Children presenting with symptoms of low-impact neck trauma are better imaged with MRI than with x-ray—and not just because of the radiation avoidance, according to a study published online Dec. 6 in Child’s Nervous System, the journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery.

A U.K. study based on a departmental audit has confirmed previous research suggesting that MRI-detected small enhancing masses and new small enhancing foci, including those smaller than 5 millimeters, should be considered suspicious in women at high risk for breast cancer.

Does the insurance pre-authorization process help weed out pediatric patients who have knee abnormalities that aren’t serious enough to warrant an MRI? 

Most radiologists performing digital screening mammography in U.S. community practice are meeting or exceeding most of the American College of Radiology’s performance recommendations. However, almost half have higher abnormal interpretation rates (AIRs) than established benchmarks and ACR’s recommendations on that metric—and that’s a serious problem calling for a concerted effort to solve.  

Emergency radiologists who work lots of overnight shifts and/or shifts longer than nine hours tend to feel less healthy, closer to burnout and more dissatisfied with their work than emergency rads who have more humane schedules, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.