ASTRO 2021 studies tackle racial disparities, high costs
October 26, 2021 -- An approach for eliminating racial disparities in breast and lung cancer treatment and research on huge costs associated with prior authorizations approvals were among topics highlighted October 25 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2021 annual meeting in Chicago, IL. Read More
Body composition analysis predicts mortality in spinal metastases
October 26, 2021 -- Body composition analysis of preoperative abdomen CT exams can opportunistically predict mortality in patients who have spinal metastases, according to research published online October 23 in the Spine Journal. Read More
MRI predicts 2-year cognitive status in early-onset Alzheimer's
October 25, 2021 -- Baseline MRI exam findings in patients with early-onset Alzheimer's disease can predict cognitive status two years into the future, according to a study published October 19 in the Journal of Neurology. Read More
New radiation therapy tools are highlight of ASTRO 2021
October 25, 2021 -- A shorter radiotherapy regimen, a genetic biomarker test, and a higher-dose radiation therapy were a few of the advances in cancer treatment that were on full display October 25 for the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2021 annual meeting. Read More
Can AI help screen for early interstitial lung disease on x-rays?
October 25, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to improve detection of reticular opacity on chest radiographs in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) in a retrospective study research published October 20 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Low-value breast screenings rare among U.S. veterans
October 22, 2021 -- Low-value breast cancer screenings are rare among members of the U.S. Veterans Health Administration, with some 97% of screenings complying with established guidelines, according to research published October 22 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
ICD-10 coding changes that will impact radiologists in 2022
October 22, 2021 -- A total of 159 new codes in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) system became effective on October 1, and many codes have been revised or deleted. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains what's new. Read More
PET/MRI reveals blood clots in patients with AFib
October 22, 2021 -- Hybrid PET/MRI imaging with a new radiotracer based on copper-64 can identify blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a study published October 13 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Read More
Most radiologists willing to perform PET/CT in pregnant women
October 22, 2021 -- Should PET/CT be used in pregnant women with suspected cancer? Experts recommend against it, but a recent survey of nuclear medicine physicians in Australia indicates a majority would consider it in carefully selected cases, according to an article published October 18 in the Internal Medical Journal. Read More
How technology can drive better job satisfaction in radiology
October 22, 2021 -- Novel technological developments, including artificial intelligence, have paradoxically added to pressures on radiologists and all physicians, according to Dr. Alan Kaye. Read More
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