PET/CT shows promise predicting outcomes in head, neck cancer
July 23, 2021 -- PET/CT imaging may help predict outcomes in patients on immunotherapy for head and neck cancer, according to a research letter published July 23 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. Read More
4 ways to create safe screening spaces for transgender patients
July 23, 2021 -- Data on breast cancer risk for the transgender community may be limited in the U.S. But radiologists can do their part in creating a welcoming environment to encourage transgender people to attend screening exams, according to a July 21 presentation hosted by the Society of Breast Imaging. Read More
Google Cloud launches Healthcare Data Engine
July 22, 2021 -- Google Cloud announced the preview of Healthcare Data Engine, a tool for healthcare and life sciences organizations that integrates and standardizes data from multiple silos, including medical records, claims, clinical trials, and research data. Read More
Swollen glands from COVID vaccine more prevalent in breast imaging
July 22, 2021 -- Adenopathy caused by the COVID-19 vaccine has a higher incidence than adenopathy seen in otherwise normal mammograms, but swelling goes down over time, according to research published July 22 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Annual mammography catches more interval cancer in dense breasts
July 22, 2021 -- Areas in Canada that offered annual mammography screening to women with dense breast tissue saw lower rates of interval breast cancers compared with locations that offered biennial screening, according to a study published July 19 in the Canadian Association of Radiologists' Journal. Read More
New radiology virtual consult model shows promise
July 22, 2021 -- A group of U.S. researchers found that virtual consultations can improve radiology's value by enabling face-to-face visits among radiologists, primary care physicians, and their patients, according to a study published July 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Can AI help radiologists detect more rib fractures on CT?
July 22, 2021 -- Radiologists may be able to improve their sensitivity for detecting rib fractures on CT exams by using an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, according to research published July 21 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
Echocardiography can determine patient risk in COVID-19 cases
July 21, 2021 -- Transthoracic echocardiography is helpful in determining mortality risk for patients with COVID-19, according to research published July 21 in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. Read More
Plaque burden predicts higher risk for heart disease patients
July 21, 2021 -- Measuring arterial plaque with cardiac CT in addition to established tests for heart disease can help predict which patients may suffer life-threatening events, according to a presentation at the virtual 2021 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography meeting. Read More
CMS changes to RO Model draw ASTRO's ire
July 21, 2021 -- A proposal by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make changes to its proposed Radiation Oncology (RO) Model for radiation therapy services is drawing criticism from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Read More
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