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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.

 

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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.

Do you want a CT with that? Exploring the 'McDonaldization' of radiology

American sociologist George Ritzer believes our society and culture are moving toward “McDonaldization”—meaning institutions and organizations are adapting characteristics like those of fast food chains.

Using hormonal contraception leads to small increase in risk of breast cancer

Approximately 140 million women around the world rely on hormonal contraception. According to new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the use of such contraceptives can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

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