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fMRI helps finds brain biomarkers linked to severe PTSD
January 29, 2019 -- Using functional MRI (fMRI) and measurements of skin conductance, researchers have found that combat veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have distinct patterns in how their brains and bodies respond to danger and safety. These brain biomarkers could help identify those at risk of severe PTSD. Read More
Hologic, Fujifilm settle mammography patent dispute
January 29, 2019 -- Hologic and Fujifilm Medical Systems USA have agreed to settle a dispute over patents relating to digital mammography technology, with the firms signing an agreement that will enable both to continue selling their products in the U.S. and worldwide. Read More
Attending radiologists need to bone up on AI
January 28, 2019 -- To help ensure that medical students will still find radiology appealing, attending radiologists in academic departments need to stay informed about artificial intelligence (AI) technology and the exciting potential it offers for the specialty, according to an editorial published online January 24 in Academic Radiology. Read More
MRI adds to evidence of brain changes in astronauts
January 28, 2019 -- Astronauts should take heed of how time in space could affect the brain. Diffusion-tensor MR images have revealed brain changes in astronauts based on how long they were in space, according to a study published online January 23 in JAMA Neurology. Read More
CT reveals risk of electric scooters, need for helmets
January 28, 2019 -- Should helmets be required for electric scooter use? Probably yes, say researchers from California, who identified a high proportion of head injuries on the emergency CT scans of scooter riders, many of whom were adolescents. The findings were published online January 25 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
4 ways to improve patients' imaging experience
January 28, 2019 -- Although improving patients' imaging experience may seem daunting, there are four relatively simple ways to boost a department's performance ranking and support patient care, according to a study published online January 22 in Radiology. Read More
Digital breast tomosynthesis wins support in Middle East
January 28, 2019 -- In daily clinical practice, digital breast tomosynthesis offers real and important benefits over conventional 2D mammography, Dr. Nehad Kazim Albastaki from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, told delegates on the opening day of the Total Radiology conference at Arab Health 2019. Read More
Stanford launches huge dataset of chest x-rays for AI
January 25, 2019 -- Researchers from Stanford University have released a massive dataset of more than 224,000 chest x-rays to be used for the development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. The group has also launched a competition for developers of AI algorithms to test their models. Read More
CAD boosts reader performance for breast ultrasound
January 25, 2019 -- Using computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) with breast ultrasound improves the diagnostic performance of both less-experienced and experienced breast imagers, according to a study by researchers from South Korea that was published in the January issue of Medicine. Read More
Breast MRI effective as adjunct to DBT in high-risk women
January 25, 2019 -- Breast MRI is an effective adjunct screening technology for women at high risk for breast cancer who had negative results on full-field digital mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More