Radiation therapy for breast cancer boosts risk of heart disease
September 21, 2021 -- Women who undergo radiation therapy to the left side of the chest to treat breast cancer are at twice the risk for coronary artery disease, according to research published September 21 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read More
Do CT lung cancer screening rules promote healthcare disparities?
September 21, 2021 -- Does the current guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on CT lung cancer screening perpetuate healthcare disparities for minority groups? It appears so, according to a study published September 21 in Radiology. Read More
In chest x-ray AI, two views are better than one
September 21, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model that analyzes both frontal and lateral chest radiographs performs better for classifying adenopathy, according to a September 20 presentation at the Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging. Read More
PET detects activity in early atherosclerosis
September 21, 2021 -- PET imaging has shown that an experimental radiotracer can detect cellular activity in the artery walls of patients with atherosclerosis, according to a study published September 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
FDA faces research hurdles in regulating AI for imaging
September 20, 2021 -- What's taking so long for artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to move into routine clinical use in radiology? Several regulatory bottlenecks could be holding AI back, according to a September 19 talk at the Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging. Read More
Can AI help improve racial disparities in healthcare?
September 20, 2021 -- If appropriate steps are taken, artificial intelligence (AI) technology could help reduce -- not worsen -- racial disparities in healthcare in the U.S., according to an article published September 17 in JAMA Health Forum. Read More
New studies show how CT reveals 'silent' atherosclerosis
September 20, 2021 -- Atherosclerosis progresses undetected and is known as the silent killer. But cardiac CT can identify early signs of the disease in healthy people -- an important new finding for developing strategies to prevent it, according to studies published September 20 in the journals Circulation and Heart. Read More
Clinicians in Japan use navigation system for TMJ surgery
September 20, 2021 -- Clinicians in Japan successfully performed a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis surgery on a pediatric patient using a computer-assisted navigation system, according to details published on September 10 in the Journal of Medical Case Reports. Read More
DBT screening shows value in community practice settings
September 17, 2021 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detected nearly twice as many cancers as conventional digital mammography in community practice settings, according to research published September 15 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Dedicated CT lung cancer screening programs get the job done
September 17, 2021 -- A centralized lung cancer screening approach -- that is, a dedicated program to which patients are referred by primary care providers -- is more effective than sending people to a general radiology department, according to a study published September 15 in Chest. Read More
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