Education affects follow-up for CT lung screening exams
January 21, 2020 -- Individuals with higher education are most likely to have appropriate follow-up of incidental findings after CT lung cancer screening, according to a study published online January 10 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Coding changes that will impact radiology practices in 2020
January 21, 2020 -- With the new year comes the annual revision of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that practices have to be aware of. Fortunately for diagnostic radiology, the changes for 2020 are relatively few, according to Erin Stephens of Healthcare Administrative Partners.  Discuss
Point-of-care photos of patients enhance portable x-ray
January 20, 2020 -- Taking patient photographs at the point of care to attach them to portable radiographs is technically feasible and also confers numerous advantages for patient care, according to a study published in the January edition of American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI can accurately classify cerebral aneurysm rupture status
January 17, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm is able to classify the rupture status of cerebral aneurysms with a promising level of accuracy, even outperforming experienced neurosurgeons, according to research published January 15 in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence.  Discuss
Most lung vaping cases linked to informal sources of THC
January 17, 2020 -- The recent outbreak of lung disease linked to vaping appears to be most prevalent in people who vaped THC-containing products obtained from informal sources, such as family, dealers, and online, according to a new report released on January 14 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Discuss
Investigation into Swedish MRI accident moves forward
January 17, 2020 -- The investigation into last year's MRI accident at Sunderby Hospital in Luleå in Sweden continues to move ahead. Investigators appear to be focusing on why a specialist nurse was wearing a weighted vest within the mobile MRI scanner's magnetic field -- and the answer could determine who was ultimately responsible.  Discuss
Bracco: Norris gadolinium MRI contrast suit is dismissed
January 16, 2020 -- A high-profile lawsuit regarding the safety of gadolinium MRI contrast filed by martial arts actor Chuck Norris and his wife against contrast developer Bracco Imaging has been voluntarily dismissed, according to the company. Neither side paid any settlement, and both agreed to pay their own legal fees, according to a January 16 press statement.  Discuss
Report: Fujifilm makes pitch for Curium Pharma
January 16, 2020 -- In what would be its latest deal in an ongoing acquisition spree in healthcare, Fujifilm has made an offer to buy French radiopharmaceutical developer Curium Pharma in a transaction that could be valued as high as $3 billion, according to a January 14 report from Bloomberg.  Discuss
No shield from x-rays: How science is rethinking lead aprons
January 16, 2020 -- CHICAGO - Patients have come to expect a technician to drape their torsos with a heavy lead apron when they get an x-ray, but new thinking among radiologists and medical physicists is upending the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation.  Discuss
Hey, Alexa -- Tell me about breast density
January 16, 2020 -- Asking personal assistants like Alexa about complex health issues isn't a reality now, but one day it might be. Researchers describe how an interactive health educator called Danya could teach women about breast density in a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine on January 9.  Discuss