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.
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 | 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 | 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 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 | Care Delivery
Higher PI-RADS version 2 scores are associated with detecting more clinically important cancers in the transition zone (TZ), according to a new study published in Radiology.
May 22, 2018 | Care Delivery
In a May 20 essay in the Washington Post, Steven Petrow takes a look at his sister’s battle with ovarian cancer. He described how, after 18 weeks of chemotherapy, she is faced with a decision: Enroll in clinical trials or sit back in and opt for “active surveillance.”
May 22, 2018 | Care Delivery
The structure and activity in transgender teens’ brains more closely resemble their desired gender than their biological sex, according to research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology’s annual symposium in Barcelona.
May 21, 2018 | Care Delivery
Researchers from the department of radiology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, thought they could shorten their facility’s standard recovery time for outpatient parenchymal liver biopsies from three hours to two hours—so they put it to the test.
May 21, 2018 | Care Delivery
Fetal MRI can accurately diagnose holoprosencephaly as early as 18 weeks into a pregnancy, researchers from the Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., reported this week, providing parents with added time to prepare for the realities of caring for a child with complex care needs.
May 21, 2018 | Policy
Though not the guideline-recommended route for treatment, select breast cancer patients could benefit greatly from MRI screenings designed to identify brain metastases, according to a research letter penned this month by Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center experts and published in JAMA Oncology.
May 18, 2018 | Care Delivery
Following the release of a lung cancer study that found fewer than 2 percent of heavy smokers received preventive CT screenings in 2016, the American College of Radiology (ACR) is urging physicians and insurance providers to step up in the fight against America’s deadliest disease. 
May 18, 2018 | Care Delivery
Conventional MRI has a new use in the clinical setting, Canadian researchers wrote in Radiology this month: measuring lung ventilation abnormalities in free-breathing patients.
May 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
Just 1.9 percent of current and former heavy smokers received lung cancer screening in 2016, according to research set to be presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.
May 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
Interventional radiologists play a substantial role in treating cancer patients with painful bone metastases, but those physicians need to ensure they’re considering a host of factors in their formula for palliative care, Steven Yevich, MD, MPH, and co-authors reported in the Journal of Radiology Nursing this month.
May 16, 2018 | Care Delivery
MRI-guided thrombolysis using intravenous alteplase could be the key to better functional outcomes in acute stroke patients whose time of onset is unknown, researchers wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine this week.
May 16, 2018 | Care Delivery
Integrated PET/MR systems are showing promise when it comes to analyzing spatially and temporally co-registered multimodal and multiparametric 3D images, one physician wrote in Radiology this month—but the technique is nowhere near ready for prime time.
May 15, 2018 | Care Delivery
Technology out of Vanderbilt University and Mayo Clinic could be cutting false positive rates in CT-based lung cancer screenings, researchers announced in PLOS One this week.
May 15, 2018 | Leadership
Millennials growing up in an evolving world of digital connection might be drawn to the high-tech nature of radiology, but those same prospective physicians should be wary of their bedside manner, according to one Arizona clinician.