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U.S. leads world in MRI availability, use, and price
May 10, 2018 -- The U.S. leads comparable countries in availability, use, and price of MRI, according to data posted May 8 from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The information was published as part of a forum held by the foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare in Washington, DC. Read More
JACR: Diagnostic radiologists serve the most patients
May 10, 2018 -- Radiologists serve the most Medicare beneficiaries per year compared with physicians across a range of other medical specialties, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Radiology extenders improve workflow, job satisfaction
May 9, 2018 -- The use of a "radiology extender" -- a technologist who prereads basic x-ray exams -- improves a radiology department's workflow and also boosts the job satisfaction of its radiologists, according to a study published online May 8 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
How will AI impact image interpretation process?
May 9, 2018 -- Will artificial intelligence (AI) lead radiologists to begin overcalling potential abnormalities during image interpretation? Not necessarily, if a recent study that assessed the impact of computer-aided detection software on patient recall rates in screening mammography is any indication. Read More
New framework facilitates radiology AI algorithms
May 9, 2018 -- How can artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms best be developed and implemented in radiology? A new framework created by the American College of Radiology's Data Science Institute will show the way, according to an article published online May 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
MRI shows possible cause for attention woes after stroke
May 9, 2018 -- MRI scans appear to have uncovered abnormalities in certain brain pathways that may cause attention deficiencies among patients who have experienced subcortical strokes, according to a study published online May 8 in Radiology. Read More
Researchers link brain tumor treatment to GBCA deposition
May 8, 2018 -- Could the treatment of brain tumors with radiation therapy contribute to the amount of gadolinium deposition in the brains of children who have received gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) during MRI scans? That's the implication of a new study published in the May issue of Radiology. Read More
CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors
May 8, 2018 -- Colorectal cancer screening with CT colonography (CTC) had a higher cancer detection rate in older individuals compared with younger people in a new study, published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Researchers believe the findings could support a renewed push for Medicare reimbursement of CTC screening. Read More
Follow-up MRI not needed after musculoskeletal US
May 8, 2018 -- Ultrasound performs just as well as MRI for musculoskeletal indications, suggesting that a follow-up MRI scan after an initial ultrasound exam may be unnecessary, according to research published online May 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
What can radiology learn from tort reform in Tenn.?
May 7, 2018 -- Do recent efforts at tort reform in Tennessee offer any lessons for the rest of radiology? That question was asked in an article published online May 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The authors offered a promising -- but also cautionary -- look at the state's effort to rein in medical malpractice costs. Read More