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In an advisory posted to its website, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noted that each time a mobile unit is moved to a new location, a post-move verification test must be conducted prior to imaging patients at the new location. The advisory is in adherence with the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).

Numerous barriers in MRI, including the bulkiness of coils, can prevent radiologists from obtaining accurate and high-quality images of children during scans or obtaining images at all.

 - PatientCentric

Now that patients want to play a more hands-on role in their own healthcare, the quality of radiology reports has never been more important. In a new analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, the authors highlighted current reporting standards and emerging best practices with special emphasis placed on patient-centric concepts in radiology reporting.

More older women undergoing mammography due to increasing incidences of breast cancer. Screening is also more prevalent in older populations because of the National Health System’s Breast Screening Program (NHSBSP) extension in England, according to a new study published in the November issue of Radiography

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Data Science Institute (DSI) launched a new website that helps users understand and participate in radiology development.

 - Breast screening

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can now determine whether high-risk breast lesions (HRLs) are likely to become cancerous, in turn avoiding unnecessary surgery in nearly one-third of patients, according to a new study by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. 

 - Teacher

Medical student advisors and interventional radiology (IR) programs should continue to anticipate a high number of applications for integrated IR positions, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco. 

Though ensuring patients undergo surveillance imaging after surgery is a key quality metric after many vascular procedures, new research published in JAMA Surgery noted that only half of patients receive follow-up imaging after vascular surgery, despite some hospitals participating in the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). 

A research group looking to discover brain changes associated with aging and psychosis at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania received two grants from the National Institutes on Aging, National Institute of Mental Health and general office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) equaling $8.5 million.

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Figures released by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) point to an ongoing shortage of radiologists in the United Kingdom. Nearly 97 percent of radiology departments in the U.K. were unable to meet diagnostic reporting requirements in 2016.