How to protect your practice from missed follow-ups
October 7, 2019 -- How can you protect your practice against a medical malpractice lawsuit from a missed communication with a patient or primary care physician? Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers some advice.  Discuss
New CT diagnostic reference levels factor in image quality
October 4, 2019 -- CT diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) are primarily intended to regulate radiation dose. But researchers from Duke University are now proposing that image noise be factored into DRLs to further optimize the quality of CT scans, in an article published in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Radiofrequency ultrasound, AI predict thyroid cancer
October 4, 2019 -- Radiofrequency ultrasound and an artificial intelligence (AI) model can be used to effectively predict the malignancy of thyroid nodules, as well as stratify their risk, according to a study set for publication in the November issue of Ultrasonics.  Discuss
AI model could speed up pneumonia diagnosis in ED
October 4, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for chest x-rays that was tested in real-time in the emergency department (ED) could improve the quality of care for patients suspected to have pneumonia, according to research presented on September 30 at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Madrid.  Discuss
Prostate cancer patients prefer mpMRI over biopsy
October 4, 2019 -- Low-risk prostate cancer patients who underwent multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) for active surveillance of the disease felt better about their experience than those who underwent transrectal biopsy, according to a study in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Low-field MRI scanner has interventional advantages
October 3, 2019 -- A prototype low-field MRI scanner operating at 0.55 tesla had advantages compared with 1.5 tesla for interventional MRI-guided procedures, particularly for patients with implanted devices, according to a study published online October 1 in Radiology.  Discuss
New technique unravels 3D MRI scans of placenta
October 3, 2019 -- When applied to 3D MRI, a new mapping algorithm can generate virtual placenta models that open up and flatten -- enhancing the visibility of the placenta during pregnancy, according to an upcoming presentation at the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention in China.  Discuss
Societies team up to promote ethics in radiology AI
October 2, 2019 -- The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology engenders complex societal and ethical issues, and it's time to begin developing codes of ethics and practice for the technology, according to a statement published October 2 by seven radiology and imaging informatics organizations in North America and Europe.  Discuss
Black women still at higher risk of breast cancer death
October 2, 2019 -- Black women continue to be at higher risk of breast cancer death compared with their white counterparts, even though the overall mortality rate for the disease has continued to decline, according to a report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) published online October 2 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.  Discuss
Imaging for substance use disorder increasing in ED
October 2, 2019 -- The use of imaging in the emergency department (ED) to diagnose conditions related to substance use disorder is increasing -- particularly for MRI, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
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