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With thyroid cancer incidence rates rising at a perplexing rate, concerns about overdiagnosis are starting to take center stage. A paper citing a few reasons for this spike in overdiagnosis, and how radiologists can help stem the tide, was recently published online in Academic Radiology.

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Researchers have integrated CT with 3D transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) to create a 3D model of a patient’s heart, marking the first time multiple modalities have been combined to support 3D printing.

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When it comes to inserting chest ports for venous access needed for repeated blood draws and drug administrations, interventional radiologists working in IR suites can do the job at far lower cost—yet with no greater rates of infection or complications—than surgeons in the OR. 

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More attention is being paid to the deficient family leave policies in the U.S., which lag behind other developed countries and were called out by President Barack Obama in the latest State of the Union address. A pair of commissions from the American College of Radiology want to make sure radiologists are included in this discussion.

 - Brain Roadmap

A digital map of aging brains has been created at the University of Edinburgh and could soon help provide a roadmap in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.