DBT, synthetic mammography earn high marks in breast cancer screening trial

Implementing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in a breast cancer screening program increases both sensitivity and specificity, according to new research published in Radiology. The authors also observed that synthetic mammography (SM) may be able to replace digital mammography (DM) in breast cancer screening, though more research is needed.

Ultrasound-guided placement of central line catheters shown cost-effective

Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago have found that, per procedure, using ultrasound with electrocardiography to guide insertions of central venous catheters via the arm is only somewhat less costly than the conventional method, external measurements with confirmatory chest x-rays. However, the savings can add up over time. 

Imaging supervisor volunteers, starts scholarship to provide radiology services in areas of need

When Issack Boru was growing up in Ethiopia, his father suffered a head injury, but was unable to receive the care he needed due to a lack of medical imaging resources. This made an impact on Boru, who now works as a radiology imaging supervisor and volunteers to provide training all over the world.