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How does CDS affect orders for imaging exams?
May 25, 2018 -- Can the use of clinical decision-support (CDS) software significantly improve the appropriateness of imaging study orders? Yes, it can, particularly for physician trainees, according to research published online May 25 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Can AI reliably measure carotid intima-media thickness?
May 25, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software that combines deep-learning and machine-learning techniques can measure carotid intima-media thickness more accurately than sonographers can, according to research in the July 1 issue of Computers in Biology and Medicine.  Discuss
First steps toward APM participation for radiologists
May 25, 2018 -- There's no doubt that Medicare's payment for physician services is moving toward a value-based system, and many other healthcare payors are following that lead. Are you ready for the change? In this article, Richard Morris of Healthcare Administrative Partners helps you prepare for alternative payment models (APMs).  Discuss
Quantitative MRI could advance prostate cancer detection
May 24, 2018 -- Researchers are reporting early success with a novel quantitative MRI technique designed to calculate changes in tissue volume within the prostate to improve the diagnosis of cancer and better evaluate its aggressiveness, according to a study published in the June issue of Radiology.  Discuss
Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones?
May 24, 2018 -- Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stone disease, also known as urolithiasis: digital tomosynthesis, ultrasound, or the current reference standard of multidetector CT? It depends, according to a study published online May 17 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Lung cancer more common in white women than men
May 24, 2018 -- The incidence rate of lung cancer is now higher in non-Hispanic white women in the U.S. than it is in men of the same race, flipping the historical trend of a higher incidence in men, according to research published in the May 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans
May 23, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm capable of accurately detecting and rating the severity of brain lesions on CT scans of patients presenting with stroke or dementia, according to an article published online May 15 in Radiology.  Discuss
Online forums rebound as interest in radiology heats up
May 23, 2018 -- Traffic to online radiology forums that are popular with medical students has rebounded as diagnostic radiology becomes more attractive as a medical specialty. The improving job market seems to be driving the trend, according to an article published in the June edition of Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Second opinions of outside mammograms find more cancer
May 23, 2018 -- Second-opinion reads of mammograms initially performed at an outside facility identify more cancers and improve the positive predictive value of biopsy, even in patients without a breast cancer diagnosis, according to a study published online May 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Cancer death rates continue to decline in U.S.
May 22, 2018 -- The U.S. continues to see a decline in cancer mortality, according to the latest numbers published by the U.S. government on May 22 in Cancer. However, the figures also indicate a rising incidence of late-stage prostate cancer, possibly due to the decline in prostate-specific antigen screening.  Discuss
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