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Supply-side factors such as the number of mammography facilities and the number of breast imaging specialists are weakly associated with county-level Medicare beneficiary screening mammography rates, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

If preoperative MR imaging reveals the presence of peritumoral edema in a patient with invasive breast cancer, it could be a sign of disease recurrence later on, according to new research published in Radiology.

Before artificial intelligence entered the picture, the biggest topic in radiology was the industry’s ongoing shift from volume-based care to value-based care. And from time to time, I’ll notice a particular story, statement or study that reminds me of that shift—an example of radiologists going that extra mile to make a difference in the lives of their patients—and think, “now that is what people had in mind when they talked about demonstrating real value.”

CT-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNA-Bs) have a higher sensitivity and diagnostic accuracy than PET-CT when imaging pulmonary nodules 8 mm or smaller, according to a new study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Screening programs give radiologists a chance to interact directly with patients, demonstrating their value to the entire healthcare enterprise. Researchers from Weill Cornell Imaging at New York-Presbyterian in New York City, for instance, implemented a CT-based lung cancer screening program at their own institution and wrote about their experience in the American Journal of Roentgenology.


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Educating radiology residents, radiographers lowers radiation dose

Educating radiology residents and radiographers about radiation exposure for one hour can reduce the dose area product (DAP) in their fluoroscopy examinations, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

How Twitter can promote interventional radiology, one hashtag at a time

Twitter can benefit interventional radiology through the sharing of information and by building communities, according to a recent article in Journal of the American College of Radiology

Is social media a viable method to share health policy info?

The power of social media has been accredited to reducing knowledge gaps, building communities, contributing to social movements and connecting individuals personally and professionally. But the online networking tools may be lacking in disseminating additional information that is vital to public knowledge.   

Simulation PACS in med school curriculum increases student confidence

The large difference between learning about something and applying it to real-world situations is a truth that extends to high-risk profession of medicine. Experts say that medical undergraduate education lacks in simulation-based curriculum and is behind other professions that are risky in nature.

Increase in definitive language in rad reports benefits clinicians

A study recently published by Journal of the American College of Radiology reveals promise through a trend of increased definitive reporting, while also calling for further education and training in reporting for radiologists.

PTSD linked to larger brain responses via MRI

Using MRI to measure brain activity, researchers have shown patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have larger brain responses in the locus coerulus, a region that controls arousal and reactivity.

Deep learning proves effective in spotting liver masses in CT

The consternation of radiologists about the impact of artificial intelligence is real—but so are the benefits of machine learning. Recent research showed that deep learning with a convolutional neural network (CNN) was successful in differentiating liver masses in CT.

How one university is recruiting more medical students to radiology

In a recent article published by JACR, University of Mississippi radiology faculty explained that the seemingly never-ending challenges in recruitment include the lack of competition once present in radiology, waning interest in the field and fewer students choosing radiology as their specialty every academic year.  

How much online information about radiation exposure is accurate?

Approximately one-third of the information available online about CT radiation exposure is not completely accurate, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

9-year study ties sugar consumption to increased risk of cancer

Clinicians around the world will stand by the fact that consuming excess sugar will diminish overall health. Now, a nearly decade-long study conducted by three Belgian scientists and recently published in Nature Communications presents further evidence of such a connection.