Is perfusion MRI best to rule on revascularization?
June 21, 2019 -- Myocardial perfusion cardiovascular MRI cannot top angiography and fractional flow reserve measurements in determining which symptomatic patients with coronary artery disease risk factors need revascularization, according to a study published June 20 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
CAD improves ABUS novice reader performance
June 21, 2019 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) systems help less experienced readers improve their performance in detecting breast cancer on automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) screening exams, according to a study published online June 18 in Radiology. Read More
Office manager in Calif. referral scam gets 5 years
June 20, 2019 -- The office manager of a Southern California imaging center that paid referring physicians for patient referrals has been sentenced to five years in prison. The sentencing marks the end of a state and federal investigation into healthcare fraud dubbed Operation Backlash. Read More
Lowering tube voltage slashes CCTA radiation dose
June 20, 2019 -- Radiation dose for coronary CT angiography (CCTA) exams can be reduced by as much as 68% -- without hindering diagnostic image quality -- simply by lowering the tube voltage, according to the findings of a multicenter study recently published online in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Read More
Immuno-PET could aid patients with inflammatory diseases
June 20, 2019 -- PET imaging with radiotracers to accurately identify molecules in cancer cells that prevent the immune system from attacking a disease, called immuno-PET, could become an effective tool in assessing inflammatory bowel disease, according to a preclinical study published in the June issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
AI enhances diagnostic performance in mammography
June 20, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that analyzes mammograms and patient clinical information in electronic health records can accurately diagnose breast cancer -- even in many cases in which cancers are missed by radiologists, according to research published online June 18 in Radiology. Read More
MRI finds breast cancer early in women with family history
June 19, 2019 -- MRI finds breast cancer earlier than digital mammography in women with a family history of the disease but without known genetic mutations, according to research published online June 17 in Lancet Oncology. But the improved detection comes at a risk of more false positives. Read More
Practical Considerations of AI: Part 4 -- Adoption
June 19, 2019 -- PACSman Michael J. Cannavo explores some potential applications for artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology and offers advice on how institutions can get started on the path to implementing the technology in part 4 of his Practical Considerations of AI series. Read More
Contrast ultrasound can tell DCIS from fibroadenomas
June 19, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound can distinguish ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) from fibroadenoma in breast tissue, according to a study published online June 17 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Read More
Emergency CT usage rate soars for urinary stones
June 19, 2019 -- The overall usage rate of emergency CT for patients with suspected urinary stones has doubled over the past decade, with marked variations based on patient demographics, type of insurance, and hospital location, according to an article published online June 17 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
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