Dr. Raymond Damadian, father of MRI, dies at 86
August 8, 2022 -- Dr. Raymond Damadian, considered by many to be the "father of MRI," died on August 3 at the age of 86. At times a controversial figure, Damadian leaves behind a legacy of accomplishments that radically changed radiology. Read More
ABAIR aims to educate radiology administrators, techs on AI
August 8, 2022 -- Radiologists aren’t the only ones who have to learn about artificial intelligence (AI); radiology administrators and radiologic technologists also must get comfortable with the technology. A new organization called the American Board of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology (ABAIR) aims to meet their needs. Read More
NELSON lung screening protocol beats NLST for cancer detection
August 7, 2022 -- In a face-off between CT lung cancer screening trials, the protocol used to analyze lung nodules in the Dutch-Belgian Randomized Lung Cancer Screening (NELSON) trial proved more sensitive than that used in the U.S. National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). Read More
Changing CT order entry process helps cut contrast media use
August 5, 2022 -- Modifying the imaging order entry process in an electronic health record can significantly reduce the number of CT exams that require iodinated contrast agents, according to research published on August 3 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Radiology student group grows awareness of field for others
August 5, 2022 -- An initiative by a radiology student interest group helped increase awareness of radiology for medical students who would otherwise have minimal exposure to the field, suggests a study published August 3 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Imaging exams land on list of low-value care in VA system
August 5, 2022 -- Two of the most frequently delivered low-value medical services within the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VA) system are back imaging for patients with nonspecific low back pain and preoperative chest x-rays, a new study finds. In addition, imaging for low back pain was one of the costliest low-value services. Read More
Homegrown ultrasound phantom puts kitchen ingredients to use
August 5, 2022 -- Corn flour, gelatin, olives, and raisins. Mix these and other ingredients together and you have yourself a nice ultrasound phantom model, at least according to research published July 28 in the British Journal of Radiology. Read More
Study finds language may be barrier to better MRI efficiency
August 4, 2022 -- A new study published August 2 in Abdominal Radiology found that patients undergoing MRI scans who weren't native English speakers had more difficulty following breathing instructions. This could affect the efficiency of MRI services. Read More
Imaging groups push back against proposed 2023 Medicare cuts
August 4, 2022 -- A coalition of groups representing the medical imaging industry are pushing back against proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for 2023, urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to take action to forestall the cuts. Read More
AI, MRI show overlap between psychosis, dementia
August 4, 2022 -- A machine-learning algorithm's analysis of brain MRI exams has revealed the presence of neurobiological links between dementia and psychosis, according to research published online August 3 in JAMA Psychiatry. Read More