Quality

Breast cancer mortality is on the decline, but can that drop be attributed to improved screening policies? According to the team behind a new study published in International Journal of Cancer, better treatment—not screening—is responsible for the shift.

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a more accurate imaging modality for predicting malignancy in suspicious kidney tumors than CT or MRI, according to new research presented at the Advances in Contrast Ultrasound International Bubble Conference in Chicago.

Researchers quantified evidence to identify primary consequences of burnout, including actionable steps for organizations to mitigate its effects, for a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Though the research examines physicians as a whole, the conclusions are applicable to medical imaging, where half of all radiologists report symptoms of burnout.

On the American College of Radiology’s Voice of Radiology blog, Melissa Chen, MD, announced plans to build on last year’s survey of patient attitudes toward imaging. ACR will begin to develop a new survey to help define exactly what patients value when interacting with medical imaging professionals.

The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) is urging medical centers to discontinue practice policies that limit qualified sonographers to assist in administering ultrasound contrast agents (UCA).

Radiology’s shift from volume to value began a number of years ago. However, according to a new analysis published in Radiology, it can be challenging for imaging leaders to know how to successfully make that transition within their own practices.

Advancements in genetic testing and how genes can lead to cancer have expanded the possibilities for personalized treatments. Radiologists, caring for patients from screening through surveillance, must be aware of radiation sensitivity. Cancer predisposition syndromes (CPS), while rare, need to be considered when developing plans for imaging of children.

A team of scientists has found that cyclocreatine, a dietary supplement, may block an avenue for growth for HER2-positive breast cancers. The findings, outlined in a study published Aug. 30 in Cell Metabolism, helped develop a treatment method that reduced cancer growth without toxicity in mice.

Ultrasound is an effective screening tool for assessing soft-tissue masses referred by primary care providers, according to a new study published in Clinical Radiology. The authors added that a “vast majority” of these masses are benign.

Copyright-infringing downloads of radiology journal articles impact nearly all top journals, with a majority of activity coming from China, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Implementing an ultra-low-dose CT protocol during CT-guided percutaneous core needle biopsy (PCNB) can significantly reduce radiation dose while still producing an image quality that is clear enough for biopsy, according to a new study published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Performing MRI on patients with non-invasive breast cancer can provide additional value, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.