Contrast mammography plus ultrasound on par with MRI for preop staging
August 5, 2021 -- A combination of contrast-enhanced mammography with ultrasound performs as well as breast MRI for preoperative staging for breast cancer, according to a Dutch study published August 2 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
First figures released on imaging of Tokyo Olympics
August 4, 2021 -- Over 200 MRI exams were performed in the polyclinic during the first week of the Tokyo Olympics, and 90% of these scans were for suspected musculoskeletal injuries, chief radiologist Dr. Yukihisa Saida has revealed. Read More
Ultrasound may not be needed prior to medication abortion
July 30, 2021 -- Not including preabortion ultrasound before medication abortion via telemedicine does not compromise patient safety or result in more ongoing pregnancies, according to research published July 27 in Contraception. Read More
Radiology swings into action at Tokyo Olympics
July 29, 2021 -- Medical imaging is already playing a valuable clinical role in the Tokyo Olympics, and both MRI and ultrasound look set to be essential diagnostic tools right up to the closing ceremony on August 8. Read More
Echocardiography can determine patient risk in COVID-19 cases
July 21, 2021 -- Transthoracic echocardiography is helpful in determining mortality risk for patients with COVID-19, according to research published July 21 in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. Read More
Routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions means lower recall rates
July 19, 2021 -- Returning to routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions on supplemental automated whole-breast ultrasound reduces the cancer recall rate "substantially," while also being unlikely to result in adverse outcomes, according to research published July 14 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Ultrasound misses endometrial cancer in Black women
July 15, 2021 -- Using transvaginal ultrasound to measure endometrial thickness to determine if symptomatic women need biopsy missed almost five times more cases of endometrial cancer among Black women than white women, according to research published July 15 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
POCUS accurate in diagnosis of pediatric transient synovitis
July 13, 2021 -- Point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) in combination with a decision-support checklist can help accurately diagnose transient synovitis in pediatric patients, according to research published July 13 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Ultrasound finds brain differences in infants exposed to Zika virus
July 6, 2021 -- Cranial ultrasound showed lenticulostriate vasculopathy to be more common in infants exposed to the mosquito-borne Zika virus in research from Brazil published June 29 in Radiology. Read More
Ultrasound could rule out need for x-ray in scoliosis screening
June 29, 2021 -- Ultrasound is useful in identifying schoolchildren who do not require specialist referral for follow-up x-rays as part of scoliosis screening programs, according to research published June 28 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More