RADIOLOGY NEWS
Expanded Medicaid tied to more thyroid cancer diagnoses
September 18, 2020 -- Expanded Medicaid coverage was linked to the diagnosis of more thyroid cancer cases in a study published on September 16 in JAMA Surgery. States that expanded coverage saw increases in cancer diagnoses for both Medicaid members and the overall state population.  Discuss
PET/MRI boosts cancer detection
September 18, 2020 -- PET/MRI helps clinicians stage cancer treatment as well as PET/CT -- and finds more than 25% additional cancers, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. It also reduces overall radiation exposure.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 117: Starting over in our nation's capital
September 18, 2020 -- Fresh off his breakup with Andy, Ryan arrives in Washington, DC, ready to start a new life. What happens next? Find out in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Women with DCIS have 3x the risk of breast cancer death
September 17, 2020 -- A new study adds weight to the belief that ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a life-threatening condition. Women with DCIS had rates of death from breast cancer three times greater than the general population, according to research published on September 16 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
PET shows promise for detecting NSCLC recurrence
September 17, 2020 -- F-18 FDG PET/CT shows promise for detecting recurrence of disease in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after they've undergone surgery, according to a study published September 9 in General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  Discuss
French survey logs COVID-19's impact on radiologists
September 17, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic is exacting a heavy psychological toll on radiologists, with insomnia being one of the most commonly reported problems, according to a French survey of over 1,500 imaging physicians.  Discuss
Ultrasound shows promise for carpal tunnel diagnosis
September 16, 2020 -- Ultrasound imaging shows promise as a painless way to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, according to the findings of a small study published on September 11 in Academic Radiology. A combination of ultrasound features produced high accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity in the study.  Discuss
PET helps diagnose treatable form of dementia
September 16, 2020 -- PET imaging could be a useful tool for diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, a form of dementia that can be treated surgically, according to a literature review published September 7 in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.  Discuss
Radiology Partners sees scale as benefit of Mednax deal
September 16, 2020 -- When Radiology Partners (RP) completes its acquisition of Mednax's radiology services division, it will put hundreds more U.S. radiologists under the RP banner. And RP executives see that scale as a major benefit, from raising new investment funds to rolling out new technology across its growing network.  Discuss
PET agent shows promise for imaging lung inflammation
September 16, 2020 -- An experimental PET imaging agent shows promise for imaging inflammation in the lungs -- which could have implications for a range of common diseases, including COVID-19, according to results from an animal study published in Redox Biology.  Discuss