RADIOLOGY NEWS
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 contrastl-enhanced (DCE) MRI scans analyzed 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
Imaging doesn't help AI predict severity of COVID-19
April 6, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can achieve a promising level of accuracy for predicting the severity of COVID-19 based on several clinical features at presentation, according to research published on March 30 in Computers, Materials, & Continua. But adding CT findings to the analysis didn't help.  Discuss
AI could help triage, monitor COVID-19 patients
April 6, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed to help diagnose pneumonia on chest x-rays could also be useful for detecting and monitoring COVID-19, potentially enabling early isolation and administration of supportive therapies, according to research published online on March 20 in the Journal of Thoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Incidental COVID-19 findings seen on routine FDG-PET/CT
April 3, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine practitioners should be prepared for incidental findings of COVID-19 when patients undergo FDG-PET/CT scans for routine oncologic indications, according to a study published online April 1 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
How can you get accelerated payments under the CARES Act?
April 3, 2020 -- Are you eligible for accelerated payments under the CARES Act, the new law designed to help healthcare providers weather the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak? Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains the legislation.  Discuss
How can digital imaging help in the coronavirus crisis?
April 3, 2020 -- Could digital technologies like PACS and enterprise imaging help healthcare professionals manage viral outbreaks like COVID-19? Industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo offers some suggestions on building a national clearinghouse for COVID-19 patient data.  Discuss
MRI identifies biomarkers for aggressive HCC subtype
April 3, 2020 -- French researchers have identified three key MRI biomarkers to heighten the preoperative detection of a particularly aggressive form of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published March 31 in Radiology.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 107: The B.E.R.T. team swings into action
April 3, 2020 -- What's the craziest thing you've seen happen during the novel coronavirus pandemic? Andy finds herself drafted onto the B.E.R.T. team, which responds to another emergency in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
CT severity scores reveal extent of COVID-19
April 2, 2020 -- Chest CT severity scores can help radiologists evaluate the extent of COVID-19 and better triage patients, according to a study published March 30 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging by a group of researchers from China.  Discuss