RADIOLOGY NEWS
Hippocampal MRI biomarkers portend Alzheimer's disease
April 8, 2020 -- Radiomic features in the hippocampus on MRI scans could serve as biomarkers for predicting if patients will progress from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease, according to research published online April 3 in Science Bulletin.  Discuss
RSNA releases Fleischner Society chest imaging guidance
April 8, 2020 -- The RSNA has released a consensus statement from thoracic radiology organization the Fleischner Society on chest imaging's role in managing COVID-19 patients. The statement was published April 7 simultaneously in Radiology and Chest.  Discuss
4 ways breast imaging has changed during COVID-19
April 7, 2020 -- The daily routines of breast imaging staff members have been upended amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Six radiologists from across the U.S. detailed how they're triaging patients and managing workflows in an article published on April 1 in the Journal of Breast Imaging.  Discuss
Lessons from SARS: Singapore rads offer COVID-19 tips
April 7, 2020 -- Radiologists from Singapore are offering their peers strategies learned from the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that can be used to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Their suggestions were published April 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI effective for 3D printing of preop orbital plates
April 7, 2020 -- Using MRI data for 3D-printed orbital models can help clinicians plan surgery to treat blowout fractures, according to a study published in the April issue of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Discuss
How good is radiography for COVID-19 detection?
April 6, 2020 -- Just how well does radiography perform in detecting signs of COVID‑19? A range of recent studies indicates that while x-ray may not have the diagnostic power of CT, it still has a role to play in managing the pandemic.  Discuss
MRI features help predict breast cancer prognosis
April 6, 2020 -- Certain features on dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI scans analyzed by computer-aided detection (CAD) software may indicate a worse prognosis for women with invasive breast cancer, according to a study published online on March 31 in Radiology.  Discuss
Imaging doesn't help AI predict severity of COVID-19
April 6, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can achieve a promising level of accuracy for predicting the severity of COVID-19 based on several clinical features at presentation, according to research published on March 30 in Computers, Materials, & Continua. But adding CT findings to the analysis didn't help.  Discuss
AI could help triage, monitor COVID-19 patients
April 6, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed to help diagnose pneumonia on chest x-rays could also be useful for detecting and monitoring COVID-19, potentially enabling early isolation and administration of supportive therapies, according to research published online on March 20 in the Journal of Thoracic Imaging.  Discuss
Incidental COVID-19 findings seen on routine FDG-PET/CT
April 3, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine practitioners should be prepared for incidental findings of COVID-19 when patients undergo FDG-PET/CT scans for routine oncologic indications, according to a study published online April 1 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss