Quality

Researchers have found that gallium-68 (Ga-68) dotatate PET/CT is a more effective tool for finding candidates for peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) than traditional methods, sharing their findings in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine

“Fast MRI” scans, which use quicker imaging techniques and don’t require sedation or ionizing radiation, can identify traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in young patients, according to a new study published in Pediatrics.

Screening mammography can provide significant value for men at a high risk of developing breast cancer, according to new research published in Radiology.

As health systems and medical societies continue to emphasize value-based care, the day may come when radiologists are expected to disclose medical errors and even apologize directly to patients.

Organ-effective modulation (OEM) can reduce radiation exposure to the breast by more than 12% without affecting image quality, according to new findings published in the European Journal of Radiology. The study specifically focused on how OEM can impact care for Asian patients.

Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) could make a significant impact on the diagnosis of breast lesions assigned a BI-RADS category of 4A or 4B, according to new research published in Academic Radiology.

Imaging utilization continues to rise among adult patients, according to a new analysis of more than 135 million examinations. The findings, published in JAMA, come after physician groups have fought to curb utilization in the last several years.

Patient care delivered by diagnostic radiology residents is associated with higher costs and slower turnaround times, according to new findings published in Academic Radiology. However, residents can still make a positive impact by providing “correct and comprehensive” reports and timely after-hours care.

Self-compression during screening mammograms improves the overall patient experience, according to a new study published in the Journal of Breast Imaging. Could this help keep women up to date with their recommended screening schedule?  

Nearly half of all radiology malpractice claims involve patients treated in the emergency department (ED), according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) could be an effective alternative to full-field digital mammography (FFDM) for screening women at an elevated risk of breast cancer, according to new findings published in Radiology.

A new imaging technique may be able to help identify patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) without the use of drugs or any contrast agents, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging.