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Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Radiologist David Gruen, MD, discusses some of the overarching themes from the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society's annual meeting.

End-users of various radiology IT systems offer their assessment of the software in the annual KLAS Research 2023 Best in KLAS report.

Don't delay mammograms after COVID vaccine. Women do not need to delay their mammogram appointment after COVID-19 vaccination. An example of COVID vaccine caused axillary adenopathy. The woman has a family history of breast cancer, but this lesion, seen on breast ultrasound, tested negative in an RSNA study. Women should not wait to get a mammograms after COVID vaccines.

Experts suggest new follow-up imaging protocols for vaccine-related lymphadenopathy

New research shows that persistent lymph node swelling observed on imaging can persist beyond 12 weeks post-vaccination for up to 50% of women.

April 27, 2022
A figure from the 2022 CAD non-invasive imaging guidelines showing a comparison of computed tomography angiography (CTA) and a SPECT-CT vs. an invasive angiogram from the cath lab showing the same blockage in a coronary artery.

New multi-society recommendations highlight role of non-invasive imaging in evaluating coronary artery disease

A new, multi-society document, "Non-Invasive Imaging in Coronary Syndromes," focuses on how multiple imaging techniques can evaluate different aspects of coronary artery disease (CAD), all without the need for invasive angiograms.

April 21, 2022
Researchers recently completed an external validation for the Ovarian-Adnexal Reporting and Data System (O-RADS) for classifying lesions as malignant or benign, for which validation had been previously lacking. #ORADS

O-RADS externally validated for differentiating between benign and malignant ovarian lesions

In addition to O-RADS external validation, experts also sought to determine if incorporating acoustic shadowing as a benign finding would improve diagnostic performance. 

April 20, 2022
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Algorithm performs at expert level when distinguishing between benign and malignant ovarian tumors

Experts involved with the study suggested that these findings could be beneficial in the future of ovarian tumor assessment by providing clinical decision making support.

April 13, 2022
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Imaging suggests blood clots are more common in COVID than pneumonia

In a recent study, venous thromboembolisms were detected in those with COVID via multiple imaging modalities at a rate of 16.3% compared to 9.2% in individuals with CAP.

March 25, 2022
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These ultrasound features predict ovarian cancer

Doctors created a simple system that categorizes adnexal lesions as classic or nonclassic to streamline the process of ovarian cancer risk stratification.

March 22, 2022
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Research links echocardiographic measures to dementia risk

For the first time, associations between left atrial function and dementia were uncovered via electrocardiograms, experts shared in JAMA.

March 22, 2022
William A. Zoghbi, MD, MACC, FAHA, FASE, is the chair of the Department of Cardiology at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, and past president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).

VIDEO: New advances in echocardiography

William A. Zoghbi, MD, past president of the ACC and ASE, discussed the latest trends in cardiac ultrasound technology. 

March 15, 2022
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