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Curbing daily use of chest x-ray in ICU cuts major costs
March 8, 2021 -- Restricting the daily use of chest x-rays in intensive care units (ICUs) reduces the cost associated with delivering care without a concomitant increase in complications, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Thoracic CT shows promise for monitoring health of obese patients
March 8, 2021 -- Thoracic CT shows promise as an imaging modality that could help clinicians monitor the health of their obese patients, according to a presentation delivered March 5 at the virtual ECR. Read More
Heart disease rare in pro athletes after COVID-19
March 5, 2021 -- Inflammatory heart disease is rare among professional athletes with prior COVID-19 infection who received systematic return-to-play cardiac screening with imaging and other tests, according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
Better access to imaging would save lives, Lancet report says
March 5, 2021 -- Better access to medical imaging in low and middle-income countries would save almost 2.5 million lives lost to cancer, according to a new report presented at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) by the Lancet Oncology Commission on Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Will radiologists need to buy AI themselves to drive adoption?
March 5, 2021 -- It may take value-based reimbursement models -- and perhaps radiologists buying the software themselves -- to drive adoption of radiology artificial intelligence (AI), according to a new article published online in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Read More
Dental x-ray used to read sealed 17th-century letter
March 5, 2021 -- Researchers used a dental x-ray scanner to virtually unfold and read a sealed letter from the Renaissance in Europe, according to a study published on March 2 in Nature Communications. This is believed to be the first time the technique has been used. Read More
Consider COVID-19 chest imaging patterns to prep for next pandemic
March 5, 2021 -- Understanding chest imaging patterns prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic -- specifically, what time of day most of these exams are ordered -- is useful for healthcare providers as they deal with similar crises going forward, according to a study published March 3 in PLOS One. Read More
FDG-PET/MRI offers option for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma
March 5, 2021 -- FDG-PET/MRI is a "promising alternative" to FDG-PET/CT for staging and gauging treatment response for Hodgkin lymphoma, with the benefit of less radiation to pediatric and adolescent patients, according to a study published online February 19 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Historical study finds benign bone tumors are common in children
March 5, 2021 -- A cache of historical x-rays -- some almost 100 years old -- has revealed that benign bone tumors are common in healthy children, and they resolve on their own over time, according to a March 1 study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Read More
12 tips for handling your first overnight call
March 4, 2021 -- A radiologist's first overnight call can prompt anxiety, but there are ways to navigate it that can make the experience as successful and comfortable as possible, according to a presentation delivered March 3 at the virtual ECR 2021. Read More