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Out with supine, in with prone for breast radiotherapy
May 26, 2022 -- Women with large breasts who are undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer should be treated while lying on their stomachs rather than on their backs, suggests Canadian research published May 26 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
New MRI technique shows lung problems in long-COVID patients
May 26, 2022 -- A new MRI technique using hyperpolarized xenon-129 gas was able to illuminate lung abnormalities in patients with long COVID-19, even those who were not admitted to the hospital, according to a study published May 24 in Radiology. Read More
Contrast shortage drives urgent changes in interventional radiology
May 26, 2022 -- A shortage in the U.S. supply of contrast media used heavily in interventional radiology is driving changes in hospital practices. Clinicians in North Carolina say they adapted quickly, and they offered their strategy in a report in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Read More
National funds needed to update imaging equipment in Canada
May 26, 2022 -- Canada's inadequate and outdated inventory of medical imaging equipment requires that some scanners be retired to make way for new technology, which will require a massive injection of funds from the national government. Read More
Diversify, divide to conquer the CT contrast shortage crisis
May 25, 2022 -- In the midst of the CT contrast shortage crisis, radiologists continue to offer their peers tips on how to cope, from diversifying suppliers to dividing contrast doses, say researchers from Texas in a report published May 25 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
AI software could help cut PET scan times in half
May 25, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can improve image quality in half-count F-18 FDG-PET scans, a finding that paves the way for significant cuts in acquisition time in routine clinical practice, according to French researchers. Read More
Radiology salaries edge higher in latest SalaryScan numbers
May 25, 2022 -- Salaries for radiology professionals edged higher in 2021, as both radiologists and radiologic technologists enjoyed rising incomes. The latest figures for AuntMinnie.com's annual survey of benefits and compensation found that salaries for technologists, in particular, hit a milestone last year. Read More
Ultrasound correlates well with MRI for pediatric liver disease
May 25, 2022 -- Ultrasound shear-wave elastography can correlate well with MR elastography for measuring liver stiffness in children and young adults with known or suspected liver disease, said researchers who published their results May 24 in Radiology. Read More
AI aids CT lung screening by assessing suspicious lung nodules
May 24, 2022 -- Radiologists can improve their assessment of indeterminate lung nodules on CT exams with help from artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer-aided diagnosis software, according to research published online May 24 in Radiology. Read More
Biomarker data improves CT lung cancer screening's bottom line
May 24, 2022 -- The cost-effectiveness of low-dose CT for lung cancer screening is improved by adding a plasma-based biomarker into the clinical evaluation, according to a study published May 24 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
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