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Use of cardio CT, MRI increases, but remains fraction of heart imaging
February 26, 2021 -- The use of cardiovascular CT and MRI has been increasing -- as has the number of radiologists providing these exams -- even though they still make up a fraction of the number of annual cardiac exams performed, according to a new study. Read More
COVID-19 takes toll on well-being of radiology staff
February 26, 2021 -- Radiographers and radiation therapists have experienced shortages of personal protective equipment and significant increases in stress and anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey of Australian radiology staff. Read More
COVID-19 vaccine affects imaging results, researchers warn
February 25, 2021 -- Researchers are warning that the COVID-19 vaccine can manifest on imaging in ways that appear to be disease, according to two studies published February 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology and Radiology. Read More
AI can predict malignancy for multiple pulmonary nodules
February 25, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to predict the risk of cancer in patients found to have multiple pulmonary nodules during CT lung cancer screening, according to research published online February 24 in Clinical Cancer Research. Read More
Abbreviated breast MRI shows sustained benefits for screening
February 24, 2021 -- Breast cancer screening with an abbreviated MRI protocol sustains positive patient outcomes over time, according to a study published February 23 in Radiology. The findings could make breast MRI screening more accessible to women. Read More
CT-guided renal ablation is safe for treating cancer in obese patients
February 24, 2021 -- CT-guided renal ablation is a safe and effective alternative to nephrectomy in morbidly obese patients, according to a study published February 17 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
New diagnosis codes related to COVID-19 take effect in 2021
February 24, 2021 -- Most of the annual changes to diagnosis coding under ICD-10 system take effect on October 1, but other changes occur during the year. Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains the codes related to COVID-19 took effect on January 1. Read More
Top healthcare trends on display at RSNA 2020
February 24, 2021 -- COVID-19 has stimulated innovation in the medical community, including advancements in AI, digital transformation, and telemedicine. Such innovations and more were featured at RSNA 2020, according to an analysis by market research firm Omdia. Read More
AI finds precancerous colon polyps on CT colonography
February 23, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm yielded a high level of accuracy for distinguishing between benign and precancerous polyps on CT colonography exams, according to research published online February 23 in Radiology. Read More
Dual-energy CT shows promise, but watch for artifacts
February 23, 2021 -- Dual-energy CT (DECT) offers new ways to improve diagnosis of disease, and the technology has continued to improve over the past decade. But radiologists must be aware of DECT's potential pitfalls -- particularly artifacts -- in order to use it effectively, according to an overview published February 19 in RadioGraphics. Read More