Female radiologists make as much as male peers
September 21, 2017 -- Female academic radiologists in the U.S. make as much money as their male colleagues -- a situation that's unusual among many medical specialties, according to a new study to be published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
SIIM conference offers snapshot of AI in radiology
September 21, 2017 -- Efforts to apply artificial intelligence (AI) technology to medical imaging are advancing at a dizzying pace. There will be no better place to witness this growth than the second Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI) next week in Baltimore.  Discuss
PET tracks Zika virus, disease progression in mice
September 21, 2017 -- Researchers from the U.S. Army are using PET scans of mice to study brain inflammation and gather more information about the progression of disease due to the Zika virus, according to a study published online September 12 in Molecular Imaging and Biology.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 46: Happy Rosh Hashanah
September 21, 2017 -- It's not a happy new year if you're Jewish and you have to work a shift on Rosh Hashanah. Ryan tries to soften the blow a bit by paying Andy a visit at the radiology department.  Discuss
Meet the Minnies 2017 finalists
September 20, 2017 -- Are you wondering who made the final cut in the Minnies,'s campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging? Our list of finalists includes 28 candidates competing in 14 categories, ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Best Radiology Mobile App.
Study: No residual gadolinium found after GBCA use
September 20, 2017 -- At least one gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) appears to be steering clear of problems related to gadolinium retention. Researchers in South Korea found no evidence of gadolinium retention following multiple administrations of the agent gadoterate meglumine, according to a study published online in PLOS One.  Discuss
Study questions whether x-rays really need to be repeated
September 19, 2017 -- Current radiology practice gives radiologic technologists significant leeway in deciding whether to retake radiographs that might not be up to snuff. But should the weight of that decision rest on their shoulders alone? Researchers investigated the question in a September 12 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 4
September 19, 2017 -- The right heart has jokingly been referred to as the organ's stepchild, with little attention paid to its size, function, and prognostic implications. In this column, Andrea Fields of CardioServ reviews the proper methods to quantify the right heart for both size and function on echocardiography.  Discuss
fMRI cheese study wins Ig Nobel Prize
September 19, 2017 -- It isn't every day that cheese is the focal point of a functional MRI (fMRI) study, but a foray by French researchers into an area of research that is seldom -- if ever -- explored earned them an Ig Nobel Prize.  Discuss
Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms'
September 18, 2017 -- Another new analysis is questioning whether overdiagnosis is really that important to women undergoing breast screening. Authors of a study in the October issue of Medical Care believe the findings indicate that more communication is needed to convince women that they should take mammography's "harms" more seriously.  Discuss