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CDC names vaping-related illness, issues new guidance
October 15, 2019 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its initial recommendation for healthcare providers on how to deal with vaping-associated illness, which the CDC has now named e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).  Discuss
MRI links head trauma microbleeds to clinical outcome
October 15, 2019 -- MRI scans of patients with traumatic head injuries have revealed microbleeds that appear as dark lesions and are often too small for detection on CT, according to a study published on October 14 in Brain.
Third-trimester ultrasound finds undetected fetal abnormalities
October 15, 2019 -- Almost a quarter of fetal abnormalities are identified for the first time during routine ultrasound at 35 to 37 weeks gestation, according to a study published on October 8 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Patient photos yield clinical benefits in radiography
October 14, 2019 -- Photos of patients taken at the same time they receive a portable radiography exam can yield a variety of clinical benefits for radiologists, such as reduced errors in diagnosis and treatment, according to research published online October 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
fMRI links mood disorders to greater suicide risk
October 14, 2019 -- The ability of resting-state functional MRI (fMRI) to pinpoint reduced brain connectivity in individuals with mood disorders could help clinicians detect people who might become suicidal, according to a study published October 10 in Psychological Medicine.  Discuss
New AI training model addresses data privacy concerns
October 14, 2019 -- A new approach to training artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms on imaging data from multiple institutions can produce high-performing models -- while still preserving patient privacy, according to new research from graphics processing unit technology developer Nvidia and King's College London.  Discuss
Do CT lung screening rules overlook first responders?
October 11, 2019 -- Current guidelines covering who is eligible for CT lung cancer screening do not take into account the hazards encountered by occupational exposure to environmental toxins, such as those encountered by first responders. That's according to research presented October 11 at the North American Conference on Lung Cancer in Chicago.  Discuss
Women born outside U.S. less likely to undergo mammography
October 11, 2019 -- Women living in the U.S. but born elsewhere are less likely than women born in the U.S. to have ever had a mammogram, according to a report published online on October 9 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.  Discuss
MICI Q4: Rad admins still confident in business outlook
October 11, 2019 -- Radiology administrators and business managers continue to have a positive outlook on their business prospects for the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest numbers from the Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI).  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 95: Someone's on the naughty list
October 11, 2019 -- Christmas is still several months away, but someone's already made Santa's naughty list -- at least by the looks of an image Andy shares with Ryan in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
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