June 2021

Image-guided injections for back pain cost 14 times more in hospital settings compared to clinics
Noninvasive imaging alternative predicts if leg injuries are healing improperly
Radiology ranks tops among specialties with physicians worth more than $5M
As regulators weigh revising nuclear medicine reporting rules, imaging advocates and others take sides
Imaging tools created to enhance care may end up increasing radiologist workloads, hurting patients
Shine completes $150M financing round to advance medical isotope production capabilities
‘Major step’ in digital pathology pinpoints lung cancer and its many mutations
Man sues private imaging provider over ‘useless’ $1,500 MRI scan
AI cuts average CCTA reading time by 73%, helping radiologists detect coronary artery disease
Steady uptick in MRI-guided biopsies hasn’t helped all prostate cancer patients equally
AI software that eliminates need for gadolinium contrast during imaging exams wins patent
Medical hypnosis a calming alternative to anesthesia for claustrophobic MRI patients
Worklist fix slashes screening mammography turnaround times by 64%, particularly for high-risk women
RSNA announces keynotes for upcoming meeting, with a theme of ‘redefining radiology’
Radiologists’ varying opinions on managing incidental cysts may be impacting downstream imaging
6 ways blockchain could change radiology as we know it
With AI, researchers predict which brains are straying from a healthy neurological pathway
Radiology reporting may be missing a crucial perspective—patient feedback
MRI evidence finds COVID-19 harms many areas of the brain, even in mild cases
‘More good news’: Humana reverses controversial coverage restrictions for PET/CT exams
Radiologists’ variation in mammography screening performance highlights need for subspecialization
Radiology advocates update breast cancer screening guidance to reflect higher risk for minority women
Medical isotope specialist NorthStar announces new executive hire
Refining radiologists’ imaging practices for incidental prostate cancer reduces overtreatment, costs
Gadolinium contrast helps radiologists’ confidence with neuroblastomas on MRI, but rarely alters care
Patient discussions—not X-ray results—should guide common forearm fracture treatment in older adults
5 tips radiology practices must consider to combat cybersecurity threats
PET/CT insights predict immunotherapy response in patients with advanced lung cancer
GE Healthcare doubling distribution of imaging tracer to meet expected demand for new Alzheimer’s drug
Nanox seeking FDA clearance for its multi-source 3D imaging machine
Swedish healthcare region goes live with cloud service from Sectra for radiology imaging
Why radiologists must carefully evaluate patient heart rates prior to coronary CTA exams
Brain imaging alternative to functional MRI may ‘change neuroimaging forever’
Interactive radiology reporting may become a competitive advantage in value-based care
Sectra speeds up clinical use of AI — digital pathology apps now available in marketplace
PET scan depicting neurological fallout of COVID-19 wins image of the year
Imaging tracer spots deadly AAAs—potentially before life-threatening ruptures occur
Radiologists find direct evidence linking gadolinium-based contrast agent to higher retention rates
‘Super-resolution’ PET utilizes unwanted movements to bolster brain imaging
For first time, imaging tracer visualizes ‘master switch’ protein responsible for cancer growth
SNMMI elects new leadership; Rad Partners’ VP takes military role and more radiology executive news
Language processing translates free-text radiology reports for better lung cancer staging
UnitedHealthcare delays ED policy; ACR says ‘flawed’ rule may violate patient protection laws
Amyloid PET requirement is the latest controversy muddying historic Alzheimer’s drug approval
‘New frontier’: Hybrid tool eliminates time, cost of extracting clinical data from screening reports
FDA renewal ensures federal committee oversees medical imaging drug safety until 2023
Structured CT reports improve cancer staging, communication between radiologists and surgeons
Brain imaging insights associated with COVID-19 in spinal fluid shed light on neurological symptoms
Richard Ernst, who helped pioneer MRI, dies at 87
New metric captures radiologists’ true reporting time for complex cases, potentially enhancing RVUs
RSNA meeting’s ‘ambiguous’ disclosure policy pushing many radiologists to omit financial conflicts
Hyperfine taps former Apple guru as its new president and CEO
FDA’s new drug approval means little if CMS won’t update amyloid PET policy, imaging advocate says
How one large hospital slashed adverse MRI events with the help of a dedicated safety officer
Radiology resident will appeal judge’s decision to reverse $2.75M racial discrimination ruling
FDA approves controversial drug developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease
‘A transformation in care’: New treatment improves survival for advanced prostate cancer patients
MLB ‘FEVER’ pitch: New MRI view changing the game for elbow injuries
Support system helps technologists correct knee X-ray errors, reducing exam retake rates
RSNA updates rules and regulations for 2021 meeting, including a new live scanning policy
‘Tic Tac Toe’ MRI technique uncovers sickle cell’s impact on the brain
How to discuss routine X-ray shielding with patients: 2 views
New imaging device may bypass ultrasound for thyroid cancer screening
Outpatient imaging provider Akumin partnering with Philips to tackle radiology pain points
Simple notification system for overdue radiology recommendations bolsters follow-up rates
Judge rules radiology resident’s firing wasn’t racially motivated, reversing jury’s $2.75M decision
Radiology provider warning patients after spotting unauthorized access on imaging server
Radiology malpractice cases most often involve cancer-related diagnostic errors