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CT lung screening risk models optimize nodule management
February 14, 2020 -- Risk prediction models can differentiate between benign and malignant nodules detected on CT lung cancer screening exams more accurately than current clinical guidelines, underscoring the potential value of the models for lung nodule management, according to a study published online February 14 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Being active may improve radiation therapy outcomes
February 14, 2020 -- Patients who are physically active before they undergo thoracic radiation therapy may have better outcomes, according to study results delivered at a meeting on the cardiovascular care of oncology patients held by the American College of Cardiology. Read More
AI improves reader performance for ABUS studies
February 14, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could potentially help radiologists and other physicians improve their ability to classify lesions on automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) exams, according to research published online February 12 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
Coronavirus toll surges after sanction of CT diagnosis
February 13, 2020 -- The number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in China hit roughly 15,000 within the past 24 hours alone, a major increase, according to news reports. The surge follows a decision by Chinese officials to expand the diagnostic criteria for COVID-19 to include cases diagnosed with CT. Read More
CT outpaces DNA testing for early coronavirus detection
February 13, 2020 -- Researchers from China are reporting that chest CT was able to detect COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), in individuals with high clinical suspicion of the virus -- even in cases with negative initial DNA tests -- in a study published online February 12 in Radiology. Read More
FDG-PET/CT points to cervical cancer patient outcomes
February 13, 2020 -- Several indicators on pretreatment FDG-PET/CT scans can help predict overall survival in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer and para-aortic lymph node involvement. The markers could help clinicians steer patients toward more aggressive treatment, according to a February 7 study in Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Should U.S. radiologists double read mammograms?
February 13, 2020 -- In many European countries, radiologists double read mammograms, followed by a consensus review when the recommendations don't align. Double reading could also benefit U.S. radiologists, according to a study published online on February 11 in Radiology. Read More
Why the sizzling radiologist job market will stay hot
February 12, 2020 -- Some speculated a few years ago that the red-hot job market for radiologists wouldn't last. Several years later, radiologists are still enjoying one of the best job markets in the past two decades, and they often have a number of offers to choose from, according to Dan Corbett of Radiology Business Solutions. Read More
MRI finds cancer missed on clinical breast exams
February 12, 2020 -- Breast MRI scans found six cases of breast cancer in high-risk women that had been missed with clinical breast examinations in a recent study, published in the March issue of Clinical Radiology. But the MRI scans also led to more recalls -- in excess of established guidelines. Read More
PET shows cardiac meds may reduce beta-amyloid buildup
February 12, 2020 -- Patients who were on cardiovascular medications like cholesterol-lowering drugs seem to have lower levels of amyloid burden on PET scans, according to a study published February 7 in JAMA Network Open. The question is whether these findings indicate the individuals are at lower risk for Alzheimer's disease. Read More
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