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Ulnar fractures on x-ray may be indicator of domestic violence
April 7, 2021 -- Up to one-third of adult women with ulnar fractures visible on x-ray may be the victims of intimate partner violence, according to new research published April 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Breast cancer incidence to increase by 2040, but not mortality
April 7, 2021 -- Breast cancer incidence will likely grow over the next two decades in the U.S., although mortality rates for the disease will decrease, according to a study on changes in cancer incidence and death published April 7 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
FDG-PET/CT effective for staging in new breast cancer
April 7, 2021 -- FDG-PET/CT scans are a valuable tool for staging women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a study published online April 3 in Surgical Oncology. Researchers from Israel found a significant correlation between FDG uptake and breast tumor size and grade. Read More
Chest CT assesses COPD mortality risk
April 6, 2021 -- Routine chest CT scans offer body composition information that could help clinicians better evaluate the mortality risk of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published April 6 in Radiology. Read More
How well can AI software spot intracranial bleeding on head CT?
April 6, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software can flag suspected intracranial hemorrhage cases for radiologists. But do AI algorithms perform as well in the real world as they do in initial testing? Read More
DBT shows promise in new study with lower interval cancer rates
April 6, 2021 -- A new study published April 6 in Radiology indicates the use of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) could result in lower interval cancer rates and earlier detection than the use of conventional digital mammography. Read More
Radium-223 treatment in men increases risk of bone fracture
April 6, 2021 -- Bone health agents should be mandatory to help prevent fractures in men who receive radionuclide therapy with radium-223 for prostate cancer, according to a study published online April 4 in Clinical Genitourinary Cancer. Read More
Is media coverage of mammography biased toward optimism?
April 5, 2021 -- New research published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that media coverage about screening tests such as 3D mammography overstates benefits while downplaying harms and ignoring conflicts of interest. Read More
Top 10 tips for newly graduated radiologists
April 5, 2021 -- Becoming an independent radiologist can be a difficult transition for newly graduated residents and fellows. But there are ways to prepare for that first job, according to an article published March 30 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic
April 5, 2021 -- At around this time last year, we were beginning to learn about the various ways medical practices could make use of federal programs to help keep them afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic. One year later, Rebecca Farrington of Healthcare Administrative Partners offers a review. Read More