Demographic factors limit access to CT lung screening
July 15, 2019 -- Smokers who are older, uninsured, undereducated, and live in a rural area are more likely to be located farther away from a CT lung cancer screening facility and thus have limited access to screening services, according to an article published online July 11 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
AR offers 3D image guidance for interventional procedures
July 12, 2019 -- Researchers from New York have developed a new image-guidance technique that uses augmented reality (AR) to facilitate interventional procedures. They detail how their method may help improve the ease and accuracy of catheter placement into the heart in an article recently published online by PLOS One.  Discuss
Low-field MRI ensures safe scans with implanted devices
July 12, 2019 -- How low can clinicians go with MRI magnet strength to ensure the safety of patients with implanted cardiac rhythm management devices and maintain diagnostic-quality images? The answer is 0.2 tesla, according to an Austrian study published July 4 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Female radiologists read fewer advanced imaging studies
July 12, 2019 -- Female radiologists interpret fewer advanced imaging studies than their male counterparts, according to a study published online July 4 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
GBCA-enhanced MRI does not influence MS progression
July 11, 2019 -- Researchers found evidence of gadolinium accumulation in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients after MRI scans using a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), but the patients' conditions did not worsen by the five-year follow-up in a new study, published online July 5 in Neurology.  Discuss
CT perfusion shows promising utility in cancer treatment
July 11, 2019 -- The CT perfusion scans of patients with pancreatic cancer revealed that those who responded well to chemoradiation therapy had higher blood flow measurements both before and after treatment than did patients who responded poorly in a new study, published online July 9 in Radiology.  Discuss
Deep learning comparable to rads for thyroid management
July 11, 2019 -- A deep-learning algorithm performs comparably to radiologists and may improve radiology workflow for determining whether a thyroid nodule should be biopsied, according to a new study published online July 9 in Radiology.  Discuss
Radiology ranks in top 10 for job searches
July 10, 2019 -- Radiology ranks No. 6 in the top 10 most requested job searches by specialty, and its average salary is $387,000, up 4.3% compared with last year's $371,000, according to a new report published by physician search and recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins.  Discuss
AI, AR enable real-time pain assessment on virtual brain
July 10, 2019 -- Researchers from Michigan have developed a new technique for real-time pain assessment on virtual 3D brain models using a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and augmented reality (AR) technology. They detail their method in an article recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  Discuss
Men need breast cancer screening too
July 10, 2019 -- Men at increased risk for breast cancer need regular screening mammography just as their female counterparts do, according to a new study published online July 6 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  Discuss