CT lends itself to opportunistic screening for osteoporosis
August 10, 2022 -- Chest CT for indications such as lung cancer screening can also be used to screen for osteopenia or osteoporosis -- especially when an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that identifies regions of interest is added, a study published August 6 in Osteoporosis International suggests. Read More
Diversity in radiology: One step forward, two steps back
August 10, 2022 -- Women are making slow but steady progress edging into leadership roles in radiology. But overall, the specialty is not attracting many more female radiology residents than it did a decade ago, and its efforts at racial diversity are also lagging, says a study published August 9 in Radiology. Read More
Smoking-associated cancer deaths exact heavy toll
August 10, 2022 -- Cancer deaths caused by smoking result in more than 2 million person-years of lost life and nearly $21 billion in annual lost earnings, according to research from the American Cancer Society published August 10 in the International Journal of Cancer. Read More
Patient with cancer receives first 3D-printed titanium jaw
August 10, 2022 -- A patient with head and neck cancer received the first 3D-printed titanium lower jaw in a successful operation, according to an August 4 press release from the Netherlands Cancer Institute. The jaw was reconstructed based on the patient's imaging. Read More
PET scans reveal brain activity related to menopause
August 9, 2022 -- PET scans have demonstrated for the first time that only women appear to experience specific cellular neuroinflammation related to aging in the brain's hypothalamus, a process that may be related to menopause, according to a study published on August 3 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Can body composition analysis monitor NETs on CT?
August 9, 2022 -- Body composition analysis of routine PET/CT staging exams could be used to opportunistically monitor patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of a gastroenteropancreatic origin, according to research published on August 4 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Dr. Raymond Damadian, father of MRI, dies at 86
August 8, 2022 -- Dr. Raymond Damadian, considered by many to be the "father of MRI," died on August 3 at the age of 86. At times a controversial figure, Damadian leaves behind a legacy of accomplishments that radically changed radiology. Read More
ABAIR aims to educate radiology administrators, techs on AI
August 8, 2022 -- Radiologists aren’t the only ones who have to learn about artificial intelligence (AI); radiology administrators and radiologic technologists also must get comfortable with the technology. A new organization called the American Board of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology (ABAIR) aims to meet their needs. Read More
NELSON lung screening protocol beats NLST for cancer detection
August 7, 2022 -- In a face-off between CT lung cancer screening trials, the protocol used to analyze lung nodules in the Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening (NELSON) trial proved more sensitive than that used in the U.S. National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). Read More
Changing CT order entry process helps cut contrast media use
August 5, 2022 -- Modifying the imaging order entry process in an electronic health record can significantly reduce the number of CT exams that require iodinated contrast agents, according to research published on August 3 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More