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Could cardiac MRI screen for heart disease?
April 2, 2021 -- Cardiac MRI shows promise as an effective, noninvasive way to screen for heart disease, according to a study published April 1 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Read More
Virtual surgical planning, 3D printing enhance maxillectomies
April 2, 2021 -- Virtual surgical planning and 3D-printed models can yield lower complication rates in maxillectomy reconstructions, according to research from the Mayo Clinic published online April 1 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. Read More
Breast screening rates rebound after COVID, but deficit remains
April 2, 2021 -- U.S. mammography screening rates have rebounded since plunging in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there remains a large cumulative deficit due to missed appointments, according to a study published March 29 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read More
How can access to CT lung cancer screening be improved?
April 1, 2021 -- Researchers are sounding the alarm yet again that access and adherence to CT lung cancer screening must be improved, according to two studies published March 30 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Keto diet improves PET/CT of cardiac sarcoidosis
April 1, 2021 -- Having patients with cardiac sarcoidosis follow a ketogenic diet for three days before their PET/CT scans can improve image quality by suppressing signal from normal myocardial activity, according to a March 26 study in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Radiomics AI algorithm differentiates sclerotic bone lesions
April 1, 2021 -- A radiomics-based machine-learning model can differentiate bone islands and osteoblastic bone metastases on abdominal CT scans at a level comparable to an experienced radiologist, according to research published online March 30 in Radiology. Read More
Daily chest x-rays not needed in COVID-19 patients
April 1, 2021 -- Chest x-rays are effective every three or four days rather than daily for monitoring disease progression in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. Read More
POCUS achieves new heights in Mount Everest rescue
March 31, 2021 -- The patient's symptoms began at 12,600 feet with a minor headache on the sixth night of a medical research expedition on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. Fortunately, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) was there to help. Read More
DTI-MRI shows effects of anesthesia on brain's white matter
March 31, 2021 -- Anesthesia can have negative effects on cognitive function in patients who receive it. In a new study, researchers used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)-MRI to shed some light on why, according to a study published March 26 in Plos One. Read More
ASTRO survey finds rise in advanced-stage cancer
March 30, 2021 -- The disruption of cancer screening programs during the COVID-19 pandemic has had a very real impact. In a recent survey by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), 66% of radiation therapy practice leaders said that new patients are presenting with more advanced-stage cancers. Read More