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Patient photos yield clinical benefits in radiography
October 14, 2019 -- Photos of patients taken at the same time they receive a portable radiography exam can yield a variety of clinical benefits for radiologists, such as reduced errors in diagnosis and treatment, according to research published online October 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
fMRI links mood disorders to greater suicide risk
October 14, 2019 -- The ability of resting-state functional MRI (fMRI) to pinpoint reduced brain connectivity in individuals with mood disorders could help clinicians detect people who might become suicidal, according to a study published October 10 in Psychological Medicine.  Discuss
New AI training model addresses data privacy concerns
October 14, 2019 -- A new approach to training artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms on imaging data from multiple institutions can produce high-performing models -- while still preserving patient privacy, according to new research from graphics processing unit technology developer Nvidia and King's College London.  Discuss
Do CT lung screening rules overlook first responders?
October 11, 2019 -- Current guidelines covering who is eligible for CT lung cancer screening do not take into account the hazards encountered by occupational exposure to environmental toxins, such as those encountered by first responders. That's according to research presented October 11 at the North American Conference on Lung Cancer in Chicago.  Discuss
Women born outside U.S. less likely to undergo mammography
October 11, 2019 -- Women living in the U.S. but born elsewhere are less likely than women born in the U.S. to have ever had a mammogram, according to a report published online on October 9 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.  Discuss
MICI Q4: Rad admins still confident in business outlook
October 11, 2019 -- Radiology administrators and business managers continue to have a positive outlook on their business prospects for the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 95: Someone's on the naughty list
October 11, 2019 -- Christmas is still several months away, but someone's already made Santa's naughty list -- at least by the looks of an image Andy shares with Ryan in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Image processing shows potential to reduce MBI dose
October 10, 2019 -- Postprocessing software shows promise for reducing the radiation dose of molecular breast imaging (MBI) -- making way for more widespread adoption of the modality for breast cancer screening in women at higher risk or with dense breast tissue, according to a study published online October 9 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Automated bone scan software proves worth with radium-223
October 10, 2019 -- An automated bone scan algorithm has shown its value in determining the response to radium-223 (Ra-223) treatment for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, according to a study published online October 4 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
How to spot vaping-associated lung injury on imaging exams
October 9, 2019 -- Lung injury linked to electronic nicotine delivery systems -- or vaping -- is recognizable on medical imaging exams, and radiologists are key to identifying the condition, according to a clinical perspective published online October 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
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