Don't underestimate financial cost of exam no-shows
September 13, 2018 -- Missed imaging appointments are costly for radiology departments, affecting not only a department's bottom line but also patient care, according to a study published in the September issue of Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Read More
Study claims breast screening does not reduce mortality
September 13, 2018 -- The findings of a new Danish-Norwegian study are reviving the claim that the recent drop in breast cancer mortality is not due to mammography screening but rather the result of improved treatment. The authors assert it's time to consider alternatives to mammography screening -- such as breast palpation by physicians. Read More
Prostate MRI coverage varies greatly -- with many caveats
September 13, 2018 -- Insurance coverage for prostate MRI scans varies widely among private payors, requires certain conditions for reimbursement of major conditions, and does not reflect current clinical practice. Those harsh conclusions are contained in a new study published online September 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Wearable ultrasound device monitors blood pressure
September 13, 2018 -- A wearable ultrasound device monitors blood pressure in arteries deep under the skin and could help clinicians detect cardiovascular problems earlier, according to a study published online September 11 in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Read More
Research road map drives inquiry into gadolinium's effects
September 12, 2018 -- What's causing gadolinium retention after the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRI scans? Even the most knowledgeable experts don't know for sure, but they hope to clear up some of the confusion with a new research road map unveiled September 11 in a special report published in Radiology. Read More
C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions
September 12, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - A deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can automatically summarize the key findings of radiology reports for x-ray images nearly as well as radiologists can, according to a Monday presentation at the Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI). Read More
Most women receive breast cancer diagnosis by phone
September 12, 2018 -- Most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are notified over the phone, according to a study published online August 7 in Supportive Care in Cancer. Read More
C-MIMI: FDA readies program to speed software reviews
September 11, 2018 -- SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to make it easier for software developers to get regulatory clearance for their products with a new approach similar to the precertification program used for airline travelers, according to a presentation delivered at the Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI). Read More
Former UCSF radiology chair Margulis dies
September 11, 2018 -- Dr. Alexander Margulis, who chaired the department of radiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from the 1960s to the 1980s, has died, according to a post on the university's website. He was 97. Read More
C-MIMI: Radiologists 'swarm' with AI to detect pneumonia
September 11, 2018 -- Are radiologists and artificial intelligence (AI) better together than apart? The answer is yes, at least for diagnosing pneumonia on chest x-rays, according to research presented on Monday at the 2018 Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI) in San Francisco. Read More
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