RADIOLOGY NEWS
AI boosts assessment of cancer treatment response
June 3, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can significantly enhance assessment of cancer treatment response on serial CT exams by reducing errors, speeding up interpretations, and decreasing interobserver variability, according to research presented May 29 at the online American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting.  Discuss
Radiology confidence plummets in Q2 MICI poll
June 2, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically undercut the confidence that radiology administrators and imaging center directors have in their business prospects for the immediate future, according to second-quarter results in the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
Young women have unique breast cancer characteristics
June 2, 2020 -- Women under the age of 40 are more likely than older patients to have breast cancers diagnosed at a later stage and more aggressive tumor types, according to research published on May 22 for the 2020 American Society of Breast Surgeons virtual meeting.  Discuss
Radiology continuity in the age of COVID-19
June 2, 2020 -- How are you keeping your radiology operation running in the age of COVID-19? Learn strategies for keeping your radiology department or practice going in this May 20 webinar featuring three radiology thought leaders who share their experiences responding to COVID-19.  Discuss
AI can handle quality assessment of 3D cardiac MRI
June 2, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can automatically assess image quality on 3D whole-heart cardiac MR images, achieving results similar to a human expert, according to research published online May 27 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
Making AI meaningful: How AI is being used to transform radiology practices
June 2, 2020 -- How is artificial intelligence (AI) being used to transform radiology practices? In this on-demand webinar, you'll hear from four radiology thought leaders on how they are leveraging AI in their daily workflow.  Discuss
New MRI scoring criterion helps diagnose prion disease
June 1, 2020 -- A new diffusion MRI scoring scale could improve diagnosis of the prion malady sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) and compares favorably to cerebrospinal fluid testing, according to a study published June 1 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
MRI reveals brain changes in technologist with COVID-19
June 1, 2020 -- MRI scans of a 25-year-old Italian radiologic technologist who contracted COVID-19 and lost her sense of smell suggest the virus may invade the brain through the olfactory pathway and cause dysfunction of sensorineural origin. This finding was published online by JAMA Neurology on May 29.  Discuss
PET/MRI shows inflammation link to mitral valve prolapse
June 1, 2020 -- Researchers using a hybrid PET/MRI scanner detected a link between degenerative mitral valve prolapse and F-18 FDG uptake, a surrogate for myocardial inflammation and/or ischemia. The results, published online May 27 in JAMA Cardiology, apply to asymptomatic patients as well, suggesting an ongoing subclinical disease process.  Discuss
Remote reading prepares group for COVID-19 response
June 1, 2020 -- When a radiology group in Northern California "took back the night" by insourcing its overnight teleradiology image interpretation several years ago, it had no idea it was also preparing itself for a more effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jason Wiesner of Sutter Health explains.  Discuss