- Congress

By an overwhelming margin of 392-37, the U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that would permanently replace the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Attention will now turn to the Senate, which must pass the bill before April 1 to head off significant physician pay cuts.

 - brain road map

Prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, neurotoxic air pollutants resulting from car emissions and industrial coal burning, hinders brain development and could lead to learning disabilities and behavioral issues, according to results of a study published online Mar. 25 in JAMA Psychiatry.

 - Doctor and older patient

Patients have a limited understanding of how ionizing radiation is used in medical imaging and there is an opportunity for clinicians to step up and help educate their patients, according to a study published online March 24 in Radiology.

 - breast cancer

The use of patients’ pre-existing full-field digital breast mammography (FFMD) and current digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images are largely independent contributing factors for reducing mammography recall rates in noncancer cases, according to results of a study published online March 21 in the journal Radiology.

 - app

As mobile technology becomes increasingly intertwined with nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives, practitioners across the modern workforce—including radiologists—are using a diverse array of mobile apps to help perform their jobs more efficiently.