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Requiring head and neck cancer patients to wear masks during treatment can cause significant anxiety, which can also spread to radiology staffers taking part in treatment. 

While there has been a modest decline in imaging for these cases over the past five years, about one in every three ED visits for back pain still resulted in x-ray, CT or MRI testing. 

Doing so could potentially add millions of new diagnoses of the condition each year, but also help clinicians to catch its progression earlier in the disease process.

AI triage could prove to be pivotal elsewhere, however, reducing turnaround times of reports by cutting the time radiologists spend analyzing cases and then prioritizing those that are most urgent, one Penn Medicine expert noted.

During the decade that ended in 2016, interventional and diagnostic medical radiation dose use has plummeted 15% to 20%, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements reported on Nov. 18.

The inappropriate use of imaging tests to assess headaches and lower back pain is an ongoing issue in Canada, one that’s contributing to ballooning care costs and long wait times. 

University of Minnesota scientists believe they have found a measurable indicator of early Alzheimer’s using a retinal hyperspectral imaging technique

Nonradiologists are still interpreting thousands of tests, presenting the quandary of whether policy changes are needed to help preserve patient safety and continuity of care, experts note. 

A UC Davis Health researcher has scored a $628,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to help develop and test a new method of imaging. 

Scoliosis—which affects upward of 9 million Americans annually—causes excessive curvature of the spine, requiring repeated radiographs over the course of years to determine its progression.

Past studies have well-established disparities in breast cancer care, with minority women often waiting longer to receive their biopsy than white counterparts, delaying much-needed treatment.

There are several problem-solving tips that radiologists can try to alleviate uncertainty, researchers noted in a piece published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology