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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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Breast MRI found to have a high sensitivity for pregnancy-associated breast cancer

Pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is rare, but aggressive. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, breast MRI has a high sensitivity for PABC and changes the surgical management of PABC patients at a significant rate.

Radiologists, meet your new best friends: Reading room coordinators

Implementing a reading room coordinator can improve radiologist satisfaction and help battle potential feelings of burnout, according to a recent case study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Using limited-range CT for children with suspected appendicitis reduces dose while maintaining accuracy

Limited-range CT exams performed from the top of L2 to the top of the pubic symphysis are as accurate as full-range CT in children with suspected appendicitis and reduces the radiation dose by 46 percent, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Signed, sealed, delivered: Mailed outreach improves colorectal screening rates

Mailed fecal immunochemical test (FIT) outreach and colonoscopy outreach can improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, according to new research published by JAMA.

Children exposed to more radiation at nonpediatric hospitals than pediatric facilities

Children receiving CT scans at nonpediatric hospitals (NPHs) are exposed to twice as much radiation as children being imaged at pediatric hospitals using an optimal scanning protocol (OSP), according to a new study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Evander Holyfield, Medical Arts Radiology partner to provide care to combat sport athletes

Real Deal Sports & Entertainment, a boxing entertainment and promotion company founded by boxing legend Evander Holyfield, has partnered with Long Island, New York-based Medical Arts Radiology to develop The Real Deal Medical, an initiative that providers combat sport athletes with “top quality and consistent medical care across the country.”

MRI connects genetic autism, structural abnormalities in brain

The duplication or deletion of a small piece of chromosome is one of the most common causes of genetic autism spectrum disorder. Researchers used MRI to examine 331 individuals to identify structural abnormalities in such brains.

Suppose they gave a war on Alzheimer’s and everybody came

These are boom times for clinical studies on Alzheimer’s disease, and the unending explosion owes much to the Baby Boom.

The Rise of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Earlier this year, a bill known as HB 1036 passed in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate and was subsequently signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Sponsored by Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston), the law requires all commercial insurance providers in Texas to cover the cost of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT, also known as 3D mammography) for all patients.

How to Hire and Retain Frontline Employees in Today’s Radiology Marketplace

When Verlon Salley, MHA, CRA, arrived six years ago as executive director of radiology at UPMC’s Presbyterian and Shadyside Hospitals in Pittsburgh, he vowed to give his staff a more powerful voice. It was more than mere lip service. Consider: he sat down with a patient care aide who had 40 years with the organization and asked for her candid thoughts on how to improve personnel engagement.

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