Macrocyclic GBCA again shows less signal intensity in kids
February 2, 2018 -- A study from Germany in the February issue of Investigative Radiology found that the use of a linear gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) resulted in increased signal intensity in two brain regions in pediatric patients, compared with the use of a macrocyclic GBCA.  Discuss
Breast density laws mystify primary care providers
February 2, 2018 -- Almost half of primary care providers don't feel prepared to respond to patient questions about breast density, according to a study published online January 17 in the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
PSMA-PET/CT helps spot early prostate cancer recurrence
February 2, 2018 -- PET/CT imaging with gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA-11) could help in the early detection and treatment of recurrent prostate cancer after a patient undergoes radical prostatectomy, according to a study in the February issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Is deep learning in radiology an art or a science?
February 1, 2018 -- Is developing deep-learning algorithms for medical imaging applications an art or a science? It's much more of an art at the moment, according to an article from a team led by Dr. Bradley Erickson, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, that was published online January 31 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound
February 1, 2018 -- It's safe to use ultrasound to track thyroid nodules that don't have suspicious features after fine-needle aspiration biopsy -- although nodules with intermediate or highly suspicious features should be evaluated with another biopsy, according to research in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Cyberattacks pose security risk to CT, MRI scanners
February 1, 2018 -- MRI and especially CT scanners are vulnerable to cyberattacks such as the WannaCry virus, and manufacturers and healthcare providers must be aware of the risks and mechanisms behind potential attacks to create a safe healthcare environment and protect patients, according to an Israeli study published on arXiv.org.  Discuss
Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports?
February 1, 2018 -- Can artificial intelligence (AI) technology learn how to understand radiologist reports? Yes, it can, and this capability could spark development of the next generation of deep-learning algorithms to aid radiologists, according to research published online January 30 in Radiology.  Discuss
AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans
January 31, 2018 -- The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and radiomics can distinguish malignant from benign lung nodules on noncontrast CT scans, potentially reducing the number of unnecessary surgical interventions in these cases, according to a multi-institutional team from Cleveland.  Discuss
What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes
January 31, 2018 -- What's going on with the latest changes to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? Radiology practices face a host of new rules in 2018. Rebecca Farrington, chief revenue officer at Healthcare Administrative Partners, helps unpack the changes in this new article.  Discuss
3D printing enters brave new world
January 31, 2018 -- The idea of printing human tissues and organs for implantation is not the stuff of science fiction anymore. It is a real prospect that will open new frontiers in medicine in less than a decade, delegates were told at this week's Arab Health congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Discuss