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Radiation risks of CT-guided removal of kidney masses remain low for adult patients, but the higher burden of radiation exposure on younger patients still needs careful consideration, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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Growth in CT and MRI rates in emergency department visits has slowed over the past decade, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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As radiologists strive to highlight their relevance in the healthcare continuum, a majority of primary care physicians (PCP) have validated this effort, viewing advanced medical imaging as valuable to quality patient care, according to a survey published online Jan. 26 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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Automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) is an effective adjunct screening tool to mammography and sonography, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in Academic Radiology.

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As the prevalence of computer-assisted detection (CAD) use rises to nearly 80 percent of Medicare mammography exams, so do the associated costs, reaching nearly $300 million in Medicare costs for an eight year period between 2001 and 2009, according to a study published in the December issue of the JAMA Internal Medicine.