RADIOLOGY NEWS
Mirai AI model upgrades breast cancer risk assessment
January 28, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called Mirai can outperform other risk-assessment models for predicting future risk of breast cancer from a mammogram, potentially enabling earlier identification of high-risk women, according to research published online January 27 in Science Translational Medicine.  Discuss
CT shows lung damage six months after COVID-19 recovery
January 28, 2021 -- One-third of patients who have recovered from acute COVID-19 show pulmonary fibrosis-like changes on six-month follow-up CT, according to a study by researchers from China published January 26 in Radiology.  Discuss
How will MPFS changes affect your radiology practice?
January 28, 2021 -- When the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule was published in December, it looked like radiology was facing a significant cut in Medicare reimbursement for 2021. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners takes a closer look.  Discuss
Emergency visits present cancer screening opportunities
January 27, 2021 -- Radiologists and their emergency department (ED) physician peers can leverage opportunities to boost cancer screening when patients present in the ED, according to a study published January 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
EHR integration gives patients better access to images
January 27, 2021 -- Integrating a dedicated patient image portal with the portal for an electronic health record (EHR) can significantly increase the number of patients who access their medical images, according to a case study published online January 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
3D printing may help to uncover secrets of AAOCA
January 27, 2021 -- 3D printing may be able to help in stratifying risk and making surgical decisions for patients with anomalous aortic origin of the coronary arteries (AAOCA), one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in children, according to research published online January 21 in Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine.  Discuss
Markets for interventional and surgical x-ray plummeted in 2020
January 27, 2021 -- The world market for interventional and surgical x-ray equipment both dropped by double-digit amounts in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Signify Research. Bhvita Jani explains the trends in the market.  Discuss
Imaging leads to removal of 3-cm toy from dementia patient
January 26, 2021 -- Imaging helped physicians identify and remove a spinning top toy from an 83-year-old woman in Florida who had end-stage dementia and an oral fixation. Details of the case were published on January 20 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Hypofractionated radiotherapy helped England survive COVID-19
January 26, 2021 -- Greater use of hypofractionated dosing regimens helped radiation oncology sites deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients in England during the COVID-19 pandemic, offsetting a massive decline in treatment sessions overall, according to a study published January 22 in Lancet Oncology.  Discuss
How to overcome myths about mammography
January 26, 2021 -- In the last 10 years, we have witnessed growing negativity regarding mammography screening. Dr. Matt Dyson of Catawba Radiology offers tips on how to talk to patients about their fears and concerns toward breast screening.  Discuss