Deep learning: A new frontier for musculoskeletal MRI
September 6, 2021 -- Deep-learning analysis of joint MRI exams is an up-and-coming application of artificial intelligence that could dramatically change the practice of musculoskeletal radiology, according to a review article published September 1 in Skeletal Radiology. Read More
How the new information blocking law will impact radiology
September 6, 2021 -- The U.S. government's new information blocking law carries serious penalties for noncompliance, and some of its provisions are easily triggered if your practice is not aware of them. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some tips for staying out of trouble. Read More
PET/MRI better than MRI alone for detecting prostate cancer
September 3, 2021 -- Functional imaging with PET/MRI is better than anatomic imaging alone for detecting prostate cancer in men who have a significantly higher chance of developing the disease, according to research published August 31 in Radiology. Read More
Ultrasound scoring index shows promise in COVID diagnosis
September 3, 2021 -- A novel ultrasound scoring system that can be performed in less than 10 minutes is accurate for COVID-19 diagnosis and prognosis, according to research published August 31 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
Deep learning could improve CT lung scan interpretation
September 3, 2021 -- Computer-aided diagnosis using deep learning shows potential for improving the ability of readers to identify and classify lung nodules on CT imaging, according to a literature review published August 25 in Computers in Biology and Medicine. Read More
AI finds cancer on mammography but falls short of double reading
September 2, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can detect cancers on digital mammography that had originally been found on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), but it is inferior to double reading by radiologists, according to research published September 1 in Radiology. Read More
Second-look PET/CT catches cancer spread
September 2, 2021 -- Is a second PET/CT scan worth it before radiotherapy treatment? Swiss clinicians think so, especially when there are delays of more than four weeks after initial scans in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer, according to a study published August 29 in Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology. Read More
Radiologists support formal training on delivering bad news
September 2, 2021 -- Teaching radiologists how to deliver bad news to patients is one of several key points from a survey study on training breast imagers published August 30 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. Read More
Cancer diagnoses still lower a year into COVID-19 pandemic
September 1, 2021 -- Fully a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of cancer diagnosis in the U.S. remained sharply below the rate before the outbreak, according to a study published August 31 in JAMA Network Open. The findings indicate that there may be a wave of advanced cancers coming in the near future. Read More
Animal study shows no motor, behavioral brain changes after GBCA
September 1, 2021 -- Japanese researchers have found that mice that were given gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) typically used in MRI scans did not show any motor or behavioral brain changes, according to a study published August 31 in Radiology. Read More
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