Lightly embalmed cadavers can help medical students and radiology residents simulate common ultrasound-guided interventional radiology (IR) procedures, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) announced this week that the impact factor of its flagship publication, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM), increased by 12 percent in 2017.
A Michigan mom is receiving backlash from local healthcare organizations after opening a non-diagnostic ultrasound business for expectant mothers this month, the Record Eagle of Traverse City, Michigan, has reported.
Imagers could learn a thing or two about hospitality from the hotel industry, Marriott International Global Officer Brian King wrote in the Journal of the American College of Radiology this month—and artificial intelligence (AI) could have a significant role in advancing customer service in both fields.
Researchers have shown that a new MRI technique can measure brain iron levels in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, according to a study published in Radiology. This breakthrough can help identify MS patients at an especially high risk of developing physical disabilities.
Undergoing CT scans may increase the risk for brain cancer in children and young adults, according to a study of more than 150,000 pediatric patients in the Netherlands.
Radiologists are poorly equipped to deal with cases of physical elder abuse, researchers wrote in a Journal of the American College of Radiology editorial this month—and that’s likely the product of weak communication and a paucity of research on the subject.
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.
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?
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jul 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.
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Jul 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.
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Jul 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.
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Jul 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.
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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.
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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.
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