MRI shows obesity can influence brain volume
April 23, 2019 -- Obesity can change more than the size of your waistline. In a new study published online April 23 in Radiology, Dutch researchers used MR images to link greater levels of body fat to changes in the brain's form and structure, particularly with smaller volumes of gray matter.  Discuss
Could Ga-68 PSMA PET become essential for prostate cancer?
April 23, 2019 -- Coupling the radiopharmaceutical gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) with PET/CT or PET/MRI has been a boon for prostate cancer imaging. But clinicians still need to be aware of some inherent shortcomings with the radiopharmaceutical, according to a research review published online April 12 in Urology.  Discuss
5 steps for putting abbreviated MRI into your practice
April 23, 2019 -- Breast MRI is the most sensitive tool for detecting breast cancer, but its cost and time requirements often hinder its use, according to a new study published April 17 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Yet with the development of an abbreviated MRI protocol, the modality is becoming an increasingly viable option.  Discuss
The value of PICC for interventional radiologists
April 23, 2019 -- Interventional radiologists are often called to perform peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) procedures. In this new article, Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners discusses changes to how PICC procedures are reimbursed and their financial implications.  Discuss
AI predicts lung cancer survival from CT scan data
April 22, 2019 -- Harvard researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of analyzing routine CT scans to predict how well lung cancer patients will respond to treatment, as well as their likelihood of survival, according to an article published online April 22 in Clinical Cancer Research.  Discuss
Ultrasound bests x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema
April 22, 2019 -- Bedside ultrasound is more sensitive than chest x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema in patients presenting with dyspnea, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
3D-printed craniofacial models support family consults
April 22, 2019 -- Researchers from Saudi Arabia have created 3D-printed models based on the CT scans of children with craniofacial deformities. Examining the models significantly increased the parents' likelihood of consenting to surgical treatment, according to a study recently published online in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.  Discuss
How will PACS evolve over the next decade?
April 22, 2019 -- PACS has evolved over the past 35 years, and the next decade will be no different. The next generation of PACS technology will be driven by trends such as enterprise imaging, workflow, and artificial intelligence, according to this new column by Herman Oosterwijk of OTech.  Discuss
Can videos convince smokers to get CT lung screening?
April 19, 2019 -- Smokers who watched a video and read a brochure on the potential harms and benefits of CT lung cancer screening had a better understanding of the exam and had more confidence in their decision to get screened, according to an article published online April 17 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.  Discuss
4 practical applications of VR, AR in radiology
April 19, 2019 -- Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are emerging as key tools for advancing education, communication, and clinical care in radiology. Researchers offer details on several practical applications of the technologies as they are being used throughout various hospitals in an article published online April 16 in Radiology.  Discuss
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