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Scientists have found a viable alternative to conventional MR imaging in pediatric patients who have a hard time keeping still during exams, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, the combination of a newly developed computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm and a radiologist displayed strong diagnostic accuracy in the detection of randomly placed radiopaque μTags. Could this be the key to reducing retained surgical instruments?

Radiologists rarely turn to breast MRI when treating male patients, but according to a new study published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, it can be effective in certain scenarios.

PET and CT scans could be underrated diagnostic tools when it comes to gynecologic cancer, one Radiology study suggests. In research led by Michael S. Gee, MD, PhD, the imaging techniques were able to detect unsuspected distant metastases in dozens of women with cervical and endometrial cancers.

An optical imaging technique developed at Columbia University could predict neoadjuvant chemotherapy outcomes in breast cancer patients as early as two weeks after beginning treatment, researchers reported this week in Radiology.

 

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Direct communication key to quality patient-centered care, physician satisfaction

Many radiologists want to communicate more directly with patients but feel constrained by time and their workload, according to a new study published in Radiology.

Patients prefer annual mammography over biennial

Women prefer to receive mammogram screenings annually rather than biennially, because they believe it causes less anxiety, according to a study presented at RSNA 2017.

Video-aided tools show promise for improving informed consent process

Radiology departments and practices could potentially improve the quality of their informed consent process by implementing a video-aided tool in addition to the current face-to-face consent process, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

FDA announces new warning, guidelines for gadolinium-based contrast agents

The FDA issued a new Drug Safety Communication Tuesday that requires a warning to be placed on all gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for MRI use. The warning should alert providers about the possibility that gadolinium could be retained in the patient’s body, including their brain, for an extended period of time after MRI.

What specialists, faculty can do to stop decline of pediatric radiology

A lack of interest and a limited supply of jobs are just some of the reasons why pediatric radiology is a field on the decline, according to a recent opinion piece published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

DBT paired with synthetic 2D imaging increases cancer detection rates

The combination of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and synthetic 2D imaging increases cancer detection rates (CDRs) compared to just full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a new study published in Radiology.

Patients prefer TVUS to MRI for pelvic imaging

Providers often turn to transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) and MRI when women are experiencing pelvic pain or abnormal uterine bleeding. Which of these imaging modalities is preferred among women? A team of researchers studied that exact topic, publishing their findings in Academic Radiology.

Meeting their radiologist has a significant impact on patients

Radiologists have minimal direct contact with patients, but steps within the industry are being taken to change that.

Patients go online to research mammographic efficacy, screening guidelines

When patients go online for information on breast cancer and mammography, what do they want to know? A team of researchers from New York University Langone Hospital in Brooklyn and the department of radiology at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City examined this very question, publishing findings in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Female college athletes experience higher rate of concussion over 15-year period

The discussion about head injuries and their lasting effects has mainly involved contact sports, with many cases involving retired professional football players. But in addition to these older men, college-aged women are experiencing concussions at a higher rate than their male counterparts.

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