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MRI, age can predict return from baseball elbow injury
July 16, 2019 -- Patient age and findings on MRI can be helpful in determining how soon baseball players might return to action after an elbow injury, according to research presented at the recent American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in Boston.  Discuss
Synthesized 2D mammography equal to FFDM, with a caveat
July 15, 2019 -- The visibility of screen-detected cancers is generally equal to or higher on synthesized 2D mammography when compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM), but caution should be used when evaluating asymmetries and lesions less than 2 cm in size, according to a new study published online July 12 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
ABVS distinguishes malignant from benign breast lesions
July 15, 2019 -- The automated breast volume scanner (ABVS) performs just as well as handheld ultrasound for distinguishing between malignant and benign breast lesions, according to a literature review published in the August issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Vest technology could monitor patient therapy at home
July 15, 2019 -- Patients undergoing personalized lutetium-177 (Lu-177) DOTATATE therapy for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors may soon be monitored in the comfort of their homes after treatment, thanks to a newly developed vest.  Discuss
Demographic factors limit access to CT lung screening
July 15, 2019 -- Smokers who are older, uninsured, undereducated, and live in a rural area are more likely to be located farther away from a CT lung cancer screening facility and thus have limited access to screening services, according to an article published online July 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
AR offers 3D image guidance for interventional procedures
July 12, 2019 -- Researchers from New York have developed a new image-guidance technique that uses augmented reality (AR) to facilitate interventional procedures. They detail how their method may help improve the ease and accuracy of catheter placement into the heart in an article recently published online by PLOS One.  Discuss
Low-field MRI ensures safe scans with implanted devices
July 12, 2019 -- How low can clinicians go with MRI magnet strength to ensure the safety of patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management devices and maintain diagnostic-quality images? The answer is 0.2 tesla, according to an Austrian study published July 4 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Female radiologists read fewer advanced imaging studies
July 12, 2019 -- Female radiologists interpret fewer advanced imaging studies than their male counterparts, according to a study published online July 4 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
GBCA-enhanced MRI does not influence MS progression
July 11, 2019 -- Researchers found evidence of gadolinium accumulation in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients after MRI scans using a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), but the patients' conditions did not worsen by the five-year follow-up in a new study, published online July 5 in Neurology.  Discuss
CT perfusion shows promising utility in cancer treatment
July 11, 2019 -- The CT perfusion scans of patients with pancreatic cancer revealed that those who responded well to chemoradiation therapy had higher blood flow measurements both before and after treatment than did patients who responded poorly in a new study, published online July 9 in Radiology.  Discuss
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