Quality

MRI wall thickness measurements of a patient’s carotid arteries improves the quality of cardiovascular disease risk assessment, according to a new study published in Radiology.

The journal impact factor (JIF) has long been used to assess a scientific journal’s impact on researchers and academics—but is it really the best way to measure this information? A group of researchers has developed an alternative metric based on citations originating only from citable items in the journal, sharing their findings in Academic Radiology.

Patients were unable to get their imaging records—including mammograms—from Deerfield Beach, Florida-based imaging center Radiology Express when the practice’s doors closed late last year. Owner and radiologist Kaya Colak, MD, said his business couldn’t pay its bills, so his employees quit.

Involving a radiologist as a co-author in a case report containing radiological images improves its overall quality, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

A collaboration between New York-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and the Kuwait National Mammography Screening Program (KNMSP) allowed for the successful implementation of a national mammographic screening program. Program highlights were published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Medical student exposure to interventional radiology (IR) is crucial to the success of integrated IR residency programs, though current research indicates few institutions offer formal IR subinternship rotations, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Second-opinion imaging consultations can directly impact the management of patients with hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) disease, according to new research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Performing MRI scans within one month of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can yield important information about the patient’s neurocognitive and psychiatric health, according to research published in Journal of Affective Disorders.

New research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests less than half of quality improvement (QI) projects in radiology journals use iterative cycles to refine interventions.

For women with locally advanced cervical cancer, PET imaging, in addition to conventional CT scans, can give physicians a more detailed look at lymph node metastases. A small clinical trial in Canada showed that using both imaging methods can lead to more extensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy, but the difference was not significant.

Researchers have developed an add-on for laser-scanning microscopes that can improve the quality of 2D and 3D imaging of the brain, according to a new study published in Optica.

PET imaging is a common tool to establish the stage of a patient’s prostate cancer, but new research raises questions about its association with misdiagnosis and unnecessary changes in therapies. Benign tissues in the kidney, bowels and salivary glands may show increased prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) expression, prompting experts to caution against relying solely on PSMA PET.