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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. 

Treating pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients with chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy results in a better five-year survival rate than chemotherapy alone, according to new findings published in JAMA Oncology.

Unnecessary imaging is a serious problem in the United States. So what can be done about it? A new analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association explored that very question.

The overall cancer death rate in the United States has dropped 27 percent in the last 25 years, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS). This means approximately 2.6 million fewer people have died from cancer during that time.

Using a dedicated expeditor in the emergency department (ED) can improve CT imaging workflow, according to a new case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Quizzing healthcare providers on their smartphones can lead to better patient care, according to a new case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

The more emergency physicians order imaging and consult with specialists, the more likely they are to spur a “diagnostic cascade” of medical testing that ultimately proves unnecessary. Further, patients imaged with CT as part of an initial emergency workup are highly likely to be admitted.