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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. 

While early screening and detection can play an important role in preventing breast cancer, new research from Mayo Clinic shows that some women, particularly minority women, aren’t being screened as often as their white counterparts. 

Many American physicians aren’t accustomed to treating neglected tropical diseases (NTD), simply because many of their patients just don’t catch them. Illnesses like leprosy, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis, rarely plague people in the U.S.

 

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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.

Mammography disparities found among black, Hispanic women

While early screening and detection can play an important role in preventing breast cancer, new research from Mayo Clinic shows that some women, particularly minority women, aren’t being screened as often as their white counterparts. 

RSNA 2016: How imaging can help treat Zika, other tropical diseases

Many American physicians aren’t accustomed to treating neglected tropical diseases (NTD), simply because many of their patients just don’t catch them. Illnesses like leprosy, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis, rarely plague people in the U.S.

RSNA 2016: More research, awareness needed in fight against prostate cancer

The negative impact of prostate cancer is woefully underestimated by the public, according to Colleen A. Lawton, MD, professor and vice chair of radiation oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She reviewed the history of prostate cancer screening and treatment in the Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology address at RSNA 2016.

Radiology increasingly responsible for feeding tubes

The past two decades have seen a drastic decline in enteral access procedures among Medicare patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

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