RADIOLOGY NEWS
Do ED MRI scans reduce hospital stays for MS patients?
May 31, 2017 -- Could performing MRI scans on individuals who present to the emergency department (ED) with symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) cut how long they end up staying in the hospital? Researchers from Johns Hopkins reported interesting findings in a new study.  Discuss
More women join ACR leadership, but rates still lag
May 30, 2017 -- Over the past 15 years, the number of women holding leadership positions in the American College of Radiology (ACR) has significantly increased at the state level and in terms of fellowship recognition, according to a presentation at the college's annual meeting in Washington, DC.  Discuss
Mayo group finds gadolinium in pediatric brain tissue
May 30, 2017 -- Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, have confirmed the presence of gadolinium deposits in postmortem brain tissue of pediatric patients with normal renal function who underwent contrast-enhanced MRI scans, according to a study published online May 22 in JAMA Pediatrics.  Discuss
3D-printed mouse ovaries yield healthy offspring
May 30, 2017 -- The promise of 3D-printed functional organs took a big step forward with the recent implantation of 3D-printed ovaries in mice. The bioprosthetic ovaries enabled the animals to ovulate and give birth to healthy pups, according to a study published online May 16 in Nature Communications. The mothers were even able to nurse their young.  Discuss
Japanese group refines digital chest x-ray algorithm
May 29, 2017 -- Researchers in Japan have refined an algorithm that someday could be used to reduce patient recognition and identification errors in digital x-ray studies. They tested their enhanced algorithm and found that it scored 100% for recognizing the correct orientation of digital x-ray images.  Discuss
How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years?
May 26, 2017 -- Will radiologists be replaced within 20 years by computers powered by artificial intelligence (AI)? Dr. Bradley Erickson, PhD, and Dr. Eliot Siegel debated this question on May 25 in a wide-ranging discussion at the U.S. National Cancer Institute's Shady Grove Campus in Rockville, MD.  Discuss
Who should read point-of-care ED ultrasound exams?
May 26, 2017 -- When radiologists interpret initial ultrasound studies in the emergency department (ED), fewer follow-up imaging studies are needed, according to research presented at the American College of Radiology meeting in Washington, DC.  Discuss
ACR 2017: Simulation puts residents in the hot seat
May 25, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - There may be no better way to evaluate the competency of budding radiology residents than to expose them to the actual hands-on, frenetic experience of the clinical environment. A simulation program that replicates the reading room was described this week at the American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.  Discuss
3D printing helps rads build better CT fluoro paddle
May 25, 2017 -- Have you ever wanted to improve a device you use every day? It's now easier thanks to the magic of 3D printing. Researchers who modified a compression paddle for CT-guided fluoroscopy studies described how they did it in a May 15 article in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
ACR 2017: Can wellness advice get radiologists active?
May 24, 2017 -- WASHINGTON, DC - If sitting is the new smoking, then radiologists have a bad habit to kick. Fortunately, teaching them ways to be more active can have a positive effect, according to a presentation at this week's American College of Radiology (ACR) annual meeting.  Discuss