Quality

An abbreviated brain MRI protocol can help reduce the need to sedate young children suffering from headaches, according to a new study published by the American Journal of Roentgenology.

A new noninvasive imaging technique can identify small abnormalities in the airways of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Second-opinion breast MRI reviews by subspecialized radiologists can improve patient management and increase cancer detection, according to findings published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

18F-FDG PET/CT imaging can help providers monitor the effectiveness of immunotherapy with ipililmumab in metastatic melanoma patients, according to new findings published in the Journal of the Nuclear Medicine.

Establishing an advanced quality training program for radiology residents can benefit trainees while also leading to improvements in patient care, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

A training program being used in Australia and New Zealand has been shown to help radiologists and radiology trainees interpret mammograms, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.

Breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) improves breast cancer detection and leads to fewer false-positive recalls, according to new research published in JAMA Oncology.

When diagnosing acute venous thromboembolism (VTE)—a disease that includes deep-vein thrombosis of the leg or pelvis and its complication, pulmonary embolism—PET/CT imaging with a 18F-GP1 radiotracer performed with a higher detection rate than conventional imaging, according to research published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  

Exploring the performance of more than 100 radiologists, researchers found “no evidence of a learning curve” for clinically interpreting digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) examinations.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, have used PET scans to identify biomarkers that may help predict which breast cancer patients can avoid chemotherapy treatment.

Implementing a closed-loop communication system can improve the quality of radiologists’ follow-up recommendations for incidental pulmonary nodules, according to new research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Implementing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in a breast cancer screening program increases both sensitivity and specificity, according to new research published in Radiology. The authors also observed that synthetic mammography (SM) may be able to replace digital mammography (DM) in breast cancer screening, though more research is needed.