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Meet the Minnies 2017 finalists
September 20, 2017 -- Are you wondering who made the final cut in the Minnies, AuntMinnie.com's campaign to recognize the best and brightest in medical imaging? Our list of finalists includes 28 candidates competing in 14 categories, ranging from Most Influential Radiology Researcher to Best Radiology Mobile App.
Study: No residual gadolinium found after GBCA use
September 20, 2017 -- At least one gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) appears to be steering clear of problems related to gadolinium retention. Researchers in South Korea found no evidence of gadolinium retention following multiple administrations of the agent gadoterate meglumine, according to a study published online in PLOS One.  Discuss
Study questions whether x-rays really need to be repeated
September 19, 2017 -- Current radiology practice gives radiologic technologists significant leeway in deciding whether to retake radiographs that might not be up to snuff. But should the weight of that decision rest on their shoulders alone? Researchers investigated the question in a September 12 study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 4
September 19, 2017 -- The right heart has jokingly been referred to as the organ's stepchild, with little attention paid to its size, function, and prognostic implications. In this column, Andrea Fields of CardioServ reviews the proper methods to quantify the right heart for both size and function on echocardiography.  Discuss
fMRI cheese study wins Ig Nobel Prize
September 19, 2017 -- It isn't every day that cheese is the focal point of a functional MRI (fMRI) study, but a foray by French researchers into an area of research that is seldom -- if ever -- explored earned them an Ig Nobel Prize.  Discuss
Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms'
September 18, 2017 -- Another new analysis is questioning whether overdiagnosis is really that important to women undergoing breast screening. Authors of a study in the October issue of Medical Care believe the findings indicate that more communication is needed to convince women that they should take mammography's "harms" more seriously.  Discuss
Coordinator service bolsters radiologists' efficiency
September 18, 2017 -- Burnout among radiologists is on the rise, with one of the principal contributing factors being workplace inefficiency. What measures are being taken to address this pressing issue? Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center offer one solution in a paper published online September 9 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Study questions value of CT scans after NCSLC surgery
September 15, 2017 -- Performing frequent CT scans after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may not necessarily improve overall patient survival rates, according to findings presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2017 congress in Madrid.  Discuss
Purchasing breast imaging equipment through a clinical lens
September 15, 2017 -- The lines between clinical and executive work seem to continuously blur in today's healthcare landscape. For radiologists who are finding themselves in charge of equipment selection, Dr. Stamatia Destounis offers some tips.  Discuss
AACR: Cancer death rate continues to drop in U.S.
September 15, 2017 -- The number of people who are dying from cancer in the U.S. continues to fall, according to the latest report from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), titled "Cancer Progress Report 2017."  Discuss
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