Quality

As the imaging expert’s responsibility has grown on the care team, so too should the radiology department play a part in preventing HAIs, researchers argued. 

UC San Diego Health is testing the use of a minimally invasive, handheld device that can more easily detect and demolish kidney stones, without the need for x-rays or sedation. 

New assistive technology developed by one Canadian university could serve as a “computational second opinion” for busy radiologists assessing difficult-to-diagnose collapsed lungs, experts said this week. 

Ziv Haskal, MD, an interventional radiologist with the University of Virginia Health System, has created an 11-minute virtual reality experience for docs, detailing a less-invasive treatment for thyroid patients. 

“We’ve been telling patients that even if these injections don’t relieve your pain, they’re not going to hurt you, but now we suspect that this is not necessarily the case,” said Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD, a professor of radiology at Boston University’s School of Medicine. 

The Ivy League institution is now trying out the transportable tool in the neuro intensive care unit of Yale New Haven Hospital.

There’s been little research conducted on this phenomenon. But investigators with the National Center for Health Statistics recently dived into the data and found clear disparities between immigrants and U.S.-born women, according to their study, published Wednesday, Oct. 9, in National Health Statistics Reports.

National Institutes of Health experts have developed a new high-performing MRI method that uses a low magnetic field and could open a whole new wealth of possibilities for the technology.

The New Zealand government is faulting a local radiologist who failed to recognize one 67-year-old patient’s bowel cancer in CT scans, which eventually spread to his lungs and liver.

A new law in Pennsylvania requires more out of imaging professionals—how are radiologists handling this dramatic change? 

It can be difficult to convince a child to sit still through an MRI scan, especially without an assist from anesthesiology. One academic medical center is changing that norm with the help of Captain America and Iron Man. 

Screening ultrasound (US) examinations after digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and after digital mammography (DM) result in comparable cancer detection rates, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.