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Metallic markers produce diverse range of artifacts in breast MRI
August 4, 2022 -- Radiologists must be aware that metallic markers are responsible for artifacts in breast MRI exams, according to Swiss researchers. These artifacts can be of different types and sizes, depending on the MRI sequence, magnetic field, and marker type, they say. Read More
RANZCR: Workforce challenges face radiation oncology in New Zealand
August 4, 2022 -- A shortage of radiation oncologists may be looming in New Zealand, according to the results of a survey that are being presented at this week's New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2022, hosted by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). Read More
Top radiology product launches for July 2022
August 4, 2022 -- What were the top new product launches in radiology for the month of July 2022? A new portable x-ray system proved to generate the most interest for the membership of AuntMinnie.com. But new MRI scanners also figured prominently. Read More
CT screening evens out gender disparity in lung cancer mortality
August 3, 2022 -- Men with lung cancer have a much higher risk of mortality compared with women, says a new paper published August 1 in Lung Cancer. But this difference disappears if they got CT lung screening, suggesting that screening can even out gender disparities. Read More
CEUS-guided biopsy shows superiority in liver imaging
August 3, 2022 -- Biopsy guided by contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is effective, safe, and more accurate than conventional ultrasound-guided biopsy when it comes to diagnosing focal liver lesions, a multicenter study published August 2 in Radiology found. Read More
Smaller lung airways heighten women's COPD risk
August 2, 2022 -- The fact that women tend to have narrower lung airways heightens their risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared with male counterparts, a study published August 2 in Radiology has found. Read More
MRI detects 'iron overload' related to genetic mutation
August 2, 2022 -- MRI scans can detect signs of excess iron accumulation in individuals who are genetically predisposed toward the condition, says an August 1 study in JAMA Neurology. What's more, males with this condition are also at higher risk of movement disorders. Read More
Prediction model with contrast US can gauge prostate cancer risk
August 2, 2022 -- A nomogram prediction model that uses contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can help predict prostate cancer risk in men, a Chinese study published July 25 in the British Journal of Radiology found. Read More
Top news stories in radiology for July 2022
August 2, 2022 -- What were the top news stories in radiology for July 2022? At the top of the list was a corporate rebranding by one of medical imaging's biggest multinational corporations, followed by articles on managing radiology staff and how radiologists should best interact with patients. Read More
PET shows amyloid beta + tau biomarkers = Alzheimer's disease
August 1, 2022 -- Using PET to assess amyloid beta and tau biomarkers, researchers have found in a July 30 JAMA Neurology study that even in individuals without cognitive impairment, these biomarkers are associated with near-term progression to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and long-term cognitive decline. Read More