Follow-up MRI not needed after musculoskeletal US
May 8, 2018 -- Ultrasound performs just as well as MRI for musculoskeletal indications, suggesting that a follow-up MRI scan after an initial ultrasound exam may be unnecessary, according to research published online May 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
What can radiology learn from tort reform in Tenn.?
May 7, 2018 -- Do recent efforts at tort reform in Tennessee offer any lessons for the rest of radiology? That question was asked in an article published online May 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The authors offered a promising -- but also cautionary -- look at the state's effort to rein in medical malpractice costs. Read More
AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax
May 7, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can be highly sensitive for detecting pneumothorax on chest CT images, potentially enabling radiologists to quickly prioritize these life-threatening cases for priority review, according to research from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Read More
ASBrS: Regular mammo screening = less-invasive treatment
May 7, 2018 -- Regular breast cancer screening, particularly in younger women, translates to less-aggressive treatment when disease is discovered, according to research presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) annual meeting in Orlando, FL. Read More
Novel PET tracer could help assess arthritis
May 7, 2018 -- Researchers from South Korea have developed a novel PET tracer that can be used to visualize joint inflammation in mice and potentially could provide an early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in humans, according to a preclinical study in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Radiologists need to adopt AI early to secure future
May 4, 2018 -- Much of what radiologists do today will be automated in the future, and it would behoove them to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) early to ensure their future value in healthcare, according to a presentation on April 27 at the Canadian Association of Radiologists annual meeting in Montreal. Read More
Age, not density, predicts interval breast cancer result
May 4, 2018 -- A woman's age may predict whether an interval breast cancer will have a poor outcome better than her breast density, according to a research letter published online May 3 in JAMA Oncology. The finding could direct the use of supplemental screening in women. Read More
FDA issues new labeling for gadolinium contrast
May 3, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April published revised product labeling for linear and macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agents. The new labeling includes a section on gadolinium retention. Read More
Radiologists land on list of highest-paid doctors
May 3, 2018 -- Radiologists landed in the No. 10 position on a list produced by Business Insider of the highest-paid healthcare professions. The list, based on data from LinkedIn, showed radiologists as having a total median salary of $368,000. Read More
5 keys to radiologist recruiting and hiring
May 3, 2018 -- Let's face it, no one likes recruiting. It is time-consuming, expensive, and frustrating. In a new column, Daniel Corbett of Radiology Business Solutions offers his five keys to radiologist recruiting. Read More