April 2019

NIH awards $5.1M for PET-based method to reduce CVD risk
Can the LI-RADS Treatment Response algorithm accurately assess HCC?
Radiotherapy shown beneficial in early-stage breast cancer patients
Mayfair Diagnostics purchases 10 Carestream imaging systems for network of healthcare clinics
What guideline-discordant ordering for CT pulmonary angiography studies can reveal
Aggressive radiotherapy doubles survival for mesothelioma patients
FDA issues draft guidance on quantitative imaging
Prior authorization is hurting patients and radiation oncologists, survey finds
Thieves take $450K worth of colonoscopes from Philadelphia hospital
CT post-processing method reduces radiation exposure to patients with bile duct stones
Coronary artery wall thickness is an independent marker for heart disease risk in women
Silence kills: Physician-patient discussion rates about lung cancer screening ‘surprising’
Genetic testing could cut first year breast cancer costs by $50M
Which diffusion-MRI strategy best IDs malignant breast lesions?
Wide variations in cardiac stress testing, including imaging, plagues VA hospitals
Konica Minolta’s dynamic digital x-ray gains FDA clearance
Researchers ID new biomarkers of ‘chemobrain’
NorthStar closes $100M in financing to expand domestic Mo-99 production
MRI study: Is obesity linked to faster cognitive decline, dementia?
What’s the most cost-effective imaging method for diagnosing, monitoring HCC patients?
Oncologists can help young cancer patients avoid regretting their treatment decision
Deep learning predicts lung cancer mortality better than clinical model
Can crowd-sourcing AI algorithms work in radiation oncology?
Income aside, high-deductible health plans lead to delays in breast cancer diagnosis, chemo
How a short video and brochure can boost lung cancer screening
Open-source tool ensures quality-control for digital pathology slides
3 reasons radiologists shouldn’t sweat deep learning
Neuroimaging method measures disease severity in Parkinson’s patients
Portable ultrasound brings imaging to remote villages
PET/CT radiotracer benefits clinicians, prostate cancer patients
Physician self-referral bill draws praise, backlash from medical societies
Missouri healthcare system deploys Carestream’s PACS, Vendor-Neutral Archive, Enterprise Viewer
New roadmap outlines 5 research priorities for AI in radiology
MRI technique helps establish new biomarker for minor stroke
CTC adds diagnostic insight during colon cancer screening
UC Davis Health images first U.S. patient using ultra-high resolution CT with Canon Medical’s Aquilion Precision
DOE land transfer puts company on-track for domestic Mo-99 facility
The FDA faces unique challenges in approving AI software
Chemoradiotherapy may be unnecessary for certain rectal cancer patients
Radiology Services Inc. installs Carestream Q-Rad digital radiography systems at Lowell General Hospital
FDA clears 1st AI radiation reduction technology for x-rays
DBT detects additional lesions during breast cancer staging
CDS reduces inappropriate imaging orders, but is it enough with the CMS mandate looming?
How environmental, socioeconomic factors impact missed radiology appointments
PET brain scans help connect the dots between CTE, tackle football
Radiologists average $419K per year, ranking 6th among specialists
68Ga-PSMA-11 PET has positive impact on prostate cancer patients
Risk estimation algorithm reduces noise in MR images
3D ultrasound helps radiation oncologists treat gynecological cancers
7T MRI tracks lesion progression in MS, but is it clinically feasible?
ACR launches new AI software platform, announces partnership with GE
ACP now suggests breast cancer screening start at 50
OCT angiography shows promise for diagnosing Alzheimer’s
Is a radiotracer shortage causing scan delays for cancer patients?
ACR, SNMMI create new clinical registry for nuclear medicine
Is intraoperative MRI cost-effective for treating gliomas?
AAPM: Gonadal, fetal shielding during x-ray should be ‘discontinued’
Canon Medical Launches New Ultrasound Product Line at AIUM 2019
4 challenges machine learning must overcome to help clinicians
Deep learning model only needs a single breast MR image to assess cancer risk
AI reads x-rays to determine cardiac device manufacturer
Consolidation has resulted in larger, but fewer radiology groups
Patient advocates, medical associations urge Congress to pass virtual colonoscopy bill
Malware tricks radiologists by using fake nodules on CT scans
Deep learning bests radiologists at classifying thoracic disease on chest x-rays
FDA working on new steps for regulating AI devices
JAMA: Amyloid PET changed clinical management in 60% of patients with dementia
DBT detects earlier stage breast cancers in older women
Updated ACR Appropriateness Criteria includes 2 new topics
Deep learning improves tumor contouring, may help patients with head and neck cancer
Combined method improves trainee accuracy, confidence with fMRI
Is transparency really the answer to the ‘black box’ problem?