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.
May 15, 2018 | Care Delivery
First lady Melania Trump underwent an image-guided embolization treatment for a benign kidney condition earlier this week, casting a sudden spotlight on the world of interventional radiology.
May 14, 2018 | Care Delivery
Younger patients are routinely sedated during radiologic studies, requiring some kind of restraint to avoid unclear imaging from anxious fiddling or unconscious movement, but when is sedation actually appropriate? How can clinicians avoid it?
May 14, 2018 | Care Delivery
Kerrin Lee-Gartner, who won a gold medal in alpine skiing at the 1992 Olympics and currently works as a sports analyst, has announced she is pledging her brain to the Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) for concussion research.
May 11, 2018 | Care Delivery
De’Aaron Fox, an NBA point guard who plays for the Sacramento Kings, and his mom, Lorraine Harris-Fox, are hosting an event May 12 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, to promote breast cancer awareness.
May 11, 2018 | Care Delivery
Venous opacification could be a novel biomarker for the success of intra-arterial therapy (IAT), an endovascular approach to functional recovery in stroke patients, research published in Radiology this month suggests.
May 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
When treating men with a clinical suspicion of prostate cancer, providers often turn to an ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate, though that method has been associated with missing clinically significant cancers and detecting clinically insignificant cancers.
May 09, 2018 | Care Delivery
Football is largely the focus of discussions concerning athletes and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), but could that be starting to change?
May 09, 2018 | Care Delivery
After patients have a subcortical stroke in the right hemisphere of their brain, more than one in three experience cognitive decline. That decline may be the result of damage to specific pathways in the brain, according to a new study published in Radiology.
May 09, 2018 | Care Delivery
Specialists outside of radiology—cardiologists and vascular surgeons, for instance—have started interpreting more and more lower extremity venous duplex ultrasound (LEVDU) examinations in the last few decades. However, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, radiologists still interpret more LEVDU examinations that occur over the weekend than nonradiologists.
May 09, 2018 | Care Delivery
If patients aren’t dressed appropriately when they undergo MRIs, they can suffer significant burns during the procedure. Due to small metal threads in the material, yoga pants and other similar clothing are a becoming a prime culprit.