RADIOLOGY NEWS
Allergy workups prevent MRI contrast reactions in kids
April 8, 2020 -- By administering a "fast-track allergy workup," clinicians can prevent pediatric patients from experiencing adverse allergic reactions in follow-up gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans, according to a study published on April 3 in PLOS One.  Discuss
PET links amyloid to cognitive decline in A4 study
April 8, 2020 -- Initial findings from the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) study, published online April 6 in JAMA Neurology, have confirmed that high levels of amyloid on florbetapir-PET brain scans are an indication of cognitive decline.  Discuss
Many women at risk for breast cancer don't take action
April 8, 2020 -- Women at increased risk of breast cancer are often advised to take preventive action, including additional screening. But the vast majority of women at high risk for breast cancer didn't take action to help mitigate their cancer risk, according to a case study published on March 27 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Hippocampal MRI biomarkers portend Alzheimer's disease
April 8, 2020 -- Radiomic features in the hippocampus on MRI scans could serve as biomarkers for predicting if patients will progress from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease, according to research published online April 3 in Science Bulletin.  Discuss
RSNA releases Fleischner Society chest imaging guidance
April 8, 2020 -- The RSNA has released a consensus statement from thoracic radiology organization the Fleischner Society on chest imaging's role in managing COVID-19 patients. The statement was published April 7 simultaneously in Radiology and Chest.  Discuss
4 ways breast imaging has changed during COVID-19
April 7, 2020 -- The daily routines of breast imaging staff members have been upended amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Six radiologists from across the U.S. detailed how they're triaging patients and managing workflows in an article published on April 1 in the Journal of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Lessons from SARS: Singapore rads offer COVID-19 tips
April 7, 2020 -- Radiologists from Singapore are offering their peers strategies learned from the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that can be used to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Their suggestions were published April 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI effective for 3D printing of preop orbital plates
April 7, 2020 -- Using MRI data for 3D-printed orbital models can help clinicians plan surgery to treat blowout fractures, according to a study published in the April issue of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Discuss
How good is radiography for COVID-19 detection?
April 6, 2020 -- Just how well does radiography perform in detecting signs of COVID‑19? A range of recent studies indicates that while x-ray may not have the diagnostic power of CT, it still has a role to play in managing the pandemic.  Discuss
MRI features help predict breast cancer prognosis
April 6, 2020 -- Certain features on dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI scans analyzed by computer-aided detection (CAD) software may indicate a worse prognosis for women with invasive breast cancer, according to a study published online on March 31 in Radiology.  Discuss