Calif. imaging center CEO arrested in $284M fraud scheme
October 11, 2018 -- The CEO of a group of Southern California imaging center companies has been arrested on charges that he ran an elaborate kickback scheme, in which doctors were paid for patient referrals within the state workers' compensation system.  Discuss
3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair
October 11, 2018 -- Researchers from Taiwan have created 3D-printed models of rib structures based on chest CT scans to facilitate presurgical planning for rib fracture stabilization. The technique led to reductions in operating time and length of surgical incisions, according to an article recently published online in PLOS One.  Discuss
6 Steps to Radiology: Part 3 -- Nailing the residency interview
October 10, 2018 -- The third installment of our 6 Steps to Radiology series focuses on one of the most important elements of the radiology residency application process: interviewing with programs. Radiology educators from Johns Hopkins University offer advice on what to do -- and what not to do -- when you start interviewing.  Discuss
Almost 25% of women pay out-of-pocket costs for mammography
October 10, 2018 -- Nearly a quarter of U.S. women continue to have out-of-pocket costs for screening mammography, despite the fact that the Affordable Care Act of 2010 removed cost-sharing barriers for such preventive services, according to a study published online September 28 in the Journal of Women's Health.  Discuss
DBT plus ABVS offers a breast cancer staging alternative
October 10, 2018 -- Combined digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and ultrasound automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) performs comparably to MRI when it comes to staging breast cancer, according to a study published in the October issue of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
MRI of carotid artery aids cardiovascular risk assessment
October 9, 2018 -- Using MRI instead of ultrasound to measure the wall thickness of carotid arteries might greatly improve the assessment of risk for adverse cardiovascular events and disease in people with no history of atherosclerosis or plaque formation, according to a study published online October 9 in Radiology.  Discuss
AI can't replace radiologists for chest x-ray reads
October 9, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can assist radiologists in interpreting routine chest x-rays and looking for changes on serial studies. But the software's limitations render it unsuitable for taking over the radiologist's role in reading these exams, according to research published October 4 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Report predicts plunge in U.S. lung cancer mortality
October 9, 2018 -- In a new paper, researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute and other U.S. institutions predict mortality from lung cancer will plunge through 2065, largely due to the success of smoking-control efforts. Lung cancer screening may also help reinforce this trend, according to the article, published online October 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Cancer death disparities linked to poverty, lifestyle
October 9, 2018 -- Yale researchers have found that disparities in cancer death rates are linked to poverty and lifestyle factors across the U.S. The factors may provide public health experts with specific targets for potentially reducing such disparities, the researchers said.  Discuss
Can dedicated breast PET identify suspicious lesions?
October 9, 2018 -- A dedicated breast PET scanner fell short in a European research study assessing its value for detecting cancer in women with suspicious mammograms. Spanish researchers found the system missed nine of 18 cancers in a small group of 50 women, according to an October 3 study in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
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