Seven health systems across the country are launching education and training programs thanks to a partnership between AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management and Toshiba Medical. The ninth annual Putting Patients First grants fund development programs ranging from less invasive ultrasounds to diagnose pediatric appendicitis to imaging appropriateness training to reduce patient dose and improve workflow. 

MRI breast screening is an effective supplement to traditional mammography, even for women with an average risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Radiology.

The world’s largest dose index is being put to work for the benefit of physicians and patients everywhere in the form of national dose guidelines for the most common CT exams preformed in the U.S.

Last November’s presidential election ended friendships because of opposing political views, and now an MRI study shows why people’s political beliefs just won’t budge.

Thanks to advances in MRI-compatible cardiac device technology, pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are no longer absolute contraindications for MRI exams. The devices remain relative contraindications for MRI, however, and their presence in MRI patients calls for radiologists and cardiologists to work closely together in order to both ensure patient safety and minimize legal risk.