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CT lung screening websites may be misleading patients
December 12, 2019 -- As awareness of CT lung cancer screening programs continues to grow, improving the quality of relevant online information is an imperative next step, according to radiologists from Massachusetts. They uncovered major gaps in patient information in an evaluation of websites run by current screening programs.  Discuss
AI-cyberterrorism in radiology: Threat or red herring?
December 12, 2019 -- In this Second Opinion article, Dr. Anton Becker, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Cancer Kettering Cancer in New York City and David Gugelmann, PhD, of Exeon Analytics assess the threat posed by artificial intelligence-powered cyberterrorism in radiology.  Discuss
AI-based model aids fMRI in ADHD detection
December 11, 2019 -- A newly developed deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI) model is lending a helping hand to radiologists reading functional MRI (fMRI) scans, helping them better predict attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online December 11 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
Can FDG-PET/MRI replace biopsy in breast cancer cases?
December 11, 2019 -- Although FDG-PET/MRI shows promise for accurate staging of breast cancer, the modality still isn't as accurate as sentinel lymph node biopsy, according to a study presented last week at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Massive VHA audit explores reasons for imaging delays
December 10, 2019 -- A massive review of outpatient radiology and nuclear medicine services in the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) found that 17% of routine requests and 25% of urgent orders for outpatient imaging were not performed in a timely fashion.  Discuss
USPSTF reaffirms take on ultrasound AAA screening
December 10, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed with no major changes its 2014 recommendations on using ultrasound to screen for asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), in a new statement published online December 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
FFDM may beat analog and CR for breast cancer screening
December 10, 2019 -- Full-field digital mammography (FFDM) detects breast cancer better than either analog film-screen mammography or computed radiography (CR), regardless of age, breast density, or screening round, according to a South Korean retrospective study of over 8 million women published online on December 3 in Radiology.  Discuss
PET and prejudice: Insurance firms' misconceptions
December 10, 2019 -- Healthcare insurance companies should value PET imaging and its cost-effective contributions to patient outcomes rather than view the modality as too expensive and unworthy of reimbursement, according to an editorial in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET rules out need for radiotherapy in lymphoma patients
December 10, 2019 -- Most patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who have a clear PET scan can safely skip radiation treatment, according to a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute that was presented December 8 at the 2019 American Society of Hematology conference in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
Are clinicians overusing CTA for carotid stenosis?
December 9, 2019 -- The use of CT angiography (CTA) as the first-line imaging exam for carotid artery stenosis has increased nearly threefold during the past several years, raising concerns over growing patient costs and radiation exposure, according to a study presented on Friday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
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