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PET/CT improves survival in lung cancer patients
June 24, 2022 -- Patients who undergo PET/CT exams prior to surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have improved chances of survival, according to a study published June 21 in Radiology. Read More
Racial, ethnic groups face longer diagnostic delays after mammogram
June 23, 2022 -- Black U.S. women are most likely to experience delays in diagnosis after being recommended for biopsy for abnormal screening mammography results, suggests a study published June 23 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
COVID changes in CT use in the ED suggest path going forward
June 23, 2022 -- How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect the use of CT in the emergency department (ED) -- and will the crisis change the way ED physicians use CT going forward? Perhaps, a study published June 21 in Emergency Radiology suggests. Read More
U.S. report on COVID response says Atlas strategy caused deaths
June 22, 2022 -- A new report issued by a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic blames controversial neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Atlas for a strategy that led to thousands of "preventable" deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Read More
Routine x-rays help assess fracture risk in hip replacement patients
June 22, 2022 -- Bone measurements on routine x-ray exams acquired before hip replacements can help identify patients at high risk for fractures related to the implants, according to a study published June 20 in the Journal of Arthroplasty. Read More
Does the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant have specific CT signs?
June 22, 2022 -- The SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant shows fewer and less severe changes on chest CT than its delta variant predecessor, but it does have at least one distinct manifestation -- bronchial wall thickening, research published June 21 in Radiology has found. Read More
Breast ultrasound valuable in low-income countries
June 22, 2022 -- A study conducted in Africa found that breast ultrasound can be used successfully by trained nurses and clinicians to detect lesions in areas where radiologists are scarce. The research was published June 20 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Do ED patients with psychiatric symptoms need head CT?
June 21, 2022 -- Patients who present in the emergency department (ED) with psychiatric symptoms are often imaged with head CT -- but this may not be necessary, according to a research letter published June 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
AI chest x-ray software looks promising for use in children
June 21, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm initially cleared for analyzing chest x-rays of adult patients may also be effective for use with children, according to a study published June 17 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Can PET/MRI correlate tau with first responders' cognitive issues?
June 21, 2022 -- PET/MR images of tau deposits among emergency responders on 9/11 are concerning, but they fall short of a definitive link to dementia, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Read More
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