Despite AI's rise, big iron will be big draw at RSNA 2018
November 12, 2018 -- Despite the recent rise of artificial intelligence (AI), big iron will be the big draw for many attendees at the upcoming RSNA 2018 meeting, according to a new study by market research and consulting firm Paragon Consulting Partners. In particular, MRI and ultrasound will be hot technologies in Chicago.  Discuss
Ultrasound helps predict ovarian cancer risk
November 12, 2018 -- Ultrasound can help characterize ovarian masses -- specifically simple cysts versus complex ones -- which can then help physicians predict a woman's risk of ovarian cancer and avoid unnecessary surveillance, according to a study published online November 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Can local use guidelines reduce inappropriate imaging?
November 12, 2018 -- Imaging utilization rules based on national guidelines may not cover all clinical circumstances. Appropriate use criteria based on local best practices can fill this gap, however, and help avoid inappropriate imaging, according to research published online November 7 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
OIG finds FDA lacking in postmarket cybersecurity plans
November 12, 2018 -- After calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September to further integrate cybersecurity into its premarket review process, the U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) has now deemed the FDA's policies and processes to be "deficient" for addressing postmarket cybersecurity incidents with medical devices.  Discuss
Study in Cancer shows early mammography saves women's lives
November 9, 2018 -- Women who adhere to early and regular screening mammography have lower mortality rates and benefit more from breast cancer therapies at the time of diagnosis of the disease, according to a study published online November 8 in the journal Cancer.  Discuss
CT tumor evaluation criteria may need to be reworked
November 9, 2018 -- Current guidelines used to determine the effect of cancer treatment on metastatic tumors often yield inconsistent results, say researchers from Germany, who uncovered notable differences in tumor selection on CT among radiologists. Their findings were published online November 6 in Radiology.  Discuss
New SPECT tracer targets NSCLC receptor
November 9, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.S. and China are developing a SPECT tracer that could improve the diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The radiotracer targets a key receptor linked to the progression of NSCLC, according to a preclinical study published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Is gadolinium deposition disease really a disease?
November 9, 2018 -- Is gadolinium deposition disease really a disease? Italian researchers aren't so sure after they studied patients who received gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI scans. They reported their findings in a study published online October 30 in Investigative Radiology.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 75: What does 'alternative medicine' mean to you?
November 9, 2018 -- The term "alternative medicine" can mean different things to different people. It turns out that Andy and Ryan have very different perceptions of the concept, as we learn in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
MRI reveals mechanics of beatboxing
November 8, 2018 -- Have you ever wondered how performers can so fluidly make those syncopated beatboxing sounds? Researchers have shed some light on the mystery by using real-time MRI to show how motions of the mouth and tongue create different beatboxing sounds and styles.  Discuss
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