Quality

Stereotactic radiation may extend long-term survival for patients with stage IV cancers without inhibiting their quality of life, according to research published online in the January issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics.  

Researchers have determined that increasing the number of core biopsy samples obtained using MRI-targeted transrectal ultrasound biopsy can lead to the detection of more clinically significant prostate cancers.

The implementation of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) at eight radiology facilities in Vermont led to lower recall rates than full-field digital mammography (FFDM) alone, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. However, the authors observed no improvements in cancer detection rates.

When using CT to screen patients for lung cancer, the Vancouver risk calculator (VRC) has a higher sensitivity, specificity and accuracy than the Lung Imaging Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS), according to a new study published in Radiology. The authors noted, however, that it would be unwise to replace Lung-RADS altogether.

Considering the continued focus on quality over quantity and the rise of online reviews, patient experience has never been more important in healthcare than it is today. A new study published by Radiology tracked one radiology department’s efforts to assess its own patient experience, identify improvement opportunities and make a difference.

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) implementation in a diagnostic setting can result in an improved cancer detection rate (CDR) and more accurate biopsy recommendations, according to a new case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Providing pediatric patients with MRI scans without anesthesia is an example of patient- and family-centered care (PFCC) in action, according to new research published in the Journal of Radiology Nursing. The authors found that this practice can lead to lower healthcare costs and shorter procedure times.

Implementing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) can lead to fewer women being committed to short-term follow-up, according to new research published in Academic Radiology.

Invasive lobular, low-grade and HER-2-negative breast cancers are more detectable with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) than full-field digital mammography (FFDM) when imaging patients with dense breasts, according to a new study published in the Korean Journal of Radiology.

Hoping to make worthwhile MRI workflow improvements? Extracting DICOM metadata can provide more accurate, reliable information than RIS data alone, according to findings published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.

Stationary digital breast tomosynthesis (sDBT), which allows views to be collected without moving the x-ray tube, leads to improved reader accuracy compared to mammography, according to new findings published in Academic Radiology.

Radiologists provide significant value. According to a new analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, however, the specialty is still judged by “checkbox metrics” that do not illustrate its true value.