RADIOLOGY NEWS
How can nuclear medicine help with COVID-19 pandemic?
April 10, 2020 -- Radiology departments have been working overtime since the outbreak of COVID-19. But how nuclear medicine can contribute to the healthcare of the world's populations remains somewhat unclear, according to an article published online April 7 in Nuklearmedizin.  Discuss
Are researchers rushing the science on COVID-19?
April 10, 2020 -- Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are feeling pressure to provide answers to questions such as how best to diagnose the disease. But is this pressure leading to rushed science? It's likely, according to an opinion published online on April 8 in Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
5 ways to prepare the CT suite for a COVID-19 surge
April 10, 2020 -- It's the middle of the night, only one radiologist and one CT technologist are on duty, and the emergency department calls to say 15 patients with suspected COVID-19 are heading to CT for imaging. Is your department ready?  Discuss
AI system takes human approach to brain MRI diagnosis
April 10, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI)-based system developed to mimic how a radiologist interprets images can achieve performance comparable to that of academic neuroradiologists in diagnosing 19 common and rare diseases on brain MRI exams, according to research published online April 7 in Radiology.  Discuss
NYU radiologists answer the call during COVID-19 surge
April 9, 2020 -- New York University (NYU) Langone Health is "bursting at the seams" with patients with COVID-19. Doctors on the floors are trying to manage the overwhelming demand but, too often, keeping a patient's family informed about their loved one's status fell through the cracks -- until the radiologists stepped in.  Discuss
UW rads offer COVID-19 coping strategies
April 9, 2020 -- Clinicians from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle are offering to their radiologist peers strategies for managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Their insights were published April 8 in Radiology.  Discuss
3 key MRI markers can gauge MS severity
April 9, 2020 -- Three basic MRI biomarkers can help clinicians determine the current level of disease severity and disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published April 3 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Allergy workups prevent MRI contrast reactions in kids
April 8, 2020 -- By administering a "fast-track allergy workup," clinicians can prevent pediatric patients from experiencing adverse allergic reactions in follow-up gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans, according to a study published on April 3 in PLOS One.  Discuss
PET links amyloid to cognitive decline in A4 study
April 8, 2020 -- Initial findings from the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) study, published online April 6 in JAMA Neurology, have confirmed that high levels of amyloid on florbetapir-PET brain scans are an indication of cognitive decline.  Discuss
Many women at risk for breast cancer don't take action
April 8, 2020 -- Women at increased risk of breast cancer are often advised to take preventive action, including additional screening. But the vast majority of women at high risk for breast cancer didn't take action to help mitigate their cancer risk, according to a case study published on March 27 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss