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Some minority women more at risk for second breast cancers
October 20, 2021 -- Native Hawaiian women, Filipino women, and women who received a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ before 2000 are more likely to develop second breast cancers, according to research published October 20 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Brain scans of patients with 'long COVID-19' appear normal
October 20, 2021 -- Patients with long-term symptoms from COVID-19 continue to be hampered by impaired cognitive functions, yet PET imaging has revealed the cause appears to be unrelated to any pathological changes in the brain, according to a study published October 14 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Ultrasound finds swollen glands on patients after COVID-19 vaccine
October 19, 2021 -- Unilateral axillary adenopathy after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination can be visualized with ultrasound scanning, according to Spanish research published October 16 in European Radiology. Read More
VR helps quantify lung damage in COVID-19 patients
October 19, 2021 -- Virtual reality (VR) software can be used to quantify lung damage on the CT exams of COVID-19 patients, potentially helping to guide patient management, according to research presented at this week's virtual Chest 2021 meeting. Read More
Fewer breast cancers seen in minority women during COVID-19
October 19, 2021 -- The COVID-19 crisis reduced the number of breast cancers diagnosed in Asian, Hispanic, and Black women, which could lead to adverse clinical outcomes down the road, according to a study published October 19 in Radiology. Read More
Starting biennial breast screening at age 40 saves Black lives
October 18, 2021 -- Starting biennial screening mammography at age 40 could cut cancer deaths in Black women by 57%, according to a model study of 100 million women published October 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More
Body composition on CT lung screening can spot at-risk patients
October 18, 2021 -- Body composition analysis on CT lung cancer screening exams can identify patients at risk of death or hospitalization in the coming years, according to a presentation at the virtual Chest 2021 meeting. Read More
Oxygen cylinder kills South Korean man in MRI accident
October 18, 2021 -- A 60-year-old man at a South Korean hospital was killed in an MRI accident when an oxygen cylinder was carried into the scanning suite during his exam, according to news outlet KBS News. Read More