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 - Doctor and older patient

While low-dose CT (LDCT) lung screening has a false-positive rate of 20 percent or higher, an analysis of National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) data showed patient anxiety is not significantly elevated following a false-positive scan compared with a negative result.

 - breast tomosynthesis

The American College of Radiology (ACR) issued a statement this week calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and private insurers to cover beneficiaries for breast tomosynthesis.

 - Radiologist Working Late

A survey of practicing radiologists showed many are working longer hours than desired and that they expect to retire later than they would prefer, according to a study published in the August issue of Academic Radiology.

 - anxious woman

The vast majority of women experience only mild discomfort during image-guided breast biopsy, but some, namely younger women and those anticipating stonger pain to begin with, are more likely to experience greater levels of pain during the procedure, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

 - surgery

The presence of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac MR predicted perioperative risk and worse survival in patients with severe aortic stenosis who were to undergo surgical aortic valve replacement, according to a study published in the July 15 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.