Less than a month after British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that up to 270 women may have died of breast cancer after a technical error neglected to send 450,000 invites for final routine mammograms, one doctor is warning the number of failed invites may have been closer to 500,000, The Independent reports.
Machine learning techniques perform well when tasked with predicting malignancy in breast lesions identified during breast cone-beam CT (CBCT) exams, according to a new study from German researchers published by the American Journal of Roentgenology. One technique, back propagation neural networks (BPN), outperformed two radiologists.
May 25, 2018 | Care Delivery
It might not be the majority of hospitals’ standard routine, but including a patient’s head during routine body imaging with FDG PET/MRI could detect far more brain abnormalities than traditional practice, according to research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
May 25, 2018 | Quality
Nearly one-third of integrated interventional radiology residency programs lack a web presence, researchers reported in the American Journal of Roentgenology this month—and they could be missing out on recruiting the next generation of radiologists.
May 25, 2018 | Quality
Adopting a nonrandom peer review process—and abandoning the ACR’s widely accepted RADPEER approach—could identify far more diagnostic errors in imaging studies and afford radiologists an opportunity to learn from theirs and their peers’ mistakes, researchers suggest in the current edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
May 25, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
Breast pain impacts more than half of all women and affects the quality of life of 41 percent of women. Healthcare resources are overutilized to treat these patients, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, suggesting imaging providers should pay closer attention to recommended protocols and referring physicians may need additional education.
May 25, 2018 | Care Delivery
Lung cancer rates among white and Hispanic women born since the 1960s are on the rise, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Why these rates are climbing faster among women than men, however, remains unclear.
May 24, 2018 | Care Delivery
Wayne State University radiologists have unlocked at least part of the puzzle behind extreme athlete Wim “The Iceman” Hof’s uncanny ability to withstand freezing temperatures—and it’s shed light on the degree of control the brain can have over the human body.
May 24, 2018 | Care Delivery
Breast cancer survivors are not receiving the recommended number of mammograms following surgery, according to a new study published by the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends breast cancer survivors undergo annual mammograms to keep a close eye on potential disease recurrence.
May 24, 2018 | Quality
Radiology residents are able to adequately detect an abnormal chest x-ray (CXR) from a normal one, according to research published in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, but the demographic lacks a theoretical background in CXR that would improve those residents’ abilities to make an accurate diagnosis.
May 24, 2018 | Quality
Integrating mobile learning into the radiology classroom via smartphone apps could offer individualized study options while supporting a more blended learning model, a pair of researchers reported in Radiography this month.
May 24, 2018 | Policy
Anthem’s controversial policy of pushing outpatient imaging not deemed medically necessary out of hospitals went into effect in Colorado in September 2017.
May 24, 2018 | Care Delivery
Fewer than one percent of patients develop an acute kidney injury (AKI) after a contrast media procedure, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
May 24, 2018 | Leadership
Driss Raissi, MD, a radiologist at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, had an emotional experience one day in the operating room, and he shared the story in a new commentary published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
British Prime Minister Theresa May announced this week she will pledge millions of pounds to the fight against cancer through the development of artificial intelligence (AI), Forbes has reported.
May 23, 2018 | Quality
As the industry turns increasingly toward value-based care, radiologists might want to prioritize and cultivate their professional relationships, one Texan physician wrote in the Journal of the American College of Radiology this month.
May 23, 2018 | Healthcare Economics
A lawsuit filed by State Farm Insurance claims Detroit attorney Mike Morse had an undisclosed financial relationship with Berkley, Michigan-based Horizon Imaging, an MRI provider that accepted referrals from Morse's law firm.
May 23, 2018 | Quality
Implementing a verification simulation, or “dry run,” before a scheduled radiotherapy session could minimize possible errors and patient anxiety in the radiology suite.
May 23, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Radiologists use “variable and complex” language to describe normal thyroid glands in chest CT reports, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Could this have a negative effect on patient comprehension?
May 23, 2018 | Policy
Women who prioritize annual mammograms starting at the age of 40 have the greatest chance of catching, treating and surviving breast cancer, a study published this month in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests.