The Rhode Island Supreme Court has upheld the 60-year prison sentence of the man who murdered radiologist Alfred C. Moon, from Lincoln, Rhode Island, back in 1999.
Jun 22, 2018 | Quality
Introducing a dose-monitoring software to procedures in interventional and neuro-interventional radiology could be useful for tracking patient radiation thresholds and improving procedural performance, Brandon C. Perry, MD, and colleagues at the University of Washington have reported in Academic Radiology. 
Jun 22, 2018 | Leadership
Radiology fellowships are on the rise, meaning a greater demand for niche-trained imagers and a lesser demand for generalists—but the importance of general radiologists shouldn’t be underestimated, one group of researchers argue in this month’s Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Jun 22, 2018 | Policy
Representatives from the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) briefed members of Congress on June 15 about the regulation of medical device servicers and how the current structure of such regulation can result in improperly serviced equipment being used by healthcare providers.
Jun 22, 2018 | Leadership
The annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference, now in its fifth year, is scheduled for Nov. 15-16 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Jun 22, 2018 | Care Delivery
Concurrent chemoradiation therapy is the standard of care for patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but starting the dual treatments more than three days apart from each other can result in poorer overall survival and an 8 percent increased risk of death, according to research published in Clinical Lung Cancer this summer.
Jun 22, 2018 | Policy
More radiology practices reported that one of their radiologists utilized the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in 2016 than 2015, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The authors noted, however, that the bump was not statistically significant.
Jun 22, 2018 | Policy
An Oregon patient who was sent home after he failed to fit in an MRI machine is suing a local hospital for $7 million, citing medical negligence as the reason he was left with permanent paraplegia, the Portland Business Journal reported this week.
Self-identified radiologists made $16.25 million in federal political contributions from 2003 to 2016, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Jun 21, 2018 | Policy
A radiology nurse at Tartu University Hospital in Tartu, Estonia, was fired after a patient undergoing an MR exam after knee surgery was left inside the machine unattended for more than an hour.
Jun 21, 2018 | Quality
Breast cancer patients report reduced sensitivity and pain during radiotherapy when using a barrier film over treatment areas, according to a Danish study published this month in Technical Innovations and Patient Support in Radiation Oncology.
Jun 21, 2018 | Leadership
Rich Whitney and Anthony Gabriel, MD, the co-founders of El Segundo-California based Radiology Partners, have received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Greater Los Angeles area.
Jun 21, 2018 | Care Delivery
A nuclear radiology fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has developed new PET probes to detect bacterial infections in patients, the Radiological Society of North America announced this week.
Jun 21, 2018 | Leadership
Many breast imaging facilities in the United States lack policies that focus on providing friendly, inclusive care to transgender patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Jun 21, 2018 | Care Delivery
Male medical students exploring specialization options are less likely to opt for mammography over other imaging modalities, citing discrimination and fear of sexual harassment suits as drawbacks, according to research out of Callaghan, Australia.
Jun 21, 2018 | Policy
An MRI patient in Long Island, New York, was arrested last month after a firearm in his pocket discharged in the exam room, resulting in injuries to both of his legs, the LI Herald has reported.
Jun 20, 2018 | Care Delivery
Welsh men may be at a disadvantage compared to other countries in the United Kingdom when it comes to early diagnosis of prostate cancer. According to Prostate Cancer UK, availability of multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) is significantly lower in Wales than England, its neighbor to the east.
RSNA announced this week that it will be offering a new Spotlight Course focused on artificial intelligence (AI) September 23-24 at the Espace Saint-Martin in Paris.
Jun 20, 2018 | Care Delivery
Implementation of a complete tablet-based curriculum positively impacts the motivation, satisfaction and engagement of radiology residents, according to findings published in Academic Radiology.
Jun 20, 2018 | Care Delivery
Chest tomosynthesis can accurately detect pulmonary nodule growth, according to a new study in Academic Radiology, but clinicians must be aware of certain factors that may influence its accuracy.