Quality

The advent of peer learning programs has “changed the game” with regards to radiologists providing feedback to their peers and colleagues. But what about feedback for radiology trainees?

Phone calls work better as patient reminders than mailed letters when attempting to increase compliance for cancer screening, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

New research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests that patients place great importance in learning about their imaging results, even if the findings do not directly impact their healthcare. The knowledge obtained from these tests is viewed as “a valuable outcome.”

Ultrasound (US) and CT are typically viewed as the most appropriate imaging modalities for diagnosing pediatric appendicitis, but what about MRI?

Radiologist Timothy Mosher, MD, has developed a first-of-its-kind medical school course that seeks to pinpoint “systemic causes of misdiagnosis” and identify ways of preventing such cases.

Updated Joint Commission requirements have left healthcare providers across the United States working to standardize imaging protocols and analyze why some CT exams exceed predetermined radiation dose thresholds.

The work of chemists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) could someday lead to safer, more affordable x-rays, according to new research published in Nature.

Radiation therapy can lower the chance of cancer recurrence in patients with low-risk breast cancer following breast conservation surgery, according to data presented Oct. 21 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Primary care physicians who order a large number of one low-value screening test tend to order large numbers of other low-value screening tests as well, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open. The authors suggested that high-intensity interventions focused on these physicians may be one way to reduce such low-value care going forward.

Researchers have found that high-dose radiation therapy can improve survival for oligometastatic patients, according to findings to be presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

New research out of Sweden found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3D mammography, can detect 34 percent more breast cancers than traditional mammography. A majority of the identified breast tumors were classified as invasive.

Targeted breast ultrasound should be the initial imaging evaluation for women between the ages of 30 and 39 presenting with focal breast symptoms, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Mammography can provide some value in detecting cancers distant from the area of clinical concern, yet its cancer detection rate (CDR) in such a scenario is still rather low.