Nonphysicians rarely interpret imaging -- except x-ray
September 13, 2019 -- Nonphysician providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants are playing a bigger role in providing imaging-guided procedures across the U.S. But they seldom interpret diagnostic images, according to a study published online September 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 93: Helping the homeless
September 13, 2019 -- The closure of the medical residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia had a stunning impact -- especially on the residents who were enrolled there. Ryan does what he can to help in the next installment of #MyRadGirlfriend.  Discuss
PET, MRI link amyloid plaque with swift decline
September 12, 2019 -- Patients whose PET and MR images show beta-amyloid plaque accumulation in the brain experience a significantly faster path toward dementia than people with vascular dementia and no plaque deposits, according to a study published online September 11 in Neurology.  Discuss
Google inks AI partnership with Mayo Clinic
September 12, 2019 -- Google and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, have inked a 10-year strategic partnership involving artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and data analytics.  Discuss
Advanced MRI technique confirms dementia risk
September 12, 2019 -- U.K. researchers have developed a unique diffusion-tensor MR imaging algorithm to identify which patients with stroke-related small-vessel disease could progress to cognitive decline and possible dementia, according to a study published online September 12 in Stroke.  Discuss
MRI helps predict outcomes of endometriosis surgery
September 12, 2019 -- MRI can predict the severity of endometriosis in women referred for surgery when it is used as a complement to transvaginal ultrasound, according to a study published online September 10 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Ga-68 PSMA PET/MRI, mpMRI work for prostate cancer analysis
September 12, 2019 -- Prostate cancer patients at intermediate or high risk of advanced disease can benefit from either gallium-68 (Ga-68) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/MRI or multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) alone to diagnose specific features of their disease, according to a study published September 10 in Radiology.  Discuss
New studies laud benefits of proton therapy for kids
September 12, 2019 -- Children with cancer who are treated with proton therapy had better outcomes with less morbidity, according to a pair of new studies published September 12 by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.  Discuss
Stroke care looks skyward with new mobile CT program
September 11, 2019 -- The notion that stroke care could one day take to the skies seems more likely now than ever. Researchers from Australia have launched a new research program tasked with developing portable brain CT scanners that can be installed onboard aircraft to give rural areas access to faster stroke intervention.  Discuss
Chatbots boost women's understanding of breast biopsy
September 11, 2019 -- Using chatbot software can help orient and educate women who are scheduled to undergo a breast biopsy about the procedure, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
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