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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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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.

Consolidation and Change: The Current State of Outpatient Imaging

Large Outpatient Providers Are Adapting, but Can Smaller Businesses Survive?

CT exams of the head do not increase risk of meningioma

Researchers found “no significant increase in risk” of meningioma among patients exposed to CT examinations of the head, according to a new study published in Radiology.

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