Mammography underutilized in Jamaica
May 4, 2021 -- Breast cancer screening mammography is underutilized in Jamaica, with breast cancer often diagnosed at an earlier age and more advanced stage than in the U.S., according to research published April 23 in BMC Women's Health. Read More
AI model predicts progression, mortality in COVID-19 patients
May 3, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to provide highly accurate predictions of a COVID-19 patient's disease progression and mortality based on analysis of chest CT exams, according to research published online April 29 in Scientific Reports. Read More
X-ray and CT reveal mummified ancient Egyptian was pregnant
May 3, 2021 -- The patient presented after 3,000 years. X-ray and CT scans revealed first that this was not a male scribe and priest, as suspected, but in fact a woman about 25 years old, possibly a society elite from a vast necropolis in Thebes in Upper Egypt. Read More
AI can help to classify masses found on breast ultrasound
May 3, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can aid radiologists in characterizing masses on screening breast ultrasound exams by improving cancer detection and reducing false positives, according to research from Yale University. Read More
Is it time for population-based breast screening in India?
May 3, 2021 -- Unlike many western countries, India lacks a widespread breast screening program. With rates of breast cancer rising in the country, is it time for population-based mammography screening? A recent symposium examined this issue, and a compilation of its findings was published April 28 in Cancer Causes & Control. Read More
New radiology resources aid trauma imaging in Canada
May 1, 2021 -- New radiology resources are becoming available to help Canadian hospitals reduce the rate of mortality due to major trauma, according to a keynote presentation on the opening day of the Canadian Association of Radiologists virtual meeting. Read More
Centralized lung cancer screening programs boost adherence
April 30, 2021 -- Referral to a centralized CT lung cancer screening program appears to boost adherence to repeat rounds of screening, even if the initial CT scan is negative, according to a study published April 30 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Breast MRI proves useful for mastectomy staging
April 30, 2021 -- Breast MRI can identify hidden cancers before a woman undergoes planned bilateral prophylactic mastectomy -- thus helping clinicians determine whether sentinel lymph node sampling is needed before surgery. Read More
ACR launches dose registry for digital radiography
April 30, 2021 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is launching a new Dose Index Registry in digital radiography to help track and characterize practice patterns and allow facilities to compare their dose indexes to those of other facilities in the U.S. Read More
Telediagnostic ultrasound successful in Peru pilot study
April 30, 2021 -- A new telediagnostic ultrasound protocol that doesn't need a trained sonographer or high-speed internet showed success in a pilot program held in Peru. The study was presented at this month's virtual American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More
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