RADIOLOGY NEWS
Health Affairs: Cancer patients face higher bankruptcy risk
May 15, 2013 -- Individuals diagnosed with cancer are at least 2.5 times more likely to declare bankruptcy than those without cancer, according to a study of patients in Washington state published online May 15 in Health Affairs.  Discuss
Technologists' CT training called woefully inadequate
May 15, 2013 -- CT might be the mainstay of medical imaging, but the basic curriculum for radiologic technologist training hardly mentions the modality, and training centers that do teach it are few and far between, according to a talk on May 10 at the Virtual Symposium on Radiation Safety and Computed Tomography.  Discuss
Simultaneous PET/MRI most accurate for image alignment
May 15, 2013 -- In a comparison of hybrid imaging modalities, simultaneous whole-body PET/MRI is more accurate than retrospectively fused PET and MR images in abdominal organs and better than PET/CT in the urinary bladder, according to a study published online May 8 in Radiology.  Discuss
CCTA for chest pain cuts costs, admissions
May 14, 2013 -- One of the largest studies yet comparing medical resource use and outcomes among chest pain patients found that coronary CT angiography (CCTA) reduced medical resource utilization compared to standard care, generating fewer hospital admissions and shorter emergency room stays, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Discuss
CR mammography lags DR, film-screen in cancer detection
May 14, 2013 -- Canadian researchers performing mammography with a computed radiography (CR) system saw lower breast cancer detection rates compared to analog film-screen mammography or a system based on flat-panel digital radiography (DR). Results were published online May 14 in Radiology.  Discuss
KLAS: Demand for breast tomosynthesis is increasing
May 14, 2013 -- The demand for digital breast tomosynthesis systems is increasing, according to a new report released on May 14 by market research firm KLAS. When imaging providers were asked which technology they would choose if they could start over, 62% said tomosynthesis.  Discuss
Saudi Arabia makes big strides in healthcare IT
May 13, 2013 -- The recent Saudi Health meeting highlights the major investments the country is making in healthcare IT. But Western IT vendors must do a better job of adapting their software to local needs, according to radiology informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech.  Discuss
Volumetric MR images boost cervical cancer treatment planning
May 13, 2013 -- Three-dimensional volumetric MR images of cervical disease yield a bounty of critical information, enabling precise planning of brachytherapy for residual tumors, according to researchers from St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.  Discuss
Specialized iPad toolkit wins over resident trainees
May 10, 2013 -- A free Apple iPad packed with four years of radiology residency content and connectivity is a hit -- shockingly -- among residents who use the device as their main learning tool throughout training, researchers report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Adding dose, cost info to decision support sways exam ordering
May 10, 2013 -- Educating referring physicians about radiation dose and the cost of imaging exams can prompt as many as half of them to change their orders for imaging studies, according to a study published online in the journal Medical Care.  Discuss
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