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.
Jun 20, 2018 | Leadership
A 31-year-old radiologist from Spokane, Washington, has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison for enticing a child under the age of 16.
Radiologists are “significantly influenced” by contextual bias when interpreting mammograms, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medical Imaging.
Filling the noticeable gap in quality cancer care between high- and low-income countries is a daunting task, but one that’s worth the effort, a group of experts recently reported in Radiotherapy and Oncology.
Jun 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Ireland is using its first mobile x-ray unit to test homeless people throughout Dublin for tuberculosis.
Radiologist Ronald Grusd, MD, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine after being found guilty of fraud and bribery in connection with a detailed kickback scheme back in December 2017.
Jun 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Though not often the first line of defense, clinicians should consider endometrial cancer screening using either CT or MRI after a patient undergoes radiation therapy for cervical carcinoma, Portuguese researchers argue in the first-ever study published on the subject.
Jun 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena have developed a single-breath-hold photoacoustic CT (SBH-PACT) system that can image a patient’s breast in 15 seconds and requires no ionizing radiation or contrast agents, sharing their findings in a new study published by Nature Communications.
Jun 19, 2018 | Care Delivery
Wearable fitness trackers aren’t just for the gym anymore, the Guardian reported this month—according to a group of California researchers, the devices can track health information indicative of how cancer patients will react to chemotherapy.