Do CT lung screening rules overlook first responders?
October 11, 2019 -- Current guidelines covering who is eligible for CT lung cancer screening do not take into account the hazards encountered by occupational exposure to environmental toxins, such as those encountered by first responders. That's according to research presented October 11 at the North American Conference on Lung Cancer in Chicago.  Discuss
Women born outside U.S. less likely to undergo mammography
October 11, 2019 -- Women living in the U.S. but born elsewhere are less likely than women born in the U.S. to have ever had a mammogram, according to a report published online on October 9 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.  Discuss
MICI Q4: Rad admins still confident in business outlook
October 11, 2019 -- Radiology administrators and business managers continue to have a positive outlook on their business prospects for the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 95: Someone's on the naughty list
October 11, 2019 -- Christmas is still several months away, but someone's already made Santa's naughty list -- at least by the looks of an image Andy shares with Ryan in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
Image processing shows potential to reduce MBI dose
October 10, 2019 -- Postprocessing software shows promise for reducing the radiation dose of molecular breast imaging (MBI) -- making way for more widespread adoption of the modality for breast cancer screening in women at higher risk or with dense breast tissue, according to a study published online October 9 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Automated bone scan software proves worth with radium-223
October 10, 2019 -- An automated bone scan algorithm has shown its value in determining the response to radium-223 (Ra-223) treatment for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, according to a study published online October 4 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
How to spot vaping-associated lung injury on imaging exams
October 9, 2019 -- Lung injury linked to electronic nicotine delivery systems -- or vaping -- is recognizable on medical imaging exams, and radiologists are key to identifying the condition, according to a clinical perspective published online October 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
POCUS, MRI make ECRI's top 10 hazards list
October 9, 2019 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and missing patient implant data for MRI exams are listed among the top 10 health technology hazards for 2020, according to a new report released October 7 by healthcare consultancy ECRI Institute.  Discuss
4 steps for physicians to influence AI legal issues
October 9, 2019 -- The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in clinical practice can engender complex medicolegal issues, but physicians can take certain actions to shape how liability determinations will play out, according to an article published online October 4 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Black-blood CT sheds light on intraluminal heart anatomy
October 9, 2019 -- An advanced imaging technique called black-blood CT can leverage cinematic rendering technology to provide a detailed view inside the lumen of vasculature and potentially bolster cardiac evaluation, according to an article published online October 1 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.  Discuss
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