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Radiologists and AI: better together for breast cancer screening
June 24, 2022 -- A breast cancer screening workflow that leverages the different strengths of radiologists and artificial intelligence (AI) software can improve overall accuracy and reduce workload, according to research published June 22 in Lancet Digital Health. Read More
ED notification system improves incidental imaging findings follow-up
June 24, 2022 -- A notification and referral system for emergency department (ED) patients with incidental imaging findings improves follow-up of these results, a study published June 23 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine has found. Read More
CT contrast shortage mostly resolved, but supply chain issue lingers
June 24, 2022 -- A months-long shortage of iodinated CT contrast -- due to a COVID-19 lockdown of GE Healthcare's Shanghai production facility -- has been mostly resolved, with the company back to normal production and shipping levels as of June 8. Read More
PET/CT improves survival in lung cancer patients
June 24, 2022 -- Patients who undergo PET/CT exams prior to surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have improved chances of survival, according to a study published June 21 in Radiology. Read More
Racial, ethnic groups face longer diagnostic delays after mammogram
June 23, 2022 -- Black U.S. women are most likely to experience delays in diagnosis after being recommended for biopsy for abnormal screening mammography results, suggests a study published June 23 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
COVID changes in CT use in the ED suggest path going forward
June 23, 2022 -- How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect the use of CT in the emergency department (ED) -- and will the crisis change the way ED physicians use CT going forward? Perhaps, a study published June 21 in Emergency Radiology suggests. Read More
U.S. report on COVID response says Atlas strategy caused deaths
June 22, 2022 -- A new report issued by a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic blames controversial neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Atlas for a strategy that led to thousands of "preventable" deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Read More
Routine x-rays help assess fracture risk in hip replacement patients
June 22, 2022 -- Bone measurements on routine x-ray exams acquired before hip replacements can help identify patients at high risk for fractures related to the implants, according to a study published June 20 in the Journal of Arthroplasty. Read More
Does the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant have specific CT signs?
June 22, 2022 -- The SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant shows fewer and less severe changes on chest CT than its delta variant predecessor, but it does have at least one distinct manifestation -- bronchial wall thickening, research published June 21 in Radiology has found. Read More
Breast ultrasound valuable in low-income countries
June 22, 2022 -- A study conducted in Africa found that breast ultrasound can be used successfully by trained nurses and clinicians to detect lesions in areas where radiologists are scarce. The research was published June 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
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