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FFDM may beat analog and CR for breast cancer screening
December 10, 2019 -- Full-field digital mammography (FFDM) detects breast cancer better than either analog film-screen mammography or computed radiography (CR), regardless of age, breast density, or screening round, according to a South Korean retrospective study of over 8 million women published online on December 3 in Radiology.  Discuss
PET and prejudice: Insurance firms' misconceptions
December 10, 2019 -- Healthcare insurance companies should value PET imaging and its cost-effective contributions to patient outcomes rather than view the modality as too expensive and unworthy of reimbursement, according to an editorial in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET rules out need for radiotherapy in lymphoma patients
December 10, 2019 -- Most patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who have a clear PET scan can safely skip radiation treatment, according to a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute that was presented December 8 at the 2019 American Society of Hematology conference in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
Are clinicians overusing CTA for carotid stenosis?
December 9, 2019 -- The use of CT angiography (CTA) as the first-line imaging exam for carotid artery stenosis has increased nearly threefold during the past several years, raising concerns over growing patient costs and radiation exposure, according to a study presented on Friday at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
ABUS delivers better diagnostic performance
December 9, 2019 -- Both automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) and traditional handheld ultrasound can significantly improve breast cancer detection when used as an adjunct to mammography in women with dense breasts. But ABUS yields better diagnostic performance, according to research presented at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
AR, 3D printing make waves in cardiac care
December 6, 2019 -- CHICAGO - What are the distinct benefits of 3D printing and augmented reality (AR) in the management of cardiac conditions, and what clinical scenarios are the technologies best suited for? Radiologists from Poland and Canada discussed these questions and more in a Thursday educational session at RSNA 2019.  Discuss
New imaging technique may ID colorectal cancer in real-time
December 6, 2019 -- Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new imaging technique based on optical tomography combined with deep learning that may provide accurate, real-time, computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal cancer.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 99: The day star
December 6, 2019 -- Do radiologists spend too much time staring at computers in dark rooms? It's a common misconception -- or is it? Find out in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
The 2019 PACSman Awards: All about AI
December 5, 2019 -- CHICAGO - RSNA 2019 was all about artificial intelligence (AI) -- now if only we could make heads or tails of it, writes Michael J. Cannavo, aka the PACSman. He offers his take on this year's meeting and doles out his annual PACSman Awards.  Discuss
Video from RSNA 2019: Survey finds high levels of burnout
December 5, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The results of a recent survey of radiology practice leaders paint a disturbing picture of the pervasiveness of burnout in radiology, with 77% of survey respondents saying burnout was either a significant or very significant problem. Dr. Jay Parikh of MD Anderson Cancer Center discusses the survey in this video interview.  Discuss
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