RADIOLOGY NEWS
Thank you for your nominations in the 2019 Minnies awards
August 19, 2019 -- Thank you for your nominations in the 2019 edition of the Minnies awards. The event is now closed to nominations. First launched in 2000, the Minnies give radiology professionals an occasion to highlight the contributions of their peers to the advancement of medical imaging.
Preparing healthcare IT architecture for AI: Part 1
August 16, 2019 -- The widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology could be delayed by significant architectural shortcomings in current healthcare IT infrastructure, according to Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago. He spoke on Thursday in a webinar held by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).  Discuss
ABR releases Core Exam scores that show 'fail' rate rising
August 16, 2019 -- The American Board of Radiology (ABR) on August 15 released results of the Core Exam to radiology residents who took the test in May and June. But the ABR figures indicate that the percentage of test-takers who failed the 2019 board exam rose to the highest level in seven years.  Discuss
USPSTF opens review of carotid stenosis screening
August 16, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted a draft research plan on screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, an exam that typically involves the use of ultrasound to detect signs of stenosis before a stroke can occur.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 91: The miracle worker
August 16, 2019 -- There's one in every workplace -- the go-to person who's able to solve any problem that pops up. But some dilemmas defy easy solutions, as Andy finds out in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
AI can find patients at risk for MRI safety issues
August 16, 2019 -- Using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze clinical reports in electronic health records can accurately identify patients who have implantable devices that pose a safety risk for MRI exams, according to research published online August 12 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI shows effect of Ritalin on kids' brains
August 16, 2019 -- MR images indicate that methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, can affect certain areas of white matter in the brains of preteen children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a Dutch study published online August 13 in Radiology.  Discuss
Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones
August 15, 2019 -- Clinicians need to be more judicious when it comes to using CT for kidney stones, say researchers from Washington. In a new study published online in Urology, they report that patients with active stone disease are exposed to roughly 10 times more CT radiation per year than individuals without kidney stones.  Discuss
NRC proposes changes to rules on radiotracer patients
August 15, 2019 -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing several updates in its regulatory guide on how best to handle patients who receive radioactive materials as part of their imaging scans.  Discuss
Elastography methods reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
August 15, 2019 -- Using a combination of different elastography methods reduces unnecessary biopsies of BI-RADS 4 lesions without increasing the risk of missing cancers, according to a new study published in the September issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
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