Quality

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.

Lung cancer screening (LCS) with low-dose CT (LDCT) is an effective tool for reducing lung cancer mortality among high-risk individuals, yet utilization of such screening remains low. What can be done to remedy this situation?

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) leads to fewer false-positive (FP) recalls than full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to new findings published in Academic Radiology. The patient’s age and the availability of prior mammograms were also important factors.

While many men with low-risk prostate cancer have been known to undergo immediate surgery or radiation treatment, a new study in JAMA found that more men are choosing active surveillance. 

Mammography and advances in breast cancer treatment have saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of women in the United States over the last three decades, according to new research published by Cancer.

When primary care physicians (PCP) interact with their patients at a high level, it leads to improvements in breast cancer screening adherence for all racial and ethnic minority groups, according to new findings published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

A consultant radiologist with Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi committed suicide after accusing three doctors at the hospital of “humiliating and harassing” her while she was heading an inquiry related to misconduct against them.

It surprised some imaging professionals when a recent analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology called for the practice of patient shielding during medical imaging examinations to come to an end. Radiology Business spoke with that article’s two co-authors, Rebecca M. Marsh, PhD, and Michael Silosky, MS, to learn more.