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Researchers from the American Cancer Society found a significant uptick in the number of young and middle-aged Americans diagnosed with colorectal cancer, attributed to lifestyle factors such as obesity and sedentary lifestyles. Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the authors concluded the risk of colorectal cancer for young adults today is the same as it was in 1890. 

The growing trend of emergency physicians interpreting ultrasound exams can lead to increased imaging utilization downstream, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Good news for the FDA and HHS marketing departments: The PSAs are working. Overall cancer mortality in the United States decreased by about 20 percent from 1980 to 2014, but it varied widely at the county level, according to a study conducted by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE).

Associate professor of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine, Jenny Hoang, MBBS, published an article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, outlining reasons why radiologists should not hedge when there is certainty.

Irish researchers have found that on-the-job training quickly hoists new radiologists’ know-how, at least as regards appropriateness of imaging ordering, well above their competence levels heading into—and even upon completion of—their final year of medical school. 

 

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Researchers working to develop MRI-powered mini robots to deliver treatment

Researchers from the University of Houston and Houston Methodist Hospital are working to develop and deploy MRI-powered mini robots to travel the body’s venous system delivering drugs or a self-assembled interventional tool as treatment.

SIR17: Interventional radiology offers minimally invasive relief from sweating, back pain

Patients may soon be getting quality-of-life enhancements with interventional radiology techniques designed to alleviate excessive sweating and pain caused by herniated discs. A session at the Society of Interventional Radiology 2017 Annual Meeting called “Emerging IR Therapies” examined case studies of new interventional techniques and their clinical viability.

Researchers find sharp rise in of colon cancer in young adults

Researchers from the American Cancer Society found a significant uptick in the number of young and middle-aged Americans diagnosed with colorectal cancer, attributed to lifestyle factors such as obesity and sedentary lifestyles. Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the authors concluded the risk of colorectal cancer for young adults today is the same as it was in 1890. 

Non-radiologist reads can increase resource utilization

The growing trend of emergency physicians interpreting ultrasound exams can lead to increased imaging utilization downstream, according to an article published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

DBT can reduce mammography recall rates, costs for state Medicaid programs

The clinical benefits of adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to the standard mammography workup are well documented, but is it cost-effective? Researchers from a variety of New England institutions built an economic model using data from 31 million Medicaid patients to determine the efficacy of mammography plus DBT.

Overall cancer mortality decreases, but regional disparities persist

Good news for the FDA and HHS marketing departments: The PSAs are working. Overall cancer mortality in the United States decreased by about 20 percent from 1980 to 2014, but it varied widely at the county level, according to a study conducted by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE).

What happens when radiologists hedge even when certain

Associate professor of radiology at Duke University School of Medicine, Jenny Hoang, MBBS, published an article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, outlining reasons why radiologists should not hedge when there is certainty.

Radiology residents vs. final-year students: What a difference a year of clinical practice makes

Irish researchers have found that on-the-job training quickly hoists new radiologists’ know-how, at least as regards appropriateness of imaging ordering, well above their competence levels heading into—and even upon completion of—their final year of medical school. 

Kaiser Permanente opens three new locations

Kaiser Permanente has started off 2017 with a fresh start, as they opened up three new medical offices to offer services including general radiology, mammography and mental health.

Global Kinetics, uMotif partner to find Parkinson’s disease treatments

To advance the treatment and understanding of Parkinson’s disease, Global Kinetics, a digital health company in Australia, and uMotif, an English tech company, have entered a partnership to offer a data platform that will explore the issue.

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