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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).

Providing more context when communicating with patients about incidental findings can have a significant impact on how much they worry, according to a study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.

A majority of musculoskeletal (MSK) radiologists are not familiar with the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) classification system, according to a recent study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

The use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) to diagnose abnormalities in MR images has become one of radiology’s hottest topics, and it even made national news after a recent lawsuit filed by Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena. According to a new study published in Radiology, a manganese-based contrast agent, manganese-N-picolyl-N,N’,N’-trans-1,2-cyclohexenediaminetriacetate (Mn-PyC3A), could be on its way to replacing GBCAs in some advanced imaging exams.

A recent analysis published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology contains a message radiologists will be happy to read: The field of radiology is in a unique position to enhance patient experience and improve patient care overall. It might seem like radiologists are at a disadvantage when it comes to affecting patient experience, the authors explained, but that is actually far from the truth.

 

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FDA advisory clarifies, adds to MQSA-related mobile mammography recommendations

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).

When reporting incidental findings, providing detailed data helps patients worry less

Providing more context when communicating with patients about incidental findings can have a significant impact on how much they worry, according to a study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Musculoskeletal radiologists lack familiarity with ISSVA classification system

A majority of musculoskeletal (MSK) radiologists are not familiar with the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) classification system, according to a recent study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.

Is Mn-PyC3A a viable alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents?

The use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) to diagnose abnormalities in MR images has become one of radiology’s hottest topics, and it even made national news after a recent lawsuit filed by Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena. According to a new study published in Radiology, a manganese-based contrast agent, manganese-N-picolyl-N,N’,N’-trans-1,2-cyclohexenediaminetriacetate (Mn-PyC3A), could be on its way to replacing GBCAs in some advanced imaging exams.

3 reasons radiology’s potential to impact patient care should not be underestimated

A recent analysis published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology contains a message radiologists will be happy to read: The field of radiology is in a unique position to enhance patient experience and improve patient care overall. It might seem like radiologists are at a disadvantage when it comes to affecting patient experience, the authors explained, but that is actually far from the truth.

Patients with nonmetastatic colorectal cancer benefit from more fiber

Here’s some helpful news specialists can pass along: After being diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC), patients can reduce their risk of CRC-specific mortality and overall mortality by adding more fiber to their diet, according to a new observational study published in JAMA Oncology.

Can electronic triggers help prevent delays in patient care?

Developing electronic triggers to detect delays in follow-up of abnormal mammographic results offers healthcare providers with an “unprecedented opportunity to improve care,” according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. But are the triggers successful enough for clinical use?

Radiologists, urologists both prefer PI-RADS v2 for prostate MRI reporting

Members of the Society of Abdominal Radiology and Society of Urologic Oncology prefer Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System version 2 (PI-RADS v2) for prostate MRI reporting, according to a new study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Social media’s influence is growing—but some radiologists remain unimpressed

Social media has displayed “an increased reach into the medical community,” but it is still underutilized by certain groups in radiology, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

Radiology 100: The results are in!

The results of our Radiology 100 survey is here.

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