White matter hyperintensity volume linked to Alzheimer's progression
July 1, 2022 -- Brain MRI shows that higher white matter hyperintensity (WMH) volumes indicate the coming onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published June 29 in Alzheimer's Research and Therapy. Read More
Clinical breast exam may not be needed for follow-up
July 1, 2022 -- Less than 3% of early-stage breast cancer patients experience disease recurrence during five years of follow-up, and recurrence is more likely to be detected through mammography or patient symptoms than through physical clinical breast exams, a study published June 28 in Clinical Breast Cancer found. Read More
Can Star Trek-like technology improve patient access to imaging?
July 1, 2022 -- Functioning like the legendary “tricorder” on Star Trek, a smartphone could enable patients to more intuitively access their imaging studies, according to a presentation at the annual Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting. Read More
DEXA exams reveal risk of dementia in older women
July 1, 2022 -- Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) exams may offer a novel approach for identifying older women at risk of dementia, according to a study published June 26 in the Lancet Regional Health -- Western Pacific. Read More
Iowa health system ditches lead radiation shields
June 30, 2022 -- University of Iowa (UI) hospitals are ditching their lead aprons, citing evidence that radiation shielding for patients during x-ray exams is no longer necessary, according to a post on the school's health news blog. Read More
Bogged down in the reading room? Managing interruptions is key
June 30, 2022 -- Time lost due to interruptions in the reading room can gut radiologist productivity, according to a U.S. group. They detailed the issue at their hospital in Ohio, and offered their take on how to improve workflows, in a June 27 article in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Read More
Xenon-129 MRI exams show long-term effects of COVID-19
June 30, 2022 -- An MRI technique that uses xenon-129 (Xe-129) gas shows lower ventilation and gas exchange in the lungs of individuals with long-term COVID-19 symptoms compared with healthy people, a study published June 28 in Radiology has found. Read More
The job market landscape for radiologists
June 30, 2022 -- How healthy is the job market for radiologists? AuntMinnie.com's recent SalaryScan survey indicates that radiologists continue to enjoy strong salary growth. In this June 28 webinar, three key opinion leaders in radiology discussed the market and offered career planning advice for radiologists. Read More
Ultrasound can be challenging for plastic surgeons
June 29, 2022 -- Interpreting ultrasonic images for use in plastic surgery can be challenging, including when it comes to lymphatic vessels or when no other information is available, a Spanish study published on 28 June in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery found. Read More
Chest x-ray technique reduces radiation dose in infants
June 29, 2022 -- Radiation doses to neonates undergoing chest x-rays can be significantly reduced by using a high kilovoltage technique, according to a study using anthropomorphic phantoms published June 21 in Radiation Physics and Chemistry. Read More
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