Care Delivery

Tens of millions of baby boomers are expected to live long enough to develop Alzheimer’s, and just about as many are worried about those prospects. One of them is a writer on Cape Cod named Susan Moeller. A recent memory lapse prompted her to publish her hopes, fears and observations.

Getting trained in how best to deliver bad ultrasound news to obstetrics patients helps sonographers improve their skills and beat back burnout, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in Ultrasound, the journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society.

Radiomics offers improved diagnostic performance of mammography, compared to what is observed by radiologists, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Women are at an increased risk for breast cancer for more than 20 years after giving birth, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. This, the authors noted, means that a recent childbirth should be viewed as a risk factor for young women.

Rural hospitals and smaller communities have a harder time recruiting and retaining interventional radiology (IR) providers, according to survey results published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Gadolinium can remain in a patient’s urine years after patients are exposed to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs), according to new research presented by the Lighthouse Project.

MRI scans completed in just one minute can produce images of decent enough quality to diagnose stroke as well as intracranial abnormalities in patients who can’t hold still for long, including children, according to the authors of a pilot study published online Dec. 7 in the Journal of Neurology.

Whole-body PET/MRI shows potential to provide physicians with a “one-stop-shop” for staging high-risk prostate cancer patients, according to new research published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Combining radiomics with a new technique called three-compartment breast (3CB) imaging may help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study published in Radiology.

Providers saw their cancer detection rates increase by 14 percent when they made the move from film to digital mammography, according to a large study out of the U.K. published in Radiology. Recall rates, the researchers added, did not increase.

Clare Hartigan, MD, a radiologist at University Hospital Kerry, has been temporarily suspended from practicing medicine due to concerns over competence.

The brains of war veterans who have suffered blast-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) appear to ward off long-term memory loss by changing connectivity across multiple regions, according to a pilot study published online Dec. 5 in Brain Imaging and Behavior.