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Synthesized 2D mammography identifies smaller lesions
September 30, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with synthesized 2D mammography identifies breast masses at smaller sizes than does full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a study published online September 16 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Radiologist leadership cuts CT lung screening radiation
September 27, 2019 -- Many U.S. institutions have been exceeding radiation dose recommendations for CT lung cancer screening exams, according to a study published online September 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine. A possible solution may be to have a lead radiologist establish CT protocols at each screening facility. Read More
PET/CT beats SPECT for neuroendocrine tumors
September 27, 2019 -- PET/CT performed better than planar scintigraphy or SPECT for determining which patients with neuroendocrine tumors are most likely to benefit from peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, in a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Patient navigation boosts women's screening compliance
September 27, 2019 -- Incorporating patient navigation services -- such as language translation, reimbursement for transportation, help with interpreting doctor recommendations, and emotional support -- into breast and cervical cancer screening programs improves women's adherence to screening guidelines. But it also increases healthcare costs, according to a study published in the September issue of Cancer Causes & Control. Read More
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 94: Something's fishy
September 27, 2019 -- Your average radiology reading room is a place where people work together in cramped quarters. That's why it's important to be considerate of others, especially at mealtime as Dr. Roth needs to learn, in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend. Read More
Meet the Minnies 2019 finalists
September 26, 2019 -- Are you curious about who made it to the final round in the 20th edition of the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's event recognizing excellence in radiology? This year's list of finalists includes some familiar faces, as well as some newcomers. Read More
Cinematic rendering offers clinical utility in MSK CT
September 26, 2019 -- What is the clinical utility of cinematic rendering in musculoskeletal (MSK) CT? It enhances the visualization of soft-tissue injuries and fractures -- in turn improving trauma evaluation and preoperative planning, Dr. Savvas Nicolaou said in a presentation at the recent International Society for Computed Tomography meeting in San Diego. Read More
Rethinking Ga-68 PSMA-11 PET/CT for bone metastases
September 26, 2019 -- Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles say it is time to reconsider guidelines in favor of broader use of gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen-11 (PSMA-11) PET/CT to detect bone metastases in prostate cancer patients, based on findings in their study published September 20 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Video from C-MIMI 2019: Paul Nagy on the state of AI research
September 26, 2019 -- AUSTIN, TX - A focus on clinical applications and a broader scope for artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms were among the research highlights at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine's Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI) this week, said Paul Nagy, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University in a video interview. Read More
CEUS helps reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
September 25, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can help predict benign pathologic results of breast masses -- thus reducing the number of unnecessary biopsies by one-third, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Read More
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