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Lower recall rate makes DBT better for breast screening
February 20, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has a lower recall rate compared with full-field digital mammography, making it an effective breast cancer screening tool, according to a study published online February 13 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Targeted MRI signal could provide insights to psychosis
February 20, 2019 -- Results of a type of MRI protocol called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) could help diagnose psychosis and provide an indicator of psychosis severity, according to a study published February 18 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Discuss
Shorter radiotherapy works for prostate cancer treatment
February 19, 2019 -- A shorter radiotherapy protocol for treating prostate cancer is comparable to a conventional radiotherapy schedule when it comes to disease-free survival and quality of life after treatment, according to a new study published online February 15 in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
AI algorithm predicts Alzheimer's disease progression
February 19, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can predict the progression of Alzheimer's disease by analyzing a combination of demographic and neuroimaging data, as well as information on cerebrospinal fluid and cognitive performance biomarkers, according to research published online February 13 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Could self-rated health improve CT CAC scoring?
February 19, 2019 -- Combining self-rated health assessments with CT coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring enhanced the test's ability to predict a person's risk of adverse cardiac events -- almost matching the accuracy of traditional risk estimation, according to an article published online February 15 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
'Good Morning America' skewers breast thermography
February 18, 2019 -- The use of thermography in place of conventional mammography for breast screening was the subject of a critical news segment on the TV show "Good Morning America" on February 13. The segment profiled two California women -- one of whom later died -- whose cancers were missed by thermography.  Discuss
MRI should be 1st choice for pediatric appendicitis
February 18, 2019 -- Look no further than MRI to confirm suspected cases of acute appendicitis in children or to provide an alternative diagnosis, according to a study published online February 12 in Radiology.  Discuss
5 ways to improve interventional radiology
February 18, 2019 -- There are five key steps that should be taken to improve the provision of interventional radiology in Europe. That's according to a new survey of European interventional radiology departments published February 13 in Insights into Imaging.  Discuss
New PET/CT tracer effectively targets blood clots
February 18, 2019 -- Researchers from South Korea and Germany are reporting excellent image quality and a high detection rate with PET/CT for acute venous thromboembolism thanks to a new radiotracer currently being developed, according to a paper published in the February issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
TexLab AI algorithm predicts ovarian cancer survival
February 15, 2019 -- By analyzing tumor characteristics such as structure, shape, and size, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called TexLab 2.0 is able to predict which patients with ovarian cancer have the best prognosis. The prediction can then be used to direct patient therapy, according to an article published online February 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
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