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ICD-10 coding changes that will impact radiologists in 2022
October 22, 2021 -- A total of 159 new codes in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) system became effective on October 1, and many codes have been revised or deleted. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains what's new. Read More
PET/MRI reveals blood clots in patients with AFib
October 22, 2021 -- Hybrid PET/MRI imaging with a new radiotracer based on copper-64 can identify blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a study published October 13 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Read More
Most radiologists willing to perform PET/CT in pregnant women
October 22, 2021 -- Should PET/CT be used in pregnant women with suspected cancer? Experts recommend against it, but a recent survey of nuclear medicine physicians in Australia indicates a majority would consider it in carefully selected cases, according to an article published October 18 in the Internal Medical Journal. Read More
How technology can drive better job satisfaction in radiology
October 22, 2021 -- Novel technological developments, including artificial intelligence, have paradoxically added to pressures on radiologists and all physicians, according to Dr. Alan Kaye. Read More
Is the 2021 USPSTF lung cancer screening guidance cost-effective?
October 21, 2021 -- Is the 2021 guidance on CT lung cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Care Services Task Force (USPSTF) cost-effective? Maybe, but other screening protocols might be more so, according to a study published October 21 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
AI Visualize sues Nuance, Mach7 for patent infringement
October 21, 2021 -- Cloud-based software developer AI Visualize has filed a patent infringement suit against speech recognition and artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Nuance Communications and enterprise image management firm Mach7 Technologies. Read More
POCUS making waves, but questions remain
October 20, 2021 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an inclusive technology that isn't limited to one specialty, but questions still need to be answered for more widespread use, according to an article published October 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Some minority women more at risk for second breast cancers
October 20, 2021 -- Native Hawaiian women, Filipino women, and women who received a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ before 2000 are more likely to develop second breast cancers, according to research published October 20 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Brain scans of patients with 'long COVID-19' appear normal
October 20, 2021 -- Patients with long-term symptoms from COVID-19 continue to be hampered by impaired cognitive functions, yet PET imaging has revealed the cause appears to be unrelated to any pathological changes in the brain, according to a study published October 14 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Black individuals may not benefit from wider lung screening guidance
October 20, 2021 -- Although recently updated CT lung cancer screening guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force expand the pool of people eligible for screening, the benefits may not reach Black individuals, according to a letter published October 20 in JAMA Network Open. Read More