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Rapid MRI for ED stroke evaluation cuts costs, hospital length of stay
June 16, 2022 -- Using a rapid MRI protocol in the emergency department (ED) with people suspected of acute ischemic stroke reduces healthcare costs and the length of time patients are hospitalized, researchers wrote in a study published June 14 in the Neuroradiology Journal. Read More
Ultrasonic subthreshold observations unlikely to become HCC
June 16, 2022 -- Liver ultrasound findings considered to be ultrasonic subthreshold observations are unlikely to progress or become hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to research published June 15 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Abbreviated MRI offers value in women with breast cancer history
June 16, 2022 -- Abbreviated breast MRI has better specificity and similar sensitivity compared with full-protocol MRI in detecting breast cancer in women with a personal history of the disease, South Korean researchers found in a study published June 14 in Radiology. Read More
2021 lung cancer screening recs boost Black Americans' eligibility
June 15, 2022 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's (USPSTF) 2021 guidance for lung cancer screening with low-dose CT has improved screening eligibility, particularly among Black Americans, according to a research letter published June 15 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Imaging shows AstraZeneca COVID vaccine can trigger blood clots
June 15, 2022 -- MRI, CT, and ultrasound identify blood clots not found on clinical assessment in a majority of individuals who have COVID-19 vaccine-induced low blood platelets after their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a case study published June 14 in Radiology. Read More
AI predicts breast cancer risk from normal ultrasound images
June 15, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can predict risk for malignant breast lesions just by assessing normal-tissue ultrasound images, suggests research presented at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting in Kissimmee, FL. Read More
SNMMI Image of the Year predicts poor outcomes after heart attack
June 15, 2022 -- PET imaging that reveals poor outcomes in patients after a heart attack has won Image of the Year honors at this year's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting. Read More
DBT shines in high-risk women with extremely dense breasts
June 15, 2022 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) surpasses digital mammography for reducing risk of advanced breast cancer in high-risk women with extremely dense breasts, suggests a study of over half a million women published June 14 in JAMA. Read More
Video from SIIM 2022: Amy Thompson on trends in imaging IT
June 14, 2022 -- We caught up with Amy Thompson of Signify Research at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) to get an update on the latest market trends in the world of imaging IT, including artificial intelligence, enterprise imaging, the cloud, advanced visualization, and image sharing. Read More
PET/CT scans track ongoing COVID-19 infection
June 14, 2022 -- VANCOUVER, BC - PET/CT can evaluate lung inflammation and monitor treatment effects in patients with post-COVID-19 lung disease, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting. Read More
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