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Virtual reality relieves kids' anxiety over chest x-ray
September 9, 2019 -- Educating pediatric patients about their upcoming chest x-ray exam with virtual reality technology helped reduce preprocedural anxiety, and, in turn, the need for repeat exams and parental presence in the imaging suite in a new study, published online September 9 in JAMA Pediatrics.  Discuss
Racial bias affects radiology residency letters
September 9, 2019 -- Racial bias continues to dog radiology, particularly in letters of recommendation for medical students applying to residency programs, according to a study published online September 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
What's your strategy for encounter-based imaging?
September 9, 2019 -- Encounter-based imaging is defined as medical imaging that is intentionally performed during a patient encounter without an associated imaging order, and it can come from sources as diverse as medical photos, endoscopy images, or point-of-care ultrasound. Does your facility have a strategy for handling them? Luke Bideaux of Vega Informatics explains why you should.  Discuss
Vaping provokes lung disease in healthy individuals
September 6, 2019 -- Researchers from the U.S. have linked vaping to the development of severe respiratory illnesses identified on CT scans, according to a report published online September 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings indicate that marketing claims attesting to the safety of vaping with electronic cigarettes may have been misleading.  Discuss
Is breast screening beneficial for sickly older women?
September 6, 2019 -- Screening mammography doesn't benefit women 75 and older who have chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, according to a new study published September 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The finding is sure to generate more debate over whether older women should be screened.  Discuss
Are studies on AI for tuberculosis really valid?
September 6, 2019 -- Many research studies reporting on the diagnostic accuracy of artificial intelligence (AI)-based software for detecting pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) on chest x-rays include design shortcomings that call into question how well the algorithms would work in the real world, according to an analysis published online September 3 in PLoS One.  Discuss
Flortaucipir-PET shows tau accumulation after one TBI
September 6, 2019 -- A single moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can trigger signs of accumulation of neurodegenerative tau protein on dynamic flortaucipir-PET images and lead to cognitive decline, according to a study published September 4 in Science Transitional Medicine.  Discuss
NaF-PET/CT does well in detecting prostate metastases
September 6, 2019 -- Nuclear medicine physicians showed high accuracy and consistency when reading sodium fluoride (NaF)-PET/CT scans of patients with prostate cancer metastases in a new study, published online September 3 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
New study links medical imaging radiation to cancer risk
September 5, 2019 -- A nationwide study covering millions of youths in South Korea has substantiated concerns over the health risks of radiation exposure from diagnostic imaging -- linking it to an increased incidence of cancer. The findings are the subject of an article published online September 4 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Radiologists can use enterprise imaging to create value
September 5, 2019 -- Radiology may have a secure role in healthcare, but the future of radiologists isn't as well-defined. Enterprise imaging can help radiologists demonstrate their value, however, according to Dr. Cheryl Petersilge, who spoke Wednesday in a webinar held by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.  Discuss
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