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A Yale-led effort to implement a self-sustaining interventional radiology (IR) program in Tanzania will send dozens of physicians, nurses and technologists to the country each year to train radiology residents and lay the groundwork for a competency-based IR curriculum.
July 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
Death rates from liver cancer in the United States increased 43 percent from 2000 to 2016, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What should radiologists take away from this finding?
July 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
A more direct approach to exam reminders might boost colorectal cancer screening rates across the country, according to a University of North Carolina Lineberger team who found mailing patients screening kits improved testing rates over traditional reminder methods.
July 17, 2018 | Care Delivery
Secondary interpretations of diagnostic imaging examinations have increased significantly among Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The authors also noted that denial rates for these secondary interpretations are “uniformly low.”
July 16, 2018 | Care Delivery
Ten percent of radiologists have been sexual harassed by a patient in the last three years, according to a new report published by Medscape. Out of 29 specialties included it the report, radiology had the smallest percentage of physicians who reported experiencing sexual harassment during that time frame.
July 16, 2018 | Care Delivery
Women who take part in assisted reproductive therapies (ART) such as in vitro fertilization are not at an increased risk of invasive breast cancer, according to a recent study published in the BMJ.
July 16, 2018 | Care Delivery
The future of breast screening could lie in patients' homes rather than at hospitals, the Times of Israel reported this week, owing to a proposed handheld ultrasound designed by a former biomedical scientist at NASA.
July 16, 2018 | Care Delivery
Opening hospital doors for nonurgent radiology procedures during the weekend reduces patients’ length of stay, improves their progression toward early discharge and keeps ER admissions manageable, a team of Harvard researchers report in the current edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
July 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer differs widely across the U.S., research out of the University of California, San Francisco, has found. The key factor in discerning patients' follow-up treatment seems to be where they live.
July 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Incidentalomas are an ever-increasing presence in imaging, Reuters Health reported this week, but they often do more harm than good, according to a recent review of more than half a million patients.
July 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
A patient at Palm Coast Urgent Care in Palm Coast, Florida, thought she was receiving advice about where she could get a mammogram. But then, she says, a physician led her into an examination room and grabbed her breasts.
July 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
An imaging technique that can assess immune system recovery in macaque monkeys with an HIV-like infection could have similar future applications for evaluating recovery in humans after HIV treatment, the National Institutes of Health has announced.
July 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
Real-time breast ultrasound following second-opinion reinterpretation of an original study leads to a change in the clinical management of nearly 33 percent of patients, researchers report in the current edition of Clinical Imaging. It also detects additional cancers in 5 percent of women.
July 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
British hospital Evelina London has invested £85,000—the equivalent of $112, 418—in a series of high-definition ultrasound scanners that will be able to detect fetal heart abnormalities at 12 weeks, opening the field to the possibility of corrective surgery in the womb, the Evening Standard reported Thursday, July 12.
July 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
Men, those with a comfortable social life and smokers trying to quit tobacco are among populations most likely to participate in lung cancer screening programs, according to a French report published in Clinical Lung Cancer this summer.
Jul 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
While burnout is a serious issue in all healthcare specialties, it has been found to be especially prevalent in radiology. Could the size of where radiologists work affect their chance of experiencing burnout?
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Jul 11, 2018 | Care Delivery
Updated radiotracers marketed for use in cancer diagnosis and targeted therapies could carry substantial health risks for premenopausal women that aren’t echoed in men, three New York physicians reported in a Radiology editorial this month.
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Jul 11, 2018 | Care Delivery
Acupuncture treatments reduce joint pain in women with early-stage breast cancer, according to a new study published in JAMA, though its clinical importance remains unclear.
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Jul 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
High-risk patients with negative findings at low-dose CT lung cancer screening are still at a high risk of developing lung cancer later in life, according to a new study published in Radiology. The authors added that screening should continue after more than three years.
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Jul 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
After a recent JAMA Oncology study suggested around a third of women might benefit from avoiding breast cancer screening altogether, one Guardian editorialist is warning women of the psychological toll that can come hand-in-hand with genetic screening.
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Jul 10, 2018 | Care Delivery
Men who suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia have a new treatment option, University of California, San Diego researchers announced this July—and it’s one that involves minimal operative pain, fewer out-of-pocket dollars and no hospital stay.
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