Deep-learning reconstruction, subtraction spots in-stent restenosis
August 15, 2022 -- Using deep learning-based reconstruction along with a subtraction technique can better identify in-stent restenosis on coronary CT angiography, according to research published August 10 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Post-COVID, use MRI to evaluate athletes for myocardial strain
August 15, 2022 -- MRI shows that some athletes who have had COVID-19 manifest worse heart circumferential strain compared with their healthy counterparts, a study published August 11 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging has found. Read More
How will the MPFS proposed rule valuation changes impact radiology?
August 15, 2022 -- How will all the various changes in how Medicare and Medicaid calculate payment rates for medical services affect radiology? It's a complex question to answer, but Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners takes a crack at it in a new column. Read More
AI can predict patient demographics from chest x-rays
August 12, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can identify a patient's demographic information with a high level of accuracy on chest x-rays, according to research published August 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
MRI, CT help with planning breast cancer treatment
August 12, 2022 -- Cross-sectional supplemental imaging with MRI and CT can improve sensitivity when detecting tumors in axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients, a German study published August 10 in the Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology found. Read More
'A diagnostic revolutionary' -- the legacy of Godfrey Hounsfield
August 12, 2022 -- CT has become a vital form of medical imaging that is ubiquitous throughout the world, offering powerful insights into the human body. Most of the credit for the development of CT goes to Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, the U.K. scientist who developed the first CT scanner in 1971. Read More
Panel tackles woes of enrolling patients in Alzheimer's trials
August 12, 2022 -- People who want to participate in clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease face a number of barriers, according to a panel chaired by U.S. experts. Their solutions for addressing this problem were published August 10 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Read More
The PACSman Pontificates: Anything you can do I can do better
August 12, 2022 -- The PACSman -- Michael J. Cannavo -- doesn't really hate artificial intelligence (AI), although he gets that question all the time. In a new column, Mike explains why he's still skeptical about the role of AI in radiology. Read More
Bolivia opens nuclear medicine research center
August 11, 2022 -- Bolivia has begun pilot operations at a nuclear research center on the outskirts of La Paz -- a location more than 13,000 feet above sea level. The facility is the highest-altitude site in the world producing radioisotopes for use in medicine, according to an August 9 report in World Nuclear News. Read More
Geographic factors influence patient access to radiologists
August 11, 2022 -- The northeastern U.S. has a higher ratio of radiologists to population than other areas of the country, while the South has the lowest, a geographic variation that could negatively impact patient access to imaging, suggests an August 9 study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More