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Iterative reconstruction (IR) makes it possible to reduce radiation dosage without a reduction in imaging quality in low-contrast CT examinations, but its effectiveness varies with different doses and vendors, according to study results published online May 19 in the journal Radiology.

 - Time, Deadline

A significant amount of misses and major reporting mistakes occur when radiologists increase imaging reporting speeds, according to results of a study published online May 21 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

 - ACR Appropriateness Criteria for palpable breast masses released

An assessment of appropriate use criteria (AUC) for stress cardiac MR adds weight to the argument that some shuffling is in order in the “maybe appropriate” category. The findings are timely, given an approaching deadline that could impact reimbursement.

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Implementing structured reporting templates for standard chest CT exams does not result in an increase in false-negatives and can improve the accuracy of reporting for coronary calcification and aid in early detection of coronary heart disease, according to study results published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

 - Breast Cancer

Breast density notification laws have taken hold in 22 states and counting, yet questions remain about which patient should receive supplemental cancer screening. A newly published study this week has shed some light on the issue, showing that not all women with dense breast are at high risk for breast cancer.