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AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone
March 26, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - As artificial intelligence, computer-aided detection, and pattern recognition become even more of a reality in healthcare, radiologists must leave the comfort of the reading room and reclaim their role as consultants for their clinician peers, according to a Sunday presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting. Read More
MRI shows smaller brain volume in kids with ADHD
March 26, 2018 -- MRI scans have uncovered reduced volume in key regions of the brain that help control the behavior of young children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published online March 26 in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Read More
Is CT alone enough to clear cervical spine trauma?
March 23, 2018 -- If a CT scan of a patient with obtunded blunt trauma is normal, is a follow-up MRI scan still needed to ensure the person doesn't have cervical spine trauma? Probably not, according to new research published in JAMA Surgery. Read More
AI method lowers radiation dose, speeds scanning times
March 23, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) technique developed at Massachusetts General Hospital can enhance the reconstruction process for medical images, decreasing radiation dose in x-ray, CT, and PET scans and hastening MRI acquisition, according to research published online March 21 in Nature. Read More
Is your reading room a pain in your neck?
March 22, 2018 -- Is the radiology reading room a fundamentally unhealthy environment for radiologists? A study published March 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests that the rise of PACS and the digital reading room is contributing to an epidemic of work-related musculoskeletal injuries among radiologists. Read More
Machine learning may identify medulloblastoma subtypes
March 22, 2018 -- The combination of machine learning and radiomics can predict the molecular subtypes of medulloblastoma, paving the way for early diagnosis and better treatment of this common cancerous pediatric brain tumor, according to research presented last week at the American Medical Informatics Association meeting in San Francisco. Read More
#MyRadGirlfriend No. 59: The perils of patient contact
March 22, 2018 -- Patient contact means different things to different people, and some radiologists may not be so excited about the new era of patient-facing radiology, as Ruchi and Andy discover in this installment of #MyRadGirlfriend. Read More
SIR studies show breadth of interventional radiology
March 21, 2018 -- The growing breadth of clinical applications for interventional radiology is on display at this week's Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting. Talks are running the gamut from artery embolization for knee osteoarthritis to CT-guided cryoablation of nerves that carry hunger signals to assist with weight loss. Read More
New algorithm helps identify negative report findings
March 21, 2018 -- A new open-source algorithm developed at the U.S. National Institutes of Health can identify negative and uncertain findings in radiology reports -- and could eventually help guide radiologists as they interpret images, according to a March 15 presentation at the American Medical Informatics Association meeting in San Francisco. Read More
Breast screening rates fall for older women in ACOs
March 20, 2018 -- Women older than 75 received breast screening less often after they enrolled in an accountable care organization (ACO), found a study published online March 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The change was part of a general trend in which ACOs shifted cancer screening to conform with existing clinical guidelines. Read More