AI can aid radiologists in detecting pancreatic cancer
June 1, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm helped radiologists from Taiwan improve their performance in detecting pancreatic cancer on CT exams, demonstrating strong performance across a range of ethnicities, according to research published online May 26 in Lancet Digital Health.  Discuss
COVID-19 CT findings often negative in children
May 29, 2020 -- More than three-quarters of chest CT findings in children with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 disease are negative, according to a study published May 28 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
How long will radiology's COVID-19 recovery take?
May 29, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has had many downstream effects and has proven financially devastating for many medical specialties, including radiology. Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners takes a look ahead at the long road to recovery.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 111: ER's best effort
May 29, 2020 -- The relationship between a hospital's radiology and emergency departments can get a bit strained at times. Andy and Dr. Roth struggle to interpret the latest request for imaging from emergency in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
FDA approves Avid's flortaucipir PET agent for tau imaging
May 28, 2020 -- In what the agency called a regulatory first, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the radiopharmaceutical flortaucipir F-18 for imaging tau pathology on PET scans. The agent was developed by Eli Lilly subsidiary Avid Radiopharmaceuticals and will be marketed as Tauvid.  Discuss
MRI aids discovery of new pregnancy contraction
May 28, 2020 -- Researchers using MRI to study blood flow through the placenta discovered a new type of contraction during pregnancy. The authors described the characteristics of the aptly named "utero-placental pump" in a study published on May 28 in PLOS Biology.  Discuss
Gadolinium levels increase sharply in Tokyo rivers
May 28, 2020 -- The amount of gadolinium found in rivers around Tokyo has risen sharply over the last two decades, in line with a rapid proliferation of MRI scanners and an increasingly aging population that receives more contrast-enhanced exams, according to research published in the May issue of Marine Pollution Bulletin.  Discuss
Isolation bag could block COVID-19 infection on CT
May 28, 2020 -- A simple patient isolation bag made of hypoallergenic plastic polymer could block COVID-19 infection in the CT suite -- and also improve workflow in radiology departments, according to a study published May 25 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Breast MRI's better cancer detection outweighs false-positive 'harm'
May 28, 2020 -- Breast MRI can produce more false positives on initial screening in women at higher cancer risk -- an outcome many consider a "harm" -- but patients and their doctors may decide this is justified by the modality's higher cancer detection rate, according to a study published May 15 in Clinical Imaging.  Discuss
Double-contrast technique could boost MRI for cancer
May 28, 2020 -- A new double-contrast MRI technique in development could help the modality distinguish very small tumors from normal tissue, according to a study published May 25 in Nature Nanotechnology.  Discuss