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 - Chest pain

Using CT angiography to diagnose lower-risk emergency department patients with chest pain cuts down on hospitalization of those who don’t need it, according to a study published in the September issue of Radiology.

 - Mammography workstation at Georgia Regents Medical Center

Despite the Swiss Medical Board’s recommendation to move away from systematic mammography screening earlier this year, there is not enough evidence to completely abolish such screening programs, according to a pair of Swiss physicians who published an editorial online Aug. 25 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

 - brain, stroke

Use of a video game’s balance board at home improved the balance of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) by temporarily altering their brains, according to a study published online in Radiology.

 - Gavel and stethoscope

Lianna “Lili” Ovsepian, manager and owner of Manor Medical Imaging in Glendale, Calif., has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for overseeing a $20 million scheme to fraudulently prescribe antipsychotic medication and then sell those drugs back to pharmacies through the black market.

 - right wrong decision

Hospitals that want to reduce inappropriate PCI rates may want to look beyond the cath lab for opportunities. A study published online Aug. 25 in JAMA Internal Medicine identified diagnostic coronary angiography in asymptomatic patients as a red flag for PCI overuse.