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Ranking the 10 best radiology programs in the US
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Ranking the 10 best radiology programs in the US

Harvard Medical School has the country’s highest-ranked radiology program for incoming graduate students, beating out competitors such as Johns Hopkins and Stanford for first place, the U.S. News and World Report announced this month.

Researchers implement a structured reporting system for describing adnexal masses in a large health system

In 2014, researchers implemented a structured reporting system for describing adnexal masses identified in ultrasound examinations in a healthcare system that treats more than 4.1 million patients annually.

When CT scans are negative for patients with blunt neck injuries, follow-up MRI provides little value

When patients experience blunt neck injuries—after a car accident, for example—follow-up MRI is not necessary after a CT scan comes back negative for spine instability, according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery.

Freezing a specific nerve can help patients lose weight

Freezing the posterior vagal trunk, the nerve that sends hunger-related signals to the brain, could help patients with mild-to-moderate obesity lose weight, according to research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting in Los Angeles.

New renal CTA protocol results in improved findings with less contrast medium

Renal computed tomography angiography (CTA) is an effective resource for radiologists with numerous benefits, but it requires the application of contrast medium that could potentially cause issues in patients with renal impairment.

New SIR president assumes office at annual meeting

M. Victoria Marx, MD, officially assumed the office of president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) for 2018-2019 during the group’s annual meeting, SIR 2018, in Los Angeles.

Insurer approves, then denies MRI, forcing man to pay $2,340 out-of-pocket

Patients’ wishes and insurance companies’ approval don’t always line up when it comes to coverage for imaging procedures, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported this week.


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