Do ED patients with psychiatric symptoms need head CT?
June 21, 2022 -- Patients who present in the emergency department (ED) with psychiatric symptoms are often imaged with head CT -- but this may not be necessary, according to a research letter published June 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
AI chest x-ray software looks promising for use in children
June 21, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm initially cleared for analyzing chest x-rays of adult patients may also be effective for use with children, according to a study published June 17 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Can PET/MRI correlate tau with first responders' cognitive issues?
June 21, 2022 -- PET/MR images of tau deposits among emergency responders on 9/11 are concerning, but they fall short of a definitive link to dementia, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Read More
Could a single brain MRI diagnose Alzheimer's?
June 20, 2022 -- A single brain MRI and an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could effectively diagnose Alzheimer's disease -- even at an early stage, a study published June 20 in Communications Medicine has shown. Read More
Is it medical negligence to interpret an image quickly?
June 20, 2022 -- Whether a radiologist's speed interpreting studies relates to accuracy is up for debate, but regulating workloads at present with little scientific evidence available could do more harm than good, according to articles published June 14 in Radiology. Read More
The PACSman Pontificates: Reflections on SIIM 2022
June 20, 2022 -- Imaging industry consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- aka the PACSman -- shares his thoughts on the recent annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Orlando, FL. Read More
Mammographic results vary across racial, ethnic groups
June 17, 2022 -- Non-Hispanic Black women are more likely to receive a false-negative breast cancer report and non-Hispanic white women have higher invasive cancer detection rates, wrote the authors of a study published June 17 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Read More
Are all men benefiting from preop MRI for prostate cancer surgery?
June 17, 2022 -- Preoperative MRI leads to better prostate cancer surgery outcomes, but it appears there's a racial discrepancy when it comes to which men are receiving the exam, a study published June 16 in the Journal of Urology suggests. Read More
New PET/CT scanners may offer safer imaging in children
June 17, 2022 -- The latest digital whole-body PET/CT scanners could dramatically improve clinical practice in nuclear medicine, particularly for children, according to a session at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Read More
AI model can track Lutathera response on PET/CT
June 17, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis of PET/CT exams can aid in long-term tracking of patients receiving treatment for neuroendocrine cancer, researchers said at this week's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting. Read More
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