AR could transform image-guided surgical planning, navigation
May 11, 2021 -- Augmented reality (AR) technologies may be on the verge of delivering a breakthrough in image-guided surgical procedure planning and navigation, according to researchers from Oregon Health and Science University. Read More
Women with genetic disorder more reassured after breast screening
May 11, 2021 -- Women with a genetic disorder that increases their risk of breast cancer did not show significant increases in psychological distress related to mammography screening, according to research published May 8 in Familial Cancer. Read More
fMRI shows white-matter damage leads to worse cognitive outcomes
May 11, 2021 -- Functional MRI (fMRI) shows that damage to white matter in the brain leads to worse long-term cognitive health outcomes than damage to gray matter does, according to a study published May 11 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Read More
Benchmarking can help radiology practices evaluate performance
May 11, 2021 -- Benchmarking is a current term used to describe a process that has always been applied but perhaps not in the same way as it is today. Sandy Coffta of Healthcare Administrative Partners explains some of the key metrics you can use to benchmark your radiology practice. Read More
Early heart damage raises risk of death in COVID patients
May 10, 2021 -- Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who had impaired first-phase ejection fraction on echocardiography were nearly five times more likely to die, compared with patients with healthier measures of this early sign of heart failure, according to new research published May 10 in Hypertension. Read More
Heart damage post-COVID-19 proves rare in college athletes
May 10, 2021 -- Heart damage in college athletes who had COVID-19 is relatively rare, with only 4% of athletes showing heart abnormalities on initial ultrasound screening and none showing heart damage on follow-up MRI scans, according to a study published May 10 in Circulation. Read More
PET/CT detects major depression in cancer patients
May 10, 2021 -- FDG-PET/CT scans can help detect major depression in cancer patients, according to research published May 6 in PLOS One. The finding suggests PET/CT images could serve double duty by helping screen for major depression in cancer patients. Read More
Ultrasound accurate in diagnosing hand injuries
May 10, 2021 -- Ultrasound can accurately diagnose hand injuries while also being a fast, inexpensive, and potentially indispensable dynamic tool, according to research published April 29 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
AI has opportunities for more acceptance in screening mammography
May 7, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) shows promise in screening mammography, but more is needed for it to earn wider acceptance in clinics and by patients, according to Dr. Emily Conant. Read More
Machine learning plus CT boosts prediction of major coronary events
May 7, 2021 -- Combining machine learning with coronary CT angiography to assess cardiovascular health may improve clinicians' ability to predict a patient's risk of future adverse events like unstable angina, according to a presentation delivered at the recent American Roentgen Ray Society meeting. Read More