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Breast MRI gauges therapy success in women with inflammatory disease
September 23, 2021 -- Performing baseline breast MRI scans in women with inflammatory breast cancer can help clinicians gauge the success of preoperative chemotherapy, which if it is successful, improves mastectomy outcomes, according to a study published September 21 in Academic Radiology. Read More
New MRI method detects heart injuries in COVID-19 patients
September 23, 2021 -- French researchers have developed a new high-resolution cardiac MRI technique that can diagnose myocardial injuries in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published September 18 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Brain MRI shows link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline
September 23, 2021 -- Particular findings on brain MRI appear to be connected to atrial fibrillation in stroke patients -- and perhaps to future cognitive decline, according to a study conducted by Swedish researchers and published September 14 in Neurology. Read More
Could monochromatic x-ray be the future of breast imaging?
September 23, 2021 -- A technology called monochromatic x-ray could reduce radiation dose per mammogram by a factor of five to 10 times, according to a research review published September 18 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Dental surgeons offer imaging tips for patients wearing masks
September 22, 2021 -- Is it possible to acquire extraoral images of patients while they are still wearing masks for protection against COVID-19? It's possible, if you take a few steps to counter artifacts that might develop, according to a letter published online September 19 in Academic Radiology. 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
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
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