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CT radiation doses for COVID-19 patients vary widely
November 11, 2020 -- Lack of guidance for how best to use CT with COVID-19 has led to significant variations in standard measurements of CT radiation dose, according to a study published November 10 in Radiology.  Discuss
Medical imaging boosts men's testicular cancer risk
November 11, 2020 -- Early exposures to medical imaging can increase men's risk of developing testicular cancer by almost 60%, according to a study published November 11 in PLOS One. The findings highlight the need for shielding for men and boys during imaging exams.  Discuss
Knowledge gap is an obstacle to AI implementation
November 10, 2020 -- Radiologists and radiographers are enthusiastic about incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into their practices, but they often lack knowledge about how to do so, according to a study published October 29 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Tau Alzheimer's blood test gives PET a run for its money
November 10, 2020 -- Blood tests that detect a biomarker for abnormal tau metabolism in the brain were able to detect pathology earlier than PET scans in patients with preclinical Alzheimer's disease in a study reported online November 9 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Patients unconcerned about postponed elective imaging
November 10, 2020 -- Patients don't seem concerned that postponing elective imaging -- such as many have had to do during the COVID-19 pandemic -- negatively affects their health, according to a study published November 2 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Imaging saves teen with oral surgery-linked 'forgotten disease'
November 10, 2020 -- Imaging and early antibiotic intervention saved the life of an 18-year-old man in Kansas who was diagnosed with Lemierre syndrome, or the "forgotten disease," after wisdom teeth extraction, according to a case report published on October 20 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science.  Discuss
Cancer delays: Counting COVID-19's hidden costs
November 9, 2020 -- A patient whose cancer treatment is delayed by even one month can face a mortality risk of up to 13% higher, a Canadian and U.K. study has found. The investigation, published online by BMJ on 4 November, was triggered by concerns about delays to cancer diagnosis and therapy during the pandemic.  Discuss
Coding and documentation for Y-90 radioembolization
November 9, 2020 -- The treatment of liver tumors using yttrium-90 (Y-90) radioembolization brings unusual challenges for interventional radiologists. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners describes how to overcome them.  Discuss
CT lung screening scans also work for bone density
November 6, 2020 -- CT scans acquired for lung cancer screening can serve double-duty by providing the data needed to also perform bone density analysis, according to a new study from China published online November 4 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.  Discuss
Radiology residents benefit from education in AI
November 6, 2020 -- Fourth-year radiology residents benefitted from a pilot program that included formal instruction in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning as well as collaboration with data scientists on developing models, according to a special report published online November 4 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
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