Quality is now the name of the game in radiology, and according to a recent case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, one way to increase the overall quality of patient care is standardizing templates to be used for all breast MRI reports. 

A large majority of molybdenum production, roughly 95 percent, is limited to seven large reactors across the globe. Worldwide supply is soon to be further constricted with a Canadian reactor scheduled to close in October. The fragility of this supply chain underscores a need for more efficient production methods, something University of Missouri researchers hope to refine.

It’s no secret that radiology is rapidly changing, with more and more focus being put on defining and demonstrating value. The good news for radiologists, according to a recent study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology, is that patients value their assessment of images over interpreters who aren’t radiologists. Some patients are even willing to pay for a one-on-one meeting. 

The AHRA 2016 Virtual Fall Conference begins Oct. 14, with virtual sessions available to attendees on demand for two full weeks. One session available on demand will be “The 3 Competencies: Building a Successful Imaging Project with Patient Care in Mind,” presented by Cathy Dolan-Schweitzer, MA, the president of Health Well Done in Yonkers, New York. 

Contrary to some conventional concerns, MRI scans in the first trimester of pregnancy appear safe for both mothers and their fetuses, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. However, exposure to gadolinium of any kind, including in MRI, came with an increased risk of adverse effects to the child after birth.