Synthetic 2D mammograms built from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) imaging don’t change or mask the effects of breast density, soothing industry concerns about obfuscation according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Lidocaine buffered with sodium bicarbonate is significantly more comfortable than plain lidocaine when administered for pain control to women undergoing ultrasound-guided core-needle breast biopsies. 

The implementation of standardized reporting for suspected hepatocellular carcinoma improved consistency and clarity, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

A group of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital cut the incidence of delayed image delivery to PACS by two-thirds by using an automated system that alerted managers when the time-to-PACS (TTP) had exceeded a certain threshold. The internally developed web application—called Tempus Fugit—demonstrates the potency of targeted workflow intervention in an imaging department.

Researchers from the University of Miami used MRI to narrow down the causes of an eye disorder common in astronauts after returning from space, publishing their findings in Radiology.