CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality most in women
June 14, 2019 -- CT lung cancer screening reduced cancer mortality by 69% in high-risk female smokers in the German Lung Cancer Screening Intervention trial, based on new results. But the test offered less of a benefit to men, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Read More
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 87: The feminist narrative
June 14, 2019 -- Do today's research trials adequately reflect medical outcomes in women? Or are they too focused on men? Ryan starts to wonder in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend. Read More
Breast density group asks FDA to clarify notification
June 14, 2019 -- Efforts by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to standardize breast density notification across the U.S. are admirable but could be improved, according to comments submitted to the FDA June 12 by advocacy group DenseBreast-info.org. Read More
CDs still prevail for giving patients access to images
June 13, 2019 -- The compact disk (CD) has increasingly become an obsolete form of storage that's no longer readily accessible by many computers. However, most hospitals still rely on this archaic medium to provide patients with copies of their imaging studies, according to research published online June 11 in Radiology. Read More
How risky is risk-based mammography screening?
June 13, 2019 -- Risk-based mammography screening has been touted as a way to minimize the modality's harms and boost its benefits. But does risk-based screening really save more lives, especially when it comes to younger women? It may not, according to a new study published online June 11 in Radiology. Read More
Study validates digital measurements of breast density
June 13, 2019 -- Research using analog mammography has shown that a woman's breast tissue density can be affected by reproductive factors such as when she first had children or when she began menstruation. But does this association hold up if the images are acquired with digital technology? California researchers sought to find out. Read More
FFR-CT beats CCTA for assessing heart disease outcomes
June 12, 2019 -- Fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) was significantly better at predicting the long-term effects of cardiac disease -- including death, heart attack, and the need for revascularization -- than conventional coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in a new study, published online June 11 in Radiology. Read More
New class of radiotracers targets many cancer types
June 12, 2019 -- Oncologists and nuclear medicine technologists may soon have another weapon in their arsenal to diagnose and evaluate various cancers through PET/CT, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
AI converts low-dose CT scans to high-quality studies
June 12, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can transform low-dose CT (LDCT) scans into high-quality exams that radiologists may even prefer over LDCT studies produced via commercial iterative reconstruction techniques, according to research published online June 10 in Nature Machine Intelligence. Read More
Shorter MRI protocol reduces sedation for kids
June 11, 2019 -- Researchers from Emory University developed an abbreviated MRI protocol for brain scans of pediatric patients with headaches, dramatically reducing the need to sedate the children, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
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