MRI contrast: Unnecessary for follow-up in meningioma?
April 5, 2018 -- In the routine follow-up of patients with intracranial meningioma, unenhanced MRI scans are as effective in evaluating the disease as imaging with gadolinium contrast, according to a study from Turkey presented at ECR 2018 in Vienna. Read More
CADx volumetry predicts lung cancer recurrence on CT
April 5, 2018 -- Measurements of lung nodule volume on CT scans made with computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) software were more accurate than conventional measurements of nodule diameter in predicting the recurrence of subsolid lung cancer in patients who underwent surgery, according to a recent study published in Radiology. Read More
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 60: The exorcism
April 5, 2018 -- What's the scariest place in any hospital? The lunchroom refrigerator. Priya learns this firsthand in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend. Read More
U.S. proposes tariffs on medical imaging scanners from China
April 4, 2018 -- The medical imaging industry has been dragged into the brewing trade war between the U.S. and China. A U.S. federal agency has published a list of 1,300 products imported from China that could be slapped with import tariffs of 25%, with most of the major medical imaging modalities appearing on the list. Read More
ACR, SBI: Some black women need earlier breast screening
April 4, 2018 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) have updated their breast cancer screening guidelines to recommend that black women at high risk of breast cancer start breast screening at an earlier age. Read More
Does organ-specific CT dose reduction really reduce dose?
April 4, 2018 -- Researchers from Belgium are questioning whether organ-based tube-current modulation in CT chest studies of women really reduces radiation dose. They found that while radiation dose to the breast fell, it increased in other areas, according to a study published on March 27 in Radiology. Read More
New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans
April 4, 2018 -- One of the thorniest problems in medical imaging is reporting and tracking incidental findings. Not following up on a finding -- say, a suspicious lung nodule on a CT scan -- can have disastrous consequences for patients and practices alike. A new service being launched this week hopes to make the task easier. Read More
Less isn't always more with breast screening recall rate
April 3, 2018 -- While high recall rates are considered one of the "harms" of mammography screening, a large-scale study published online April 3 in Radiology suggests that recall rates that are too low could lead to higher rates of interval cancers. Read More
Ky. takes black lung x-ray reads away from radiologists
April 3, 2018 -- Radiologists in Kentucky are no longer allowed to read x-rays of miners who claim to have black lung disease under legislation signed into law last week. Instead, the law gives pulmonologists the exclusive right to interpret such studies, according to a March 31 report by NPR. Read More
Are you ready for a radiologist shortage?
April 3, 2018 -- Could the U.S. be heading toward a shortage of radiologists? The idea might not be as crazy as it sounds if current demographic trends in radiology continue. Laurie Lafleur of Paragon Consulting Partners ponders this question and proposes that technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain could come to the rescue. Read More
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