Care Delivery

Most safety events in medical imaging occur during the imaging procedure itself. However, when an actual or potential harm is identified after the episode of care is complete, the trouble most commonly traces back to faulty communication between radiologist and referrer.

The Faculty of Radiologists, the professional and academic body for clinical radiology and radiation oncology in Ireland, has asked for greater support for smaller radiology departments currently suffering due to inadequate staffing and equipment.

Radiologists use telemedicine more than any other specialty for patient interactions and for storing and forwarding patient data, according to the American Medical Association's (AMA's) 2018 Physicians Practice Benchmark Survey. Results were published in the December issue of Health Affairs.

Cryoablation may be an effective treatment method for women with low-risk breast cancers, according to research presented at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

Prone stereotactic (PS) vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (VABB) has replaced surgical excision for diagnosing findings identified at mammography, but it also has some significant limitations. Does digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)-guided VABB provide specialists with a better alternative?

The brains of men with internet gaming disorder (IGD) showcase issues not present in the brains of women with the same disorder, according to a study presented Nov. 28 at RSNA 2018 in Chicago.

RadiologyInfo.org, web-based educational hub for radiology information, has launched RadInfo 4 Kids, a new age-appropriate section of the website with videos, stories and games to help children prepare for imaging examinations.

Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) have developed a virtual reality (VR) smartphone application designed to help patients avoid feeling claustrophobic by replicating what happens during an MRI.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the enrollment completion of its Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study which will employ neuroimaging to observe brain development in more than 11,800 children—2,100 of whom are multiples.

Emergency radiology researchers from the Temple University Health System, described their experiences during the 2015 Amtrak Northeast Regional train derailment that occurred in Philadelphia. They assessed and outlined their response to the incident and published their findings in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

MEDNAX and MEDNAX Radiology Solutions announced the launch of MEDNAX Radiology Solutions Artificial Intelligence (MDR-AI) Incubator, intended to promote “innovation and product development” in radiology.

Diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI) is a similar or superior imaging modality compared to fluorine 18-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT (18F–FDG PET/CT), for diagnosing between malignant and benign pulmonary lesions, according to the results of a meta-analysis published in Radiology.