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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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Radiography detects calciphylaxis earlier than histopathology

A study published in March by JAAD aimed to determine if radiologic imaging is a more effective diagnostic approach in detecting blood vessel calcification earlier than a skin biopsy.

Med students show increased interest in integrated interventional radiology

Medical student advisors and interventional radiology (IR) programs should continue to anticipate a high number of applications for integrated IR positions, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco. 

Why the language used in radiology reports is more important now than ever

Radiologists and patients tend to interpret certain phrases differently, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Now that patients are reading their own radiology reports more and more, today’s specialists must choose their language wisely.

Technologists who have performed nuclear medicine procedures run higher risk of cataracts

Radiologic technologists who have performed nuclear medicine (NM) procedures are at an increased risk of developing cataracts, according to a recent study published in Radiology.

ASRT gives $10K to Red Cross to help Puerto Rico disaster relief

Like the organization had following recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help in relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria.

Neurologists prefer structured MRI reports when evaluating MS patients

Structured MRI reports of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are more helpful to neurologists and provide much more key information than nonstructured reports, according to a new study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Imaging shows overlap in organization of white matter in autism spectrum disorder, ADHD

A fuller picture of the association between autism-related traits, inattention and measures of white matter organization, especially in the corpus callosum, is emerging as the result of new research. The investigators undertook their work because while the clinical overlap between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become increasingly apparent, little has been known about the brain mechanisms that underlie this overlap.

Patients outline different experiences at cancer centers, mobile mammography sites

A recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology found significant differences between women who receive their mammography at a cancer center as opposed to those visiting a mobile mammography site.

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.

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