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Diets high in foods with potential to cause inflammation—including processed meat, red meat, fish and refined grains—are associated with an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer, according to a new study published in JAMA Oncology.

There are thousands of interventional radiologist (IR) practicing throughout the United States, but if you ask a room full of IRs to define their role in medical imaging, you may get several different answers. To better understand the work patterns of IRs, researchers studied public datasets from CMS and the U.S. Census Bureau, publishing their results in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing plan to use fMRI scans to investigate brain movements that may be related to psychosis. The research is funded by a $1.5 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Radiology residence training is trending toward a 24-hour coverage model with an accompanying attending practitioner to eliminate resident-attending discrepancies, which are often thought to lead to management changes. A new Academic Radiology study found a quantifiable clinical impact.

Consuming as little as four grams of processed meat can increase breast cancer risk by 15 percent.

 

Recent Headlines

AMI, Olympic Radiology merge, sell centers to CHI Franciscan

A merger between Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI), Silverton, Wash., and Olympic Radiology, Bremerton, Wash., has resulted in an integrated 13-radiologist practice called Olympic Medical Imaging Consultants.

Head CT scans in the ED: Essential or exploited?

Many patients who present to the emergency department with dizziness and syncope receive head CT, but how many actually benefit?

Study: Reports recommending imaging follow-up are ignored

Abnormal imaging results accompanied by recommendations for further imaging aren’t necessarily followed up on a timely basis, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

 

FDA approves Bayer's contrast agent Gadavist for pediatric patients

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Bayer’s Gadavist® (gadobutrol) injection as a magnetic resonance contrast agent for pediatric patients under the age of two.

Veterans’ patient-portal usage—or lack thereof—points to missed opportunities

Millions of American veterans have registered to access their patient records on My HealtheVet, the VA’s patient portal, but actual use has been spotty—and many who need it the most are using it the least.

RSNA 2014: 5 takeaways

Here is the undeniable truth: RSNA is a marathon, a long-distance race that requires strategy, stamina and will. From the session rooms to the exhibit floor to the many fine restaurants in the magnificent city of Chicago, there is no better place to go hunting and gathering for domain-specific knowledge in radiology.

Alzheimer’s stealthy modus operandi coming into clearer focus

RSNA, CHICAGO—Alzheimer’s disease has long been thought to wreak its havoc on once-clear minds by stashing amyloid plaque on the brain’s gray matter, the part most densely populated by nerve cells. New research using a specialized MRI method shows that the brain’s white matter—which conducts messages across brain regions—may play a larger role than previously thought.

Patient-directed image sharing: Here to stay by popular demand

RSNA, CHICAGO—A patient-controlled system of sharing diagnostic images over the Internet rather than by CDs is doable for providers and desirable to patients—including older folks.

Patient-directed image sharing: here to stay by popular demand

RSNA, CHICAGO—A patient-controlled system of sharing diagnostic images over the Internet rather than by CDs is doable for providers and desirable to patients—including older folks. 

Alzheimer’s stealthy modus operandi coming into clearer focus

RSNA, CHICAGO—Alzheimer’s disease has long been thought to wreak its havoc on once-clear minds by stashing amyloid plaque on the brain’s gray matter, the part most densely populated by nerve cells. New research using a specialized MRI method shows that the brain’s white matter—which conducts messages across brain regions—may play a larger role than previously thought. 

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