The chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology recently made that declaration in a new editorial released on Thursday, Dec. 5.

That’s according to an analysis of nearly 600 malpractice claims against radiologists closed between 2013 and 2018, released by the Doctor's Company on Tuesday Dec. 3. 

“Early detection remains key to improving breast cancer outcomes and our collective goal is to optimize critical tools for diagnosis," said Dorraya El-Ashry, PhD, chief scientific officer for the BCRF. 

Wanting to quash this confusion for providers and patients, researchers from the University of Michigan compared outcomes for dozens of diagnosed women.

Almost 2,000 images gathered dust for years at Walter Reed, delaying treatment for at least one veteran, the Wall Street Journal reported. 

Johns Hopkins researchers recently made that determination by scouring data from millions of ED visits conducted between 2007 and 2015. 

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, by cutting the time radiologists spend analyzing cases and then prioritizing those that are most urgent, one 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.