Applying an alternative deep learning, assessment-based approach to radiology education could help trainees better retain information for use in future work, according to a study published in Radiography this month.
Jun 15, 2018 | Care Delivery
Individuals with high blood pressure are at an increased risk for developing dementia, according to an imaging study funded by the Italian government.
Jun 14, 2018 | Care Delivery
Research from the last 17 years shows that biparametric MRI (bpMRI) gives radiologists an accurate tool for detecting prostate cancer (PCa), according to a new meta-analysis published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Jun 14, 2018 | Care Delivery
An MRI study out of California has found excessive social media and addictive video games can have an effect on children’s brains similar to that of drug abuse or alcoholism.
Jun 14, 2018 | Care Delivery
The majority of Americans prefer to undergo cancer screenings to rule out disease, regardless of risk factors involved or potential harmful consequences down the road, University of Missouri-Columbia researchers have reported.
Jun 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
The radiology department at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, has joined the Radiology Partners Research Institute (RPRI), a research collaboration between Radiology Partners and various academic medical institutions.
Jun 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Radiologists make similar breast density assessments using synthesized mammography (SM) and standard or full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a new study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Jun 13, 2018 | Care Delivery
Arterial spin labeling MRI may offer a noninvasive alternative for quantifying cerebral blood flow without the use of contrast agents—a necessity for patients with illnesses like kidney disease, researchers wrote in a Radiology study this June.
Jun 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
Smokers and diabetics might be at a heightened risk for developing hippocampal calcifications—abnormal buildups triggered by vascular disease—according to a Radiology study published this week.
Jun 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
A noninvasive imaging technique combined with fractional flow reserve (FFR) showed the potential to detect functionally significant lesions in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published June 11 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Jun 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
Fewer Americans are receiving radiotherapy during their first course of cancer treatment than a decade ago, a trio of researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Radiology this month—and more are turning to systemic therapy as an alternative.
Jun 12, 2018 | Care Delivery
Partial breast irradiation, though an attractive alternative to whole-breast radiotherapy, is prone to movement changes of around 4 millimeters during imaging, according to research out of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. That finding suggests physicians might want to take extra steps to ensure image quality and avoid unnecessary radiation.
Jun 11, 2018 | Care Delivery
The money could make a big difference in West Virginia, where the uninsured rate has reached 6 percent, Goldberg said. The funding will cover not only initial screenings but follow-up diagnostic colonoscopies when appropriate.
Jun 11, 2018 | Care Delivery
A $90,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts is offering Auburn University imagers an opportunity to study the effect art classes can have on brain plasticity, the university announced this week. Results could have important implications for how cognitive impairment cases are handled.
Jun 08, 2018 | Care Delivery
Adults have spent plenty of time worrying about how easily children can lose focus—what with so many distractions thrown at them throughout the day. But one imaging center is hoping such a distraction could help children get through CT scans without excessive anxiety or claustrophobia.
Jun 08, 2018 | Quality
Turning to mobile health for chemotherapy aftercare could relieve a bulk of negative chemo side effects while educating colorectal cancer patients about their illness and future options, researchers wrote this month in Clinical Colorectal Cancer. 
Jun 08, 2018 | Care Delivery
A magnetic metal “seed,” no larger than a grain of rice and developed by scientists at University College London, has the ability to rapidly kill cancer cells and destroy deadly tumors within 10 minutes, the Telegraph reported this week.
Jun 07, 2018 | Care Delivery
Voxelgrids, an offshoot of India’s Tata Trusts Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, announced June 7 its latest development: a lightweight, portable MRI scanner that could cut imaging costs in half across the country. 
Jun 05, 2018 | Care Delivery
Research out of the University of California, Davis is offering insight into how toddlers form memories, marking the first study of its kind to shed light on how specific brain regions are activated during memory recall in 2-year-olds.
Jun 05, 2018 | Care Delivery
Results of a study presented early this month at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual conference in Chicago suggest men who have undergone treatment for prostate cancer can rest easy knowing annual screenings are sufficient to monitor the disease.
Jun 05, 2018 | Care Delivery
As imaging exams become more routine components of clinical practice, doctors and patients alike may benefit from reframing the medical definition of “normal,” the Washington Post reported this week.