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The healthcare industry is making progress in providing support to professionals who experience burnout or job dissatisfaction. But what happens when the many pressures faced by physicians can lead to self-harm?
More than 8,700 physicians, including radiologists, participated in a new Merritt Hawkins survey on the practice patterns and opinions of healthcare providers throughout the U.S.
New research in Radiology suggests thermal ablation is a safe, effective primary treatment for stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer for individuals who cannot undergo lung cancer surgery because of age or health status. Researchers have also noted it is non-inferior to stereotactic radiation therapy.
Mistakes are more common among after-hours imaging interpretations made by a trainee and then confirmed by a consultant radiologist, according to a new study published in Clinical Radiology. Could confirmation bias be to blame?
Researchers have developed a flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that uses fiber-optic ultrasound to detect acoustic effects of laser pulses.
Performing coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in addition to standard care is associated with a lower risk of death from coronary artery disease than standard care alone, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Imaging professionals are familiar with the complications associated with dense breast tissue. Patients and primary care providers, though, may not know the value of a woman knowing about her dense tissue and how that will affect ensuing screening practices.
A 53-year-old donated her kidneys, lungs, heart and liver to patients after dying from a stroke in 2007. What healthcare providers did not know, however, was that she had undetected breast cancer cells in her body at the time.
The Center for Women’s and Children’s Health at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Wyandotte, Michigan, is celebrating 20 years of providing free mammograms to women in need.
Cone-beam breast CT (CBBCT) is an effective imaging modality for assessing a patient’s breast density, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.
New research in Clinical Radiology reviewing legal claims recorded by the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) in the United Kingdom offered a snapshot of common and recurring trends to reduce the possibility of such incidents in the future.
For women with locally advanced cervical cancer, PET imaging, in addition to conventional CT scans, can give physicians a more detailed look at lymph node metastases. A small clinical trial in Canada showed that using both imaging methods can lead to more extensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy, but the difference was not significant.
Transitioning from a score-based peer review program to one based on peer learning boosted engagement and satisfaction in radiologists at Kaiser Permanente in Denver, according to research in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Jonathan Ashmore is an MRI physicist with National Health Service, the United Kingdom’s public healthcare system. He doesn’t interact with patients too often, but with an office next door to radiology department, he heard the distress children experienced before, during and after an MRI exam.
Radiologists can feel confident turning to breast MRI in instances when digital mammography (DM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) results are inconclusive, according to new research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Sep 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Biannual MRI is more effective than annual mammography in detecting early breast cancer in young women who have a high genetic risk of the disease, according to new research published in Clinical Cancer Research.
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Sep 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Improving women’s understanding of baseline mammograms and their importance is necessary, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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Sep 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Though major medical associations advise against prostate cancer screening in men over the age of 70, treatment in elderly populations costs Medicare more than $400 million a year, according to research published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Oncology. These costs include claims for CT, MRI and bone scans for diagnosis and follow-up imaging.
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Engineers at the University of British Columbia in Canada have developed a new ultrasound transducer that may lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to $100, according to research published in Microsystems & Nanoengineering.
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Sep 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization, has published updated estimates on the global burden of cancer.
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An Australian researcher has said it could be possible to speed up full-body MRI by four times while controlling costs and maintaining quality—all thanks to the discovery of a new class of fractals. Shekhar Chandra, PhD, with the University of Queensland, believes “Chaotic Sensing,” an approach to sparse imaging using fractals, could help MRI machines to quickly identify necessary imaging information while discarding redundant data.
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