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Model can predict risk for radiology appointment no-shows
June 7, 2021 -- Missed appointments can impact patient care and result in a significant revenue shortfall for radiology departments. However, a machine-learning algorithm could help prevent some of these no-shows, according to researchers from the University of Maryland. Read More
Physicists want ban on radioactive alternative medicine pendants
June 7, 2021 -- A group of Malaysian physicists are recommending a ban on so-called "scalar energy" pendants after finding that the alternative medicine trinkets are actually embedded with radioactive isotopes, according to a study published June 1 in Plos One. Read More
Algorithm provides accurate segmentation of pancreas on CT
June 7, 2021 -- Deep-learning algorithms can be used to provide automated and accurate segmentation of the pancreas on CT exams, according to research presented at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting. Read More
High BMI linked to higher risk of interval breast cancer
June 4, 2021 -- Women who had a higher body-mass index (BMI) had a greater likelihood of an advanced breast cancer diagnosis within two years of a negative mammogram in a study published June 1 in Cancer. Read More
CT shows that acute kidney injury common among COVID-19 patients
June 4, 2021 -- CT shows that COVID-19 patients are at increased risk of acute kidney injury, and thus at higher risk of tragic outcomes such as multiple organ failure and death, according to a study published June 2 in Kidney Research and Clinical Practice. Read More
Will physicians trust radiation therapy planned by AI?
June 4, 2021 -- Radiation oncologists may favor radiation therapy plans produced by a machine-learning algorithm in simulations, but trusting in the plans for clinical use may be a different matter, according to research published online June 3 in Nature Medicine. Read More
Shorter lung ultrasound exams can help kidney disease patients
June 3, 2021 -- Lung ultrasound with an abbreviated scanning protocol can efficiently diagnose pulmonary congestion caused by fluid overload in hemodialysis patients, according to research published June 3 in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Read More
Using fMRI to plan brain tumor resection boosts patient outcomes
June 3, 2021 -- The use of preoperative functional MRI (fMRI) to plan brain tumor resection mitigates negative postsurgical outcomes, according to a study published June 1 in Radiology. Read More
Simple steps improve x-ray for spinal surgery
June 3, 2021 -- A simple technique that provides three-point support for scoliosis patients during slot-scanning digital radiography works well for evaluating them prior to spinal fusion surgery, according to Singaporean clinicians who illustrated the method June 1 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Choline-PET/CT offers best imaging for hyperparathyroidism
June 3, 2021 -- Choline-PET/CT should be the imaging tool of choice for localization of primary hyperparathyroidism in patients prior to surgery, according to research published June 3 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. Read More