RADIOLOGY NEWS
PSMA-PET/CT again shows prowess for prostate cancer
March 25, 2020 -- Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PMSA)-PET/CT could become the primary modality approach in confirming the extent of prostate cancer and the most efficient way to direct patients to the most appropriate treatment, according to a study published March 22 in the Lancet.  Discuss
Shorter MRI works for patients with breast cancer history
March 25, 2020 -- Breast MRI with a shorter screening protocol can still help detect cancer recurrence for women with a personal history of breast cancer, according to a study published on March 12 in PLOS One. Abbreviated MRI with an 11-minute protocol identified almost a dozen cancers missed by alternative screening modalities.  Discuss
New framework could support ethical data sharing for AI
March 24, 2020 -- Who should profit from a patient's clinical data? No one, as it should only be utilized for the greater good, according to a proposed framework for ethical use and sharing of clinical imaging data for artificial intelligence (AI) published online March 24 in Radiology.  Discuss
Former GE medical head Walter Robb dies of COVID-19
March 24, 2020 -- Walter Robb, who led GE's medical imaging division in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of COVID-19 disease. Under his tenure, GE made major advances in medical imaging instrumentation, including the development of CT, MRI, and ultrasound.  Discuss
CT shows COVID-19 disease progression
March 24, 2020 -- A study conducted by researchers in China shows the characteristics of COVID-19 findings on follow-up CT scans. The authors said that about one-quarter of patient lesions resorb over time.  Discuss
Radiology has key role to play in the midst of COVID-19
March 24, 2020 -- Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, radiologists have a key role to play in helping their hospitals respond to the crisis -- from infection control to offering staff support, according to Dr. Carolyn Meltzer of Emory University in Atlanta and Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha of the University of Washington in Seattle.  Discuss
Telehealth rules relaxed for radiologists during COVID-19
March 24, 2020 -- In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Medicare has temporarily opened up the ability for physicians to provide medical care to patients without the need for them to be in the same physical location. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains whether this represents a new opportunity for radiologists.  Discuss
Doctors in Italy, Spain using ultrasound for COVID-19
March 23, 2020 -- Doctors in Italy and Spain are using ultrasound to help with diagnosis, treatment, and admission decisions amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has overwhelmed health systems and led to shortages of tests, ventilators, and other crucial supplies.  Discuss
Is the annual cost of breast cancer screening worth it?
March 23, 2020 -- The total national cost of annual breast cancer screening in a population of younger, commercially insured women is $2.1 billion in the U.S., according to a research letter published online March 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Unified radiology worklist smooths after-hours workflow
March 23, 2020 -- Unifying multiple radiology worklists into a single worklist can make coverage of after-hours imaging studies more efficient and reduce report turnaround times, according to a clinical practice management case study published online March 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss