Coding changes that will impact radiology practices in 2022
January 27, 2022 -- There are 249 new codes in the current procedural terminology (CPT) system that are now in effect for 2022, plus 93 revised codes and 63 deleted codes. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners helps explain what the new codes mean. Read More
Water leak at Dutch reactor imperils supplies of medical isotopes
January 26, 2022 -- A shutdown at a nuclear reactor in Petten, the Netherlands, will impact global supplies of molybdenum-99 and lutetium-177 for medical use in coming weeks, warned Europe's nuclear medicine agency. Read More
Arab Health: Improving efficiency key to radiology's future
January 26, 2022 -- Radiology needs to become more efficient to adapt to the shift in the U.S. to value-based care, according to a presentation January 24 by Dr. Giles Boland on the future of medical imaging at Arab Health 2022 in Dubai. Read More
Shape modeling from ultrasound predicts hip dysplasia in infants
January 26, 2022 -- Ultrasound images used for statistical shape modeling can help predict hip dysplasia in infants and whether abduction treatment devices are needed, according to Dutch research published January 25 in Radiology. Read More
Radiologists' trust of AI is critical for hospital adoption
January 26, 2022 -- It wasn't that long ago that artificial intelligence (AI) proponents perpetuated the notion of AI marketplaces, believing that they provide a more straightforward way to purchase the technology that would soon lead to widespread adoption in hospital systems. But acquiring AI algorithms has never been the most challenging aspect of AI adoption. Read More
MRI spots myocarditis in young people vaccinated for COVID-19
January 25, 2022 -- Researchers from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta have found that in people younger than 30 who developed myocarditis after receiving an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, more than 70% also had abnormal cardiac MRI results, according to a study published January 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More
uPAR-PET looks promising diagnosing neuroendocrine cancer
January 25, 2022 -- A new PET radiotracer developed by Danish researchers appears promising for establishing the risk of disease progression and death in patients with neuroendocrine cancer, according to a study published January 20 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Elastography can predict rotator cuff repair success
January 25, 2022 -- Shear-wave elastography used preoperatively can predict the success of rotator cuff surgery, according to research published January 20 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Twitter activity plunges during virtual conferences
January 24, 2022 -- The shift to virtual conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic could have an unexpected consequence -- a plunge in Twitter activity during virtual meetings, according to a study published January 20 in Insights into Imaging. Read More
fMRI shows racial discrimination's negative effects on the brain
January 24, 2022 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) demonstrated that experiences of racial discrimination can put the parts of the brain that deal with threats into overdrive in a study published January 24 in JAMA Network Open. Read More